Nova


The Nova is our unique depower foil kite. This one of a kind foil was designed to unite all the benefits of LEIs, like accessibility, ease of use and stability, with all the advantages of foils: better upwind, downwind, low wind performance and float.

When designing the Nova we had one goal in mind, to build a foil dedicated to speed up the learning curve of hydro foiling and that provides the best freeride feeling a foil can offer. It offers a stable and reliable riding experience in which you can focus on your board technique rather than on controlling your kite. If you want to spend more time above water but fear the foil, this is the kite for you. Fly the Nova with the Aviator bar for its best performance.
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Characteristics

COMFORTABLE BAR PRESSURE, LOW SIDEWAYS PULL

To get up on a hydrofoil it is important that the kite doesn’t generate too much sideways pull. Low sideways pull allows you to focus on holding your balance rather than dealing with the power of the kite.

HIGHLY STABLE, RIGID WING

The Nova’s high cell count and internal construction makes for a firm wing that doesn’t deform or has its tips fold in, this makes the kite highly reliable, and the bridle is tuned to offer maximum stability. The NOVA delivers much more power than an average LEI, making you able to use a small size in low wind.

FOIL SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE, EASE OF A LEI

Even though foil kites offer many advantages like low wind performance or upwind ability, many LEI riders consider foil kites to be difficult to use. This is why the Nova is special.

FILLS FAST, RETAINS INTERNAL PRESSURE.

The Nova’s 4 inlets have been placed in such a way that air gets in easily and the internal structure allows this air to move freely inside the kite to speed up inflation. At the same time, the valves inside the wing prevent air from getting out.

Tech Specs

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SHAPE MEMORY STRUCTURE
One-Strut Design
SHAPE MEMORY STRUCTURE
The inside of the kite is designed especially to maximize dimensional stability as well as reduced need for bridle points. The tension straps running along the bottom skin are a technical detail borrowed from the Twinskin/Arc design, and ensures proper bulging of the bottom skin while keeping the tension in check. The clever D and H Ribs allow for evenly spaced out bridle points and create a very rigid frame.
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MEDIUM ASPECT RATIO, HIGH CELL COUNT
One-Strut Design
MEDIUM ASPECT RATIO, HIGH CELL COUNT
The Nova’s medium Aspect Ratio and high cell count make for a very slick wing. The high number of cells ensure the wings dimensional stability and prevents deforming of the designed shape. The Medium Aspect ratio makes the kite highly stable and allows for ease of use in a large wind range.
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HIGH END PARAGLIDER CANOPY
One-Strut Design
HIGH END PARAGLIDER CANOPY
To ensure a light weight yet tough construction, we’ve used 30D Ripstop Nylon throughout the entire wing. The top and bottom skin have a soft coating for optimal cell bulging, and the internal construction is made out of hard coated 30D ripstop for strength and rigidity.
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DYNACORE BRIDLES
One-Strut Design
DYNACORE BRIDLES
To make the bridles easy to understand, each Dynacore bridle lines for the A, B, C and brake bridle rows come in a different colour. These different colours offer a clear overview of which line goes where, making it straightforward to set-up the kite or untangle if necessary. Dynacore is a sleeved Dyneema® line, which offers all the benefits of Dyneema® (minimal stretch, direct & responsive steering) but with additional protection.
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ONE LINE RELAUNCH
One-Strut Design
ONE LINE RELAUNCH
The Nova is water relaunchable. It’s closed cell construction and coated UL fabrics keep water out and air in. It is recommended to practice this in shallow water before venturing deeper. Better still would be to keep it in the air at all times! Do not use in waves if you can’t maintain the kite in the air.
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RONSTAN® ORBIT PULLEYS
One-Strut Design
RONSTAN® ORBIT PULLEYS
The Nova’s speed system is constructed with 2×2 Ronstan® Orbit pulleys, these high quality pulleys weigh only 9 grams and allow for loads up to 250Kg. And since the line goes through the bearing, it will always stay connected even in the rare case the pulley gets damaged.
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SINGLE DESIGN
One-Strut Design
SINGLE DESIGN
To accomplish maximum performance across the entire range of sizes we do not scale up or down. That is why each individual size has its very own design specifics, cell count and aspect ratio. This ensures optimal performance in each size as well as synergized handling, feel and balance across the range.
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REINFORCED BRIDLE POINTS
One-Strut Design
REINFORCED BRIDLE POINTS
The bridle tabs are double stitched and reinforced with a Dacron patch for strength and durability, a Peter Lynn innovation which has proven its reliability time over time.
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CROSS-VENTS
One-Strut Design
CROSS-VENTS
A smart profile design to reduce weight and create and easy inflow.
Comparison
Product Size Colour Canopy Material Cells Wind Range (kn) Bar Size Weight
PLKB Nova V1 4 lime 4 M Light Green Dokdo 30D 31 17 - 34 S (43 cm) 0.976 kg
PLKB Nova V1 6 green 6 M Dark Green Dokdo 30D 31 14 - 32 S (43 cm) 1.296 kg
PLKB Nova V1 8 blue 8 M Blue Dokdo 30D 31 11 - 28 M (51 cm) 1.616 kg
PLKB Nova V1 10 orange 10 M Orange Dokdo 30D 31 9 - 25 M (53cm) 1.936 kg
PLKB Nova V1 12 black 12 M Black Dokdo 30D 31 7 - 23 L (63cm) 2.236 kg