Nova - Shockwave
The Nova Shockwave, was designed to best meet the requirements of the "Red-Bull Dolomitenmann" competition! These include having a lightweight glider with excellent take off handling, high speed and a very good glide ratio.
The wing is very input sensitive so a small steering impulse is all it takes to propel the Shockwave into a steep curve without delay.
The shockwave has also been tested in thermals, even in very rough conditions the glider never collapsed. In very turbulent air the lines on the glider can momentarily slacken, but the Shockwave will fly on unaffected.
The wing is light and small enough to almost fit into your pocket for the most extreme alpine ascents, for pilots seeking pure adrenalin and a raw sense of flying, the Shockwave will be a thoroughly satisfying glider. Nova Wings appeal to all pilots who choose to fly with this wing, you must ask yourself; are you able to handle such a glider? Suitable for expert pilots only...
The Nova Shockwave has a special airfoil along with a very high wing loading which makes it very resistant to collapse. With only two mainlines per side and three line - levels (a,b,c) this benefits the performance at high speed due to less line drag. This low line drag, is the key to the glide rate at high speed flight, and this geometry gives a consistent load distribution.
Nova test pilot Mario Eder made the first flights with the Shockwave, after which, he reported having an adrenalin overdose! One of the reasons for this is the high speed, the other, the extremely sensitive handling.
Manufacture Web: Nova Wings