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PLKB NOVA VI ULTRALIGHT

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PLKB NOVA VI ULTRALIGHT

Agile | Stable | Accessible Foil

Water Kite|Foil Kite

This product includes: kite, bag and manual

Associated bar: Aviator

The new Nova is available now with 27/32 grams ultra light Porcher Canopy, creating the ultimate wing that flies from 5 knots onwards. By using only superior lightweight materials, the weight dropped with 25%, creating better float, an even more direct feel, better relaunch and smaller packing.

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 which allows you to focus on your board technique rather than on controlling your kite. If you want to spend more time on the water but fear the foil, this is the kite for you.

Sizes:  8m – petrol | 10m – orange | 12m – green

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 foilkites 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 Nova UL

Ultra light Canopy

The new NOVA uses a combination of Ultra Light 27 grams and 32 grams canopy. This High Quality material create an even lighter foil that is durable yet ultra light.

27 grams Bottom canopy

The bottom deck of the NOVA is made of 27 grams Porcher canopy. It’s feather light creating ultimate float and super small packing.

Shape Memory Structure [SMS]

D and H ribs allow for minimal bridle points and optimal cell bulging, creating a firm shape for easy-relaunch , stability and playful riding.

Bridge Technology

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.

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.

Cross-Vents

A smart profile design to reduce weight and create and easy inflow.

Dynacore Bridle

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.

One Line Relaunch

The Nova is water re-launchable. 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.

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.

 

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.

Limitless Riding

Riding a hydrofoil gives you the freedom to explore kiting in a different and magical way; ride waves, make turns, jump around or just cruise. There are no limits. Combine this with the ultra-wide wind range and stability of a foil kite and you’re golden.

We believe every kiteboarder should be able to experience the magic of riding a hydrofoil. To make foiling accessible even to the most dedicated LEI riders, we have created a kite that allows you to focus on getting up on your board without having to deal with your kite. The kite’s incredibly stability allows you handle your foil board without having to worry about your kite.

Kiting with a foil gives kiteboarding a whole different perspective. With an LEI, there is only a stop and go. With a foil there is everything in between. It’s a Ferrari that drives faster if you shift it well. You learn something new but if you temper it, you will find new possibilities.

Agile, Stable, Accessible

We’ve created an accessible depower foil kite that comes very close to the feeling of a LEI, but with all the benefits a foil kite has to offer: better upwind, better downwind, better low wind performance and better float. With the use of lightweight materials, the NOVA only needs a summer breeze to make you feel magic.

We have created a wing that doesn’t twist or has its tips fold in. It is highly stable yet agile, and it fills quickly with air due to a smart 4 intake system.

We designed the NOVA with a relatively high cells and a balanced cell count, has resulting in a very stiff foil which retains its shape even under turbulent circumstances.

Because foil kites like the Nova are highly efficient and deliver much more power per size than LEI’s you will be flying a much smaller wing than you might expect in any given wind speed.

The float on the Nova is so good you could even use the kite to ride some waves whilst the kite happily drifts along… Riding a wave on a foil board is something close to extraordinary!