We got our first impressions and had our hands on the new 2022 NOVA from North. Watch the video, to see the North wing in detail! One of the biggest changes, are for sure the new handles! Now we are excited to try the wing on the water.
Thanks to North for sending uns a Test Wing.
Review of the North Nova 2022
North about the North NOVA Wing 2022
The new Nova Freeride Wing has a completely different outline, a big sweet spot between the bottom and top end, and improved power delivery:
“When you’re riding the wing it has a much lighter feeling, the tacks, gybes and transitions feel really easy. We’ve focussed attention to the performance of the wing, but also to the user interface, with the introduction of rigid griplock handles.
“Rigid handles give you so much more control over the wing and the ability to initiate a turn with a flick of the wrist. You’re able to make micro-adjustments, and control the wing with one hand,” says Mike. “Plus the handles reduce fatigue.”
Product Manager Uli Sommerlatt says: “We spend a lot of time tacking upwind then riding rolling swells downwind. You’re literally surfing, carving, hacking these ocean waves. With the rigid handles our riding levels have improved so much – you nail manoeuvres straight away, first time.”
Power up in a wider wind range
Exceptionally smooth, balanced wing with powerful forward drive, massive wind range and light, intuitive handling. The new Nova has a compact outline with shorter wingspan. This improves the power delivery, makes the wing easier to handle and reduces tip-strike. New rigid GripLock control handles with comfort grip enables more intuitive hand positioning, micro-trimming, and more immediate control.