Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

North Nova Wing Review

Forum for wing surfers
grtlakes
Medium Poster
Posts: 147
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:46 pm
Kiting since: 2014
Weight: 205lbs
Local Beach: ontario Nickel and Sunset
Favorite Beaches: hatteras area,
nickel beach, sunset beach
Style: Erratic
Gear: Armstrong 1050, mako king,NHP split,
lf happy foil, OR flites and prodigy
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 15 times

Re: North Nova Wing Review

Postby grtlakes » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:42 pm

In the Real review (around 1:30) the reviewer mentions wings “bagging out by 30 days” and “ripping in half by 60 days”. He implies this is a common issue with other branded wings. I’m hoping this is just a little exaggeration. I find it hard to believe this is a common occurrence.

So, what kind of useful life are you guys getting out of your wings?

User avatar
gmb13
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1770
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:19 am
Kiting since: 1998
Local Beach: Flag Beach, Fuerteventura
Style: Everything
Gear: North Kiteboarding, Moses Hydrofoil, Mystic, Indiana SUP
Brand Affiliation: North Kiteboarding, Moses Hydrofoil, Mystic, Indiana SUP
Location: Fuerteventura
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 190 times
Contact:

Re: North Nova Wing Review

Postby gmb13 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:40 am

grtlakes wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:42 pm
In the Real review (around 1:30) the reviewer mentions wings “bagging out by 30 days” and “ripping in half by 60 days”. He implies this is a common issue with other branded wings. I’m hoping this is just a little exaggeration. I find it hard to believe this is a common occurrence.

So, what kind of useful life are you guys getting out of your wings?
Ripping in half by 60 days is complete bulls**t. So don't worry about that.

I have been keeping very detailed data on the wings On have been testing long term. The "bagging out" or stretching of the Ripstop canopy material starts happening around the 60 Use-hour mark. It gets to it's worst around 130-150 hours.

The wings still work after that, but just like kites the upwind performance is no longer as good. The wings actually get more grunty as the profile gets deeper.

Also after about 150hours Teijin Ripstop start to degrade on the sun. And around the 200 hours Mark starts to get porous.

So far I have not had a wing rip in half on its own (From any brand). Obviously when the Ripstop canopy material is old, it is easier to rip when you fall into your wing or hit it with your board or foil.

FYI the Nova 5m in my Video had 156 hours before that session. I have had that one since the 13 November 2020.


--
Gunnar

slowboat
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 774
Joined: Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:55 pm
Style: wave foiling
Gear: This and that
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 95 times
Been thanked: 103 times

Re: North Nova Wing Review

Postby slowboat » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:11 am

grtlakes wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:42 pm
In the Real review (around 1:30) the reviewer mentions wings “bagging out by 30 days” and “ripping in half by 60 days”. He implies this is a common issue with other branded wings. I’m hoping this is just a little exaggeration. I find it hard to believe this is a common occurrence.

So, what kind of useful life are you guys getting out of your wings?
This is Real's biased criticism of some of the lighter wing brands which they do not carry (such as Fone). It is an exaggeration to help sell the products they carry.

nixmatters
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 515
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:38 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Style: freeride. started foiling, not there yet
Gear: mostly custom made
Brand Affiliation: None currently
Has thanked: 184 times
Been thanked: 115 times

Re: North Nova Wing Review

Postby nixmatters » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:19 am

gmb13 wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:01 am
Not a review, but you can see how the wing performs (This is actually a pre production Prototype), especially how well the windows work without having to move the wing.



--
Gunnar
Hi Gunnar,

Have you managed to log some hours on the final release and what are the main differences to the pre-production proto?
I'm asking as I can can get a 5m 'V1' from a dealer I know, or should I rather wait a bit for the final release to arrive in stock? Thanks

User avatar
gmb13
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1770
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:19 am
Kiting since: 1998
Local Beach: Flag Beach, Fuerteventura
Style: Everything
Gear: North Kiteboarding, Moses Hydrofoil, Mystic, Indiana SUP
Brand Affiliation: North Kiteboarding, Moses Hydrofoil, Mystic, Indiana SUP
Location: Fuerteventura
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 190 times
Contact:

Re: North Nova Wing Review

Postby gmb13 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:39 am

nixmatters wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:19 am
gmb13 wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:01 am
Not a review, but you can see how the wing performs (This is actually a pre production Prototype), especially how well the windows work without having to move the wing.



--
Gunnar
Hi Gunnar,

Have you managed to log some hours on the final release and what are the main differences to the pre-production proto?
I'm asking as I can can get a 5m 'V1' from a dealer I know, or should I rather wait a bit for the final release to arrive in stock? Thanks
Hi,

Yes. There are a few "pre production versions" so not sure which one you have a chance of getting. But the Final version has quite a few improvements over the protos. They have more pretension, Y Handles and the radial panel layout at the back to the canopy at the strut which makes for a flatter tighter canopy which will make it last longer. I would wait for the final production ones.

--
Gunnar
These users thanked the author gmb13 for the post:
nixmatters (Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:55 am)
Rating: 6.67%

grtlakes
Medium Poster
Posts: 147
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:46 pm
Kiting since: 2014
Weight: 205lbs
Local Beach: ontario Nickel and Sunset
Favorite Beaches: hatteras area,
nickel beach, sunset beach
Style: Erratic
Gear: Armstrong 1050, mako king,NHP split,
lf happy foil, OR flites and prodigy
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 15 times

Re: North Nova Wing Review

Postby grtlakes » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:09 pm

I figured. Most reviews are biased to the point of uselessness. However, his statements are pretty much outrageous. Disappointing really.

I bought an A-wing recently. I’m impressed with the quality and looking forward to a long useful product life.


Return to “Wingsurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest