Hi guys -we are lucky to receive the first shipment of the new Nova here in Durban South Africa - here is some feedback from one of the riders who took delivery of one of the new 12 Nova's this morrning(this is from ikiteboarding.com) ... unfortunatley wind conditions were testing today in Durban but tomorrow looks good to start testing them properly and in the waves !!
I have sat back and listened and looked at everything that has been said about the Takoon Nova. There always seem to be those who are keen to find fault or bring something down without trying it themselves.
Well today I got to test the Nova 12 for myself and I was blown away by it! Condtions for testing weren't the best - 8 - 15 odd knots gusty SW at kite beach - but the Nova performed brilliantly.
The bar is incredibly smooth and the de - power range is huge. The kite sat perfectly the whole time even in those conditions and is quick and responsive. Letting the bar go completley depowers the kite 100% and it will fall down with no pull at all. I felt completely safe at all times.The relaunch was unbelievably easy - simply pulling the one back line brought the kite up and relaunched it at the edge of the window. Definitely the easiest I have ever had![/i]
I have flown Takoons for the past year or so now and have always enjoyed them. The Nova takes this enjoyment to another whole level. I reckon this is a huge step forward.