NOVA: Takoon offers you the R-evolution!

Several years of research on new types of Kites have led TAKOON to rewrite the whole sport of kiteboarding. A new generation of Kite is born.|

Several years of research on new types of Kites have led TAKOON to rewrite the whole sport
of kitesurfing. A new generation of Kite is born.
While others look for new ways of making artificially the sport safer, TAKOON has concentrated its
efforts on working on a whole concept which integrates both the control system and the kite. This
approach is aimed at keeping the feel of the usual classical 4-line kite while at the same time
enhancing the wind range, reinforcing security and making the gear simpler to use.
In terms of design, the kite is relatively flat and uses a bridle system on its leading edge that allows
the kite to rotate frontward.
The control system is particular to the kite but still has the usual characteristics: large chicken loop,
adjustment strap, 4 line connection points.

A huge wind range. Better efficiency

TAKOON has developed even further the idea of an efficient POWER/ DEPOWER system that
has made its reputation. This unique integration of Kite + bar provides better
POWER/DEPOWER control than any other classical kite. You control your kite and its power
at all times. Sudden gusts of wind won’t panic you any more! The NOVA therefore gives you a
vastly wider wind range.

By pushing the bar – Depower position- the kite swivels frontward and power is decreased.
By pulling the bar, the kite gains powers and accelerates.

An adjustment strap on the front lines allows accurate trimmings.
Unlike with regular kites, you will be able to manoeuvre the NOVA in all conditions because the rear lines never
go slack.
With the NOVA you will feel in total control even in changing wind conditions.
It allows you to ride in 80 % of wind conditions. Therefore only 3 sizes are needed: 9/12/15m2.
Example: A 12m NOVA has a ‘projected area’ similar to a 14m regular kite. You can still ride while your ‘dudes’
are using a 14m.
The wind picks up, adjust the depower rope, and ride comfortably in 12m while the others have had to change
their kites.

WINDRANGE

9m²:15>?
12m²:11>30 knots
15m²:8>25 knots

Save money: buy only 1 or 2 sizes while others must invest in a whole quiver of 4/5 kites!

Passive security. « Let go the bar-everything stops ».

The principle behind the safety system is simple and straight-forward.
You’ll acquire confidence right from the start with the NOVA. Nothing to release!!
Just by letting go the bar, the kite goes neutral and lands without any more power.
The kite is held only by its leading edge. The control system slides about 1m50 away, and can be
easily retrieved through the depower line.
The control system remains equipped with a regular quick release in case of emergency and full
separation.

Relaunching without swimming

The neutral position provides full safety.
By pulling on the rear line, the kite moves to the edge of the
window and is ready for relaunch.
No need to swim towards the kite to make it rotate.
No need to re-load a safety system after a « safety action ».

Performance and freedom!

The NOVA will give you totally new sensations.
Riders of all levels will get a kick from it .
Simpler to use
Gives more autonomy
More riding time
Increased safety
Greater performance while keeping it simple, that’s the driving concept. You will appreciate
the wider wind range and ease of re-launch.
Thanks to the revolutionary shape of the Nova, it will perform equally well, no matter what the
weather conditions are.
Try out the latest moves: ride unhooked, clip your handle pass leash to the chicken loop and
if you let the bar go, the kite will go neutral.
Light bar pressure for endless riding..
Rotate endlessly with our swivel system and automatically untwist your front lines without
being bothered by other parts (such as leash or 5th line).
New wave control in off shore conditions. Punta Preta will not put you out!
Huge hang time due to the high projected area of the kite.

Bar bumper

When you want to let the bar go, but don’t want to completely neutralise the power of the
kite, activate the bar bumper.

Depower adjustment strap.

Your Nova bar comes with an adjustment strap located on the depower line.
This strap allows the kite to adapt to varying wind conditions. When the strap is fully slack, the kite
generates its full power, exactly as when you pull on the bar.
By stretching the strap, the kite gets less power.
To regain power, pull on the red buckle. You will be able to gradually increase the power of your
kite by slowing pulling on the buckle.

Rope Cover

Enables the control system to float and prevents the lines from getting tangled around the
bar. The rope cover is also useful to keep your lines wrapped around the bar when you’ve
finished your session.

TAKOON Single inflation

Navigation time always goes too fast. With the new TAKOON single inflation, you’ll save time and
be the first out on the water.
All the bladders will inflate via one single valve placed on the leading edge.
Double valves on the leading edge for quick deflation.
Simple and quick to use in case of repair.
Independent struts to adjust the pressure on each bladder separately.
How does it work?
Each strut is designed independently.
They are all linked to each other, which mean you can inflate your kite all at once, with the valve on
the leading edge, without losing time or pressure.
However, each strut also has an extra anti- valve, which will allow you to check the pressure of that
strut on its own. This particular valve also allows the kite to deflate completely thanks to the small
stick provided for that purpose.
This system allows you to isolate any pierced strut and won’t prevent you from continuing your
session.
If you’re still in a hurry, deflate only the leading edge.

A concentration of technology

Takoon R&D team pushed the limit of kiteboarding thanks to a brand new kite design.

FAQ

- Can I use my ordinary bar on the Nova?

No, the bar that goes with the Nova has been specially made for it. The concept has been devised as a
whole. All Nova kites are supplied complete with bar.

- How long are the lines on the Nova?

21 meters plus 3 meters of bridles.
It is possible to kite surf with lines of different length.

- Can I ride unhooked?

Of course, you just hook your handle pass leash into the chicken loop.
In the event of a fall, the power of the kite goes completely neutral.
Get the bar back, re-launch easily and try again.
Even when you’re kite surfing with the leash handle pass linked to the chicken loop, you can rotate to your
heart’s content!
- Does the Nova come with a quick release?

Yes, so in a matter of emergency, it will enable you to detach yourself from your kite.

- Can I rotate endlessly?

Yes, there’s a swivel that will enable you to rotate.
Besides by powering up, detangling is automatic. No need to unswivel by hand.
- Is it possible to inflate each strut separately?
Yes, it is. Each strut is kept separate so that you can inflate it properly. The better you inflate it, the more
performance you’ll get and the easier it will be to relaunch.
- How can I retrieve the bar after having let go?
Just pull on your power/depower line to get the bar back.
- Will I relaunch the Nova quicker if I swim?
No, you will relaunch differently from any other regular kite, all you need do is pull on the required back
pre-line.

- What sizes go with what conditions?

9m2: 15 knots and over
12m2: 11-30 knots
15m2: 8-25 knots

These data are subjective and will depend on your weight, your level and the type of kiteboard you’re
using.

Interview with the designers

Is TAKOON definitely against ‘5th line’ system?
By TAKOON, we like to create simple, performant and reliable gear. NOVA responds to those criteria
without adding up a new line.
NOVA in 3 words:
-R-evolution
-Safety
-Performance
Something else:
Keep the spirit, help others, always keep some safety distance when downwind and push the NOVA to the
limit.
The R& D TAKOON team : Nicolas Caillou ; Norbert Curti.Is TAKOON definitely against ‘5th line’ system?
By TAKOON, we like to create simple, performant and reliable gear. NOVA responds to those criteria
without adding up a new line.
NOVA in 3 words:
-R-evolution
-Safety
-Performance
Something else:
Keep the spirit, help others, always keep some safety distance when downwind and push the NOVA to the
limit.
The R& D TAKOON team : Nicolas Caillou ; Norbert Curti.

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