Nova Mamboo Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Nova Mamboo.

Canopy of the Nova Mamboo paraglider.
A nice frontal shot, showing some leading-edge detail. From Nova, used with permission.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 1-2
Size Designation S

Ever Flown This Wing?

If so, feel free to share anything you like about the experience here. What were your first impressions?

Please state your experience level, just to put your comments in perspective.

For example, you might be a low-time pilot flying a new wing for the first time and loving it!


Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 price in Euros!
Euros 3100 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3900 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2100 GBP
Australian Dollars 5200 AUD
South African Rand 29100 ZAR
South Korean Won 3721000 KRW
Indian Rupees 175600 INR

Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 80-100 kg (178-221 lbs)
wing weight 6.0 kg (13.3 lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.3 m² (283 ft²)
wing area (projected) 22.7 m² (244 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.0 m (39 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.5 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.5
aspect ratio (projected) 4.0
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 7.9:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 50 kph (31 mph, 27 knts)

Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel average
agility average
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through < 180
landing behavior easy
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
All the above were recorded when this Nova paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Nova Mamboo. I hope this approach is useful for getting a good idea of the colors when quickly comparing wings. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus something different adorning the leading edge. The Mamboo has the same color on upper and lower leading edges. Also, for each color scheme, the underside is white except for the leading edge.

red, white stripe, black leading edge

orange, white stripe, blue leading edge

blue, white stripe, red leading edge

white, black stripe, yellow leading edge


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