The replacement of the Syntax is a low-level 1-2 paraglider aimed at beginners as well as experienced pilots “in search of maximum safety and minimum stress”. The Rookie keeps some features from its predecessor like the airfoil, planform, cell number and line length, but introduces a new wing curve, more sail tension and new brake geometry for a more agile handling without any negative effects on the damping behavior, according to Nova.
The number of lines has been reduced for less drag and improved performance, especially in thermalling. The upper sail is made from 40g/sqm cloth which helps reduce the weight of the glider and improve takeoffs and safety. At Nova say that the Rookie offers agile handling combined with a very long brake travel, performance above the Syntax and a huge security potential. “The collapses are soft and all maneuvers are very safe”, which makes it a perfect glider for beginners. The Rookie was available in 5 sizes and 4 colors.
2010 Nova Rookie Small