When pilots achieve personal best performances, the main reason is of course the pilot does the right thing on the right day. It is equally important that the pilot and the gear used are in perfect harmony, so that the pilot is able to focus fully on the task at hand.
When SWING developed the NEXUS, it devised a completely new overall concept, which gives top priority to stability, manageability and comfort during flight. During the 2015 cross-country season, our team pilots demonstrated by their outstanding performances what is possible with this kind of wing, which allows the pilot total concentration.
The NEXUS has been developed further to create the NYOS for EN-B pilots. It is a performance-oriented wing, which perfects the new feeling in flight: comfort, stability and manageability, combined with lively handling and superior climbing in thermals.
Let the NYOS take you to a whole new series of personal bests!
Best NYOS XC flights:
Dietmar Siglbauer, 263.75 km FAI triangle - Ø 25.02 km/h in Italy (☍ xccontest.org)
Dietmar Siglbauer, 216.6 km FAI triangle - Ø 23.7 km/h in Germany (☍ dhv-xc.de)
Matthias Wehrle, 202.1 km free flight - Ø 27.4 km/h in Germany (☍ dhv-xc.de)
Overall our team describes the balances between damping, stability and turn behaviour as ideal.
- triple 3D-shaping for perfect control over profile and tension
3D-shaping in the top surface for targeted tension control is now standard practice in paraglider design. However, corresponding 3D-shaping in the bottom surface is needed to achieve the best possible result, because the tension from one surface affects the other.
For the first time with the NYOS the ballooning at the trailing edge is reduced by a combination of 3D-shaping and mini ribs. For increasing glide performance up to now the last 20% of chord of wing has been flattened using mini ribs only. But the system of a lot of ribs give the perfect chance for an additional 3D-shaping. This triple 3D-shaping on the NYOS gives a noticeable gain of stability and performance and an aerodynamically perfect trailing edge.
- Adaptive profile with optimised risers for flying at speed (B preloading: profile re-shaping for greater stability)
The speed bar attached at the B-level preloads it when activated and after that the A-level follows. This creates a profile which is particularly stable and better suited for flying at speed, especially when partially accelerated. The effect is comparable with that of a shark-nose profile, but without the uneven edge on the bottom surface which reduces performance.
- C-BRIDGE for perfect pitch control and greater performance
Performance-oriented flying means flying fast.This is especially the case in competitions. The need to fly as fast as possible in competition has given rise to a special flying technique on 2-liner-competition wings: using the rearmost main lines (B- or C-level), instead of the brakes, to stabilize the canopy while using the speed bar. NEXUS as well as NYOS feature this special type for steering: the C-BRIDGE. It connects the tops of the split C-risers with a bar and allows the pilot to react to imminent problems by briefly pulling down both C-risers. But the C-BRIDGE can do much more. By carefully activating the C-BRIDGE accented at the outside it allows steering without any disruptive compromises in performance or centering week thermals most effectively.
- High quality lightweight construction through appropriate choice of materials and manufacturing
- For this reason, we use low-stretch unsheathed and sheathed Technora lines in a mix for the RACE line set of NYOS. All together all lines of the NYOS measure hardly one finger wide.
- the unsheathed lines have a short protecting covering at the lines shackles
- additonally we reinforce the cut edges of the fabrics used at the V-tapes and load-bearing tapes. The ends of the nylon rods in the nose are also reinforced and nevertheless replaceable easily.
- the risers are equipped with high-quality HARKEN rolls for an easy and smoothly operating of the speed bar. The gathering system at the brake lines is made by high-grade steel rings and garantuees the prezise handling of NYOS
- Material with a stronger coating is used for the areas where aging as a result UV exposure is particularly relevant (top surface, leading edge).
- all these things make the NYOS extemely durable and at the same time surprisingly light-weight.
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Sehr wohl gefühlt, gute Leistung, auch beschleuningt überzeugend!
Top Schirm der NYOS - erstaunlich gutes Startverhalten. Gute Leistung, ruhig im beschleunigten Fliegen! Ich glaub, ich habe meinen neuen Schirm gefunden!
Sehr gutes Startverhalten! Die sehr gute Gleitleistung ist beeindruckend! Der Schirm gibt sehr gutes Feedback! Sehr gutes Verhalten beim Ohrenanlegen! Sehr gute Gecshwindigkeit beim Beschleunigertreten!
Der Beschleuniger ist absolut top! Sehr stabil, gutes Gleiten und sehr hoher Geschwindigkeitszuwachs! H. Mayer
Getestet im Testival Kössen, sofort wohlgefühlt, leicht zu starten; In der Luft - trotz hartet Thermik - keine spektakuläre Verhalten; Der Schgirm ist auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen; Der Beschleuniger ist sehr leichtgängig zu dosieren; Das neue Gurtekonzept ist im Beschleuniger merklich besser als bei den anderen von mir geflogenen Tester!
Schöner Runder Schirm, speziell das Speedsystem ist extrem gut! Ich bin noch nie so gern im Speed gestanden!
Flugkomfort +++, Machart +++, Speed: sehr gut und sanft zu dosieren, Starteigenschaften +++
Ein sehr ausgeglichener Schirm, der Spaß macht, sehr viel Stegen mitnimmt - auch beschleunigt! Habe sehr viel getestet… Ich denke, dass das mein Schirm ist!
Schön dynamisch, schöner Schirm! Super Steigverhalten und herausragende Optik!
Sehr schönes flaches Drehen, wenig Kraftaufwand beim Gasgeben und gutes Steigen!
I had a good feeling during the flight. Very good response! The material is good quality!
Kurze Bremswege, geht schön gut um die Kurve, leichter Speed, kaum Aufbäumen beim Einfliegen in die Thermik, gesamt guter Eindruck.
It was super cool! High flights, made couple XCs. Mistral kicks ass! Best glider in the world. - Vitaly Umansky (XC Pilot)
The Mistral 7 is fantastic to fly with loads of performance and safety. - Lloyd Willemsen (Winner "Baberton Paragliding Comp" 2013)
It is clear that I fly greater distances than before, thanks to the Mistral 7. For me the Mistral 7 is a real sensation! - Ton Stokkermans (Pilot, NL)
I'm getting some feedback about the Mistral 7. Pilots are REALLY totally very happy with this wing. The test pilot of Parapente+ told me that this was the best paraglider that he try. He wants to keep it to himself! Congratulations for your excellent work! - Jean-Marcel Gau (Swing Air Import, FR)