NOVA Mentor 5 Light, EN/LTF-B
NOVA Mentor 5 Light, EN/LTF-B
Light, compact, high performance & safe (EN/LTF B)
MENTOR 5 light – the all-rounder
The MENTOR 5 light is the lightweight version of the MENTOR 5 – the master in its class. It weighs approximately 25 % less and can be packed much smaller than the standard version but it comes with all the advantages of the normal MENTOR 5. This makes it an all-rounder and offers you the freedom to undertake nearly every possible type of paragliding: cruising around local sites, paragliding holidays, hike & fly, vol-biv and ambitious cross-country flights.
Small packing volume – low weight. The MENTOR 5 light has all the advantages of its standard version but it weighs more than 25% less and is far more compact to pack. Other differences between the "normal" and the light version:
- The wing is easier to inflate and launch. Great for difficult alpine take-offs.
- Experienced pilots will sense slightly more feedback from the wing.
- Like all lightweight wings, the collapse and recovery characteristics are a little less dynamic.
Suitable for everyday flying – fully guaranteed. We deliberately do not construct our lightweight wings by pushing the limits of what is possible. Apart from the gallery lines, all lines are sheathed. They practically sort themselves. Launching is simple. The risers are not "Spaghetti-straps", but are conventional, aerodynamically slim risers with split A's. For years, our sensible compromise between durability and lightweight fabrics has proved itself reliable. We therefore provide our 3 year guarantee for the MENTOR 5 light too.
Real life performance – the benchmark. The MENTOR series has dominated the XC intermediate class for many years. All three of the longest FAI triangles flown on an EN B wing were completed on Mentor 3, 4 and 5s. The greatest of which is Berni Peßl's 300 km triangle. The MENTOR 5 light offers the same outstanding XC potential. The wing combines impressive performance, precise handling, excellent climb rate in thermals, as well as a high degree of passive safety for its classification (aspect ratio only 5.4). This impressive performance is easily accessible – even in strong thermals the wing ensures a relaxed and comfortable feeling in flight. A very important aspect for long XC-flights.
The all-rounder – one for all. The MENTOR 5 light is suitable for nearly all disciplines of paragliding. Every pilot values less weight and more compact equipment. This is even more important for hike & fly, when the gear has to be carried up the mountain. During hike & fly and vol-biv you will learn to appreciate the wing's simple launch characteristics. And if excellent glide performance in tricky conditions is required during vol-biv or cross-country flights, you will love the MENTOR 5 light.
Every NOVA paraglider comes with a big package of extra services and guarantees. When you buy the wing you get more than just the product1.
Optimize your wing. During the initial flights the lines are subjected to real loads for the first time. This leads to stretching and shrinking- regardless of which line material is used. During NOVA Trip Tuning2 our software analyses how out of trim the glider has become and then calculates the required correction values. Trim Tuning aids safety and increases your flying fun.
Fully comprehensive insurance. After purchasing the wing and successfully registering it at myNOVA, you are provided with one year fully comprehensive insurance (60 euro excess3). You do the damage, we carry the cost. NOVA Protect means that you can concentrate on the important thing: the flying! If you break it, we fix it!
More than a check. The NOVA Full Service is more than just a check. Just like the Trim Tuning, we analyse the line lengths and ensure that the wing is restored to the optimal profile alignment across the whole of the span. Additionally we give the wing a full health check. Our NOVA Full Service gives you confidence in your wing.
Three years without worry. If your wing has undergone NOVA Trim Tuning, the date to the next check is extended from two years to three years. The two-year check becomes a three-year check. This allows you to have an extra year of carefree flying. Please note the maximum permitted flying hours in the manual.
Full four year warranty. As standard, NOVA provides a three year, rather than a two year, guarantee on its paragliders. If your wing has undergone NOVA Trim Tuning and a NOVA Full Service, then we will extend the guarantee for a further year to four years. You get a good feeling flying a NOVA wing.
Everything available, anytime. If you register your wing at myNOVA, it is added to our Quality Assurance Database. In the database - accessed through myNOVA - you can download all the key data about your wing. The database will also assist the person servicing your glider by getting information about your glider at the click of a button. Your glider will be more comprehensively checked.
1 The guarantee and service provision is limited, subject to conditions and not offered to the same extent in all countries. Detailed information is available in our guarantee conditions.
2 This service is included in the purchase price in selected countries. Please contact your dealer for more information.
3 This service covers damage incurred because of an accident while flying. Damage in other circumstances, personal injury, theft or other loss are excluded from this policy.
The NOVA Speedbrake Riser is the first three-liner riser which permits the glider to be accelerated as well as decelerated. It brings an end to pulling the C-lines, which killed performance.
We recommend the Speedbrake Riser for cross-country pilots. If you prefer relaxed recreational flying, hill soaring or frequent groundhandling we recommend the standard riser without the Speedbrake strap.
For an additional 60 euro (plus local rate VAT), we can offer the MENTOR 5 fitted with the Speedbrake Riser. This offer is only valid for new wing purchases which are not yet delivered to the customer.
Find out more about the innovative Speedbrake Riser↗
|Number of cells||59||59||59||59|
|Projected aspect ratio||3,84||3,84||3,84||3,84|
|Flat aspect ratio||5,4||5,4||5,4||5,4|
|Total line length||233||245||257||268|
|Recommended take off weight||55-80||70-90||80-100||90-110|
|Leading edge:||Dominico 30D, 41 g/m2|
|Top surface:||Dominico 20D, 35 g/m2|
|Lower sail:||Dominico 20D, 35 g/m2|
|Profile ribs (suspended):||Porcher Skytex 40 Hard, 40g/m2|
|Profile ribs (unsuspended):||Porcher Skytex 40 Hard, 40g/m2|
|Main lines:||Liros PPSL 191 / U-8000 120|
|Gallery lines:||Edelrid U-8000 / PPSLS 65|
|Brake lines:||PPSLS 65|
- NOVA Rucksack. The wing and harness will determine the size of the rucksack. We are offering our high quality and comfortable to carry models in size S (110 liters), M (145 liters) and in L (165 liters).
- NOVA windsock. So you know where the wind is coming from, we have added a NOVA windsock. With a length of approximately 80cm it is large enough for a take-off site.
- Repair kit. Everyone hopes it will never happen: a hole or tear in the paraglider. We have included a minor damage repair kit in the right color for such an eventuality.
- Manual. We have enclosed a very detailed manual which contains everything you need to know about your flying equipment. Please study it before flying your gear for the first time.
- Speed system cords. With some harnesses, it is not possible to reach full speed with the speed bar. The additional speed system cords will allow you to adapt the length of travel. (For MENTOR 5 sizes S, M, L and MENTOR 5 light sizes S, M)