*Nightwing's costume has an excellent protection against damage, made Nomex fire-proof,triple-weaved material that has been lined with kevlar and is also insulated against electricity. His suit is made for his fighting style of "move more get hit less" and has less armor in his so he can do so, but can add armor when facing fast and strong foes.
*The suit is light sensitive, darkening when there is more light in the area.
*His mask includes a built-in radio transmitter/receiver and Starlite night-vision lenses.
*Each one of his gauntlets and boots contain eight compartments in which he can store items. They have built into them a self-destruct feature such as the ones in Batman's utility belt.
*Each gauntlet's sections contain a lot of equipment, such as sonic or smoke pellets, modified batarangs (Wing-Dings), knockout gas capsules, and throwable tracers. The right gauntlet also counts with a 100,000-volt stun gun.
*His boot compartments carry important equipment such as flares, a rebreather , a mini-computer equipped with fax, modem, GPS and a minidisk rewritable drive. Also items like lock picks, a first-aid kit, a mini-cellphone, flexi-cuffs, antitoxin assortment, signal flares, wireless listening devices and a small halogen flashlight.
*Nightwing carries in the back of his costume a pair of Escrima sticks.
*Richard also has a specialized muscle car called the "Nightbird" which is built with many parts like those on the Batmobile, such as bulletproof armor and wireless network connections.
*Nightwing's parents also left him a trust fund which was turned into a small fortune Lucius Fox. Nightwing has used it for "maintaining his Nightwing equipment; for purchasing the rights to Haly's Circus, saving Dick's former home from financial troubles; and for secretly buying the apartment building at 1013 Parkthorne Avenue at Blüdhaven which was the home of the first Tarantula.
so the gliding is extra??? i dont see a techno antigravity thingie to glide... anyone knows if he has something else or is it simply comic magic? lol :p