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14.09.11  Niviuk at the Coupe Icare
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As every end of September, from the 22th to the 25, the free flying community has its annual gathering in the alpine village of Saint Hilaire du Touvet, to celebrate the Coupe Icare.

Niviuk, since its creation, once again is proud to invite you to share with us this event. We will be at our usual stand (B30/C21). In this edition 2011 Niviuk has numerous new products to show you:

The awaited Artik 3 is finally at production in our factory. With an innovative profile developed using the very latest software and a new line plan using low resistance 3-line technology brings performance and passive safety never before seen on an EN C glider.

Our two new wings exclusively designed for the powered flight will also be at Saint Hilaire. The Link, not only offers confidence and comfort it also brings to you ease of flight, from your very first powered flight to onward progression the LINK will adapt with your experience. The Kougar, on the other hand, is the paramotor wing for experienced pilots looking for stability, maneuverability and speed provided by the own Niviuk System Reflex Profile.

We will also present you the two new wings designed exclusively for the Acro pilots. The F-Gravity 2, a dedicated wing for the freestyle discipline, and the N-Gravity 2 for the experimented acro pilots. Dynamic, speedy and light, wings to fulfill the own imagination in the air.

The research and development team at Niviuk has been working hard also on the harnesses front. The Drifter, the most innovative and aerodynamic cross country and competition harness of the moment keeps being admired by pilots around the globe. They comment on the increase of performance that the Drifter produces on the wing and on their top comfort when flying.

The original Hamak returns with several improvements. We have evolved the all-round Niviuk harness, updating it with the most technological advanced materials, more resistant and being  900 grs lighter and with new colors.

In addition to the Drifter and the Hamak 2, we will introduce the Roamer and the Transat. The Roamer is the multipurpose harness from Niviuk. It is a reversible harness ideally suited to speed riding, speed flying or mountain flying. The Transat has been designed for the tandem professionals and enthusiastic. It has been conceived for pilot comfort, mobility and security during the take-off and landing stages.

We look forward to your visit

The Niviuk Team

Coupe Icare
14.08.17  Stefan Keller: Fly to feel again.
Stefan Keller: Fly to feel again. Stefan Keller: Fly to feel again.

Stefan Keller is an adventurer and pilot in the Jura Massif in Switzerland. He began flying with 40 years and after a decade flying and teaching he suffered an accident that forced him to go in a wheelchair. After his recovery he wanted to rediscover the authentic sensation of flying and it was at that moment when Stefan realized that flying meant for him to feel again:

"It took me 11 months to get back in the air but when I did it was like coming home. I flew for an hour, alongside my friend Chrigel Maurer. Both the physical and mental challenge of flying was easy. I justcame back toit. In the harness I forget I am in a wheelchair".

"Launch is a gravity take-off. Gravity works, no one has to push. Gravity pulls the wheelchair down, and that gives the speed. Zero wind or even a light wind from behind is ok. Strong wind from the frontis difficult and dangerous".

"I fly an Ikuma from Niviuk. My favourite places to fly are the Isle of Wight, the Alps and Colombia. I have pain. And in Colombia, when I go in the Winter, I have not so strong pain. Also on the Isle of Weight. When I am happy the pain goes down".

"There are more wheelchair pilots in France, but I am the only wheelchair instructor in the whole world. I have a lot of wheelchair students now. I have students in Colombia, and in May I have students coming to Switzerland from Norway. I am specialist now in teaching wheelchair users to fly paragliders. After take-off, you don’t have a disability".

Read the full interview at Cross Country Magazine 181.
01.08.17  Liv Sansoz to the conquest of the Alps.
Liv Sansoz to the conquest of the Alps. Liv Sansoz to the conquest of the Alps.

Liv Sansoz is a complete adventurer. She loves climbing, mountaineering, skiing and, of course, flying. Now she has decided to combine all his passions in an unprecedented adventure: climbing the 82 peaks of more than 4000m in the Alps. With her lightweight, her Skin P, and full of value, Liv embarked on a mind-blowing trip she named #LivAlongTheWay.

“When I started my project I had no idea what the reality would really be like. I'm now more than half way with 48 summits climbed (July 2017) and so far it's been an amazing and fulfilling experience although it's not always been easy. The fulfilling part is that I got to share all those mountains with amazing friends; and the opportunity to combine this project with skiing (March / April) and Paragliding, when it’s possible. The interesting part is that I always have to make the right decisions in term of itinerary, weather forecast, and the way to link two mountains the most efficiently. It's an interesting game”.

“The tough part is that physically it's very demanding: an average day is about 13h of climb with long distance and elevation and it's always in altitude. The lack of sleep is hard (quite often the day starts at 3am and you never sleep well in a hut or bivouac). Feet hurts, body hurts but every morning you start and every new day becomes a wonderful day”.

“The reward? Standing happy on top of the summit and all the sunrises in the mountains. And the pleasure to take off to land in the valley, kilometers away...”

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24.07.17  “Klimber P is amongst the top!”
29.06.17  RSD, a new flight experience
08.06.17  Safety joins performance in Peak 4
22.05.17  Gavin McClurg faces the North of Known.
05.05.17  Tom Payne on the Bi Skin 2 P: “It opens up so many adventure possibilities”
28.04.17  Julien Irilli on the Klimber P - "it will triumph!"
21.04.17  Brazilian bliss - Niviuk ladies top the podium
18.04.17  Kurt Eder, backcountry in his own backyard
 
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News
14.08.17
Stefan Keller: Fly to feel again.
Meet Stefan Keller, an example of overcoming that rediscovered the sensation of flying.
01.08.17
Liv Sansoz to the conquest of the Alps.
Discover the spectacular adventure of Liv Sansoz and her Klimber P in the Alps.
24.07.17
“Klimber P is amongst the top!”
German magazine Thermik and Free Aero recently coincided in its veredict on the Niviuk’s glider.
29.06.17
RSD, a new flight experience
We renew the glider's internal structure to improve the pilot experience.
23.06.17
Stability, safety and comfort define the Koyot 3
The pilot Dmitri Fedorov flew with the Niviuk glider and his sensation was very positive.
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