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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
08.06.17  Safety joins performance in Peak 4

France-based UK pilot Rupert Hone received his Peak 4 this year and did not hesitate to start living adventures with his new companion. Now he has completed an SIV course with the glider, and his views on the course and the Peak 4 soon arrived: "Overall the wing is very highly pressurized! This saved me from getting wet several times on first day when my glider control and harness positions got me into trouble. Having such a high internal pressure meant side collapsed came out quickly and most importantly the center of the wing kept flying. It also meant that despite my best efforts I was unable to collapse a side of the glider, pulling on just the A riser. Yes of course there is great energy but providing you brake at the right point and are prepared to brake in deep inputs and release quickly, the Peak 4 is predictable and controllable. I am new to 2 liners so wanted to also appreciate what control on the B risers was like. So in addition to lots and lots of 360s with rapid exits and damping dive on brakes, I also practiced damping symmetrically on the Bs, which worked very well. Short and very effective as you are activating a large part of the rear of the glider”.

“Stalling the Peak 4 (when done intentionally) and in 2 step process, is very stable and once you find the backfly position, easy and comfortable to hold there, with a very damped dive afterwards. […] The strong points of the Peak 4 are stability and comfort when in backfly, the position of Peak 4 which really wants to fly after the backfly and lastly the shallow dive on release. Frankly I was surprised by glider’s benevolent stall behavior".

On the other hand, the Acro ace and champion David Geiser tested his Peak 4 during an acro session and the results were exceptional! He said: "Safety and performance are combined with this wing, really impressed about it!"

You can watch David's tests here: 


22.05.17  Gavin McClurg faces the North of Known.

Sometimes, there are ideas that surpass the extraordinary. Adventures that exceed fiction. And men who dare to the unimaginable. This is one of those stories.

In May and June of 2016, Niviuk pilot Gavin McClurg and Dave Turner set off to attempt something extraordinary: a full, unsupported traverse of the Alaska Range by foot and paraglider. In other words, 500 miles of uncrossable rivers, massive glaciers and WAY too many Grizzly bears. Gavin completed the mission after 37 days of flying across North America's highest mountains and some of the planet’s most remote, wild and stunning terrain, pushing the boundaries of expedition paragliding. “Seems an awfully long ways away, but this journey goes down in the treasured books”, Gavin says.

The director Bryan Smith is clear about what led Gavin to complete his adventure: “When Gavin McClurg pitched us the idea of traversing the entire length of the Alaska Range by paraglider, we thought it had maybe a 20% chance of working. He kept bugging us to jump off the deep end with him. Persistence won. I'm pretty sure that same persistence carried him over 500 miles across the Alaska Range when things didn't quite line up”.

Check out the teaser trailer of his new film North of Known, an ode to perseverance, effort and courage:

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
10.04.17  “Nothing gets close to its weight or packing size”
06.04.17  Kurt Eder flies a massive triangle
06.04.17  Niviuk in the Red Bull X-Alps 2017
05.04.17  2017 updated Niviuk catalogue
 
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