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
18.12.14  10th anniversary: that's it!

Winter's arrival coincided with our last 10th anniversary article. During the last twelve months we recalled a few key moments in Niviuk’s story. It is now time to recapitulate them:

Early on this year, we went back in time; 2005 specifically, to remember the origins of the company's brand name and the story of its founders. Then our first glider, the Nk1, came to mind, quickly followed by each new model's first version (Hook, peak, Icepeak, Takoo, …)

There was also room for all the broken records made by Niviuk pilots during these past ten years; for example, the Infinity Fly World record set in 2006 under the first N-Gravity model.

We then dedicate a special issue to all those professionals and dealers who supported us from day one and without whom, Niviuk would not have flourished.

The Abac Team: explaining the story of our competition team, the pilots behind it, the Icepeak (their glider of choice) and what it means to us, was also on our wish list from the beginning.

And how could we forget the thousands of adventures, a few nuttier than others, experienced by our pilots such as Babu Sunuwar overflying the Everest under the Takoo 2, the incredible Jody MacDonald and Gavin’s McClurg pictures or Ramon Morilla’s expeditions to the most remote places on the planet.

When summer came, we focused our attention on the Paramotor world. We had released two new gliders, the Kougar 2 and the Doberman and so we found it interesting going back through memory lane to retrace our first Paramotoring steps, the creation of the Paramotor team and highlight the evident growth of the sport.

In September, we moved once again to the Coupe Icare to officially celebrate our 10th anniversary with all of you. We blew the candles while saying in person thank you everyone for being there for us all those years.

Before reaching the end of the year, and talking about the most important topics, we thought it would be a good idea to let you know more about our production process, how much care goes into quality controls to deliver products 100% up to your highest expectations.

The last chapter will be dedicated to you, the Niviuk pilots around the world, because you are the moving force pulling our company into the future. Thank you!

It is now time to conclude this letter with a few more words asking you once more to keep on sending us and share your untold adventures and stories !  #niviuk10that deserve to be told. So, please, keep sharing them! #niviuk10

Read more: "10th anniversary: Niviuk pilots" / "10th anniversary: the Icepeak journey" / "10th anniversary: new factory for new projects" / "10th anniversary: Coupe Icaree" / "10th anniversary: first steps in paramotor" / "10th anniversary: the adventure behind each flight" / "10th anniversary: Abac Team" / "10th anniversary: Infinity Tumbling World Record" / "10th anniversary: Nk1, the first Niviuk glider" / "10th anniversary"

12.12.14  Artik 4, Aaron La Plante
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Aaron La Plante (USA) is like most of us another free flight junkie - in his own words. While he was waiting for the arrival of his new Artik 4 he sent us this fabulous message. For sure his words will inspire affection to all those, like us, who can feel exactly the same.

“Thanks for making such great products that create amazing levels of happiness and life enhancement! 

I have been under my Artik 3 for exactly 3 years now. She has stayed overhead for over 500 hours, on several continents and many mountains, hills and ridges.  I trust her in the nastiest of conditions and have regularly flown my kid tandem under her since he was 2 years old with his stuffed bunny.  

She takes a beating as I keep her in the trunk of my car 24/7 in a stuff sack for easy access.  I kite her around the dirtiest of places and have accidentally put her in the ocean a couple of times.  She has many repaired rips and patched up lines.  She isn't quite bright red anymore, but more of a pale rust color.  Yet she still glides great, mile after mile in the mountains, hour after hour, and swing after swing on the ridges.  

She is part of my family and I will have to tell her gently that she gets a well deserved break when my Artik 4 arrives.  Thanks again for all the fun, adventures, and smiles!”

Thanks to you Aaron for your message! Being part of your adventures  and helping you make your dreams come true is the best part of our job. We hope to know more about you and your new Artik 4!

Are you an Artik 4 pilot? Tell us your story and share your comments #Artik4pilot ! 
09.12.14  The Abac Team welcomes Jonathan Marin
01.12.14  Jean Marc-Caron wins the Taucho Open 2014 under the Icepeak 8
27.11.14  10th anniversary: Niviuk pilots
14.11.14  Artik 4, the 122 km flight by Roberta Perinetti
11.11.14  New Icepeak 8
10.11.14  Gavin McClurg has been nominated National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
05.11.14  Riser regulation CIVL Competition Class
31.10.14  The Chilean Paragliding line
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