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
19.01.17  Back from Nepal
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In November 2016 the Fly High Nepal team attempted to fly over Machapuchare (6993m) with tandems. It was a very uncertain whether it would be possible and therefore a particularly exciting goal!

They had to contend with an important layer of stability, periods of strong winds at high altitude and a sea of clouds that made the return to Pokhara somewhat committed.

Nevertheless, three attempts allowed the team to reach the altitude of 6423m.

The trek leading to the take-off zone as well as the legendary hospitality of the Nepalese people allowed the whole crew to have an exceptional experience. The Takoo 3 was once again the perfect tool to face the strong Himalayan aerology with optimal performance and safety.

Their oxygen appliances worked perfectly, making the flights possible as well as comfortable and allowing them to admire the beauty of the Annapurna massif as if in an armchair. But the most important thing for the pilots was to see the smiles and the amazement of their passengers.

The team is already looking forward to trying again in November 2017. We will stay tuned! 
16.01.17  "We have never seen anything like it!"

During the last Coupe Icare, Philippe Lami and Sabine Duvivier, both tandem pilots, did not want to miss the opportunity to try out one of Niviuk's most recent models: the Bi Skin 2 P. Their review was published in Parapente Mag magazine.

The lightness and compact design are really impressive: a 3.3 kg tandem which, once folded, can fit into a 30L backpack... we have never seen anything like it!", said the French magazine. 

The review focussed especially on the take-off phase which it describes as “exceptional”. They added: “Julien Irilli took off from the top of the Grandes Jorasses and also reported that even at more than 4000 meters altitude and with a slight tailwind, Bi Skin 2 P takes off perfectly”.

In the air and flying alongside dozens of other wings, Philippe Lami writes that “the wing-loading is surprising and once in the air, Sabine and I were again impressed. We didn't lose out to the other wings. The Bi Skin 2 P climbs, penetrates, advances and pushes really well, just like the other wings around us. The turn is direct and precise, with a sweet, soft and light handling, close to that of a single seater: a pleasure”. He adds that Bi Skin 2 P is not just a glider for top-to-bottoms, but “in thermals it climbs in a truly effective way”. 

As for landing, in this case with the trimmers completely open, “the speed translates into a moderate but noticeable roundout, and our touchdown was very gentle”.

Finally, the publication emphasises the user-friendliness of this revolutionary EN B tandem and adds the views of Julien Irilli, who explains that “3.3 kg is a true revolution for high-altitude mountaineering”, and praises its very fast acceleration, the sensitivity of its handling in the air and the lightness when piloting it. 

You can read the full review here.
12.01.17  The video of the great traveller
11.01.17  Jean Yves tells his story first-hand
04.01.17  "The Peak 4 turns ordinary pilots into extraordinary pilots"
02.01.17  Jean Yves in the Himalaya
20.12.16  Crossing New Zealand by tandem
16.12.16  New video guide to piloting the Dobermann 2!
14.12.16  Massive flights in Australia
30.11.16  5000 m high between beautiful peaks
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Back from Nepal
Eight explorers and a unique aerial adventure
"We have never seen anything like it!"
Parapente Mag tests the Bi Skin 2 P
The video of the great traveller
Jean Yves tells his story first-hand
The Himalayan traverse
"The Peak 4 turns ordinary pilots into extraordinary pilots"
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