14.09.11  Niviuk at the Coupe Icare
Niviuk at the Coupe Icare Niviuk at the Coupe Icare Niviuk at the Coupe Icare Niviuk at the Coupe Icare

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
04.05.15  Philippe Lami tests the Artik 4
Philippe Lami tests the Artik 4

Philippe Lami grabbed the controls of the Artik 4 to fly it for three months before writing an article about his experience for Parapente Mag. The test let him evaluate the wing's adaptability and performance: “ It’s a homogeneous glider more accessible to a wider audience than the previous version. The Artik 4 is reliable and easy to understand. It reacts immediately to toggle commands”. He went on to say “I will favor this type of glider a thousand times over for its docile behavior, remarkable glide with a soft incidence angle, and accelerated speed”.

The journalist appreciated the wing's reactions in all flight conditions. He emphasized his satisfaction about the fluidity of the takeoff phase: “A simple traction on the front risers easily, gently and efficiently brings the glider overhead. Then, a perfect stabilization flight mode quickly ensues”, referring to the glide's characteristics, before concluding with the landing by saying: “It’s soft and brings a total sense of comfort”. Philippe added: “Once done testing the wing, I fully realized the meaning of the term “Grand Tourism”: docile during takeoff, stable in flight, and efficient during landing”.

To Philippe, the Artik 4 is the perfect compromise between comfort, efficiency and peace of mind in flight: “When compare to the previous generation, the glider is more cohesive, stabilizes itself perfectly, responds quickly to toggle command and is blessed with an excellent glide”.

Philippe Lami brings his review to an end with two thoughts: “Personally, this experience was the irrefutable proof that the suspention line layout is solid and perfectly adapted to the required task” and added “It gradually became obvious to me that the Artik 4 was designed to conquer and discover faraway lands. James Bond would fall in love with this wing: “Simple in appearance, fantastic in cruising mode, but a true racer when pushing the right button".

Read the full essay in French here

Are you an Artik 4 pilot? Tell us your story at #Artik4pilot
30.04.15  Lu Marini joined to Niviuk team!
Lu Marini joined to Niviuk team!

The famous expedition adventurer, Lu Marini, has joined the team to keep on challenging himself, and chose to do so by flying under the Niviuk colors.

Pilot, instructor and Paramotor (PPG) pioneer in Brasil, he also founded the Brazilian Paramotor Association – ABPM to which he stands as the current president. He has quite a resumé attached to his name with a long list of successes such as when following the Atlantic coast from north to south, covering 4000km within fifty days; or during a twenty day volcano expedition in Mexico, when in spite of adverse conditions he made the 5000m climb over the tallest volcano in the country, in spite of the potential eruption risks.

To Lu Marini, flying is his way of pushing the limits and increase his personal control abilities. A privilege he dreamed off all his life: “As a child I looked at the sky and wondered how incredible it would be to fly as birds or superheroes do. And that’s what I feel now when flying; pushing the envelope, able to be myself in a challenging environment, being in a state of bliss and ultimate freedom”.

Welcome to the Niviuk family, Lu! We will keep following your steps

Know more about Lu Marini

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29.04.15  Nicolas Aubert opens the season with a podium
27.04.15  Karen Skinner and Jason Whitehead have made a new world tandem record flying a Takoo 3
22.04.15  Clémence Devillier, Artik 4 pilot
21.04.15  PWC Baixo Guandu
16.04.15  P-series: Skin P and Artik P
15.04.15  Expo Montegrappa 2015: the Skin victory!
01.04.15  Expo Trofeo Montegrappa 2015
31.03.15  Parapente + highlights the Takoo 3's accessibility.
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The famous adventurer has joined the Niviuk team
First podium of the season for Nicolas Aubert
New world tandem record
Karen and Jason set a new record under the Takoo 3
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A 142km triangle by Clémence Devilliers
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