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
26.05.15  Roberta Perinetti: “It’s a challenge between nature and yourself”

Roberta Perinetti has been flying over twenty one years to date. Her speciality is Cross-country flying in the Alps which are her favorite playground. But the Italian pilot will not hesitate to travel anywhere to keep enjoying her passion for flying.

Roberta is the leading character of the first episode of a four parts video series about four Artik 4 pilots. We shared a few days in their company to discover the reasons prompting them to fly, and what it meant emotionally as a result from the experience.

In this first video, Roberta tells the viewer about her general feelings and sensations when flying, what she enjoys most and the freedom to venture about as she pleases. She takes in those precious moments as challenges between nature and herself.

Roberta chose the Artik 4 for peace of mind in flight. The glider lets her focus on flying for it is easy to control and stable at full speed. The Artik 4 is her perfect partner to discover the world and set new records!

Don’t miss Roberta’s story and stay tuned, as we soon will reveal more stories. If you are an #Artik4pilot, tell us more about your glider and yourself!

22.05.15  Parapente+ tests the Artik 4
Parapente+ tests the Artik 4

It did not require much effort from Jean-Michel Ara-Somohano's part to adapt to the Artik 4. During two months, the Parapente + magazine reporter flew over Haute-Savoie and Isle de la Réunion to enjoy the glider before drawing conclusions about its performance and qualities.

Jean-Michel considers the Artik 4 a benchmark in the XC category, a wing obviously designed with the experienced pilots in mind: “its performance in thermals and also at full speed, opens a new window of opportunity to XC and competition pilots”.

The advantageous ratio between performance and accessibility makes the Artik 4 the perfect flying partner: “It has all it takes to excel and give maximum thrill to the pilots. Exceptional abilities at full speed, without overshadowing the true passive safety element”. Jean-Michel thinks that Niviuk "filled a gap by creating a “grand tourism” glider and turning it into a reference in its class, making it an outstanding achievement in the process. It was a good move on their part!”.

Jean-Michel defines the Artik 4 as an authentic three liner "with a prominent leading edge, structured with nylon ribs, “A” line anchor points, and blessed with a 6:1 aspect ratio typically found in this glider category. It is an all-terrain, easy to fly, tolerant, well behaved, wing with great thermalling and full speed abilities”.

Jean-Michel ended the essay with this reflection: “The Artik 4 will give you endless hours of flying pleasure, devouring kilometer after kilometer, slaloming in the skies and playing with the accelerator”.

Tell us about your story in #Artik4pilot!

Read the complete essay in French here
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30.04.15  Lu Marini joined to Niviuk team!
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22.04.15  Clémence Devillier, Artik 4 pilot
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