08.11.16  Roberta Perinetti and her Artik 4
Roberta Perinetti and her Artik 4

A month after the 2017 global XContest started, Roberta Perinetti has taken an early lead in the women’s ranking. After spending a few weeks in Bir Billing, India, she has racked up an impressive 986.5 points already.

Flying her Artik 4, she completed six 100km+ flights in one week. The longest was 151.20 km (181.44 points), which required spending 6:46 hours in the air. Her other flights were 126.37km, 123.08km, 144.65km, 127.47km and 148.94km. She had a rest day on the 24th of October, but in the week between the 19th – 25th October, she was in the air for over 39 hours! An impressive week and excellent flying! 

You can see details of her flights here.
17.01.18  Roamer 2 - The lightness goes with you
Roamer 2 - The lightness goes with you Roamer 2 - The lightness goes with you Roamer 2 - The lightness goes with you

Recently, the German web Gemeinsam-Fliegen published a review of the new Niviuk's reversible harness, the Roamer 2. And its sensations couldn’t be better! They highlight the lightness and the facility when carrying it as a backpack, as well as its safety and its versatility once it has become a harness. You can read a complete translation of the article below:

Roamer 2 - The lightness of being by Jutta (Gemeinsam-Fliegen)

Finding a suitable harness can be like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. This means that you need to start with the question - personally, what do I actually want? My new harness needs to be:

*Lightweight especially for hike & fly tours.

*Easy to carry as a rucksack.

*Already have full back protection when ready for take off.

*Comfortable in flight.

When testing different harnesses, they fulfilled some of the criteria, but I didn't find one that matched all of them. The Roamer 2 did tick all the boxes.

When I tested it, I carried the rucksack up Monte Valinis, an ascent of approximately 700m and I barely noticed it on my back. This makes the walk itself fun and it isn't just a means to an end - a good prerequisite for Hike&Fly tours. The rucksack has been well thought through with many details - from the easily reachable mobile phone pocket on the waist strap to the bungee cord for a jacket; the drink bottle holder to the helmet attachment mesh.  The material, including the zips, seems robust.

With my complete equipment, my pack weighed in at 6.5 kg. The reversible harness weighs just 1.4 kg.

When I put on the harness initially it felt a bit flimsy, which wasn't very reassuring. However, I do know that the additional back protector with nitinol rods, which ensure that the airbag is pre-inflated before launch, will protect me.

In my enthusiasm for testing the harness, I forgot my little vario and start my take off run - my goodness, it's so easy! No having to wriggle into the harness, despite the winter clothes - just launch and fly.

So that was the first "Aha!" moment. From the second I launched, I knew the wing and harness were a match. The wing and harness allowed me to fly easily and playfully and I climbed even without the vario beeps. The harness responds to the wing immediately and instantly converts weight-shift. What fun having this much agility, it's effortless. Ooops, the wind strengthens as I climb, but I can reach the two-step speed-bar without any problems. So that also fits.

Top landings are also easier than usual: just stand up and land - fantastic. I did have some qualms about manoeuvres as the spiral dive. But no, I (1.70 m, 60 kg) fit into the harness so perfectly, that everything acts through my body's centre of gravity. It means I can use my legs, backside and arms without bending the back protector.

Roll and pitch are even more agile on the Roamer 2 than with other harnesses, but without ever feeling unstable.

Next time I will attach my parachute container, which also fits into the rucksack. This will make it one kilo heavier, but makes it a fully functioning harness. I am now really looking forward to my Hike&Fly tours in the coming season! 

(Jutta on

11.01.18  Niviuk at the Thermik Messe in Stuttgart
Niviuk at the Thermik Messe in Stuttgart Niviuk at the Thermik Messe in Stuttgart Niviuk at the Thermik Messe in Stuttgart

A new edition of the Thermik Messe is here, the best paragliding and air sports exhibition in Germany will take place in Stuttgart on the 13th and 14th of January.

Visit the Niviuk stand (10C52) and find out all the new products arriving this 2018. From the brand new Takoo 4 to the upcoming gliders like the Artik 5 and the E-Gravity. You can also learn about our new backpacks and harnesses and interact with them to discover all their benefits.

Visit to all the information about the event.

See you! 
14.12.17  The Koyot 3 P is now available!
30.11.17  The new Takoo 4 has arrived!
28.11.17  Skin 2 P: A glider for amazing adventures
21.11.17  Klimber P: "An all-around adventure glider"
15.11.17  New sizes 31 and 34 of the R-Bus
06.11.17  New World Record with a Niviuk glider!
31.10.17  Our pilots achievements in 2017
17.10.17  Flybubble presents the Niviuk new products
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Roamer 2 - The lightness goes with you
Read the Paragleiter Flugschule review about the Niviuk's reversible harness.
Niviuk at the Thermik Messe in Stuttgart!
A new edition of the Thermik Messe will take place in Stuttgart on the 13th and 14th of January. See you!
The Koyot 3 P is now available!
First flights could not be more relaxing, but they could be lighter. Discover the new Niviuk's ultralight wing.
The new Takoo 4 has arrived!
The fourth version of the model, the first glider of a new generation of tandem.
Skin 2 P: A glider for amazing adventures
Free Aero magazine and the Bulgarian pilot Teodor Todorov made their own review of the Skin 2 P.
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