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05.05.11  The 2011 Montegrappa Trophy – Thank You
The 2011 Montegrappa  Trophy – Thank  You The 2011 Montegrappa  Trophy – Thank  You

This annual expo in the beautiful village of Bassano del Grappa, Italy has now become one of the most important free-flight fairs in Europe and the Montegrappa Trophy marks the virtual kick-off of the competition season in the northern Hemisphere. The Niviuk stand, led by our Italian importer Antonio Squaquara of InfinityFly was attended by pilots and professionals throughout the day, every day.

Niviuk presented the new and innovative competition harness, the Drifter which received very positive feedback from all pilots. The Drifter is still in the pre-production phase but after the Worlds in Piedrahita we hope to have it available to all pilots.

There were also a lot of expectations from many pilots who have been waiting to see the new Icepeak 5 for the very first time. We delivered the first units to the ABAC competition pilots and then shortly after to the rest of the teams. The feedback could not have been more positive with every pilot agreeing on the excellence of the IP5.

Manuel Grandi comments, “the IP5 is a gem, a diamond, I love it”.

Pierre Remy, the 2009 French Champion on his Icepeak 3 was also happy with his new wing saying “I´ve just spent a few hours under my IP5, frankly, I am not disappointed to have been waiting. I really like it, very soft on the brakes and with tremendous performance”.

Mauro Maggiolo pointed out, “it has been a long year waiting, but it was worth it. The Icepeak 5 is a beautiful machine, very easy to fly and with a spectacular performance”.

Marco Littame adds, “It is the best competition wing I have ever flown with excellent accessibility, performance and safety it is an incredible wing”.

During the Montegrappa Trophy the Icepeak 5 took first place in two out of the five tasks.  Urban Valic won the second task while Frenchman Maxime Bellemin won the final task, finishing fourth in the final standings, followed by the IP5 of Italian Mauro Maggiolo.

It was impressive to watch as the IP5 with its exceptional performance remained right at the front of the pack throughout the competition.  Thank you to every competitor who flew with Niviuk gliders and also a huge thanks to the organisers of such a brilliant show and to all pilots and professionals who visited our stand.

Bassano, thanks and see you next year.

The Niviuk Team.


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12.06.18  Free Aero on the new Artik 5
Free Aero on the new Artik 5 Free Aero on the new Artik 5


The experienced pilot Philippe Lami has flown the Artik 5 a few times and gives us his first impressions:


"The Artik 5 behaves like a gem! The Catalan manufacturer has used every trick to improve performance and the full-on glide. Every detail shows a clear drive for excellence and I really think that it will be difficult to do better as far as the quality of its structure.


[…] Fast little flights, before a full test. The inflation is easy, and it comes up with no tendency to overfly. The load take up is immediate and, when flying, you feel straightaway that the wing is very solid, monolithic and really taut. The controls are frank, a bit physical, with obvious authority, given the immediate reaction to travel.


[…] The Artik 5, used with hands up, then well accelerated, has the behavior of a competition wing: it has an obvious bite, whilst being very comfortable. It pulls forwards continuously, without asking for a lot of effort from the pilot...


During these first flights, I go everywhere, with ease, speed and comfort.  […] We’ll do a more comprehensive test later, of course. But the initial impression is already very positive, with this feeling of a very fast wing, identifiable and comfortable at the same time".


Read the complete review on Free Aero

07.05.18  Niviuk pilots are the majority in the Top 5 of the WPC!
Niviuk pilots are the majority in the Top 5 of the WPC! Niviuk pilots are the majority in the Top 5 of the WPC! Niviuk pilots are the majority in the Top 5 of the WPC! Niviuk pilots are the majority in the Top 5 of the WPC!

This weekend was held in Thailand the 10th edition of the WPC, the most important paramotor competition of the FAI. The best pilots around the world met at Lopburi (Thailand) for an amazing competition which ended with three Niviuk pilots in the top 5 of the overall ranking:

3rd - David Wainwright. The Australian Niviuk pilot did a magnificent competition with his Dobermann 2 and ended up taking home the bronze medal with a total score of 311.

4th - Nat Thanaphuthiphong. The local pilot flew with a Dobermann 2 and finished in fourth place with a total score of 308.

5th - Ramón Morillas. The iconic Spanish Niviuk’s pilot completed the Top 5 of the competition with a score of 307.

Former Australian paragliding national team member and twice Icarus Trophy winner, David Wainwright said "It was a tough week of competition with some challenging conditions and amazing level of pilot skill. I am very happy to be flying my Dobermann 2 and Nirvana Instinct. It is a great package which gives me confidence to push hard and to feel safe doing so. I have flown many years of high level paragliding cross country competitions but not so many PPG comps. This is my second year competing in classic style events and it is my 3rd comp. I look forward to flying more slalom events as I feel I have a big opportunity to improve in this area of the sport".

See the overall ranking by clicking here.

Congratulations to all the pilots!
30.04.18  Into the Lightness: Skin 2 P & Roamer 2, by Gavin McClurg
23.04.18  New World Record with a Niviuk glider!
04.04.18  Free.aero on the new Takoo 4
15.03.18  The new Artik 5 has arrived!
07.03.18  Thomas Petit, new Niviuk PPG pilot!
15.02.18  New achievements from Thailand!
01.02.18  Niviuk at Las Candelas Paramotor Festival
17.01.18  Roamer 2 - The lightness goes with you
 
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12.06.18
Free Aero on the new Artik 5
The experienced pilot Philippe Lami has flown the Artik 5 a few times and gives us his first impressions.
07.05.18
Niviuk pilots are the majority in the Top 5 of the WPC!
This weekend was held in Thailand the 10th edition of the WPC, discover the overall ranking here.
30.04.18
Gavin McClurg on the Skin 2 P and the Roamer 2
Read Gavin McClurg's article about Niviuk's ultralight glider and the new reversible harness.
23.04.18
New World Record with a Niviuk glider!
This Sunday Julien Irilli made history again with a new World Distance Record in FAI Triangle.
04.04.18
Free.aero on the new Takoo 4
French magazine Free.aero’s latest edition reviewed the new Takoo 4.
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