A simple surface glider as easy to fly as an entry level school wing but designed for pilots looking to pursue daring adventures. Able to take off from any spot, blessed with superb landing abilities, it is as efficient and performant as all other Niviuk models. The versatility of the new Skin glider will surprise you.
SINGLE SURFACE The Skin is a single surface glider that will captivate you for its design and behaviour. Rediscover the purest form of flying.
TOGETHER EVERYWHERE Lightweight and so compact, the Skin will travel with you wherever your adventures will lead you and be ready to fly at a moment's notice. The adventure is at your fingertips!
SET THE DIFFERENCE A fun mode glider, different from the rest and a challenge to those who want to experience new sensations. Inflate it, accelerate it and have fun!
More about Skin
Is it possible for a simple surface to have the same performance a normal glider does? Is it possible for it to be as easy to fly as an entry level school wing? Is it possible for a glider to give a new meaning to the definition of free flying joy?
If you are an adventurous Hike&Fly passionate mountaineer, you will find the Skin to be the perfect lightweight ultra-compact companion to carry with you anywhere. Its effortless inflations with or without wind, take off abilities from just about any spot, followed by superior flight handling and soft precise landings make it a serious wing choice to consider by many pilots.
But the Skin is not only a descent wing; it will surprise you by its climbing abilities in thermals, gliding and speed (12 cm speed bar travel). Those assets make the Skin a very enjoyable, safe and very stable glider for all pilot levels in various flight conditions.
Try it, discover it and be thrilled! The adventure is at your fingertips!
How is it possible for such a small wing without intrados to be so diverse?
The answer is primarily due to the incorporation of five closed cells on the intrados, reinforcing the overall surface structure and dispersing the air flow evenly.
These cells are also the primary cause for a really short and progressive take off, as well as for a great speed range and efficiency.
Its added benefits derive from using the SLE, DRS and the new Titanium technologies combines with classic materials and the revolutionary Nitinol used for the internal glider structure. Positively affecting various areas of the wing by keeping its profile under constant cloth tension, the Nitinol facilitating unrestricted airflow over the wing's surface for better performance. This also gives us the opportunity to design lighter wings and less affected by the packing procedure, thus the Nitinol is impervious to deformations, hot temperatures, breaks. The Skin is a must have compact glider with minimal weight!
Skin, flying freely.
And for the hardcore pilots, available also the Skin P (light version). Same revolutionary design and same incredible sensations, but built with 100% ultralight materials to bring the wing's weight down to a bare minimum.
The fabric, lines, risers and wing size can all be changed to customise and adapt the model to suit your needs and preferences. Contact us and we will personally explore all the possibilities.
Didier Goujon - France
The Skin is pure wonder! Solid, extremely light, with a simple line layout for an easy setup and docile inflation. No wind needed to bring it overhead before an immediate no stress takeoff which is an asset on tight mountainous terrains.Playful and precise in flight. Rolls and pitch are limited. It has a very good speed and glide, and hence a beautiful toy to have for all mountaineering trips or trekking adventures.
Basilio Silva - Spain
I’ve tried other single surface gliders, but although they always had positive aspects, they also had big disadvantages in terms of performance. The Skin, on the contrary, mixes really good performance with easy handling and lightness. A combination never seen before!