Niviuk Artik 4 (PAST MODEL)
ARTIK 4: GRAND TOURING
Cross Country | EN C
Only by understanding the pilots, can you offer them what they really need.
The everyday reality
Go all the way and without limits. Fly kilometre after kilometre to wherever your imagination leads you; nothing can stop your determination and will to fly.
Fly far away easily
This is the reason why we now can deliver a compact, stable, comfortable glider with a distinctive docile nature, blessed with a high degree of passive safety.
The Grand Touring class glider
Hike, take-off, fly and land...You have achieved your goal!
Designed to understand pilots needs, the Artik 4 will let you extraordinary piloting sensations and stress-less soaring in maximum comfort during extended flights.
The aim with Artik 4 was give answer to most important requests of EN C pilots. That is why we have worked on making handling easier and heighten the performance while keeping safety our top priority.
The first thing you will notice under the Artik 4 is the softer inflation followed by the capacity for the glider to take off serenely.
The profile has also been modified and includes the RAM Air Intake technology to keep the glider steady in any situation. Additionally, it transmits clear information to the pilot to let him focus on the pleasure of flying.
With its superb gliding even when fully accelerated, the Artik 4's efficiency could be compared to an EN D glider but yet, with the handling abilities as an EN C wing.
Piloting it is intuitive in all sense; allowing the pilot to make instant corrective decisions even in strong thermal conditions.
When pushed out, the speed bar is an efficient implement for a smooth, stable and yet strong acceleration throughout the whole travel range and hence producing an excellent sink rate as a result. The glider turns more precisely and effortlessly. Having it all under control you can then, make better decisions to truly enjoy the flight.
A whopping 8,77% in weight reduction demonstrates the effort and accomplishment made to reduce the glider inner bulk and profile resulting, more performance, enhanced safety and comfort.
The Artik 4 will cover your needs 365 days a year. It is our all around Grand Touring glider.
Artik 4 Technology
SLE (Structured Leading Edge)
The SLE provides more rigidity and stability along the span of leading edge but also allows full flexibility along the both the vertical and horizontal axis of each open cell. It ensures ease of movement on the ground, easier launches and high security in the air during turbulence, and whilst flying at speed.
RAM (Ram Air Intake)
The RAM air intake allows an optimal position for the air intakes (below the leading edge of the glider aligned with the under surface) to gain turbulent air absorption in the leading edge, more consistency in variable speed and a better performance while assuring maximum security.
DRS (Drag Reduction Structure)
The trailing edge has been reinforced with small ribs that make this part flatter in order to spread the pressure out evenly. It means better air-flow and less drag on this important part of the glider. The addition of these ribs gives the Artik 4 exceptional handling (better and more efficient when turning) and more control and precision.
3 LT (3 Liner Technology)
Its powerful profile, a detailed internal architecture structure and the use of high-tech strength materials make possible a significant reduction of the total length of suspension lines in order to reduce the parasite resistance and the weight of the glider to gain efficiency.
|lines||total meters (m)||226||237||245||255||267|
|All-up flying weight||min-max (kg)||60-73||60-80||75-95||90-110||105-130|
Colours: Sea (Blue); Sandia (Red); Teak (Purple); Abac (Green).
Artik 4 Videos
Niviuk Artik 4 - Remy Dumas
Niviuk Artik 4 - Aaron LaPlante
Niviuk ARTIK 4 - Roberta Perinetti
Niviuk Artik 4 reviews
Read Flybubble's reviews of the Artik 4.
The ARTIK 4 is also featured in Flybubble's Choose The Right Paraglider article and video series.
Carlo from Flybubble won the 2015 UK paragliding XC league on an Artik 4, with flights of over 7 hours and 200km!
Jérémie Lager: "Flying with the Artik4 was a pleasure! The glider's design and construction gave me a great sense of self-assurance and safety from the start! On takeoff the Artik 4 feels as light as mountain wings! In the air you can easily feel the air activity! Handling is precises and gives the pilot a lot of confidence. You can easily exploit weak thermals with agility! In stronger conditions, you will discover the Artik 4's power and stability assets for pure flying enjoyment!"
Anna Ermakova: "I started flying in June of 2010. While flying my previous glider I lost all confidence in myself as a pilot. I knew it was necessary to change the wing and I became interested in the Artik 4. After a few hours under it, I realized that the wing could be trusted. The Artik 4 gave me back my confidence in flight; I really liked its handling and performance. When I began to fly the wing, I could not believe my luck. My average flight time increased and I was flying farther and farther away with each new adventure. I became less fatigued in the air and could launch from more difficult takeoff spots. During the last eight months, I spent over 230 hours in the skies under my Artik 4 and subsequently beat my personal records over and over again: first in Bulgaria (141 km – free flight), then in India (162 km – free triangle), now in Colombia (93 km - FAI triangle).The Artik 4 has given me the opportunity to keep up with and learn from more advanced pilots. To me it is not just a wing, but rather a portal to amazing adventures. Observing the beauty of the Earth from a bird's vantage point of view changed my perspective on the world/life".
Barney Woodhead: "The Artik 4 is an absolute dream to fly, with very easy inflation using just a single A-line from either side, quick to rise but damped enough to sit comfortably overhead and very pitch stable on the ground and in flight. The speedbar is smooth and steady throughout the range with an excellent sink rate. The turn feels sharp and precise resisting roll well, to give a nice efficient flat turn whereas, in "fun" mode with aggressive large brake input the Artik 4 will roll up making it a joy to pull big wingovers. An accessible En C glider with superb handling and performance the Artik 4."
Evgeniya Belova: "Paragliding is so amazing! The first time I flew was three years ago. I had been working hard for a while, so flying provided some respite for my brains and nerves. I discovered a new world I am always happy to be in. A year ago I started looking for a new glider. I wanted to step up from an EN-B to EN-C wing but needed stability and speed. The Artik 4 was it and fit the bill 100%! I've flown over 200 hours with my green Artik 4 and I am totally thrilled about it. The wing is truly stable, enabling me to make flat turns in thermals with minimal incline even in turbulence. I made my first 100 km track with my Artik 4 in Bir this past October, it was a stunning flight, so long and so interesting. I started to take part in various competitions and it was also a good experience to further my technical skills."
|EN Certification||EN C|
|LTF Certification||LTF C|
|Model Status||Past model|