Niviuk Bi Skin 2 P

£3,500.00

Product code: NIVUK-BISKIN2P

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BI SKIN 2 P: DOUBLE DELIGHT

Witness the birth of the first single-surface, lightweight (3.3kg) certified tandem wing. Enjoy and share your hike & fly and vol-biv adventures under the same wing.

P-Series | EN/LTF B

THE LIGHTEST TANDEM WING IN THE WORLD

Weighing only 3.3kg and with an extremely reduced packing volume, this single-surface tandem has the capacity to carry loads of up to 190kg on endless adventures.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES FOR TWO

Unimaginable take-offs, incredible flights and gentle but absolutely controlled landings. Unmatched manoeuvrability to share your passion.

NEW ROADS, NEW CHALLENGES

Innovation is not just going one step further, but exploring new directions. Discover the wing that marks a milestone in the world of paragliding.

More about Bi Skin 2 P

Innovation is not just going one step further, but exploring new directions. Discover the wing that marks a milestone in the world of paragliding.

The Bi Skin 2 P has been certified as EN B. It is the lightest tandem wing in the world. Designed for leisure flights as well as commercial flights, this single-surface glider only weighs 3.3kg and for the first time both pilot and passenger can share the thrill of flight, hike & fly and vol biv adventures using the same wing with complete safety.

Available only in one size, the new Bi Skin 2 P marks a milestone in the world of paragliding due to its weight and extremely small packing volume. It is also surprisingly agile and is capable of instilling a high degree of confidence in the pilot and, consequently, the passenger.

The selection of the materials for the Bi Skin 2 P has been key to meeting our three objectives: to produce an extremely lightweight, safe and durable sail. A single-surface wing without undersurface, the upper surface is made from Porcher 32g cloth and the leading edge is made from Porcher 38g, where flexible Nitinol rods also offer more durability and form stability. Light and thin risers (12 mm) are made from robust Kevlar Webbing and the lines are unsheathed Aramide, except the brakes, which carry less load so are made with Dyneema to further reduce weight.

The combination of all these elements plays a key role in each phase of flight. Starting with a quick, surprisingly easy and very short takeoff. In nil wind, this single-surface 31 m² wing inflates above the pilot and passenger without requiring time, effort or excessive space; which makes it ideal for takeoffs from narrow or difficult areas like the peak of a mountain, a rocky slope or in snow.

Due to the sum of several aspects, the manoeuvrability of the wing will impress during the flight. The six closed cells provide great internal pressure and, therefore, consistency and responsiveness to pilot input. The low curvature of the wing prevents any pendulum effect and due to the examined line plan and its perfect load distribution (to 190 kg), the wing flies smoothly. The short brake travel provides excellent control in turns and direct but very responsive handling, which is augmented by the ease with which the risers are handled. Finally, the extreme lightness of the entire wing ensures that the inertia and aerodynamic drag will be reduced and ultimately, thanks to its superb performance, the pilot and passenger can enjoy a new wing model that goes beyond being just a paraglider for top-to-bottoms.

Another important aspect is the landing, where safety and accuracy are paramount. Thanks to the effective trimmer system which comes as standard, the Bi Skin 2 P is able to transform its momentum into a smooth glide, allowing good energy retention and roundout for a soft and fully controlled touchdown. Thus, it is not only possible to land in areas unthinkable for a conventional wing, but both pilot and passenger have a perfect end to their flying experience.

The Bi Skin 2 P is certainly a unique and revolutionary wing that marks a milestone not only in the world of tandem paragliding but in the general paragliding market as well.

Like all P series gliders, the Bi Skin 2 P comes with IKS 1300 kg (a connecting system to join the lines to the risers) as standard. Being 25 times lighter (0.2 g), the IKS system has a load-bearing break point of 1300 kg, compared to the 800 kg of the classic maillons. IKS is an ultralight connection system specially designed for mountain and lightweight equipment.

Colours: Sunnyside (Sunny) or Tulip

Technical Data

size

31

cells - number 39
cells - box 39
flat - area (m2) 31
flat - span (m) 13,06
flat - aspect ratio 5,5
projected - area (m2) 26,17
projected - span (m) 10,39
projected - aspect ratio 4,12
flattening 15
cord - maximum (m) 2,94
cord - minimum (m) 0,61
cord - average (m) 2,37
lines - total meters (m) 522
lines - height (m) 8,24
lines - number 394
lines - main 3/3/4/3
risers (4) A/B/C/D
risers - trims (m/m) 60
risers - accelerator (m/m) NO
total weight in flight – min (kg) 110
total weight in flight – max (kg) 190
glider weight - (kg) 3,3
certification (EN/LTF) B

Niviuk Bi Skin 2 P reviews

Chrigel Maurer, former world-champion and four times winner of the Red Bull X-Alps, had fun with Niviuk’s Bi Skin 2 P: "I have done several flights in different conditions with passengers weighing between 30 to 75kg and was impressed with the launch by foot and ski! I really like this glider, it gives me a new horizon in tandem flying! Especially the weight of the canopy makes the ascent of the Jungfrau peak at 4158m easier! In the air, the handling and simplicity makes the wing a lot of fun. The performance is good for thermalling and the glide ratio is perfect! Thanks for building this wing!"

Tom Payne, former Red Bull X-Alps competitor and British Team member shares his impressions of the Niviuk Bi Skin 2 P ultralight tandem wing: "Had my first flight on the Bi Skin 2 P today. It was only a top to bottom, but I was really impressed. Pack volume and weight are tiny. Well-built with lots of attention to detail. It looks like every aspect of this wing has been thought through. Effortless launch in zero wind. Really sweet handling in the air: light, direct, and buttery smooth. Enough performance to throw around, but still very damped exits from wingovers and spirals - nice for the passenger! Decent glide. Good flare authority for landing. Basically, I loved it. I feel that it's a great wing for normal recreational tandem use and of course it opens up so many adventure possibilities. I can't wait to fly it again!"

Parapente Mag review: "The lightness and compact design are really impressive: a 3.3 kg tandem which, once folded, can fit into a 30L backpack... we have never seen anything like it!" The review focussed especially on the take-off phase which it describes as "exceptional". They added: "Julien Irilli took off from the top of the Grandes Jorasses and also reported that even at more than 4000 meters altitude and with a slight tailwind, Bi Skin 2 P takes off perfectly". In the air and flying alongside dozens of other wings, Philippe Lami writes that "the wing-loading is surprising and once in the air, Sabine and I were again impressed. We didn't lose out to the other wings. The Bi Skin 2 P climbs, penetrates, advances and pushes really well, just like the other wings around us. The turn is direct and precise, with a sweet, soft and light handling, close to that of a single seater: a pleasure". He adds that Bi Skin 2 P is not just a glider for top-to-bottoms, but "in thermals it climbs in a truly effective way". As for landing, in this case with the trimmers completely open, "the speed translates into a moderate but noticeable roundout, and our touchdown was very gentle". Finally, the publication emphasises the user-friendliness of this revolutionary EN B tandem and adds the views of Julien Irilli, who explains that "3.3 kg is a true revolution for high-altitude mountaineering", and praises its very fast acceleration, the sensitivity of its handling in the air and the lightness when piloting it. Full review (French, PDF).

Voler Info-Free Aero magazine had the chance to test the lightest tandem in the world and they are extremely enthusiastic. They said: "We were able to do a few flights on a tandem Bi Skin 2 P with different all up weights and noticed that, in fact, the trimmers allowed very gentle landings. At the bottom of the weight range, it isn’t even necessary to activate them, even in nil wind! With an all up weight in the top part of the range, the load take up is average, but it’s compensated for by the time that you save during the inflation: the distance to run, therefore, remains fairly short". About the flight behaviour they said: "In thermals, it often holds up just as well as a ‘full’ tandem with two surfaces. In weak conditions, the Bi Skin 2 P can even be better because, with its impressive handling, it lets you play with the thermic bubbles almost as if you were on a solo wing. When you use the brakes, with very little effort, it starts to turn immediately in a small radius, by advantageously mixing the yaw with a light roll. It’s very nice! On the other hand, if you want to lean it further, the force in the controls increases a lot before the wing increases the roll. All this is very efficient and very safe. It isn’t just in the air that this tandem is surprising and has great performance, but also on the ground. The inflation is impressive: the wing really does come up all by itself. Once it’s overhead, there’s another surprise: even in a light breeze, the wing floats above your head and waits patiently for the signal to take off". Their conclusion: "This tandem is a real revolution. It’s no doubt a real work of art and it appears to be simply made, but in reality is very high-performance and sophisticated. For private tandem pilots who want to climb mountains on foot with the minimum amount of weight for the maximum amount of pleasure, the Bi Skin 2 P opens up new horizons". Full review: English | French (PDF)

Downloads

Bi Skin 2P Manual
EN test (B) Report: trimmers closed | trimmers open

Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN B
LTF Certification LTF B
Shipping Details 1-3 workdays
Model Status Current model

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