Niviuk Hook 3 (PAST MODEL)

£2,750.00

Product code: NIVUK-HOOK3

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Status: Past model

Condition: New

Its high level of comfort in flight and its great efficiency make the Hook 3 the cutting edge wing in the EN B class. The Hook 3 features the latest technology which is accessible to all pilots. Let your emotions soar with the Hook 3.

A Technology Privileged

When the experience of the past meets the innovation of the future the perfect balance is achieved. Equipped with the latest technology handed down from competition wings.

Higher Performance and Total Comfort

The Hook 3’s new features allow pilots enjoying total comfort in flight. Let yourself be guided by this high performance wing.

New Emotions

The Hook 3 offers a new way of feeling the pleasure of flying. Dare to enjoy new experiences and feel new emotions.

The new edge of the En B gliders

In this sport the evolution and a constant search for a glider that flies higher and safer. Nothing remains static and everything changes. The technological advances and the high performances achieved in the top categories are the new expectations that pilots wish to find in their new wing and gliders must constantly excel to be on the par to offer what is expected from them

The Hook 3 is the heir of the experience and knowledge acquired all along years of commitment and research to get the latest technology accessible to all pilots.

In technology, less is more

In the Hook 3 we have managed to reduce to the minimum the parasite resistance. We have cut down the total length of the suspension lines which generates minor friction and consequently increases the performance of the wing. It means 67 metres less lines and 23 per cent less drag than its predecessor.

That reduction is possible thanks to the implementation of the 3-line glider technology. Consequently much meticulous work was required in the inner profile; an elaborate distribution of ribs, intraribs, diagonals ribs and load tapes to distribute the load more efficiency as well as with the minimum anchor points.

This unique internal architecture keeps the profile always in an optimal shape. It controls the lossof pressure and turbulence through the cohesion of the profile; more stable resulting in easier handling.

The trailing edge has been reinforced with small ribs that spread out the pressurein this part of the glider. The addition of these ribs gives the Hook 3 exceptional handling (better and more efficient when turning) and more control and precision.

The RAM air intake in the leading edge guarantees for more aerodynamic efficiency, a consistent airflowleading to easy piloting. The Hook 3 is equipped also with the SLE system (Structured Leading Edge), one of the reasons of the success of our Serial Class and Sport Class wings. Both technologies meet to provide high performance with maximum security.

As a result, the Hook 3 is a technology privileged glider.It is a glider for all pilots who wish to be equipped with latest performance and technology, without sacrificing the usual safety found in the EN B class.The Hook 3 is a soul mate adaptable to your needs.

Feel the difference

What’s the difference? Our R+D team focused oninnovation, on changing the design of the wings, on looking for new materials and on offering the same quality as usual to achieve our main goal: improve the experience of the pilots, because the pilot is the most important thing to us.

Discover the power of the Hook 3 and surprise yourself with its possibilities.Hook 3, there is no need to settle for anything less.

Niviuk Hook 3 Video

 

Technical Data

Hook 3

   

21

23

25

27

29

               

cells

number

 

52

52

52

52

52

 

closed

 

8

8

8

8

8

 

box

 

23

23

23

23

23

               

flat

area

m2

21

23

25

27

29

 

span

m

10,65

11,15

11,62

12,08

12,51

 

aspect ratio

5,4

5,4

5,4

5,4

5,4

               

projected

area

m2

17,85

19,55

21,25

22,95

24,65

 

span

m

8,45

8,84

9,22

9,58

9,93

 

aspect ratio

4

4

4

4

4

               

flattening

%

15%

15%

15%

15%

15%

               

cord

maximum

m

2,47

2,58

2,69

2,8

2,9

 

minimum

m

0,49

0,52

0,54

0,56

0,58

 

average

m

1,97

2,06

2,14

2,23

2,31

               

lines

total meters

m

208

218

227

236

245

 

height

m

6,5

6,8

7,09

7,36

7,63

 

number

 

180

180

180

180

180

 

main

 

A/B/C

A/B/C

A/B/C

A/B/C

A/B/C

               

risers

numbers

3

03/03/02

03/03/02

03/03/02

03/03/02

03/03/02

 

trims

 

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

accelerator

m/m

150

150

150

150

150

               

total weight

minimum

kg

50

65

80

95

110

in flight

maximum

kg

70

85

100

115

130

               

glider weight

kg

4,7

5

5,3

5,6

5,9

               

certification

EN/LTF

in process

in process

B

in process

in process

 

Downloads

Catalogue
Hook 3 Eng. Fra. Esp. Ita. Deu. Jap. Kor. Chi.

Manual
Hook 3 Eng. Fra. Esp. Ita. Deu.

Technical Data
Eng. Fra. Esp.

EN Certification
Hook 3 25. 
Hook 3 23. 
Hook 3 27. 
Hook 3 29. 
Hook 3 21. 

LTF Certification
Hook 3 25. 
Hook 3 23. 
Hook 3 27. 
Hook 3 29. 
Hook 3 21. 

Niviuk Hook 3 Reviews

Parapente Vuelo Libre magazine Hook 3 review
Parapente Vuelo Libre magazine reviewed the Hook 3: "The 3rd generation of the Niviuk Hook model is the best that this manufacturer has designed so far." "The new Hook is more solid and easy to fly than the previous version and it offers more performance in terms of gliding and speed." "Overall, it is a completely new concept. Their idea was to cover all En-B pilots range with a unique model (from advanced beginners to cross country pilots) and they achieved it. The Hook 3 is an easy handling glider, long lasting, well-built and comfortable to fly in all aspects"
Read the full article here (Spanish)

Parapente Mag Hook 3 review
The French magazine Parapente Mag published an interesting review about the Hook 3: “For those pilots who are mostly looking for pleasure without sacrificing the usual safety . A solid, easy-handling and playful glider... Even being a progression glider it is also a good choice to explore the horizons of the Cross Country...Niviuk, with the Hook 3 has the key to success."
Read the full article here (French)

Thermik magazine Hook 3 review
The German magazine Thermik reviewed the Hook 3 in an article where the glider was defined as: "a glider which is extremely interesting for B category pilots. Thanks to its good absorption and behaviour during extreme manoeuvres, it is a wing that can be placed in the middle segment of the category. It is recommended to those pilots who are looking for an elegant, easy to fly, secure and good performance glider. It covers the range between initial to intermediate pilots, even so it is also excellent for pilots from higher categories who are looking for good performance and security. The Hook 3 is excellent for Cross country flying!"
You can read the complete article here (German, PDF)

Eric Gueguen (France)
"I just returned a week ago from flying in Cantal with Alain Capoulade (Paragliding Puy Mary) where I reached 2500 meters in front of the astonished eyes of some experience pilots. Also, I flew the glider several times in perfect thermal conditions. The glider behaved really good (small asymmetric collapses). I felt it is robust and efficient in flight. I was always the first to take off and the last to land. It was a real pleasure."

Niviuk Hook 3 paraglider review: First flights and impressions (Flybubble)

 

Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN B
LTF Certification LTF B
Model Status Past model

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