Niviuk Skin 2 P
SKIN 2 P: ULTRALIGHT, HYPER-ADVENTUROUS
The fellow traveller for your most demanding hike & fly adventures, where every gram counts. A new certified version of the legendary ultralight Niviuk wing, now more accessible and durable.
P-Series | EN/LTF B
CONTROL THAT SETS YOU FREE
The integration of the trimmer system allows greater control and expands your range of possibilities: decide where, when and now also how to land with absolute safety.
ONLY FOR EXPLORERS
Surprisingly compact and light, the Skin 2 P is especially designed for mountaineers and people who love the high mountains. The wing for true explorers.
Minimum weight and maximum accessibility, now certified. Enjoy your extreme adventures with a wing which is more manoeuvrable and stable than ever.
More about Skin 2 P
The Skin 2 P is the ultralight version of the Skin 2, the second generation of the revolutionary single-surface wing which is now certified. Designed and optimised to meet the most stringent demands of mountaineers and high mountain lovers, this new model offers greater stability, comfort and durability without affecting the lightness and performance that characterised its predecessor.
With the new Skin 2 P, the pilot is able to undertake new and exciting hike & fly challenges with all the comfort and confidence of a conventional paraglider. The main difference and advantage? Its reduced weight and volume allow you to experience all this comfort from the moment the wing takes off.
The wing takes the pilot's weight so quickly and easily, it makes any peak or slope into a possible and perfect take-off area. The light weight of the wing and its single-surface nature make it inflate effortlessly and in a matter of seconds is above the pilot's head.
In the air, the Skin 2 P proves to be much more than just a wing for descending mountains. It exhibits all the stability and consistency.
The incorporation of an extra closed cell, the improved distribution of the lines (all unsheathed) and the ultralight materials used (Porcher 27 g/m² cloth, Dyneema for the brakes, risers and Interlock System) make the Skin 2 P a more compact wing, with optimum load distribution and less inertia. All this translates into a surprisingly mellow wing that is more manoeuvrable and responsive than ever.
The newest feature, the integration of the trimmer system, has been key to ensuring easy landings. Thanks to a better speed retention the wing permits a more efficient flare and a smoother roundout. The landing is smooth, precise and completely controlled.
So that your Skin 2 P and your adventure ambitions never leave you, we have reinforced the structure of the sail to offer you a more robust wing with an extraordinary compromise between weight and durability.
Skin 2 P, the most responsive and light answer to your most stringent demands.
Technologies Skin 2
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. The SLE ensures ease of movement on the ground and high security in the air during turbulence and whilst flying at speed.
With the SLE system there is no longer a need to use large amounts of mylar material to achieve leading edge reinforcement. This reduction in material has reduced the weight of the leading edge and the result is precise handling on the ground and easier launches.
The SLE also helps to prevent deformation of the leading edge and therefore with correct care will extend the life and efficiency of your glider.
In addition to the SLE, we work on new geometry and layout of the internal reinforcement. This new internal restructuring offers better overall cohesion of the glider and incredible stability during turbulence.
TNT (TITANIUM TECHNOLOGY)
Constantly innovating, we always are on the hunt, looking for the latest and best materials to helps us design optimal products. For this reason, and after an extensive evaluation of its benefits and qualities, we decided to be the first manufacturer to use Nitinol in our glider line.
Nitinol is an alloy of 50% nickel and 50% titanium. This technology in our rods offers three major advantages of optimizing the performance of a paraglider, compared to those made out of Nylon:
- The addition of Nitinol rods in the profile has the immediate result of substantially reducing the overall weight of the wing by about 13%.
- Nitinol has two very specific properties: shape memory and super elasticity. The flexible rods always regain their functional optimal shape, even after tight bending, no wrinkles or residual mechanical alterations affect their integrity.
- As a result, the wing's leading edge is then preformed on the ground and allows a uniform progressive inflation phase to take place, which considerably facilitates the take-off. The wing surface is perfectly taut, wrinkle free and without parasitic cloth movements, the glide is thus optimized in all flight phases.
In addition, the rods are outfitted with plastic protectors at their ends to prevent fabric damage.
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 glider exceptional handling (better and more efficient when turning) and more control and precision.
IKS (INTERLOCK SYSTEM)
The IKS is an ultralight connection system specially designed for mountain and lightweight equipment. With less weight than the traditional delta maillon and much more resistant.
Moreover, it is fitted with a locking system providing greater efficiency at maximum load. Dyneema braids stitched together with a locking strap.
P-Series gliders (light), Skin P, Artik P, Ikuma P and Hook 4 P, come as standard with the IKS 1300 kg, a version made to connect the lines to the risers.
Being 25 times lighter (0,2 g), this IKS model has a load bearing braking point of 1300 kg compared to the 800 kg of the classic maillon.
Notice: the IKS 1300 kg system was not designed nor proven to connect the risers to the harness and/or a rescue parachute to the harness.
3DL (3D LEADING EDGE)
Adding an extra seam to the leading edge on the span axis of the glider helps to shape a compact 3D profile and have better connections to the new 3DP front panel’s layout.
When sewn together, the fabric pattern orientation and panel positioning are taken into account to avoid creases and ultimately obtain a perfect load distribution. As a result the glider profile is cleaner, to the benefit of performance and durability.
The application of this innovation to the profile is key to reaching the perfect shape from 2D to 3D.
3DP (3D PATTERN CUT OPTIMISATION)
Our paragliding and paramotor wing designs have changed significantly over time; hence considerably affecting the leading edge shape.
The latest glider generation requires a new pattern design and an optimized fabric cutting process.
The new leading edge arrangement calls for each cell panel to be manufactured independently from the others according to the final wing layout positioning, resulting in a crease-free surface with better fabric tension. We could use the analogy of a rugby ball made of different sewn individually shaped panels to obtain the perfect characteristic oval shape without wrinkles.
An optimised process is used to cut the fabric in a specific directional angle, depending on each panel’s final location. If the cloth pattern is correctly aligned with the load axis, the material is deformed to a minor degree to benefit the aerodynamic properties of the leading edge.
The application of this innovation, together with the 3DL, is key for reaching the optimal modelled form and function from 2D to 3D.
RAM AIR INTAKE
Evolution and constant improving in all our products is the essence of the DNA of Niviuk’s R&D team. Thanks to the new technologies created over recent years, we have conceived new and more evolved and higher performing gliders. In this context the RAM Air Intake technology should be pointed out.
The evolution of RAM Air Intake
The RAM provides optimised internal pressure for better airflow; therefore, the glider is more compact at any angle of incidence and all trim settings. It reduces the risk of experiencing a collapse while bringing better control and stability to the overall structure. Moreover, the RAM improves the wing’s turbulence buffering ability.
Technology, a priority for Niviuk
For us, giving importance to small details means continuing working towards our goal. It means keeping focused on technology as a priority. It means provide innovation and quality to all pilots.
Niviuk Skin 2 P size 18
Niviuk Skin 2 P reviews
The wing has much more dynamic behaviour than the previous model and has more features. It is beautiful for thermalling and turns better in many ways. In straight-line flights, its predecessor could vibrate a little. This model, however, goes straight as an arrow. In short, it's a proper toy.
- Antonio Squaquara, Italy
I love the fact that we now have the trim and use the glider with more confidence in stronger winds. The RAM system in the leading edge seems to work well and I had a good feeling of a strong wing with no anormal wing movements. It’s very easy to keep the Skin 2 on the top of your head even with weak wind!
- Zeb Roche, France
|EN Certification||EN B, EN 926-1 Load Test|
|LTF Certification||LTF B|
|Shipping Details||1-3 workdays|
|Model Status||Current model|