Niviuk Skin 3 P

£2,299.00

Product code: NIVUK-SKIN3P

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Status: Current model

Condition: New

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Get ready for your next challenge. The new Skin 3 P is the lightest model in the Plume series ever produced. A new generation of single-surface wings designed for those who push hike & fly to the limit.

Technical Data


Size 

 

16

18

20

Cells Number   45 45 45
Aspect ratio Flat m2 5.5 5.5 5.5
Surface Flat m2 16 18 20
  Projected m 13.52 15.21 16.9
Span Flat m 9.38 9.95 10.49
Cord Max m 2.04 2.17 2.29
Lines Total m 251 267 282
  Main   2/3/2/2 2/3/2/2 2/3/2/2
Risers Number 4 A/B/C/D A/B/C/D A/B/C/D
  Accelerator mm 45 45 45
Total weight in flight Min-max Kg 60-85 70-90 85-110
Glider weight   Kg 1.6 1.8 2
Certification EN/LTF    926-1 B

B

Colours

Standard Colours: Sunrise, Atlas

Custom colours are also avalible.

Package Includes

  • Skin 3 P
  • Kargo 25 (for wing size 16/18)
  • Kargo 45 (for wing size 20)
  • Inner bag
  • Compression Strap
  • Riser Cover
  • Repair kit

P-series

EN/LTF B. Now more agile and versatile than ever.

Plume series in its purest form  

Light, simple to fly and much more fun. Take your hike & fly challenges to a more extreme level with the guaranteed comfort and safety of an EN B certified wing.

Designed for adventure 

The best choice for mountain and mountaineering enthusiasts looking for ultra-compact and versatile equipment.

Intense pleasure  

Maximum accessibility with better performance in lively air. The only limits are those you impose on yourself; the Skin 3 P offers more speed and stability to fly in thermals and make transitions as if it were a conventional wing.

About

The Skin P series surpasses itself with a new, more efficient and lighter version: the Skin 3 P. An EN B certified wing that allows you to experience the wonders of an ultralight single-surface wing.

The new Skin 3 P revolutionises the concept of lightweight as Niviuk have known it and offers the perfect balance between weight, performance and durability. A wing that can reach higher speed and offers more fun with a simpler and more efficient manoeuvrability, in comparison to its previous generation.

The wing’s flying characteristics are very similar to that of a conventional wing, which means it can be flown in thermals and strong wind conditions without compromising on safety and comfort. Much more stable than any single-surface glider on the market. From the moment of inflation and throughout the flight, the Skin 3-P allows you to fly even at high altitudes amongst high peaks with confidence. Dare to undertake all the vol-biv adventures you have ever dreamed of.

The use of ultralight materials (Porcher Skytex 27), combined with the application of the various Niviuk technologies resulted in a lightweight, comfortable and extremely versatile paraglider.

In terms of the wing’s structure, the Skin 3 P features a new self-inflating leading edge that means greater wing cohesion and facilitates higher speeds. Its internal structure has been completely redesigned. Based on the combination of ribs and diagonals, it has an optimal load distribution and this has allowed us to reduce the total line-set by more than 40%.

A new system of tensioning of the materials, first used when making the Icepeak Evox competition wing, prevents any type of deformation that degrades or hinders its thermal performance and contributes to its manoeuvrability.

Another innovation is its ultralight risers. Based on a combination of 6 mm Dyneema lyros webbing and 3 mm Dyneema rope, they incorporate a revolutionary new trimmer system widely used in high-performance wings. Thanks to this new design the wing features a trimmer system with a simple, easy-to-use, very light and without metal parts that increase the final weight since each riser only weighs 45 g including the brake handles and the trimmer system.

Thus the Skin 3 P has a longer brake travel and therefore better passive safety. The pilot can more accurately control the speed of the wing and ensure a more precise landing with a smoother flare.

The Skin 3 P also incorporates the ultralight IKS connection system between the risers and the lines. This system is based on a simple Dyneema loop provided with its own locking and blocking system. The use of Nitinol (TNT) in the profile reduced the weight even further and this ensures more uniform inflation for a better and easier take-off.

Without a doubt, the Skin 3 P is the ultimate in lightness, but it also incorporates everything necessary for any paragliding and high mountain enthusiast to feel safe and confident to complete any adventures.

Technologies

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.

3D Pattern Cut Optimization

The latest glider generation requires a new pattern design and an optimized fabric cutting process based on 3D technology.

Interlock System

The IKS (Interlock System) is an ultra-lightweight, high strength connecting system that aims to complement the light product range and replace the current systems based on the use of the maillons and/or carabiners. This new system is based on a secure connection using a simple Dyneema loop provided with a fixing and locking system, ensuring the complete efficiency and safety of the connection, and allowing the equipment to be ready at all times, either with or without load.

RAM Air Intake

Evolution and constant improving in all Niviuk products is the essence of the DNA of Niviuk's R&D team. Thanks to the new technologies created over recent years, Niviuk has conceived a new and more evolved and higher performing gliders. In this context, the RAM Air Intake technology should be pointed out.

Structured Leading Edge

The SLE provides more rigidity and stability along the span of the leading edge but also allows full flexibility along 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.

Titanium Technology

Constantly innovating, Niviuk always is on the hunt, looking for the latest and best materials to helps Niviuk design optimal products. For this reason, and after an extensive evaluation of its benefits and qualities, Niviuk decided to be the firsts manufacturer to use Nitinol in Niviuk glider line.

Reviews

"A faster glider that transmits a big sense of security while feeling nothing above the head."

- Mat Roche

"A super lighter and more sensitive glider, we feel a better penetration in the air and a wing that always feels accessible and safe."

Tim Roche

"I feel a real evolution, we get more speed, less weight, super-efficient trims, the feeling of a more solid and very accessible wing."

Zeb Roche

FAQs

What are the main new features?

The main new feature is its flying characteristics The Skin 3 is a glider that is easy to use, solid and really fun to fly. This translates into comfort during flight and is complemented by high passive safety so that the pilot can enjoy the experience.

Can I turn in thermals?

Without a doubt!  Both models are designed for the pilot to enjoy more top-to-bottom flights or sledge rides. Precise control and its small turning radius allow not only thermalling, but also precise centring in the cores. In both Skin 3 and Skin 3P, the feedback about the air mass is direct, as it is in conventional wings.

What kind of flights are possible with the Skin 3/3P?

The next generation of the Skin will broaden your horizons. With its great performance and excellent manoeuvrability, you can travel for miles and complete vol biv adventures. The fact that it is a single-surface wing does not influence its flight behaviour and it flies like a standard wing. In addition, it is a very suitable wing for pilots who are in their progression and learning phase as it transmits a lot of confidence and offers great accessibility.

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Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN B
LTF Certification LTF B
Shipping Details When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page
Model Status Current model

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