Niviuk Takoo 4
Takoo 4: tandem like never before
The ultimate experience in tandem flying. EN/LTF B certified.
It is not an improvement, it is the best
A wing with performance at the highest professional level and at the same time, an accessibility and comfort that recreational pilots will fall in love with.
Delight from start to finish
A good start is as important as a happy ending. Its excellent loading and speed retention allow smooth and safe take offs and landings for both the pilot and the passenger.
Innovation in the service of pilots
Thanks to a modern architecture based on light, flexible and resistant materials, the Takoo 4 boasts absolute safety and high durability.
More about Takoo 4
The one thing better than a good flight it is having someone to share it with. The Takoo 4 is not only better than its predecessor, it is the most complete tandem ever created. Displaying excellence in all facets of flight, it has performance of the highest level as well as maximum comfort and manoeuvrability. A tandem researched and designed to offer the best experience for both professional and recreational flights.
From the first moment of take off, the wing's incredible inflation and immediate load-bearing will delight the most demanding pilots. The Takoo 4 offers complete control in roll, as well as optimal circulation and air flow thanks to the application of STE (Structured Trailing Edge) technology. As a result, when we reduce the speed of the wing its entire surface slowly starts to bend, not only its trailing edge.
Once in the air, its incredible performance in thermals facilitates a quick and easy ascent. The ELS (Ear Lock System) is a simple and easy-to-use pull-and-lock system that allows the pilot to effectively carry out any rapid descent technique.
Reaching higher speeds and avoiding deformations in the leading edge is already a reality. The wing is more rigid and stable along the span of the leading edge but also allows full flexibility along the both the vertical and horizontal axis which assists with the durability of this part of the canopy. In addition, the upgraded trimmer system and brakes are much more effective than ever, allowing you to be more confident in stronger winds.
With a new and more evolved profile than ever, well defined and clean, with a maximized internal pressure, the Takoo 4 is given an enormous capacity to absorb turbulence. Its new design maintains its aerodynamic qualities throughout the speed range and can be controlled at low speeds. In short, a glider with total stability, which allows absolute control.
Durability was one of our priorities in its development, and is one of the greatest advantages of the Takoo 4. It is a paraglider built using a clever combination of 38 g and 32 g fabrics and based on the idea of using light materials, such as the combination of nickel and titanium (Nitinol) that reinforces the leading edge and gives the wing more lightness and flexibility. By design it does not have a competition line set, which are much more vulnerable to premature wear, but durable lines which are also easier to sort. It also has an efficient 3D contour, thanks to an extra seam in the longitudinal axis of the glider, which gives more consistency and volume to the profile.
In short, the Takoo 4 is not only the best tandem created to date, it is the first of a new generation where high performance for the professional and the comfort for the recreational pilot are combined to offer incredible adventures.
* A light version (Takoo 4 P) of this model is available on request (not certified).
Find out more about Niviuk Paraglider Technologies
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|cells - closed||6||6||6|
|cells - box||29||29||29|
|flat - area (m2)||38.5||41||44|
|flat - span (m)||14.55||15.02||15.55|
|flat - aspect ratio||5.5||5.5||5.5|
|projected - area (m2)||32.65||34.77||37.32|
|projected - span||11.62||11.98||12.42|
|projected - aspect ratio||4.13||4.13||4.13|
|cord - maximum (m)||3.31||3.41||3.54|
|cord - minimum||0.83||0.85||0.88|
|cord - average||2.65||2.73||2.83|
|lines - total meters (m)||366||378||392|
|lines - height (m)||8.66||8.94||9.26|
|lines - number||266||266||266|
|lines - main||3/3/3/2||3/3/3/2||3/3/3/2|
|risers - number (4)||A/B/C/D||A/B/C/D||A/B/C/D|
|risers - trims (m/m)||100||100||100|
|risers - accelerator (m/m)||NO||NO||NO|
|All-up weight min-max (kg)||110-190||120-220||140-240|
|glider weight (kg)||7.1||7.4||7.8|
|certification (EN / LTF)||B||B||B|
Standard colours: Ananas, Sunrise, Mars, Bellini
Niviuk Takoo 4 reviews (pilots' opinions)
"A lightweight wing with a solid construction, designed for intensive use. Brilliant performance!" - Jeremy Lovey, professional tandem pilot
"A versatile high-performance wing, with excellent manouevrability and efficiency in thermals." - Antoine Laurens, professional tandem pilot
"Excellent performance, especially when climbing in thermals." - Alex Anselmet, professional tandem pilot
"Manouevrability and excellent performance in thermals. A wing above the rest." - Patrick Avenne, professional tandem pilot
"The leading edge performs incredibly well in the thermals, providing a very pleasant feel." - Yael Margelisch
"Nitinol provides a big advantage when packing and increases the longevity of the wing." - Nico Treins
"You have an immediate sense of manoeuvrability and performance in one versatile and impressive wing." - Steph Chetoux
"Easy to inflate, it always feels stable and the acceleration and take-off are without equal!" - Jean Gabriel Thillard
"It always conveys the feeling of safety, allowing you to play and do any acrobatic manouvre." - Jérémy Péclard
|EN Certification||EN B|
|LTF Certification||LTF B|
|Shipping Details||1-3 workdays|
|Model Status||Current model|