Feb 19 2013
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Niviuk - Skate-2




The SKATE 2 is suited to the demands of the speedgliding pilots and the schools than the very successful predecessor.

The SKATE 2 has a new profile, more gliding but less lift which allows it to glide parallel with the ground in all relief. With three risers and a trim system which allows easy and ffective adjustments to the angle of attack the SKATE 2 can be securely set to follow the inclination of the slope, so preventing any unwanted take off. This trim system allows also a bigger speed range.

The reactions of the SKATE 2 at high speed or with great weight are progressive, predictable and noble. The profile does not allow to accumulate an excess of energy. In this way the glider remains controllable and precise.

The SKATE 2 is easy to use. Extremely easy to inflate, the action on the brakes is soft and progressive. An adequate repartition of the brake lines makes roll inexistent.

The Skate 2 is available in 4 sizes: from 8 up to 14 m. The most experienced and demanding riders will go for the smallest sizes. The less experienced riders will take advantage of the wide range of sizes, without being afraid not to progress.

The schools will be able to put sizes at the disposition without fear that the rider will take off. The result of all this mixture will make the SKATE 2 a new reference in the discipline of speed riding.

The Roamer is the reversible harness proposed with the SKATE 2. Fixings for skis and pockets for the quick folding bag (supplied) under the seat (for right or left handed pilots).



Colours for the 2011/12 season.




Manufacture: Niviuk Gliders



 Technical Data


Model Skate2 8m² Skate2 10m² Skate2 12m² Skate2 14m²
Area (Flat/Projected) 8m²/7,36m² 10m²/9,20m² 12m²/11,00m² 14m²/12,81m²
Wing Span (Flat/Projected) 4,88m/4,47m 5,29m/4,71m 5,80m/5,15m 6,26m/5,55m
Chord (max/min) 2,07m/0,77m 2,25m/0,84m 2,46m/0,92m 2,66m/0,99m
Aspect Ratio (Flat/Projected) 2,4
No. of Cells 21
Wing Material Polyamid 30D
Weight (kg) 2,5 2,7 3,0 3,3
Glide Ratio ?:1
Trim Speed ~ Top Speed ?km/h ~ ?km/h ?km/h ~ ?km/h ?km/h ~ ?km/h ?km/h ~ ?km/h
Recommended Fly weight (kg) Expert Advanced 45/75 75/100+



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