Niviuk Hook Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Niviuk Hook.

The Niviuk Hook paraglider in flight.
Just takin' it easy in an aerial armchair. Photo from Niviuk, used with permission.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 1-2
Size Designation S

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Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 prices in Euros!
Euros 3000 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3800 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2020 GBP
Australian Dollars 5050 AUD
South African Rand 28000 ZAR
South Korean Won 3640000 KRW
Indian Rupees 175300 INR

Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 75-95 kg (166-210 lbs)
wing weight 5.5 kg (12.2 lbs)
wing area (flat) 25.9 m² (279 ft²)
wing area (projected) 22.5 m² (242 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.5 m (38 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.3 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.1
aspect ratio (projected) 3.9
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 7.9:1
speed min 22 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 47 kph (29 mph, 25 knts)

Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel average
agility high
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through < 180 degrees
landing behavior easy
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
All the above were recorded when this Niviuk Gliders paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Niviuk Hook. I hope this approach is useful for getting a good idea of the colors when quickly comparing wings. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus something different adorning the leading edge.

red, with white and black tips

blue, with white and black tips

orange, with white and black tips

yellow, with white and black tips


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