The Ikuma, a new easy performance glider able to carry you out through the best XC routes with the best performance-safety ratio.

Cross Country

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Easy Performance

The right glider for the right reasons. Able to adapt to all conditions with minimum risk. The perfect balance between ambition and passion with a safe and pleasant glider to fly with.

 Back Country

With the Ikuma no one can stop you to fly the skies at will, and discover new feelings along the way. Immerse yourself into new adventures full of intense emotions in each flight while following the most remote routes.


Developed with passion to face new challenges. The Ikuma draws attention and defines a new standard in its segment, with a piloting out of the ordinary. Powerful and agile, with an incomparable efficiency and comfort.

Designed to cover a broad range of pilot needs in a new category we have named Back Country, a definition explaining a new flying style rather than defining it by a certification code. The Ikuma meets the criteria demanded by all pilots with various expectations, offering them performance and safety in this new glider.

Tenacity and persistence to always skilfully reach for the next big achievement was the catalyst for Niviuk to design the Ikuma. As with the most precious diamonds found deep in the Earth’s surface, our engineers, lead by Olivier Nef, brought the wing to life. Serene, precise and fun to fly, it is the perfect glider to those most passionate and ambitious pilots.

With a sporty character, the Ikuma was engineered to enjoy and maximize every flight, feeling natural instinctive states of mind with each new flown route. Stress free piloting becomes essential and will let you concentrate on the fun part of the flight only. Guide your wing without restraints to wherever your fancy leads you.

Allow yourself to discover new corners of the sky regardless of the chosen route, from the known territory to far away uncharted remote places. Experience true Back Country flying under this safe glider with awesome performance levels.

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 a 3D technology.

Drag Reduction Structure

With the Drag reduction Structure technology, the trailing edge has been reinforced with small ribs that that makes this part of the glider flatter in order to spread the pressure out evenly. It means better air-flow and less drag on this important part of the glider.

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.

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.

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 firsts manufacturer to use Nitinol in our glider line.

IKUMA 21 23 25 27 29
Cells Number 57 57 57 57 57
Closed 12 12 12 12 12
Box 21 21 21 21 21
Flat Area m2 21 23 24.5 26.5 29
Span m 10.94 11.45 11.82 12.29 12.86
Aspect Ratio 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7
Projected Area m2 17.83 19.53 20.75 22.44 24.56
Span m 8.72 9.13 9.42 9.8 10.25
Aspect Ratio 4.26 4.26 4.26 4.26 4.26
Flattening % 15 15 15 15 15
Chord Maximum m 2.33 2.44 2.52 2.62 2.73
Minimum m 0.54 0.56 0.58 0.61 0.63
Average m 1.92 2.01 2.07 2.16 2.26
Lines Total meters m 220 230 238 247 259
Height m 6.67 6.98 7.2 7.49 7.83
Number 165 165 165 165 165
Main 2/1/1/3 2/1/1/3 2/1/1/3 2/1/1/3 2/1/1/3
Risers Number 3 A/B’/B/C A/B’/B/C A/B’/B/C A/B’/B/C A/B’/B/C
Trimmers NO NO NO NO NO
Accelerator mm 123 123 123 123 123
Total weight in flight Minimum kg 55 65 80 95 110
Maximum kg 75 85 100 115 130
Glider weight kg 4.4 4.8 5 5.3 5.7
Certification EN/LTF B+ B+ B+ B+

Additional information

Weight 13 lbs

21, 23, 25, 27, 29


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