The Klimber P is the first lightweight high-performance Niviuk EN D wing. Fully certified, this new model is intended for those pilots who want more: more performance, more aerodynamics, more adrenaline. Ideal for those who want to exceed their current limits, expert pilots who are insatiable for adventure flights, hike & fly and vol-biv aficionados who are looking for a tool to match their highest expectations.
The main objective of the R&D team was to find the perfect compromise between maximum performance and the least possible weight and volume. The result is that packing, carrying and flying the Klimber P is not only comfortable, it is an extraordinary experience. And all this, of course, meets the maximum safety standards and guarantees that are the hallmark of our company.
The Klimber P features a surprisingly short and fast take off, is totally consistent and without the tendency to over-shoot. For this reason the pilot is able to take off from the steepest slope, the narrowest ridge or the most irregular terrain, even in the most complex weather conditions.
Fundamental in the design and construction of this model has been the combination of technologies and materials which are light but extremely high quality: the upper cascade is made from unsheathed Dyneema and the lower cascade and main lines are made from unsheathed Edelrid; 5.5 mm Dyneema risers, Interlock System (IKS) instead of the classic maillons, the upper and lower surface is made from ultra-light 27g Skytex cloth; the reinforced leading edge uses 32g cloth and Nitinol rods have allowed us to reduce weight and they permit better airflow into the sail thanks to their ability to keep the shape of the cell openings intact. Finally, the internal wing architecture has been optimised to reduce the weight of the diagonal and profile ribs, which always maintain an optimum load capacity.
The performance factor is noticeable from first flight. The Klimber P has an incredible climb capacity thanks to its profile and trimming, designed to quickly take advantage of any rising thermal.
With a top speed approaching 60 km/h, the pilot will be able to maintain the perfect line through the effective glide offered by the wing. The effective glide is due to the ultra-lightness of the wing and its efficient aerodynamic profile.
However, all the potential and performance that this wing is capable of is only useful under one simple condition: that the pilot knows how to handle it. The manoeuvrability of this new model is a factor that merits special attention. The result: the Klimber P is a 3-liner that feels like a 2-liner; piloting it with the C-risers provides more performance while not deforming the profile, thereby gaining the speed and glide previously achieved. It is a super precise and responsive wing, with a brake cascade that allows the pilot to have a maximum control of the glider even in strong turbulence.
With an aspect ratio of 7, the wing never feels unstable and remains compact and solid at all times. Also, the reduced weight of the Klimber P, far from resulting in violent or inert reactions, gives it a totally predictable character which provides excellent, useful feedback.