Niviuk Hook 5 P Review – Our opinion
The light version of the Hook 5, the Plume version (P) accidentally got an EN-A. Important note: It has an aspect ratio of 5.3. So it is likely the EN-A glider with the highest aspect ratio and on the market. Even thought it has an A, you should look at it as an EN-B, a Low-B. Thats what Niviuk aimed it for. We think it’s very relaxed to fly in turbulent air, you feel very safe with this wing. It doesn’t move much above you and is also very stable without active piloting.
What we like about the Hook 5 P
-easy to launch
-very agile in thermals
-Nitinol rods offer careless packing
-sheated bottom lines
-relaxed extrem flight behaviour
-very hard to stall
-cheaper than others
The last point is probably the one that stands out the most on this wing. Before the wing stalls, it gets crazy hard on the brakes. It feels like your trying to stall a tandem. Stalling your glider accidentally won’t happen with this. But the brake pressure is not hard higher up, it’s easy and effortless to turn, only down there it gets really hard.
Good to know
- Made out of the slippery D20 Silicon coated ripstop
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