Comme annoncé précédemment, le reportage complet sur Nervures est programmé dans la prochaine émission de "Carnets de vols", diffusée sur France 3 ce dimanche 9 novembre à 9h50.
Le thème principal de l'émission est le parachutisme...
Nous avons expliqué longuement la différence entre nos deux sports aux journalistes ; nous verrons ce qu'ils en auront retenu.
We were informed of the theft of Diamir M size n°54.
In case you have any news of this glider, please contact the store in Doussard.
tél : 04.50.27.77.01
A team from France 3 Television came to shoot a documentary on Nervures at Soulom just before we left for the Coupe Icare.
A first release was planned in the French TV3 news on 17 of September.
If you missed it, click here.
A longer version is planned for a future issue of the French serie "Carnet de vol".
Red Bull Elements 2014 was held Saturday, September 20 in Talloires.
See the videos
For the Paragliding part of the race, two teams have choosen the LOL 18. This wing is well suited to this type of event because of its qualities of lightness, easyness and speed.
- the Team MAG AVIRON CREWLINE SPORT wins the 3rd place with a very good performance of Hervé Franchino
- the Team Nervures with Stéphane Calvin ended at the fourth place.
Congratulations and see you next year with the Whizz.
Septembre est là, la Coupe Icare s'annonce !
Nous vous donnons rendez-vous sur notre stand du 18 au 21 septembre aux heures d'ouvertures d'Icare Expo.
Stand C15, Pavillon Rogallo.
The test of the Spantik has been published by Parapente+ in its September-October issue, number 436.
Have an happy reading !
The X-Pyr 2014, the X-fly competition along the Pyrenees from west to east, ended July 18 in Port de la Selva (Mediterranean), 5 days after the start of the beach of Hondarribia (Atlantic).
Alex reached the goal and finished at the fifth place behind Chrigel Maurer, Aaron Durogati, Toma Coconea and Stanislav Mayer.
Equipment: Diamir XS, harness cocoon Nervures X-Pyr S size, Plum rescue and front container.
Congratulations to him and to all the competitors who delivered us some beautiful flights.
The XS size of the Spantik glider is certified EN B, like all other sizes.
The first examplars are coming out.
Nervures will be on the 2nd edition of the X-Pyr, the paragliding competition created on the model of the X-Alps, but crossing the Pyrenees from West to East.
The pilot Alex Ciuhandlu, talented actor of the 1st edition, participates this year with Nervures's equipment :
- Glider Diamir
- Harness X-Pyr;-)
- Rescue Plum
We will follow him with attention.
To better know him, his web site.
Find out more about the race and competitors, click here.
Did Nervures pilots acquire a taste for CFD?
Diamir and Spantik wings encourage you to make kilometers ?
In any case, this spring you fly for miles.
We can not mention you all, but the last few weeks, the following pilots made nice things :
- Yoann Icart realise 83 km with Spantik on June 1
- Laurent Soleil, 138 km on May 31 with Diamir
- Laurent Faniel, 148 km on May 24 with Diamir for Two
- John Thomas and William Claus, 113 km with Diamir on May 24,
- Nicolas Cochet, 107 km with Spantik on May 24,
- Thierry Cortassa 105 km with Kailash on May 24,
-. Philippe Jalbert 170 km with Diamir on May 18
All these flights are online on the website of the French federation.
The Dutch pilots also have cross men.
Joris Roes describes his 57 km flight done with Diamir on May 31 on
To help pilots for installing their rescue on their NERVURES tandem wing, we have published this short installation notice (not translated).
Page "DOWNLOAD" here.
For all NERVURES tandem wings the system must be connected on C riser.
We wish you a very happy new year for 2014.
The Nervures's team
We will be closed from 24 of December till 2 of January.
Wishing you a happy christmas and holidays with full of beautiful flights !
SPANTIK in XS size will be available till the end of the year
We have noticed an unexecpected friction wear of the red line on our break handle caused by irregularities on the swivel finish.
Are concerned :
- Spantik Large to N°50 - to N°70 for Medium - to N°90 for Small
- Diamir from n° 81.
Please check your handle and if premature wear appears, advise us ; we will proceed to a free exchange.
All details in this doc .
September 1993 - September 2013.
It's been 20 years that NERVURES exist and produce wings design by Xavier Demoury sails for your pleasure.
We hope to make you fly for several years more...
Thanks for all of you who comes for all around the world !
We are very pleased to see you and discuss for your flying experiment !
Done ! our Diamir for Two tandem is homologated EN C for 140/200 kg
An outstanding wing for skilled pilots and pro whom looking for high level perf, no compromise on inflation and take off for 6.7kg ! On landing every pilots have the same comment : WHAOUH !
Manu BONTE and François CHAPUIS crossing Colombia from south to North in hike(and more) & fly mode.
Great adventure,great peoples and great flights with the ultimate wing for serious travel/flyers the DIAMIR
The SPANTIK S M & L are homologated you can find all information in the paraglider section of our website but also find the certificates of homologation and the flight manual in the download section
The new intermediate wing from NERVURES, EN-B with high perf and high securtiy for intermediate pilots or for serious flying men looking for cross country, hike and fly, SAT, helicopters....
Aspect ratio 5.4
3 sizes + one more soon
4.2kg in M 80/100kg
Detailed characteristics soon on our website
Our outstanding tandem wing 5.96 aspect ratio 6.7kg is in test in Switzerland at TWISTAIR school and at SOARING for this week end (in fact sunday, saturday we will go for snails and frogs hunting!)
Our price list is now available on this web site.
Please, click here.
"Hike and Fly" are more and more numerous and popular.
Whether in the form of friendly events or in a more competitive spirit, on one day or one week or more, the formula has its followers.
This enthusiasm pleases us, because we believe since a long time that XC-paragliding and mountain-paragliding can bring a lot of fun.
In a collaborative exchange, we have gathered the information we know so far. Do not hesitate to notify us of any missing.
Hike and Fly 2013.
The Nervures Team whishes you an happy new year with many good flights.
New press release in "Parapente +"
about Nervures organisation, workshops and workers .
For kiddies spreaders use, please have a look to the setting instructions .
Certification minutes for Diamir XS are on line "here" .
Benjamin Chanel recently déclared a nice 140 km triangle flight with a Faïal, performed on le last August 18th, starting from Saint André-les-Alpes.
His tracking "here".
On August 19 th, Mont Blanc top was "the place to be".
Amongst others, several Diamir and Faïal landed on the summit.
See video of the event by Stéphane Boulenger : tuto Mont-Blanc
The Diamir XS went through fligt test certification with level EN C, as other sizes.
A very good test report concerning our Diamir was published in the last "Parapente Mag" issue, n°142 june-july 2012.
Technical data on line "here".
Du 17 au 19 mai dernier, s'est déroulée la première édition de la Jura Hike&Fly, compétition marche et vol en deux étapes sur les versants Suisses du Massif du Jura.
Deux Diamir finissent en première et deuxième place devant une MCC Insignia, puis diverses Sky, Ozone, Gradient...
Bravo à Sylvain Freiholz et Christian Court.
The flight tests reports are online for the 3 sizes of the Diamir currently available : S, M and L.
See "Downloads page".
Jean Marie Bernos and his partner Chrystelle have become share holders of Nervures since the end of March. Jean Marie Bernos is an experienced and long standing paraglider pilot, he is now in charge of running and promoting Nervures.
Xavier Demoury with the help of Pierre Remy will concentrate on renewing and extending the Nervures range.
The Manuals for LOL 18 and Diamir are available in page "Downloads".
Certification tests (flight test and loading test) are finished for S and M sizes of Diamir.
The glider is EN C.
We are waiting for official certificates and will post them on our website upon receipt.
2012 prices will be valid from 1 March 2012.
You will not notice any significant change, only a few minor adjustments were made compared to last year.
They are available here.
The preset units of Diamir M have been gathering hours of flight during last weeks.
Diamir winter flights
They will be now sent to our distributors.
Preset of Diamir S have their first flights these days and Diamir L will be under construction at the begining of january .
Coupe Icare !
A lot of sun, good flying conditions, nice atmosphere in spite of the Xavier Murillo's absence.
This year Nervures has come in force to Saint Hilaire : Xavier, Manuele, Pierre, Jean-Marie Benjamin.
Pierre remy and Eric Viret have been demoing the latest 2 prototypes of the new top of the range glider, the Diamir and the new LOL 18.
Warm thanks to all visitors to our booth.
Images have been posted on Facebook by Benjamin Hillé and Jean-Marie Bernos.
Our project to replace the Kaïlash is mobilizing our time and energy in 2011. The performance comparisons place the prototype on a par with the best wings currently in class C, with the accessibility and steering capacity we expect from all Nevures wings. The Diamir M 80/95 kgs is close to being finished and will be in pretests in the week starting the 12th September 2011.
Principal characteristics: Aspect ratio 5.9, 59 cells, 25.5m2 when flat, 3 rows lining, with an extra ramification on the central C pyramid. Leading edge with polyamide rods and pinches in the decoration, stress bands between the pyramids. Our system of V shaped bottom panels associated with the diagonal ribs allow us to avoid bands of tension above C line row.
The standard version will be the lightest:
Mix of Sytex 27, Skytex 40 repellent and Skytext 45 classic.
Unsheathed suspension lines for the top and Dyneema pre-stretched for the lower parts.
Riser strap 15mm. Accelerator reeving 1/3-2/3 with ball rings pulleys.
Weight 4.4 kgs and folded volume of
What was meant to simply be a basic scaling of our LOL 20 has evolved into the development of an entirely new model. The lessons from the development of the Diamir (adoption of the rods, the associated system of pinches) have brought to the LOL significant progress on multiple points: consistent and reliable inflation in all conditions, modification of the pitch stability and enlargement of the flying domain in the high angles of attack (taking charge, efficiency in thermals and precision of flight). The LOL II 18 is also being tested during the week beginning the 12th Sept. All being well we will accept first orders at St Hilaire.
Principal characteristics: Length 4.7, 40 cells, 18m2 when flat
Construction is comparable to the LOL20 except the leading edge with polyamide rods and pinches in the decoration.
One version only: the light one
Mix of Sytex 27, Skytex 40 deperled and Skytex 45 classic.
Unsheathed suspension lines at the top (sheathed optional) and Dyneema pre-streched for the lower parts.
Riser straps 15mm with accelerators or 20mm with trim : weight 2.85 kgs
Dyneema halyard with trim : weight 2.65kgs.
Folded volume < 20 litres.
As usual, Nervures will be present at St Hilaire, the place to be between 22th and 25th September 2011.
Come and visit us Stand C15, "Pavillon Rogallo".
See you soon !
Xavier tested a new concept this summer: the paragliding cruise. Just the thing for a holiday in the countryside: plenty of aerial and aquatic sporting activities, a zest for adventure, a superb location and a decent dose of good fun.
As an aside, it was a great opportunity to fly the prototype of our future “Diamir”. More details in No. 137 of “Parapente Mag”
Instructors and students participating in the “Handi” training school last May, all hugely appreciated the inflation qualities of Aloha.
See the video.
Video and photo credit: Vincent Marbach and the ARHA foundation
The Aloha range is now complete and certified. The lightweight version, called simply Aloha, is offered in sizes S, M and L. It is designed for mountain and trekking use.
The Aloha Classique is manufactured with our standard fabrics association (Skytex 40 et 45). This model is available in size XS, S, M et L, either in paragliding or paramotoring version . The Aloha classique is perfectly convenient for teaching and easy flights.
For further information, please refer to the "products" page of the web site .
During French paramotor championship, the team Vincent Beutter & Anthony Martin, competing in the "Paramoteur Biplace décollage à pied" category, have selected our Plum Bi rescue parachute as safety equipement. Vincent et Anthony won the third place. Congratulations to them and their main sponsor "Ecole Française de Paramoteur" our retailer in Paris area.
Pierre Remy, French champion in 2009 is joining the Nervures team. To begin he will concentrate on technical tasks before enlarging his role as a test pilot and brand ambassador on the ground.
We are happy to welcome him.
The PV certifications of the tandem wing TOUBKAL are now available on our website.
To have a look, click here.
Here in the Pyrenees, April was an extraordinary month for free flying. There have been 12 declared flights of more than 100 kms since the start of the season, 3 of which were more than 150 kms.
The high point of the month was on Monday 18th when Pierre Remy recorded a flight of 172 kms under a borrowed Boom 6 departing from the Val d’Azun. He first headed west towards the Aspe valley before returning east to the Val d’Aran (a Spanish valley on the French side of the Pyrenees) before finally landing in Luchon.
Manu Bonte with a Kailash Bivouac passed the 100 km mark that he had previously only come close to. Again departing from the Val d’Azun he completed a triangle over Bedous (Aspe Valley), the Granquet summit above Salles-Argeles, the Pic Yeous above Saligos before return to land in Aucun, which one must say, is much more likely to get you home for dinner than landing in Luchon!
This is a great opportunity to salute those pilots who are multiplying flights with the Kailash and the Kailash Bivouac : Laurent Soleil, Frédéric Bernard, Jean Michel Allemand, Bernard Rivory, Gilles Hugon and others…
To see the GPS tracking of some of these flights look here :
All this encourages us to apply ourselves to the development of the future...
Our prices 2011 are online here.
There are in Euro, VAT included.
Our tandem Toubkal is available.
Developed for professional use, its characteristics can cover most needs : area 41 m2, PTV 110 to 220 kg, serenity in all phases of flight.
EN certification in progres.
We chose to make a nod to Africa by naming this new glider as the highest mountain in Morocco, Djebel Toubkal (4167 m).
The lightweight rescue for tandem is available.
The "Plum Bi" weighs 2.7 kilograms and is certified EN 12491 for a maximum load of 220 kg.
Feel free to contact us for more info.
The certification details for the "Aloha L" is now available on our website.
The Nervures team wishes you a happy and healthy 2011. We hope you this is the year you will make the flight you've been dreaming of - the one you've thought about on days when taking your paraglider out is simply not possible. It could be a cross country flight, or a simple "plouf" one evening when the light is fabulous, or perhaps a flight in the mountains with friends or a hard core trek-flight, or.... perhaps just your first big flight.
The Aloha, a new mountain wing certified in A! The wing was announced in the press and it is now available for testing in size M. The L size is still undergoing certification, and the size S is being finalised.
Find out more...
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The "bags" for the reserve chute "Plum" in sizes M and L were modified to better respond to your needs:
- there is now more than one model for all types of attachments (harness for the seat or the shoulders),
- the new bags are a little more spacious, which allows you to more easily set up your reserve chute,
- the bags are in a material that is more resistant to rips and tears. As a consequence they are slightly heavier (194 g instead of 163 g)..
Stable cross country flying or Speed Flying? Soaring or paragliding? Shape the air depending on your mood - LOL is ready for anything!
Find out more...
You were dreaming of a multi-use harness: cross country, trek-flying, bivouac-flying, tandem, and which offers the very best for each of these uses, without compromise...
Find out more...
The Faial (replacement of the Valluna) has ben certified under the EN standard. It is classed as a C at minimum weight (85kg) and B at max weight (115kg).
The replacement of the Valluna called "Faial" is nearly ready (EN flight test second week of December)
Technical specification for medium size:
-flat area: 27 m²
-take-off weight 80/100 kg
-aspect ratio 5.2
--Standard version 5.0 Kg
--Bivouac version 3.8 kg (spectra risers and unsheathed upper lines)
--Paramotor version 5.2 kg
Most of the improvement is on the handling with a more direct control response. Performance measurements to be confirmed are slightly better than Valluna with higher top speed. The Faial will also exist in:
-XS 22 m² (50-70 kg)
-S 24.5 m² 65- 85 kg
-L 29.8 m² (95 -125 kg)
More precisions, including price-list, within one month
Kailash is the new performance glider from Nervures. With the promise of great performance, exceptional handling and superbe thermal behaviour. They also have designed a light weight version; 4.3kg for the medium size!
Nervures has managed to design one of the lightest certified (proper certification ie EN, not some private test with high speed impact...;-) reserve parachute on the market.
The new harness from Nervures is finally ready. It features airbag, integrated rucksack and anchor shoulder points. All that for less than 2 kilos. We should get a couple in the UK very soon.
Find out more
After many prototypes and trials Nervures has achieved the design of the Swoop for speed flying.
Available in 2 sizes, 10 and 14 m², the Swoop combines power, acceleration, ease and performance.
For its 100th edition (July-August 2005) Cross Country Magazine has reviewed the Huapi Mountain and the Valluna Bivouac. Their comments about the Valluna Bivouacis: "The Nervures Valluna stood out from the pack as the lightest XC wing.". As for the Huapi Mountain their thought is: "A combination of nice handling, reasonable performance and tasty looks means that at 3.55 kg the Nervures Huapi came out top of the ultra-lightweights in our review"
Specifically designed for the one who likes to be on the move, it is also suitable for the pilots looking for a lightweight, confortable and functional harness.
1.28 Kg for size M
1.32 Kg for size L
Find out more
There is no need to wait any longer, the Huapi is here. We have only been flying it for a couple a weeks, but what a gem. The handling is impeccable and the safety is very high, exactly what you want for your first paraglider. We have the Medium size in stock for you try. If you are interested please let us now by contacting us.
Nervures is putting the final touch to their new entry level paraglider, the Huapi. Just for you, we have the picture of one the very first pre-production Huapi. The design is so successful that this paraglider will suit beginner and more experienced pilots alike. As usual from Nervures, the paraglider is light (4.8 kg for the standard Medium), but is even lighter in its Mountain version (3.59 kg). It has the ease of launching and flying of the Estive and the performance of the Altea which it will both replace.
True to Nervures philosophy of ethical business the paraglider is made in Europe (France), but the price is still competitive and in the region of £1,650 for the standard and £1,800 for the Mountain.
It will be on sale at the end of March.
The Alpamayo II 43 is now available and certified CEN Tandem. Some of the improvements are:
-new lines design, hence a simplified preflight check.
-the wing arch has been re-designed to provide a more subtle turning behavior.
-new more powerful trim system with a 6 km/h speed gain compare to the old Alpamayo
The Alpamayo II has been very much appreciated by the pilot of the old Alpamayo, in particular the powerful take and flair.
All this has been done without sacrificing the passive safety which is at a very high level to allow you to fly passengers in perfect peace of mind.
Import Air Ltd is proud to able to introduce Nervures in the UK. Nervures has been the leading brand in light weight paragliders and paraglider equipment for the last 10 years. They are still not rivaled in the quality to weight ratio which is attained by continuous research and development. To date they are still producing the lightest paraglider on the market (the Kenya Expé, 3.2 kg up 100 kg take-off weight) as well as the lightest harness (Nervures Expé, 295 g to 350 g).
This web site is the gateway to Nervures' world in the UK, please bear with us as the site is being completed. In the mean time if you have any comments or questions, please contact us.