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The NIKITA XTC acro paraglider is designed to easily perform all aerobatic maneuvers in normal or rotated flight. Active safety with minimal passive safety ensure that the NIKITA XTC acts immediately and according to your wishes.

The legendary Acro-Wing

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For whom is it for:

The Nikita XTC is suitable for all pilots who want to learn or fly acrobatics and who have already mastered all advanced SIV and basic acro maneuvers with an EN-B wing.
Depending on the wing loading (flight weight/glider area) the Nikita XTC is suitable for learning acro at a load of less than 4.6 kg/m2, for mastering acro at a load between 4.6-5.6 kg/m2 and suitable for acro competitions over 5.6 kg/m2.

The Characteristics:

The NIKITA XTC is a long range acro paraglider. It has the characteristic "soft brake pressure", the same as the previous models. "Soft Brake Pressure" means that for every kilogram of force on the brake line you get the maximum effect on the movement of the wing. The internal pressure is moderate, so the NIKITA XTC feels like a paraglider and not heavy when flying. DynamicStall, Misty, Mactwist and Rhythmic are super easy to fly and won't tire your biceps.
Compared to its predecessor models, the NIKITA XTC is characterized by the following features:
It increases the range of pilot skills, is suitable for learning, is optimized for easy learning of helicopter connections, performs infinite tumbling with more energy and is stable, contains new technologies and innovations, has a highly optimized and fully adjustable riser system with free brakes and pulleys and is designed to be slower with the same load. In addition, it lasts longer because it has greater stability against plastic deformation.

Please be aware that the lower load limit for each glider size represents the minimum required to maintain infinite tumbling motion. Consult an ACRO flight instructor to find the ideal paraglider size for your weight and skill level.



Vera Kaiser


One thing to note with all new acro wings (regardless of brand and model) is that the wing will not perform as intended until it has been pre-loaded (20-50 vertical tumbles) to shape the material into the desired shape. Until that happens, the Nikita XTC will be much faster and more aggressive than the design intended. Multiple SAT entries on the left and right (about 10 each) can have an effect similar to straining.
The Nikita XTC is an acro wing. For learning ACRO, even if you meet the above requirements, it is highly recommended that you perform the maneuvers under radio supervision for the first time, especially spiral dives, full stalls and spins.
The Nikita XTC feels very solid when flying compared to standard paragliders. It handles turbulence better than most (it's more heavily loaded), but when the NIKITA XTC collapses, it takes much longer to recover. Be careful when flying in the slipstream close to the ground!!!
Things to watch out for when flying an acro wing for the first time:
- Take off: more difficult to take off than normal paragliders
- Landing: doesn't flair as effectively and dives much deeper and faster and
- Spiral dive: it takes more input than expected to complete the dive (and it descends much faster than normal paragliders)

The Look

Extracts of the Edelweiß-logo decorate the NIKITA 5 – selected according to the special glider characteristics and your demand to leave a lasting impression in the sky.

The NIKITA XTC flies precisely and stable. The Esfera runs smoothly and the transitions run clean without hanging back. The Heli runs stable and when soaring on a slope or when Acro flying I love the controllable dynamic of the glider. The NIKITA XTC is a worthy successor to the 5

Xandi Meschuh

Paraglider Development / R&D / Test Pilot

NikitaXTC 17 NikitaXTC 18 NikitaXTC 20 NikitaXTC 22.5
Flat area (m2) 17 18 20 22.5
Projected area (m2) 14.4 15.3 17 18.7
Flat span (m) 9.9 10.2 10.7 11.1
Projected span (m) 7.8 8 8.4 8.6
Flat aspect ratio 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7
Projected aspect ratio 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2
Carabiner distance < 80 Kg: 38–42 cm 80–100 Kg: 42–46 cm > 100 Kg: 46–50 cm -
Weight (Kg) 4.9 5.2 5.5 5.8
Profile type Acro-Profile Acro-Profile Acro-Profile Acro-Profile
Materials Skytex 38 Skytex 38 Skytex 38 Skytex 38
Number of cells 50 50 50 50
V-tape type 2-Cell-Bridge / 3-Cell 2-Cell-Bridge / 3-Cell 2-Cell-Bridge / 3-Cell 2-Cell-Bridge / 3-Cell
Mini ribs No No No No
Speed system Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speed way(mm) 180 180 180 180
Trimmer Nein Nein Nein Nein
Seats 1 1 1 1
Scope of delivery glider, packingbelt, innerbag, riserbag, repair-kit, fastbag
Certification The paraglider has no flight tests according to EN certification, but has been tested for strength according to EN standards. Adding passive safety for flight testing would defeat this glider's very purpose of "doing what it's told".