Kortel Kuik II
* The reserve and reserve container pictured in the naked model is not included. This is a base module for Kuik II harnesses.
Kortel Kuik II “The All in One Koncept”
The only things that the Kuik II has in common with the first Kuik are its name and its innovative nature.
At the time the Kuik I was the first split leg harness that was not made exclusively for mountain flying.
The Kuik II is in our opinion the first split leg harness that comes close to traditional harnesses in terms of feel and comfort. Moreover, its modular design makes it accessible to all.
The Kuik II comes in the form of a bare core to which different modules can be attached thus adapting the harness to the type of flight required.
For maximum flexibility, the Kuik II is designed to allow a reserve parachute to be attached to the shoulders.
The Kuik II concept is almost an entire range of harnesses in one.
The core structure incorporates the latest innovations made by the Kortel Design R&D team in terms of ergonomics and shaping of raw materials.
The result is astonishing:
The distribution of the pilot’s mass over the largest possible surface area even in a thermalling position (laterally inclined) for maximum comfort.
A natural leg position, not too open.
Simple to adjust.
Leg independence limited.
The result is astonishingly precise handling for this type of geometry, which coupled with comfort worthy of the best harnesses, allowed us to consider modules tailored to uses that go well beyond the possibilities of the Kuik I.
SIZE TABLE - Kuik II Core (Naked)
- Size S <168 cm 1.5 kg
- Size M <183 cm 1.63 kg
- Size L <190 cm 1.75 kg
* Carabiners 40mm + foot-stirrup + speed-bar : 0.34 kg
This module turns your Kuik II into the equivalent of a Karma II without the seat board. It uses the same Krashbox system, a permanent airbag pre-inflated by a foam structure for effective back protection straight out of the bag. The airbag is of a large volume (thus providing effective protection) all the way up the back. Reserve parachute pocket under the thighs.
Lateral reinforcements to prevent wear by the accelerator chord. Foot stirrup equipped with quick release system in case of reserve parachute deployment.
Reversible Backpack-Airbag Module
This module adapts your Kuik II for hiking use. The reserve parachute should be front mounted (attachment at shoulder level possible). The backpack comes with a custom compression bag which gives the folded paraglider a suitable shape. The compression bag combined with the backpack mode of the module provides a level of comfort and efficiency close to that of a true mountain rucksack. In the backpack mode, a pouch at the top is provided to store your accessories, wallet and other bits and pieces. In airbag mode, the module becomes a veritable back protector covering the entire surface of the harness with maximum depth. The top flap of the backpack becomes an internal storage pocket which allows you to store all your things without interfering with the correct functioning of the airbag and the inflation of the upper compartment in particular.
Mousse Bag Module
This module adds a back pocket and a simple 17cm mousse bag style (LTF certified) back protector to your Kuik II. Ideal for ground handling sessions, waggas close to the ground or use on the training hill. This is the module that is the closest in functionality to the original Kuik.
The Kuik II becomes a Cross Country weapon. This module is in fact composed of two parts.
- A profiled upper part, with a storage pocket and a combined mousse bag/airbag back protection system covering the entire surface of the back.
- A pod which takes two minutes to attach, with an innovative front reserve parachute pocket, that completes the aerodynamic shape of the harness and improves its comfort and precision.
The Kocon module has two storage pockets. One in the back, and another one under the seat in front of the dorsal protection. This module offers an ample amount of balanced storage options. Even more hardly, the compartment in which is it foam bag is accessible by a zipper, and during crash-test, we replaced it by various models of sleeping bags: all the tests widely stayed within the limits of the ratification LTF! Kuik II with pod module is a very suitable harness for bivouac flying.
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