Rise 4 – #thermalmonkey

We were driving back from Austria. Supposed to go back to work… but we had the new Rise 4 in our trunk! We passed by Annecy, nobody in the air but who cares? The Rise 4 was there, waiting for us. Gosh that was too tempting! We stopped the van and hiked up to the take-off. It wasn’t London’s calling, but the call of the Rise 4 instead! We were laughing like kids. Unexpected flight in sight. The excitement to have a new toy, right there.

“We are mountaineers, aren’t we?!”

Rise 4 – the wow effect!

It felt so good to have a lightweight backpack while we were walking to our improvised take-off. Christmas time was in the air as we opened up our present: a beautiful new Rise 4 made with love and passion to offer fun and durability. We felt young and beautiful, like in the song! The launch was a formality. Once in the air, the game was on. Whereas we were expecting a long and nice glide, the vario started to friendly sing and opened up our perspectives. We began to play in the light thermals. We were having so much fun and it all felt so natural. The Rise 4 was moving nicely and appeared to be totally reliable above Lake Annecy. The carve was light, smooth and progressive. Pushing the bar put a grin on our faces. What a flight! We had the Rise 4 so we went, and the day just proved us right. AirDesign Rise 4: Break your own rules.

How to describe the Rise 4 …

  • Beginner 25% 25%
  • Advanced pilots 100% 100%
  • Expert 75% 75%
  • Competitions 60% 60%
  • Hike&Fly 80% 80%
  • XC 100% 100%

… in one word?

Intuitive!

… in one image?

Gliding home at the end of an epic XC flight an April day in the Alps

… in one dream?

Some bivouac-flying with tons of top landings, the Rise 4 is made for it!

Designer’s words…

“For every AD wing, we use a claim and a hashtag. For the Rise 4, we chose The Wow Effect and the #thermalmonkey. We really had this moment on the first flight. We were just amazed by the simplicity of the wing. Everything is just simple. And at same time it’s a performance monster. The glider is simply perfect!”

Stephan Stiegler

Designer

Did you know...?

The RISE first of its name arrived on the market in 2012, the M size weighed 5.8 kg. Thanks to its design and chosen materials, the Rise 4 weighs 4.5 kg. An even lighter version with an optimized construction is planned for spring 2020.

Construction & Features

The increase of performance was mainly achieved by a modified profile and refined inner structures.

We added some cells for more profile consistency and chose material optimized to get a light canopy resulting in a low glider weight. Still, passive safety is striking higher than you would expect in this class.

The trailing edge looks optically cleaned by adding a brake-raff system.

The new designed riser has got a B-C control which is effectively working throughout the whole speed range.

We also added to the accelerator RONSTAN ball-bearing pulleys for a soft feeling at the speed bar.

Technical Specifications & Colours

The Rise 4 is a high-end EN-B wing. Nevertheless, we were able to make the flying characteristics well balanced and forgiving. With the Rise 4 you get a really comfortable wing in this kind of class.

Did you know...?

As already known from our other gliders the Rise 4 has got the WINGLET design and the VORTEX hole technology – for improving further performance. Vortex holes also allow automatic dust clean-up of the glider.

SizeXXSXSSML
Area flat (m2)18,7721,3423,8325,9128,08
Area projected (m2)15,9718,1620,2722,0423,89
Span flat (m)10,5411,2411,8812,3912,89
Span projected (m)8,479,039,549,9510,35
Aspect ratio flat5,92
Aspect ration projected4,49
Cells53
Weight (kg)3,593,904,254,524,75
V-TRIM/V-MAX (km/h)38/5538/5538/5538/5538/55
LTF/EN CategoryBBBBB
Start weight (kg)50-65-7260-7872-9285-105100-125
* 50-65kg is the standard payload, 65-72kg is an increased payload (both areas EN-B)

Sail:
• Top Sail: DOKDO-20DMF(WR) 35 gr
• Bottom Sail: Porcher Skytex 27 classic II
• Ribs: Dominico DOKDO-204432FM

Suspentes:
• Top lines: Edelrid 8000/U-070, 090
• Middle lines: Edelrid 8000/U-130, 190
• Main lines: Edelrid 8000/U-190, 230, 280

Riser: 13mm Aramid
Maillons: 4.3mm JOO-TECH/Korea

Special Colours desired?

Of Course, you can also customize this glider with the help of our configurator and order it in special colors!

your Rise 4 – #thermalmonkey package

Delivery

Downloads

2019-09-09_Rise4_S_en.pdf

2019-11-11_Rise4_M_en.pdf

2019-11-26_Rise4_XS_en.pdf

2019-12-10_Rise4_XXS_en.pdf

2019-12-17_Rise4_L_en.pdf

RISE4 - lineplan.pdf

xb32L_rev2 - RISE4 L - lines.pdf

xb32L_rev2 - RISE4 L - lines.xlsx

xb32m_rev2 - RISE4 M - lines.pdf

xb32m_rev2 - RISE4 M - lines.xlsx

xb32s_rev2 - Rise4 S - lines.pdf

xb32s_rev2 - Rise4 S - lines.xlsx

xb32xs_rev2 - RISE4 XS - lines.pdf

xb32xs_rev2 - RISE4 XS - lines.xlsx

xb32xxs_rev2 - RISE4 XXS - lines.pdf

RISE4-SOAR Betriebshandbuch - Manual - Manuel - D-E-FR rev4.pdf

PG_1580-2019_IC_Rise4_S.pdf

PG_1580-2019_ST_Rise4_S.pdf

PG_1616-2019_IC_Rise4_XS.pdf

PG_1616-2019_ST_Rise4_XS.pdf

PG_1617-2019_IC_Rise4_M.pdf

PG_1617-2019_ST_Rise4_M.pdf

PG_1631-2019_IC_Rise4_XXS.pdf

PG_1631-2019_ST_Rise4_XXS.pdf

PG_1632-2019_IC_Rise4_L.pdf

PG_1632-2019_ST_Rise4_L.pdf

Rise4_DE_EN_online_Brochure

Rise4_FR_ES_online_Brochure

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