Rise 5 – #whatsthetrick

Scientists are still scratching their heads. The Rise 5 doesn’t meet at all the usual equation of the so-called high B wings.

Multiple theories are emerging to explain its exceptional performance/accessibility ratio. The scientific community is in turmoil. The great professor Stieglair is said to have discovered and applied the squared Winglet theorem. Or is this magic?
EN-B certification + 2.5 liner construction + 2(pairs of winglets)
= the latest technologies available to improve high-speed performance while guaranteeing a smooth and forgiving behavior.
Rise 5 – The winglet² effect
  • Beginner 20% 20%
  • Intermediate 80% 80%
  • Advanced 100% 100%
  • Expert 80% 80%
  • Cross Country 100% 100%
  • Hike & Fly 60% 60%
  • Expedition 40% 40%
  • Cross Country Competition 80% 80%
  • Hike & Fly Competition 60% 60%

Designer’s words…

Because the Rise 5 offers the performance of a high EN-B with the accessibility of a mid-B and benefits from the latest technological developments, we chose the hashtag #whatsthetrick and as claim: The winglet² effect. Cross-country has never been more accessible, go for it!

Stephan Stiegler

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Did you know?

How to improve the already successful series of the Rise? Well, by implementing new tricks, we were able to gain performance at full speed and significantly improve the floating in lifting air. And yes, the introduction of an additional pair of winglets also helps to make the Rise 5 the most accessible in the series.

Construction & Features


Hybrid 2.5 liner construction: 3 lines in the center, 2 lines on the tips. This saves some lines and thus reduces the drag, which also contributes to significantly increase performance at high speed


The combination of winglets on the stabilos with winglets on the top surface offers the best performance/accessibility ratio. That’s the winglet² effect!


Duralight construction: mixing light and durable materials combined with a construction that saves weight. The result is a durable and light glider


New nose guard patches on the leading edge: robustness is the key!

Did you know?

The Rise 5 is our first glider presenting two pairs of winglets. The winglets on the wingtips help to reduce the drag while the winglets added on the top surface improve the roll control, especially in deep spiral.

Technical Specifications

“The best of both worlds”, by offering the performance of a high B with an unexpected forgiveness at this level, the Rise 5 will make its pilot efficient, confident and so happy. The spirit of the Rise series remains: being a really comfortable wing in this kind of class.

Area flat (m²)18.8021.3723.8525.9328.0930.04
Area projected (m²)16.0618.2620.3822.1524.0025.67
Span flat (m)10.4911.1811.8112.3212.8213.26
Span projected (m)8.418.979.479.8810.2810.63
Aspect ratio flat5.855.855.855.855.855.855
Aspect ratio projected4.
Chord length (m)2,232,422,552,662,772,87
Weight (kg)3.904.284.584.935.195.44
Take off weight (kg)50-65-72*60-7872-9285-105100-120115-135
EN / LTF categoryBBBBBB

Take Off Weight is considered as the flight-mass (including Pilot, Glider, Harness, Gear…)
*50-65kg is the standard all-up-weight, 65-72kg is an extended all-up-weight.

• Top Sail: Dominico 20DMF(WR) 35 gr/m2
• Bottom Sail: Dominico 204432WR
• Ribs: Dominico 204432FM

• Top lines: Edelrid 8001/U-070, 090
• Middle lines: Edelrid 8001/U-130, 190
• Main lines: Edelrid 8001/U-190,230,280

• Cousin 13mm Aramid

• 4.3mm JOO-TECH/Korea


Technology details


  • Glider
  • AirPack 50/50
  • Goodies
  • Repair Materials and AirDesign Stickers

Please contact your dealer if you wish to have your glider delivered with a suitable Rucksack for your equipment. Rucksack is not included in your pack.

AirDesign has a small one

We work hard on every model to be able to maintain the behavior of the glider in terms of flying, and also outside the flight envelope, for all the certified weights, starting by the smallest ones. The certification of most of our wings starts at 50 kg because we chose to announce only what we have actually tested. And above all, because we make sure that the glider is efficient, secure and fun at this load and this is as important as the certification itself! Our aim is to have light pilots find the same pleasure to fly as heavier ones. More info


Special Colours desired?

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

The color combinations made on this simulator do not take into account the effects of transparency.
They are only indicative and allow you to give the information of choice of color to your dealer.
To better visualize the effects of transparency, do not hesitate to visit the various product pages of the site.

Brochure – Certification – Lineplan
Manual – Testreport FTR

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