The new AirDesign Rise 4 – a high EN B for cross-country pilots. Photo: AirDesign
Gear News, News

AirDesign’s new Rise 4 released in five sizes

Tuesday 21 January, 2020

The new Rise 4, the high EN-B from AirDesign, has been released in five sizes. All sizes are certified and the glider is available from AirDesign dealers now, AD say.

“The new Rise 4 – the WOW effect!” is the marketing strapline for the new wing, which replaces the Rise 3 in AirDesign’s paraglider line-up.

A high-B the Rise is for thermal and cross-country pilots who want performance and a good degree of passive safety. It has an aspect ratio of 5.92 and weighs 4.25kg in the M size.

Designer Stephan Stiegler said the glider is “simply perfect.” “It’s a performance monster,” he said.


AirDesign said they have increased performance over the Rise 3 by modifying the profile and refining the inner structure.

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

They added: “The trailing edge looks clean [and] the newly designed riser set showcases a B/C control which works effectively throughout the entire speed range.”

The glider is available in five sizes, XXS to L, for pilots weights from 50kg to 125kg.



Never miss an issue

Our subscribers receive 10 issues a year, the annual Travel Guide and exclusive access to competitions and offers

Subscribe today
Back to Gear News News
Back to Gear News News

Got a story?

If you have news, great images or a story, let us know

Get in touch

Join the family

By subscribing, you support the only worldwide paragliding, paramotoring and hang gliding magazine and you get:

  • Ten issues delivered to your door through the year
  • A 100+ page Travel Guide to the world’s best flying sites delivered with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Plus: Win a paraglider in our annual subscribers’ draw each January
  • Pay annually or monthly with paypal or credit card
Subscribe today

Subscribe and never miss an issue

Digital edition

per month

  • Ten packed issues delivered via Zinio
  • Travel Guide with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Read offline on iPad, laptop or phone
  • Exactly the same magazines as print

Print edition

per month

  • Ten packed issues airmailed to you
  • Travel Guide with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Perfect-bound journals, high quality production
  • Chance to win two new wings in exclusive draws

Print and digital

per month

  • All the benefits of print and digital!
  • Plus exclusive discount vouchers for books and products
News and special offers. No spam ever