Simple. Free.

The easy way to enjoy.

The ARRIBA is the pleasure wing in our lightweight glider range. Equipped with the genes of the TEQUILA series, the ARRIBA4 combines balanced flying characteristics with particularly easy-to-master performance and a refreshingly low weight. The ARRIBA4 is the right companion for pilots looking for an easy-to-fly wing that still has enough power for relaxed XCs. Thanks to the high-tech materials used, it is almost a kilo lighter than the TEQUILA5. That makes the ARRIBA4 just the right glider for all pilots who want to enjoy the freedom of our sport in a relaxed way.

“Pure enjoyment! – Light in the rucksack, stress-free in the air. Perfect for my first XC flights.”

Elisa Deutschmann,

Hike&Fly Addict, Sports Fan

HOW DOES THE ARRIBA FLY?

Based on our TEQUILA5, the wing concept ensures that the ARRIBA4 stays exceptionally quiet in the air. The glider’s smoothness and tremendous stability significantly increase your comfort, especially in rough air. The pleasant cushioning instantly conveys safety and confidence. The glider gives the pilot exactly the feedback he needs to intuitively find the best line and quickly core the thermals. Compared to its predecessor, the ARRIBA4 gained significantly in performance. Because of its pleasant characteristics, this performance is easy to fly.

To ensure that you enjoy your ARRIBA4 for a long time, the combination of materials used ensures the necessary robustness in places where it is needed. Otherwise, we put each component on the scale to achieve the lowest possible weight and a compact packing size. Of course, the weight reduction isn’t the only positive thing you’ll notice on your way to launch – it also simplifies the launch process and improves extreme flight.

We paid special attention to the uncomplicated and simple operation of the rapid-descent aids, just as you’d expect with a real pleasure wing!

Its friendly character makes the ARRIBA4 the perfect link between our ultra-lightweight MASALA, developed for para-alpinists, and the ARAK, our “multitool” for adventure and XC pilots. Are you looking for a lightweight, high-performance glider with pleasantly simple flying characteristics and high passive safety? Then the ARRIBA4 is your choice!

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JET FLAPS

Our JET FLAPS extend the green arc as you approach the stall point, which substantially increases safety and also improves climb performance.

RIGID FOIL

The Rigid Foil nylon wires on the leading edge help maintain its shape and ensure constant ram air pressure. Advantages: better takeoff behavior, more performance and lower canopy weight.

3D-SHAPING

A precise calculation of the leading edge geometry and the installation of an additional strip of fabric reduce wrinkling in this sensitive part of the glider. Advantages: exact wing shape, more performance.

C-WIRES

C-wires are nylon wires sewn into the glider over the anchor points of the C-level lines. Advantages: better load distribution, reduced drag, more performance.

MINI RIBS

Doubling the number of cells at the trailing edge increases its shape stability substantially. Advantage: fewer vortices improve the aerodynamics and with it the performance.

SHARK NOSE

Together with a corresponding wing design, the shark nose technology improves pressure distribution in the canopy substantially. Advantages: much more solid flying feeling and substantial performance gain, especially when gliding on bar.

AUTOMATIC SAND RELEASE SYSTEM

Porous openings of the profile ribs at the trailing edge ensure that sand and dirt in the glider are automatically guided to the wingtip where they can trickle out. This helps preserve the material and “relieves” the trailing edge.

SizeXXSXSSML
Cells4949494949
Area flat (m²)20,50
22,9025,2027,1029,00
Area projected (m²)17,40
19,40
21,40
22,9024,60
Wingspan flat (m)10,4211,01
11,55
11,9712,39
Wingspan projected (m)8,108,56
8,98
9,319,63
Aspect ratio flat5,29
5,295,29
5,295,29
Aspect ratio projected3,783,783,783,783,78
min. profile depth (cm)5255586062
max. profile depth (cm)249264276287297
Glider weight (kg)
with Dyneema-Riser. Weight with Regular-Riser +200 g
3,33,63,94,14,4
Certified weight range (kg)
50 - 7555 - 8270 - 95
85 - 10595 - 115
Extended weight range (kg)82 - 85115 - 120
HomologationLTF/EN: BLTF/EN: BLTF/EN: BLTF/EN: BLTF/EN: B
Upper sailPorcher Skytex 38g / Dominico Dokdo 32g
Lower sailPorcher Skytex 27g
RibsDominico Dokdo 32g hard
BandsDominico Dokdo 32g hard
Main linesLiros PPSLS 180/125
Middle linesLiros PPSLS 125/65
Top linesLiros DC60
Brake linesLiros DFLP 200/32, Liros PPSLS 65
Regular-RisersGüth & Wolf 12mm Webbing
Dyneema-RisersLiros 6mm Dyneema
Is the deterioration on light-cloths higher than on a regular glider cloth?

Light-cloths are thinner than conventional glider-cloths and therefore less resistant against mechanical strain. That means you need to pay more attention on small rocks and bushes. Please avoid any unnecessary contact to the ground. With this strict observance you will have the same durability as with a conventional glider-cloth.

What are the glide ratio (L/D), trim and maximum speeds?

We know that these data are interesting for you as a pilot, but for us to publish them would be a bad idea for the following reasons:

1) Performance data are highly dependent on the drag of the pilot and are thefore related to sitting position and harness. The difference between aerodynamically favorable and unfavorable harnesses and sitting positions can be as much as a whole L/D number.

2) Performance increases with the size of the glider. A large glider will always outperform the same glider in a smaller size. So a question about the performance of a glider is always also a question about the size.

3) There is no normed method of testing the performance of paragliders. For example, speed varies with altitude and the associated different air pressure, but also with the total weight of the system.
That means that there simply isn’t THE speed or THE L/D that would allow a serious comparison with another glider. Performance data are dependent on the harness, the size of the glider, on the air mass and the total weight.

How do I calculate my takeoff weight?

Takeoff weight is calculated by adding the weight of the pilot including clothes to the weight of the equipment. The equipment consists of the harness, the reserve chute, the paraglider itself, and any flight instruments and other baggage you may carry (e.g. rucksack, etc.).

Is it OK for me to shorten the brake lines on my skywalk paraglider?

Changing the length of the brake lines can have a negative effect on the flying characteristics and extreme flight behavior. The paraglider needs a little more lead when flying on speed bar, otherwise the glider could be braked unintentionally, leading to a loss of performance. When performing extreme flying maneuvers, shortening the brake lines too much can cause complications during recovery from collapses, parachutal stall, etc.

Am I allowed to make modifciations to my skywalk paraglider?

No, because the glider is certified the way it is delivered to you. Even the brake line length is part of the trim and must not be changed.

Why shall I not navigate my glider through the C-level

As opposed to gliders with two line levels with which you can change the angle of attack by pulling the rear risers, doing the same on a glider with three line levels causes the profile to deform. This results in a crease forming between levels, which makes the glider more susceptible to collapses. In an emergency, control deflections of several centimeters are possible.

Do the nylon wires in the glider need any special attention or packing method?

Our nylon wires are flexible and kink resistant, so they won’t break under normal circumstances. But due to the packing volume it is a good idea to lay the Rigid Foils in the leading on top of each other on both sides.

What are JetFlaps and how do they work?

Jet Flaps are a so-called split flap like those seen on a large airplane. When the glider is braked, the airflow is routed through the glider, restoring smooth airflow. This extends brake line travel and softens the stall behavior.

What advantage do the JetFlaps on my skywalk paraglider offer?

Lower flyable minimum airspeed. The speed range is wider and easier to control. The pilot has more time to react when flying near the stall point.

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Your ARRIBA package

  • the lightweight intermediate ARRIBA comes with:
    • 1x Glider backpack (HIKE or ALPINE)
    • 1x Compression strap
    • 1x Inner bag for glider
    • 1x Riser bag
    • 1x BASIC GUIDE
    • 1x Bandana
    • 1x Sticker Set
    • 1x Self-adhesive repair patch

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