Lightweight, fun and performant, the RIOT is your ideal companion for vol-biv missions, overseas travel or home-site playtime.
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Around 20% lighter than our LTF/EN-B rebel PUNK, the RIOT is a fun-driven freedom-seeker of a wing. Under its vibrant chaos of wild pixel colours are some serious design features: Shark nose, Chord Cut Billow, Eyes Wide-Open safety and Progressive Stability make the RIOT a high-performing, informative glider with fun handling and great agility.
We’ve also extended the weight ranges of most sizes, so you can load up, head off and explore the skies on long adventures.
The PUNK's lighter twin, the RIOT is for fun-seeking rebels looking to lighten the load for the ultimate freedom of the skies. The straight-talking RIOT tells you about the air, so you’re in control, while BGD handling, mid-B safety and high-B performance are the tools you need to be yourself and do your own thing.
Break free, explore the skies and carve your own path. Have a Riot!
I am very happy with the RIOT because I have managed to make it a real pilots’ glider. The lighter weight makes for lighter and even more direct handling and the pack size is also very low as we are one of the few brands not putting plastic reinforcing in the back part of the sail. Despite this the sail is super clean on top between the brakes, which is achieved by careful use of sail shape and straps, rather than heavy reinforcing.
Extended certified ranges are available on 4 sizes of RIOT and are XS=50-70, S=60-95, M=75-100, ML=88-113.
Extended weight ranges are there for insurance reasons. They enable pilots to fly above the ideal weight range and still fly insured. They should not be considered at all when choosing your correct glider size.
|Porcher Skytex 32g/m²
|Porcher Skytex Classic II 27g/m²
|Porcher Skytex hard finish 27g/m², 32g/m²
|Plastic wire 2,4mm
|13mm Kevlar / Nylon webbing
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|Edelrid Magix Pro Dry 8001U
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Nice video from Léonard made during a 120km XC flight in May 2019, with the EN-B Riot! More
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