Redefining the sport class

Fly the difference

Modern EN-B gliders like our CHILI and TEQUILA leave little to be desired. But the EN-C sport class offers us just the right amount of freedom to develop gliders with special characteristics for experienced XC pilots looking for more than just incremental improvements.

The CAYENNE5 redefines the sport class: our XC sportster combines true comp wing feeling with the genes of the CAYENNE series. We intentionally made the CAYENNE5 more of a comp wing than its predecessor. Positioned at the upper end of its class, our year-long development efforts produced a new concept with a higher aspect ratio, more cells and a profile optimized to reduce drag. The result is a sport class glider that sets new standards for performance, precision and dynamics. In the process, we remained true to our motto: pure passion for flying.

The CAYENNE5 is pure flying fun!

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The CAYENNE5 is an XC glider per excellence: It’s extremely efficient in thermals and cruises nicely so the pilot can stay concentrated, even on long XC flights. Our XC sportster converts each and every incremental control input into immediate altitude gain and it has plenty of energy in reserve to let you adjust your turning radius and bank angle to every new situation. Whether you’re hunting pulsating thermals close to the slope, coring a turbulent thermal with wind drift or on top and circling wide, nothing can knock this homogenous wing off course.


Aspect ratio 6.4. 69 cells. Shark nose. 3-line technology. The technical specs of the CAYENNE5 don’t need any further explanation. Its purpose is clear when you see it. This purebred sport class glider wing is at home in any of the world’s top XC arenas! Glide performance is impressive and we are not shy about comparing it to other wings – even to current comp wings. In cruise flight, the CAYENNE5 flies like it’s on rails. Its whole performance range is available to you via the smooth speed system.


The CAYENNE5’s handling in extreme flying conditions is what you expect from an EN-C glider. The high degree of stability of its shark nose makes collapses and front stalls rare. Its clever design concept and technology features like JET FLAPS provide plenty of safety margin for the experienced pilot. Under normal flying conditions, the CAYENNE5 responds best to short, incremental control impulses with just slight adjustments in turbulent air. The stall break comes late and the wing remains nicely controllable, making landing top or bottom a joy.


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

3 Line Levels

The 3-line-level concept reduces the number of lines and the resulting drag. Advantages: more performance and a better overview at launch.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Size XS S M L
Cells 69 69 69 69
Area flat (m²) 22,68 24,10 26,07 27,85
Area projected (m²) 19,43 20,65 22,34 23,87
Wingspan flat (m) 12,06 12,43 12,93 13,36
Wingspan projected (m) 9,68 9,98 10,38 10,72
Aspect ratio flat 6,41 6,41 6,41 6,41
Aspect ratio projected 4,92 4,92 4,92 4,92
min. profile depth (cm) 45,3 46,7 48,6 50,2
max. profile depth (cm) 228,7 235,8 245,2 253,5
Glider weight (kg) 5,0 5,2 5,5 5,8
Certified weight range (kg) 75-95 85-105 95-115 105-130

Upper sail Porcher Sport Skytex 38 Universal

Lower sail Porcher Sport Skytex 32 Universal

Ribs Porcher Sport Skytex 32 hard

Bands Porcher Sport Skytex 32 hard

Main lines Liros PPSL 160, Edelrid 8000U-90

Middle lines Liros DC 60, Edelrid 8000U-90

Top lines Edelrid 8000U-50, Edelrid 9200-30

Brake lines Liros DFLP200/32, Edelrid 9200-30

Risers Cousin Freres 12,5mm Polyester

Your CAYENNE5 package

  • the XC sportster CAYENNE5 comes with:
    • 1x Glider backpack
    • 1x Compression strap
    • 1x Innerbag for glider
    • 1x Riser bag
    • 1x Manual
    • 1x Bandana
    • 1x Repair Kit

Additional information

Weight 17 lbs

L, M, S, XS


Dark Green, Orange, White

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