ROOK2 light is the glider made for intermediate pilots dreaming of cross-country flying adventures. The light version inherits all the specifications as normal Rook2 with the use of high quality Skytex light materials. The wing is harnessing all of the great abilities of normal Rook2 with great climbing and performance while bringing the lightness to your rucksack. Rook2 light is a great tool for pilots who like to hike up, yet they want to use big XC potential of Rook2 wing. This light machine is your best friend for bivouac flying which will make you explore more with its performance.

Designers thoughts

With Rook2 light I have aimed at the wing that will be easily carried up the hill yet it will show all of its potential when it is taken in to the air. As we have great feedback on the normal Rook2 wing the light version inherits the great climbing abilities without compromising the performance. This truly is the tool to explore further more either on bivouac flying or just on XC flights that begin with a short hike.

Urban Valič 

Who is this glider for

This wing is high performance glider intended for intermediate to advanced pilots, that wants safety and high performance in its class.

Technical data and sizes

  ROOK2 S ROOK2 MS ROOK2 ML ROOK2 L
Number of cells 57 57 57 57
Projected area (m2) 20.09 21.9 23.8 25.8
Flat area (m2) 23.7 26.0 28.3 30.6
Projected span (m) 9.1 9.4 9.9 10.3
Flat span (m) 11.6 12 12.6 13.1
Projected Aspect Ratio 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1
Flat aspect ratio 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6
Glider weight (kg) 4 4.3 4.8 5.2
In-flight weight range (kg) 65-85 80-100 95-115 110-130
Certification LTF/EN / / / /

 

Light version materials
CANOPY FABRIC CODE  
Upper surface NCV Skytex 27 
Bottom surface  NCV Skytex 27
Leading edge NCV Skytex 38
SUSPENSION LINES
MAIN LINES
PPSL Liros, Edelrid A-8000-U
RISERS FABRIC CODE  
Fabric 13 mm Kevlar reinforced Nylon webbing
Pulleys Harken P18mm ball bearing pulley

 

Light version

Main features 

  • Lightweight wing 
  • Progressive handling, offering easy and precise control characteristics
  • Profile and trim speed optimized for good climbing
  • Balanced wing tension, together with leading and trailing edge reinforcements for greater stability and good gliding performance on wide speed range
  • Optimized geometry of suspension lines and materials for reduced drag and better gliding performance
  • Good pitch stability and ease of piloting
  • Light weight and easy launch control

Package includes:

  • Glider ROOK2 light
  • Backpack
  • Inner bag
  • Glider strap
  • Triple Seven T-shirt
  • USB key with manual