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Gin Explorer


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The  Gin Explorer

A new Lightweight performance glider from GIN.

The Explorer is a lightweight sports performance wing aimed at seasoned XC pilots who want to fly a wing that’s comfortable,  and responsive with High levels of performance performance

Comfortable yet responsive

The handling of the Gin Explorer has an alluring balance of smoothness and lightness.  The wing is supremely well co-ordinated. It’s damped and forgiving in pitch, yet the precision in the turn makes it a first class climber in thermals. Take-off and landing couldn’t be simpler and the wing has an uncanny ability to seek out the best thermal cores.

High Performance

The Gin Explorer is also made for comfortable high-speed gliding during cross country flying. Direct C-riser control works very well and the lack of unnecessary C handles keeps everything simple and lightweight.

Lightweight

Naturally, the  Gin Explorer is light, at under 4kg for the M size. In fact, it’s one of the lightest wings in its category, as a result of optimisation of the internal structure and the careful selection of canopy and line materials. The wide range of sizes and extended weight range offers flexibility in sizing choice according to your preferred wing loading.

Extended weight range

Even when highly loaded, the Gin Explorer shows good performance and excellent recovery characteristics. For this reason, we decided to certify the wing with a +5kg extended weight range for more experienced pilots who may sometimes want to fly with a higher wing loading. For general flying, the Gin Explorer is best flown within the normal weight range according to your preference.

Certified with Cocoon

The Explorer has been through additional testing and certification with the Genie Lite 2 cocoon harness. You can fly with peace of mind!

Technical details

Optimized airfoil with Equalized Pressure Technology (EPT) for stability and performance
Unsheathed aramid lines with optimized diameters
3 risers / 3 lines spanwise
Colour-coded stabilo line for easy identification
Optimized internal construction and line attachment points to maintain even sail tension
Mini-ribs on the trailing edge improve handling and performance
Speed system with Harken pulleys
Gathering (reefing) system on the trailing edge
Canopy cloth

Top surface: Porcher Skytex 32 / 27

Bottom surface: Porcher Skytex 27

Technical Specifications

 SIZE

XXS XS S M L
 FLAT  AREA 20.1m2 21.6m2 23.6m2 25.5m2 27.6m2
 SPAN 11.07m 11.48m 12.00m 12.47m 12.95m
 A.R 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1
 PROJECTED  AREA 17.11m2 18.39m2 20.09m2 21.71m2 23.41m2
 SPAN 8.85m 9.18m 9.59m 9.97m 10.35m
 A.R 4.58 4.58 4.58 4.58 4.58
 CELL NUMBER 59 59 59 59 59

 GLIDER WEIGHT*

* - weight with light Dyneema risers

 

3.2kg 3.4kg 3.7kg 3.9kg 4.1kg
 WEIGHT IN FLIGHT 55-75kg 65-85kg 75-95kg 85-105kg 95-115kg
 EXTENDED WEIGHT RANGE - - 75-100kg 85-110kg 95-120kg
 EN / LTF B B B B B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Model: Explorer
  • Shipping Weight: 10Kgs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Gin

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