GIN GLIDERS Explorer
The Explorer is a lightweight sports performance wing aimed at seasoned XC pilots who want to fly a wing that’s comfortable, responsive and performant.
Comfortable yet responsive
The handling of the 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.
The Explorer is also made for comfortable high speed gliding during cross country flying. Direct C-riser control works very well and the lack of uneccessary C handles keeps everything simple and lightweight.
Naturally, the 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 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 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!
Top surface: Porcher Skytex 32 / 27
Bottom surface: Porcher Skytex 27
Ribs: Porcher Skytex 27
Main/upper/middle: Edelrid 8000- 050, 070, 090, 130, 150, 190, 280, 360
|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|
* – weight with light Dyneema risers (200g less)
Colours: Blue, Orange
Included with your glider:
The Lite rucksack. Alternatively, the Classic rucksack or XXL rucksack can be specified at time of ordering.
GIN GLIDERS Explorer user manual
Stock code: GP-E-size
If you would like to know more about the GIN Gliders Explorer, arrange a test flight with your local dealer, please send a message using the ‘Contact us’ tab above. Alternatively please telephone us on 01768 779800.