THE ULTRA-LIGHT SPEEDFLYING GLIDER
The Yak is the ultimate toy for mountain lovers, an outrageous amount of pure fun packed into a tiny package of just over 2 kilos. Gin Gliders have produced this speedwing drawing on all their knowledge and experience of light weight paragliding.
Take your boots, crampons and hiking poles! And let’s go to play!
Ultra-easy to inflate, this speed glider makes it easy to become airborne, and to land in a wide range of conditions. Its trim range allows you to decrease the glide ratio for a fast morning descent, or to increase it for a spot of afternoon soaring. Even thermalling is possible with the big sizes. Be safe, go fast! Take your boots, crampons and hiking poles! And let’s go to play!
To safely fly speedflying wings, you must adapt your skills and knowlege. Please learn with a specialised professional.
|Flat area (m2)||15||16.5||18|
|Flat aspect ratio||3.9||3.9||3.9|
|Projected area (m2)||12.69||13.96||15.23|
|Projected aspect ratio||2.95||2.95||2.95|
|Number of cells||26||26||26|
|Glider weight (kg)||2.1||2.3||2.5|
|Pilot level||expert/advanced||advanced / intermediate||intermediate|
The choice of speedglider size depends not only on the flying weight (weight of the pilot plus equipment), but also on the pilot level and intended field of use. The choice of size is vital to safety: the smaller the glider, the higher level of pilot skill required.