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Ultra-Light Glider
For several seasons Gin Gliders has been working towards developing lighter weight designs for all models in the GIN range but also developing specific materials with our suppliers.
The Yeti 08 is the result of these developments and improvements. Our main objectives were to produce a lighter glider with easier handling.

Easy: an impressive inflation and launch
Our experience of mountaineering shows that a mountain glider must be easy to use: manageable whilst handling on the ground, easy to launch, and easy to fly. The Yeti 08 is a very lightweight version of the Bolero 3. Hence the safety aspect and in-flight performance are much like that of a LTF1 glider, but with more speed and more dynamic handling. In flight, the biggest advantage over the previous version is improved performance, this is a glider which is more compact, more precise and more efficient thermalling.
The Yeti has very easy launch characteristics: it does not overfly and puts the pilot in charge immediately. These two characteristics are a must for any mountaineering glider. The Yeti retains these but its ultra-light weight makes inflation even better! To enable take-off from steep slopes or snow, attachment points have been added to the top surface to connect the glider to the ground.

Light Materials, Advanced Technology
The Yeti is built with 2 fabrics (100% Skytex by Porcher) :

  • The new Skytex 27, this PA 6.6 high tenacity, 22 dtex ripstop fabric is the ultra-light Porcher fabric (27 g/sqm) designed for paragliding. We are using it for the main top and bottom section.
  • The 9017 E68A, used exclusively by Gin Gliders (36g/sqm), is a PA 6.6 high tenacity – 33 dtex. We have 5 years experience of using this light fabric, and are delighted with the results for its longevity and strength. This is why we choose to use it in the ribs and leading edge sections.
  • Lines are heat treated and pre-stretched from LIROS. Risers are constructed from a new 12 mm Aramid webbing for easier ground handling than on the previous light risers. All other materials used in the construction - tapes, reinforcements and connectors etc. are chosen to achieve the highest performance to weight ratio possible.

This combination of design, technology, manufacturing and materials makes an ultra-easy, ultra-light paraglider which is able to fly efficiently in thermals: 2.9 kg for the smallest size (19 sqm) to 4.6 kg for the largest size.
The Yeti comes in 6 sizes - from a 19 sqm glider for moutaineering experts to 5 other certified sizes from 45 kg to 105 kg pilot weight!

Objective: 4 kg, ready to fly
The objective is to offer a total equipment weight (wing, rucksack, harness and carabiners) of 4 kg (for the smallest size) to fly down the mountain safely and effectively.

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