Gin Explorer 2

£4,398.95

Light high B wing. The basic design ingredients for the Explorer 2 are classically simple, even apparently unremarkable: 59 cells, AR 6.07, three main lines, well proven profile. Yet the finished dish served is unexpectedly exquisite.
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Description

The ingredients are classically simple, even unremarkable: 59 cells, A.R. 6, 3 main lines, well proven profile. Yet the finished dish is unexpectedly exquisite.

The Explorer 2 simply allows the pilot to reconnect with the pure joy of flight. No more struggling with the wing. No more niggling doubts. Just the direct experience, like a scene snapping into focus. The Explorer 2 offers concrete improvements over its predecessor whilst retaining the best loved aspects:

  • improved climbing ability in all conditions
  • improved glide performance
  • exemplary pitch stability for even better take-off characteristics and collapse resistance
  • smart riser for improved C riser control
  • increased maximum speed (2cm longer travel)
  • greater compressibility thanks to nitinol reinforcements

To the top!: Perhaps the most notable characteristic of the Explorer 2 is the way the refined yet compact handling translates into a superior climbing experience. The wing bites enthusiastically into thermals, yet settles quickly overhead. Brake pressures are light yet progressive, giving you just enough information to effortlessly maximise your climb.

(Still) in a class of its own: Thanks to the slight increase in surface area and other gains in aerodynamic efficiency, the Explorer 2’s glide performance surpasses that of its predecessor.

An unflappable character: The Explorer 2 has an innate pitch stability. Even on windier take-offs, the wing comes up progressively and waits obediently above your head. When conditions get rowdy, it’s more well behaved than ever.

Improved speed system: The Explorer 2 features a new smart riser with a control toggle and a Harken pulley for extra smooth operation. Push half bar, take the riser and enjoy the view! The Explorer 2 also has an extra 2cm of speed bar travel for increased max speed.

A small footprint: Nitinol (Nickel titanium) rods make for a more compact packing, help maintain a clean top surface, and keep the weight down.

DETAILS

  • Strategic mix of new formula plastic rods and Nitinol (Nickel titanium) wire for dimensional stability, performance and more compact packing
  • 3 risers / 3 lines spanwise
  • Unsheathed aramid lines with optimized diameters
  • Speed system with C riser steering
  • Gathering (reefing) system and mini ribs on the trailing edge

MATERIAL

Canopy cloth

Top surface: Porcher Skytex 34 / 27

Bottom surface: Porcher Skytex 27

Ribs: Porcher Skytex 27

Lines

Upper: Edelrid 8000-U 050, 070, 090, 130

Middle: Edelrid 8000-U 070, 090, 130, 190

Main: Edelrid 8000-U 230, 280, 360

 

TECHNICAL

SIZEXXSXSSML
Flat area (m2)20.5422.1023.9925.9628.07
Flat span (m)11.1711.5812.0712.5513.05
Flat aspect ratio6.076.076.076.076.07
Projected area (m2)17.4818.8120.4322.1023.89
Projected span (m)8.929.269.6510.0310.43
Projected aspect ratio4.564.564.564.564.56
Number of cells5959595959
Glider weight (kg)3.2*3.4*3.7*3.9*4.1*
Weight range (kg)55-7565-8575-9585-10595-120
CertificationEN BEN BEN BEN BEN B

* – Weight with light Dyneema risers. Regular risers: add 200g

COLOURS

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Colour

Turquoise, Lemon, Sea Blue (limited edition)

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