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Gin Explorer 2



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  • Product Details

    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 of the original:

    - 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
    - wider “sweet spot” across the weight range


    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.

  • Technical Details

    Technical details

    • 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.
    • Nitinol (Nickel titanium) rods make for a more
      compact packing, help maintain a clean top
      surface, even chordwise tension and keep the
      weight down.

    Technical Specifications


    Flat area (m2) 20.54 22.10 23.99 25.96 28.07
    Flat span (m) 11.17 11.58 12.07 12.55 13.05
    Flat aspect ratio 6.07 6.07 6.07 6.07 6.07
    Projected area (m2) 17.48 18.81 20.43 22.10 23.89
    Projected span (m) 8.92 9.26 9.65 10.03 10.43
    Projected aspect ratio 4.56 4.56 4.56 4.56 4.56
    Number of cells 59 59 59 59 59
    Glider weight (kg) 3.2* 3.4* 3.7* 3.9* 4.1*
    Weight range (kg) 55-75 65-85 75-95 85-105 95-115
    Certification EN B EN B EN B EN B EN B

  • Materials

    Canopy cloth

    Upper surface leading edge: Porcher Skytex 34 g/m²

    Upper surface: Porcher Skytex 27 g/m²

    Lower surface: Porcher Skytex 27 g/m²


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

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

    Main: Edelrid 8000-U 230, 280, 360