|Flat area (m2)||13.5||15||16.5||18|
|Flat aspect ratio||3.9||3.9||3.9||3.9|
|Projected area (m2)||11.42||12.69||13.96||15.23|
|Projected aspect ratio||2.95||2.95||2.95||2.95|
|Number of cells||26||26||26||26|
|Glider weight (kg)||3.4||3.7||4.0||4.3|
|Pilot level||expert||advanced||advanced / intermediate||intermediate|
Each size of Bobcat has one colour, so they can be told apart more easily.
- Bobcat 13.5 (White-Red-Light Blue)
- Bobcat 15 (White-Green-Light Green)
- Bobcat 16.5 (White-Blue-Light Blue)
- Bobcat 18 (White-Purple-Light Green)
- Bobcat wing only; supplied with light rucksack.
- Bobcat wing + Gin Bobcat speed flying harness*
*Add Bobcat wing plus Bobcat harness to your shopping basket for package price.
- Yeti Airbag: Back protection which attaches easily to your Bobcat harness. Weight: 0.50 kg.
Bobcat, the speedflying wing
The Bobcat is a speedflying wing - a speedglider launchable by foot created by GIN Gliders.
The Bobcat is opening new horizons of piloting for expert and careful pilots with a lot of flying experience. The air, the speed and the fun are joined for a new dimension of flight... the possibilities are growing! The play of trajectories and speed against the relief opens new piloting potential, as yet unexplored using soft canopies.
The Bobcat will give you the possibility to return to the original soul of flight and also to open up new fields of practice. You will be able to fly down the mountain in wider aerological conditions with this simple and solid glider. You will have fun with strong wind ground handling and soaring...
Speedflying, a new flying concept...
For the past few years, GIN Gliders has been the leading innovator in speedriding. Now comes the first GIN Gliders speedglider launchable by foot: the Bobcat; made for speedflying! Speedflying is flying fast downhill. The concept has evolved from speedriding, the fast mountain descent under a speedglider launched on skis. Speedgliders are not just scaled-down, mini-paragliders…
Speedflying, fields of use...
The Bobcat can be used for all of the following activities...
Unlike modern paragliders, the Bobcat will give you an adrenaline-powered ride down a mountain, following the slopes and ridges. This is due to a lower glide ratio and higher trim speed. You'll reach the bottom faster, but with a huge grin on your face.
Soaring in stronger winds
How many pilots confronted with "strong" winds of 30-45 km/h, have dreamt of the Bobcat? Here it is!
On the sea coast, in the mountains, or on your favorite hill, when it is impossible to take out your paraglider from the bag, the Bobcat is ready to take over.
How many paragliding schools have dreamt of the Bobcat? Here it is.
To learn in safety on school slopes the basis of inflation and to become familiar with techniques for stronger winds, the Bobcat is a wonderful education tool.
How many para-mountaineers climbing down from a summit, have dreamt of the Bobcat? Here it is!
The Bobcat will allow you to take off and fly in a little stronger wind than would be possible with a paraglider. The Bobcat is compact, light and will easily fit in the bottom of an experienced mountaineer’s backpack. Its instantaneous inflation and its high stability in turbulence will allow you to experience mountains in a thrilling new way.
Important usage advice, please read here.
|Model Status||Current model|
|Other Certification||Load Test Only|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|