Gin Sprint X-Alps (PAST MODEL)

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Product code: GIN-SPRNTXALPS

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Status: Past model

Condition: New

A light version of the Sprint, featuring the technology used in the Red Bull X-Alps race, the Sprint X-Alps offers the ideal combination of lightness and durability for trekking and cross country flying.

Gin Gliders Sprint X-Alps

Compact and light weight intermediate

Light version of the Sprint, featuring the technology used in the Red Bull X-Alps race, the Sprint X-Alps offers the ideal combination of lightness and durability for trekking and cross country flying.

  • Lightweight leading edge reinforcement system
  • 1,2kg less weight than the serial Sprint
  • Easy take off even in strong wind
  • Smooth and safe high performance 1-2 class glider
  • High degree of passive safety
  • Smooth glide with high pitch stability for more comfort and performance in head wind transitions
  • High speed possibilities for this category of glider
  • Kick Down speed system

X-Alps athletes need their equipment to be the best. Their wings have to be light and compact to carry but also very easy to use,  durable and able to take off in all kinds of conditions. They also have to provide a lot of performance for a maximum of safety. All the experience accumulated since the inaugural race has been used to produce the Sprint X-Alps.

An optimum mix of the latest materials has therefore been chosen with one objective: to be easy to use, durable, compact and lightweight. The lightest materials available have been utilised wherever durability and ease of use allow. In other areas we have chosen materials which are lighter than normal, but not extreme.

The canopy is thus made of fabrics of different weights. A very light one (skytex 27) is used on the bottom surface and a slightly heavier one (skytex 36) is used on the top surface. The leading edge is also made of skytex 36 but with an additional water repellent treatment. This fabric provides more friction resistance and durability.

Dyneema lines further reduce weight, but are sleeved to prevent tangling while groundhandling. Dyneema lines are also sleeved to avoid stability problems caused by changes in line length after many hours of flying. Risers, made of 12 mm Kevlar webbing, are also thinner but not extremely so. Moreover the leading edge is built with innovative flexible battens that enable a reduction in weight while preserving the same aerodynamic precision.

The Sprint X-Alps is so compact that it is delivered with our light GIN X-Alps rucksack (90L / 900g), which has space for your lightweight harness and other flying gear, but doesn’t completely fill the back of your car! No more excess luggage when travelling by plane, too.

The Sprint X-Alps makes no compromises in the air, but you should discover it yourself...

Gin Gliders Sprint X-Alps > Specifications

SIZE
XXS
XS
S
M
L
FLAT
AREA
21.87m2
23.35m2
25.00m2
27.00m2
29.20m2
SPAN
10.84m
11.19m
11.59m
12.04m
12.52m
A.R
5.37
5.37
5.37
5.37
5.37
PROJECTED
AREA
18.60m2
19.88m2
21.28m2
22.98m2
24.86m2
SPAN
8.49m
8.77m
9.07m
9.43m
9.81m
A.R
3.87
3.87
3.87
3.87
3.87
CELL NUMBER
53
53
53
53
53
GLIDER WEIGHT
4.6kg
4.9kg
5.2kg
5.4kg
5.9kg
CERTIFIED
WEIGHT IN FLIGHT
55~73kg
68~87kg
80~100kg
90~110kg
105~130kg
OPTIMUM
WEIGHT IN FLIGHT
60~70kg
70~83kg
83~95kg
95~107kg
107~125kg
EN STANDARD
B
B
B
B
B
LTF
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2


One colour: X-Alps (White-Red-Yellow)

Sprint X-Alps sizes:  XXS, XS, S, M & L

Delivered with the GIN X-Alps rucksack (90L / 900g).

Gin Gliders Sprint X-Alps > Catalogue & Manual

Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN B
LTF Certification LTF 1-2
Model Status Past model

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