The Yak is a very popular ultra-light speedflying glider, the ultimate toy for mountain lovers - an outrageous amount of pure fun packed into a tiny package of just over 2 kilos! Gin Gliders have produced this ultralight speedwing drawing on all their knowledge and experience of light weight paragliding.
Yak, the ultra-light speedflying glider
3 sizes: 15 - 16.5 - 18
Ultra-easy to inflate, this speed glider makes it easy to become airborne, and to land in a wide range of conditions. Its trim range allows you to decrease the glide ratio for a fast morning descent, or to increase it for a spot of afternoon soaring. Even thermalling is possible (more so with the larger sizes). Be safe, go fast! Take your boots, crampons and hiking poles, and let’s go to play!
To safely fly speedflying wings, you must adapt your skills and knowlege. Please learn with a specialised professional.
|Flat area (m2)||15||16.5||18|
|Flat aspect ratio||3.9||3.9||3.9|
|Projected area (m2)||12.69||13.96||15.23|
|Projected aspect ratio||2.95||2.95||2.95|
|Number of cells||26||26||26|
|Glider weight (kg)||2.1||2.3||2.5|
|Pilot level||expert/advanced||advanced / intermediate||intermediate|
The choice of speedglider size depends not only on the flying weight (weight of the pilot plus equipment), but also on the pilot level and intended field of use. The choice of size is vital to safety: the smaller the glider, the higher level of pilot skill required.
The choice of size is vital to safety: the smaller the glider, the higher level of pilot skill required.
The Yak can be bought with the following packages:
- Wing only; supplied with light rucksack
- Complete with Gin Gliders Yeti Convertible reversible harness/rucsack*
- Complete with Gin Gliders Switch reversible harness/rucsack*
*Add Yak wing and Yeti or Switch harness to your shopping basket to receive special package price.
All options include: inner bag + hook and loop fastener strap + repair kit + owner's manual included on USB stick.
|Other Certification||Load Test Only|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|
|Model Status||Current model|