Gin Yeti 08 Mountain Glider (PAST MODEL)
Gin Gliders Yeti 08 Mountain Paraglider
Ultra-Light Mountain Wing
Following the incredible success of the first version Yeti, Gin Gliders is now launching the new Yeti. Same concept : ultra-light, compact and easy.
For several seasons Gin Gliders has been working towards developing lighter weight designs for all models in the GIN range but also developing specific materials with our suppliers.
The Yeti 08 is the result of these developments and improvements. Our main objectives were to produce a lighter glider with easier handling.
Gin Gliders Yeti 08 > Easy: an impressive inflation and launch.
Our experience of moutaineering shows that a mountain glider must be easy to use. Manageable whilst handling on the ground, easy to launch, and easy to fly.
The Yeti 08 is a very lightweight version of the Bolero III. Hence the safety aspect and in-flight performance are much like that of a LTF1 glider, but with more speed and more dynamic handling.
In flight, the biggest advantage over the previous version is improved performance, this is a glider which is more compact, more precise and more efficient thermalling.
The Bolero III has very easy launch characteristics; it does not overfly and puts the pilot in charge immediately. These two characteristics are a must for any mountaineering glider. The Yeti retains these but its ultra-light weight makes inflation even better! To enable take-off from steep slopes or snow, attachment points have been added to the top surface to connect the glider to the ground.
Gin Gliders Yeti 08 > Light Materials, Advanced Technology
The Yeti is built with 2 fabrics (100% Skytex by Porcher):
- The new Skytex 27, this PA 6.6 high tenacity, 22 dtex ripstop fabric is the ultra-light Porcher fabric (27 g/sqm) designed for paragliding. We are using it for the main top and bottom section.
- The 9017 E68A, used exclusively by Gin Gliders (36 g/sqm), is a PA 6.6 high tenacity – 33 dtex. We have 5 years experience of using this light fabric, and are delighted with the results for its longevity and strength. This is why we choose to use it in the ribs and leading edge sections.
Lines are heat treated and pre-stretched from LIROS.
Risers are constructed from a new 12 mm Aramid webbing for easier ground handling than on the previous light risers.
All other materials used in the construction - tapes, reinforcements and connectors etc. are chosen to achieve the highest performance to weight ratio possible.
The Yeti is hand made, with each unit assembled by one person. This requires many hours in manufacturing, concentrating on every detail to achieve a beautifully crafted glider.
Result: 2.9 kg !
This combination of design, technology, manufacturing and materials makes an ultra-easy, ultra-light paraglider which is able to fly efficiently in thermals.
2.9 kg for the smallest size (19 sqm) to 4.6 kg for the largest size.
Objective: 4 kg, ready to fly...
The objective is to offer a total equipment weight (wing, rucksack, harness and carabiners) of 4 kg (for the smallest size) to fly down the mountain safely and effectively.
Gin Gliders Yeti 08 > Sizes & Weight Ranges
The Gin Gliders Yeti is available in 6 sizes, covering weight ranges from a 19 sqm glider for moutaineering experts to 5 other certified sizes covering 50-110 Kg all up flying weight...
All Up Weight Range
|22||50 - 65 kg|
|24||55 - 75 kg|
|26||70 - 90 kg|
|28||85 - 105 kg|
||100 - 110 kg|
Gin Gliders Yeti 08 > Certification
The Gin Gliders Yeti is certified as the following:
- Size 19: Uncertified
- Size 22: LTF 2, EN B
- Size 24: LTF 1
- Size 26: LTF 1
- Size 28: LTF 1
- Size 31: LTF 1
Colours: Kiwi; Aster
Gin Gliders Yeti 08 > Package Options
- Wing only: Supplied as standard with Yeti Lightweight Rucksack 90L
- Complete with Yeti Reversible Harness-Rucksack: Supplied with Yeti Harness/Rucksack (harness & rucksack in one)
- Complete with Yeti Harness + Alpine Rucksack: Supplied with Yeti Harness (without bag) and Yeti Alpine Paraglider Rucksack 50L
|EN Certification||EN B|
|LTF Certification||LTF 1, LTF 2|
|Model Status||Past model|