Avid | EN – B | Gin Gliders

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The Avid lets you experience the joys of free flight to the max. It’s a wing that keeps your focus on the views and the route and helps you stay relaxed.

The Avid offers a well-rounded package for the XC pilot who wants to fly a wing that provides pure pleasure. Its balanced yet informative handling means efficient climbing and gliding with a low workload and wide margin of safety:

  • excellent climbing ability in all conditions
  • exemplary pitch stability for easy take-offs and outstanding collapse resistance/recovery
  • a fabric adapted for more abrasive take-offs
  • top class glide performance for its category
  • smart riser for improved C riser control
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DESIGNER NOTES

Designer and CEO Gin Seok Song explains the development of the Avid:

“The Avid draws heavily on our GIN LAB wind tunnel research we are carrying out in partnership with a university here in Korea. This is a major project that has already produced some insights that are trickling down into production wings. This work helped a lot to optimise the sail tensioning, which for the pilot means improved climbing and more refined handling.

The Avid’s handling remains well balanced and efficient at a wide range of bank angles and wing loadings. It gives a feeling of stability and control, but it still provides good information on what the air is doing. This is what we consider one of the main benefits of the wing and it translates into low pilot workload. In addition, we have a smart riser with C control system. There’s an additional pulley for extra smooth operation and a toggle for easy control. For the reinforcements, we are also using a combination of a new type of plastic rod and Nitinol wire. The Atlas rods are used in critical nose sections due to their high resistance to breaking, dimensional stability and minimal wear and tear effect. The Nitinol wire on the top surface towards the rear perfectly and precisely supports the trailing edge whilst reducing weight and packing volume.

We’ve also been working closely with Myungjin for some time to develop robust fabrics with the precise characteristics we need. In wings such as our Fuse tandem, we’ve found the longevity of the fabric to be excellent even after hard seasons of tandem flying all around the world.

The Avid is simply our answer to the pilots who wanted to experience our best performing wing in the EN B category, but whose top priority is not minimising weight.”

Size:

XXS (55-75)kg, XS (65-85)kg, S (75-95)kg, M (85-105)kg, L (90-120)kg

Color:

Coral, Mustard

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