GIN GTO2 – EN D: Fly far, Travel Light


GIN’s new GTO 2 is an EN-D certified, high-performance lightweight wing, developed from their X-Alps research and with design features from the Boomerang. It is aimed at ambitious and experienced cross country pilots.

GIN say the GTO 2 will appeal to pilots transitioning from sports class, and competition pilots who wish to fly a more compact wing within a wider comfort zone.

GTO—Gran Turismo Omologato—denotes a street-legal race car. GIN’s original GTO was conceived in this spirit back in the days of the serial class.

The GTO 2 weighs a quoted 4.26kg in the M size. Lighter gliders mean better flying characteristics, say GIN. They say this compact glider is precise to turn, has good slow-speed control (great for tricky outlandings) and exceptional climb rate. It also has an aspect ratio “close to 7”, so good glide performance.

Design features include:

  • 3 lines spanwise / 3 risers
  • Optimized airfoil with Equalized Pressure Technology (EPT) for stability and performance
  • Fully unsheathed lines (mix of Aramid and Dyneema)
  • Optimized internal construction and line attachment points to maintain even sail tension
  • Mini-ribs on the trailing edge improve handling and performance
  • Kickdown speed system with Harken pulleys
  • Gathering (reefing) system on the trailing edge
  • Optional pulley-less Dyneema riser for additional weight savings

It’s ready now in sizes S,M and L with an XS size to follow.

GIN GTO 2 tech specs and colours

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