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ADVENTURE AWAITS!

 

The Yeti 6 is all about discovery. Whether you’re a recent pilot just discovering the joys of flight or a more experienced adventurer on a trip to a new playground, the Yeti 6 has you covered.

The Yeti 6 is suitable for all levels of pilot, depending on the chosen wing loading. It is most suited for hike ‘n fly and at lower wing loadings, schooling and even thermal flying. At high wing loadings, the Yeti 6 becomes a bundle of dynamic fun.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

SIZE21232527
Flat area (m2)20.8022.8024.8026.80
Flat span (m)9.9610.4310.8811.31
Flat aspect ratio4.774.774.774.77
Projected area (m2)17.8519.5721.2823
Projected span (m)7.938.308.669.00
Projected aspect ratio3.523.523.523.52
Chord (m)2.592.712.832.99
Number of cells36363636
Glider weight (kg)2.422.632.762.99
Weight range (kg)50-7565-9075-10085-110
Extended weight (kg)75-9590-105100-115110-125
CertificationEN AEN AEN AEN A

* Weight with light Dyneema risers. Regular risers: add 160g

 

Compact in the air...

Thanks to the new planform and arc, the wing is agile in the turn whilst remaining highly stable in roll. It has a compact and well balanced feel in the air in all conditions. Lines are a carefully chosen mix of sheathed lines for the lower and mid lines with unsheathed upper lines.

 

...and on the ground

No stone was left unturned in our quest to minimise weight and packing volume. Nickel titanium (Nitinol) rods are used in place of plastics, and reinforcements on both the trailing and leading edge have been removed or replaced with tapes wherever possible. The internal structure has been further optimised for lower weight and the number of bridle attachment points reduced. All this means a smaller, lighter pack — helping you move fast across the terrain.

 

First class climbing

Some mountain wings leave something to be desired when it comes to climbing performance. Not so the Yeti 6. The planform, arc, sail tensioning and swept back wing tips all work together to promote flat and efficient turning behaviour. The Yeti 6 can be used for so much more than just fly-downs!

 

Students welcome

The Yeti 6’s handling was trimmed and tuned with students in mind. The goal was to have a more damped character than its predecessor, whilst retaining enough of the fun factor for more experienced mountain pilots. Brake travel is long and progressive yet has a direct feel, and there is zero tendency to enter a spiral dive in case the pilot inadvertently pulls too much brake. It’s a pleasure to teach with the Yeti 6 and students with an interest in hike ’n’ fly need not look further for a post-school wing.

 

High wing loading, no problem

The Yeti 6 doesn’t just have an incredibly wide range of possible wing loadings, it also remains stable throughout this range. The EN A rating has been retained even at high wing loadings thanks to the wing’s inherent stability in all axes.

 

Accommodating take-off behaviour

Thanks to the Yeti 6’s efficient profile the wing rapidly stabilises overhead and produces lift and provides a gentle forward momentum on light wind take-offs. In stronger winds, the wing remains equally well behaved with no hanging back. Whatever your skill level and the terrain, the Yeti 6 will allow the best possible take-off.

 

Yeti compress bag

Also available for the Yeti 6 is a specially designed compress bag. The Yeti compress bag folds 5 times, ensuring the most compact volume possible and a perfect fit in your rucksack for those fast or long hikes.

 

40L X-lite rucksack

This 40L rucksack is a perfect match for the Yeti 6 and the Yeti compress bag. Loaded with essential alpinism features such as ice-axe, ski and walking pole holders, drinks pockets, stowage straps and ergonomic shoulder straps, the X-lite rucksack is built for mountain adventure.

 

DESIGNER NOTES

Designer Gin Seok Song explains the philosophy of the Yeti 6

The Yeti 6 incorporates all our learning from the Yeti 5 and Bolero 7.

Our priority was to combine the climbing performance and all-round ease and stability of the Bolero 7, whilst also retaining the low packing volume and weight of the Yeti 5. The result is basically a wing that is simple to launch and climbs with a flat, efficient turn. At the same time, it offers more performance than its predecessor whilst being also less demanding to fly.

We feel this is a significant step forward that will appeal to a wide range of mountain pilots.

 

DETAILS

  • 3 risers / 3 lines spanwise
  • thin, sheathed PPSL Dyneema lower and mid lines with unsheathed upper lines
  • Weight saving construction: optimized internal structure, line attachment points and reduced use of tape
  • Speed system with Harken pulleys
  • Fabric selected for the lightest weight: 27g top and bottom surface 
  • Also available: additional Dyneema risers (160g)
  • Serial 12mm risers with Kevlar webbing, magnetic fastener, low friction ring, Brummel hook, 18mm low friction Harken pulley, separate A3 riser 
  • Additional riser option: Dyneema slide protect 6mm riser
     

More photos and downloads are on the GIN website

GIN Yeti

$6,749.00Price

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