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Explorer

Crafted for adventure

The Explorer is a lightweight sports performance wing aimed at seasoned XC pilots who want to fly a wing that’s comfortable, responsive and performant.

Technical Specifications

Size XXS XS S M L
Flat area (m2) 20.1 21.6 23.6 25.5 27.6
Flat span (m) 11.07 11.48 12.00 12.47 12.95
Flat aspect ratio 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1
Projected area (m2) 17.11 18.39 20.09 21.71 23.41
Projected span (m) 8.85 9.18 9.59 9.97 10.35
Projected aspect ratio 4.58 4.58 4.58 4.58 4.58
Chord (m) 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6
Number of cells 59 59 59 59 59
Glider weight (kg) 3.2* 3.4* 3.7* 3.9* 4.1*
Weight range (kg) 55-75 65-85 75-95 85-105 95-115
Extended weight (kg) - - 75-100 85-110 95-120
Certification EN B EN B EN B EN B EN B

* Quoted weight with optional light Dyneema risers (200g)

Comfortable yet responsive

The handling of the Explorer has an alluring balance of smoothness and lightness. The wing is supremely well co-ordinated. It’s damped and forgiving in pitch, yet the precision in the turn makes it a first class climber in thermals. Take-off and landing couldn’t be simpler and the wing has an uncanny ability to seek out the best thermal cores.

Performant

The Explorer is also made for comfortable high speed gliding during cross country flying. Direct C-riser control works very well and the lack of uneccessary C handles keeps everything simple and lightweight.

Lightweight

Naturally, the Explorer is light, at under 4kg for the M size. In fact, it’s one of the lightest wings in its category, as a result of optimisation of the internal structure and the careful selection of canopy and line materials. The wide range of sizes and extended weight range offers flexibility in sizing choice according to your preferred wing loading.

Extended weight range

Even when highly loaded, the Explorer shows good performance and excellent recovery characteristics. For this reason, we decided to certify the wing with a +5kg extended weight range for more experienced pilots who may sometimes want to fly with a higher wing loading. For general flying, the Explorer is best flown within the normal weight range according to your preference.

Certified with Cocoon

The Explorer has been through additional testing and certification with the Genie Lite 2 cocoon harness. You can fly with peace of mind!

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Details

  • Optimized airfoil with Equalized Pressure Technology (EPT) for stability and performance
  • Unsheathed aramid lines with optimized diameters
  • 3 risers / 3 lines spanwise
  • Colour-coded stabilo line for easy identification
  • Optimized internal construction and line attachment points to maintain even sail tension
  • Mini-ribs on the trailing edge improve handling and performance
  • Speed system with Harken pulleys
  • Gathering (reefing) system on the trailing edge

Materials

Canopy cloth

Upper surface leading edge: Porcher Skytex 32 g/m²

Upper surface: Porcher Skytex 27 g/m²

Lower surface: Porcher Skytex 27 g/m²

Lines

Upper: Edelrid 8000-U 050, 070, 090, 130

Middle: Edelrid 8000-U 070, 090, 130, 190

Main: Edelrid 8000-U 190, 230, 280, 360



Colours

Colours Colours

Included with your glider

Classic rucksack Repair kit Inner bag Stickers Velcro strap

Documents

EN test report

Manual

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