Gin Bobcat (Speedwing, Foot-Launch)


Speedflying is a new flying concept. The concept has evolved from speedriding, the fast mountain descent under a speedglider launched on skis. For the past few years, Gin Gliders has been the leading innovator in speedriding. Now comes the first Gin Gliders speedglider launchable by foot: the Bobcat.

Bobcat, the Speedflying wing
The Bobcat is the speedglider launchable by foot created by Gin Gliders. The Bobcat is opening new horizons of piloting for expert and careful pilots with a lot of flying experience. The air, the speed and the fun are joined for a new dimension of flight… the possibilities are growing! The play of trajectories and speed against the relief opens new piloting potential, as yet unexplored using soft canopies. The Bobcat will give you the possibility to return to the original soul of flight and also to open up new fields of practice. You will be able to fly down the mountain in wider aerological conditions with this simple and solid glider. You will have fun with strong wind ground handling and soaring…

Speedflying fields of use:

"Traditional" Speedflying:
Unlike modern paragliders, the Bobcat will give you an adrenaline-powered ride down a mountain, following the slopes and ridges. This is due to a lower glide ratio and higher trim speed. You'll reach the bottom faster, but with a huge grin on your face.

Soaring in Stronger Winds:
How many pilots confronted with strong winds of 30-45 km/h, have dreamed of the Bobcat? Here it is! On the sea coast, in the mountains, or on your favorite hill, when it is impossible to take out your paraglider from the bag, the Bobcat is ready to take over.

Ground Training:
How many paragliding schools have dreamed of the Bobcat? Here it is. To learn in safety on school slopes the basis of inflation and to become familiar with techniques for stronger winds, the Bobcat is a wonderful education tool.

How many para-mountaineers climbing down from a summit, have dreamed of the Bobcat? Here it is! The Bobcat will allow you to take off and fly in a little stronger wind than would be possible with a paraglider. The Bobcat is compact, light and will easily fit in the bottom of an experienced mountaineer’s backpack. Its instantaneous inflation and its high stability in turbulence will allow you to experience mountains in a thrilling new way.

The Bobcat speedglider is delivered with the Bobcat harness

  • Independent thigh loops without seat plate.
  • Shoulder straps slide through the front cross straps for more precise piloting.
  • Safe T-bar
  • Side trimming adjustments
  • Light automatic buckles
  • integrated 8 cm back protection
  • GIN Automatic carabiners included (30mm Zicral self-locking 'biners)
  • One size fits all
  • Weight: 1.6 kg

Bobcat rucksack:

  • Lightweight ripstop rucksack
  • 2 front zip pockets
  • One side mesh pocket
  • Ice-axe holder
  • Gear loop on belt
  • Ergonomic 3D mesh back contact with ventilation system
  • Weight: 0.8 Kg
  • Volume: 80 Liters

Optional equipment:

  • Yeti Airbag:
  • Back protection which attaches easily to your Bobcat harness.
  • Weight: 0.50 kg






 FLAT  AREA 13.5m2 15m2 16.5m2 18m2
AR 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9
 PROJECTED  AREA 11.42m2 12.69m2 13.96m2 15.23m2
AR 2.95 2.95 2.95 2.95
 CELL NUMBER 26 26 26 26
 GLIDER WEIGHT 3.4kg 3.7kg 4.0kg 4.3kg