Gin Tribe M/L
(Anchorage, AK, USA)
Flown 5 different wings
Launch - easy - the Gin Tribe stops without over-shoot, controls are very effective.
Ridge soaring flight - turns tight and flat very little altitude loss when changing directions.
Wing very talkative allows me to stay close on the ridge, I could feel every puff of lift or sink. Soon isolated the most active area of lift. Climbed above the ridge to begin turning in wind assisted thermals. Pushed out into the core 350ft above the ridge, centered up and used toggles with very little weight shift to keep the wing flat. Managed to follow the lift as it moved around the ridge and maintain position.
Left the ridge to test how the Gin Tribe responds to collapses...
Asymmetric collapses - 50% weight shift only to maintain straight flight.
Full frontal - returned to normal flight without speed A's.
Full frontal on full bar - return to normal flight very little over shoot.
Big Ears - required pumping out.
Landing carried speed as I normally do on my Rebel the glide across the LZ, glide flat crossed the entire LZ on the first landing.
Trim speed equal to my Rebel - full bar, not as fast as my Rebel.
Half bar is optimal - flat glide, solid speed as good as Rebel or the Aspen 2.
Overall, the Gin Tribe is very nice to fly, very comforting.