Gin Boomerang Sport Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Gin Boomerang Sport.

Canopy of the Gin Boomerang Sport.
Nice frontal pic of a Gin Boomerang Sport paraglider canopy, clearly showing the lines and high aspect ratio of this competition wing. Photo from the manufacturer, used with permission.

Year of Manufacture 2006
Certification DHV 2-3
Size M

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Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being January 2007 currency conversions from the 2006 price in Euros.
Euros 3800 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4910 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2510 GBP
Australian Dollars 6270 AUD
South African Rand 35500 ZAR
South Korean Won 4610000 KRW
Indian Rupees 218000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-105 kg (188-232 lbs)
wing weight 6.5 kg (14.4 lbs)
wing area (flat) 27.8 m² (299 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.0 m² (258 ft²)
wing span (flat) 13.1 m (43 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.4 m (34 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 6.2
aspect ratio (projected) 4.5
min sink 1.0 m/s (197 fpm, 3.6 kph, 1.9 knts)
best glide ratio 9.6
speed min 25 kph (16 mph, 14 knts)
speed trim 39 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 56 kph (35 mph, 30 knts)

Some DHV Test Results

inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour immediately comes over pilot
take off handling average
roll damping average
control travel average
agility high
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
asymm. collapse course change 180 - 360 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude average
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through > 360 degrees
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery not spontaneously
landing behavior average
All the above were recorded when this Gin paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the upper and lower surfaces of the Gin Boomerang Sport canopy. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower


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