Gin Zulu Paraglider

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

Canopy of the Gin Zulu paraglider.
Above - a nice close-up of the Gin Zulu canopy.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 1-2
Size Designation S

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Paraglider Reviews From Other Visitors

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Gin Zulu - Stable But Slow 
I'm a PH-2 pilot and have a '06 Large Gin Zulu DHV 1-2. Before that I was using an older Willis Wings. When using the Zulu I noticed that the wing was …

Gin Zulu Wing 
I have flown three other wings in the short time I have been flying but the Gin Zulu is the one that I am sticking with. I am a new pilot and looking …

Gin Zulu Review March 2014 Not rated yet
I'm a fairly new P2, with about 50 flights now, little over half of those with the Zulu. I've had two pretty large collapses. I think in general, I was …

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Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 prices in Euros!
Euros 3000 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3800 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2000 GBP
Australian Dollars 5100 AUD
South African Rand 29400 ZAR
South Korean Won 3610000 KRW
Indian Rupees 172400 INR

Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 70-90 kg (155-199 lbs)
wing weight 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs)
wing area (flat) 27.5 m² (296 ft²)
wing area (projected) 22.3 m² (240 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.4 m (37 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.3 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.1
aspect ratio (projected) 3.8
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 7.9:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 50 kph (31 mph, 27 knts)

Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel average
agility average
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through < 180 degrees
landing behavior easy
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery delayed acceleration < 4 sec
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 Zulu paraglider. I hope this approach is useful for getting a good idea of the colors when quickly comparing wings. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus something different adorning the leading edge.

'Sun' - yellow, red stripe, silver leading edge

'Fuel' - blue, orange stripe, white leading edge

'Kimchi' - red, blue stripe, white leading edge

'Ice' - light blue, blue stripe, white leading edge

'Sunset' - orange, white stripe, gray leading edge

'Green' - silver, green stripe, white leading edge

'Wood' - light yellow, red stripe, white leading edge

'Snow' - white, silver stripe, orange leading edge


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