Up, up and away
The Avid’s combination of stability and handling translates into a superior climbing experience. The wing is informative enough to help you make the most of lift, yet the brakes offer authority and precision. Whether turning tightly or more flat, the Avid always remains well balanced. Feedback through the brakes is direct, and its inherent pitch and roll stability enables you to effortlessly maximise your climb—and have fun doing so!
Top class glide performance
The Avid’s glide is among the best in its class, and in many instances, it will keep up with wings in the category above. 3rd generation Equalized Pressure Technology (EPT) ensures that the internal pressure in the wing remains as constant as possible, which means that the shape of the wing is maintained and aerodynamic efficiency improved. The Avid’s profile and aspect ratio is derived from the Explorer 2, a wing which has an excellent track record in its category.
Fabric for harsh environments
The fabric of the Avid was developed by GIN and our technical partner Myungjin. The Myungjin MJ40MF and MJ32MF fabrics are intended to withstand harsher, more abrasive environments. After a long development process, this fabric was first introduced in our tandem glider and has proven to have excellent qualities.
Calm, cool, collected
The Avid has an innate pitch stability. It bites enthusiastically into lifty lines, yet settles quickly overhead. Collapses are a rare thing in flyable air and even if they do occur, recovery is stress-free. And even on windier, more thermic take-offs, the wing has a tendency to remain anchored above your head.
Rear riser control system
The Avid features a smart riser with a control toggle and a Harken pulley for extra smooth operation (in case you prefer a more conventional riser, the B/C line is removable). Push half bar, take the riser and enjoy the view! The ideal introduction to flying with the rear risers!
Built for travel
Despite the heavier fabric, the Avid is still relatively light due to its construction. A strategic mix of new formula plastic rods and Nitinol (Nickel titanium) wire provides greater dimensional stability, performance and more compact packing.