CALYPSO paragliding :: GIN


The GIN Calypso is a light and easy (3.4kg in XS) intermediate B wing for beginners and recreational pilots looking for a wing that inspires confidence. Easy to carry and fly, it offers a variety of travel and cross country possibilities.

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The Calypso has been developed from the ground up with lightness in mind; it is not an existing model in the range that has been made lighter. It is a sail developed specifically to be a light intermediate. The proportion of light intermediate gliders is so high in today's paragliding world that they require specific development to achieve the best product.

Peaceful & fun driving
The Calypso has exceptional passive stability and offers consistent feedback so you can better understand the airspeed to maximise your enjoyment and performance. The brake pressure is smooth, precise and progressive. The wing is also forgiving if the pilot is less active. But above all the Calypso is great fun to fly and very manoeuvrable.

Flat area (m2) 20.99 22.43 24.42 26.5 28.66
Wingspan flat (m) 10.3 10.64 11.11 11.57 12.03
Flattened elongation 5.05 5.05 5.05 5.05 5.05
Projected area (m2) 18.05 19.29 21.00 22.79 24.65
Projected span (m) 8.19 8.46 8.83 9.20 9.57
Projected elongation 3.72 3.72 3.72 3.72 3.72
Rope (m) 2.58 2.66 2.78 2.90 3.01
Number of cells 47 47 47 47 47
Sail weight (kg) 3.2* 3.4* 3.6* 3.9* 4.2*
Weight in flight (WIF) (kg) 55-75 65-85 75-95 85-105 95-115
Weight range (kg) 100 110 120
Certification EN B EN B EN B EN B EN B

Calypso colours
Technical details

The second generation EPT (Equalized Pressure Technology) profile significantly improves stability over the entire speed range.
3-leg risers, 2 low lines on the span for simplicity and performance.
Easy ear kit.
Extended weight range (sizes S, M and L) for flying at higher wing loads
100% sheathed Dyneema lines.
Light partitions on the trailing edge.
Optional Dyneema risers.


Fabrics :
- Topside: Porcher Skytex, 34 g/m².
- Main backing: Porcher Skytex, 27 g/m².
- Main underlay: Porcher Skytex, 27 g/m².

Hangers :
- High: Dyneema | Aramid PPSL65 | DSL 70 | PPSL 120
- Intermediate: Dyneema PPSL 160 | 200
- Low: Dyneema | Aramid PPSL 120 | 275 | 350 TGL145

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Gin Gliders was founded in 1998 by paraglider designer and competition pilot Gin Seok Song Some of us follow the movement, some of us follow our own path, some of us fly paragliders, some of us fly GIN Gin's philosophy is simple: to design paragliders that he and every other pilot love to fly. This philosophy applies equally to an entry-level wing such as the Bolero, and to the world-renowned competition wing, the Boomerang. No wing is released without Gin's complete satisfaction. Gin has over 20 years experience in designing and manufacturing paragliders and is supported by an equally experienced team, both within the company in Korea and in a worldwide network of distributors and dealers. The "GIN Team" has dominated the Paragliding World Cup every year since 1998 and has enjoyed countless other competitive successes in World Cups, World Championships and National Championships. This high level of expertise provided by dedicated professionals guarantees you the best possible product support and after sales service.
The B are the most versatile. A wide range to suit most paragliders! In this category you'll find gliders with more finesse, aimed at both occasional paragliders and experienced cross-country flyers. Even if they are not officially under-classified, they will be called B-, B, or B+, depending on their reactivity.
  • Leasy B paragliders (enB-)They allow you to tackle the first transitions with confidence, and will react more quickly than school sails during pitch, roll and wing manoeuvres.
  • Paragliders in B are available as soon as you have your pilot's licence. The pleasure of gliding is now just a wing's length away :) They help you get a better feel for thermals, and tighten your core so you can fly efficiently from thermal to thermal. Most of them are available in a light version, with thin dyneema risers and lightweight fabric. This considerably reduces storage volume, so they can be slipped into the smallest of rucksacks to suit hike-and-fly paragliding, cross-country flying, or your luggage to accompany your travels!
  • enB+ paragliders are even faster and livelier. Typically cross-country, they are designed for pilots who are already attacking thermals and who have accumulated a good number of flights. The piloting becomes precise and dynamic, the maximum speed high, and you experience a real pleasure of gliding. Their finesse means you can hang up at the best of your transitions... Still enB approved, it is however recommended that you have already completed a pilot training course (SIV) and have compiled 50 hours of flying time per year to be able to use this type of glider. Fans of bivouac flying will also find what they're looking for in this range, as lightweight versions are also available!
As you can see, there's bound to be an enB paraglider to suit you ...

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