Having spent over twenty hours flying the Gin and over 150 k flown get the low down on the new Gin High End B wing
Reserve design has changed over the last ten years, the early idea of keeping it small with a quick opening has been ditched for big and therefore slow descent rate. A big one that fits your all up weight in is ideal.
It's not really like going snowboarding for the first time, paragliding experience and flying hours takes time. So don't rush it or get too ambitious. You need to ask yourself what type of flying you aim to be doing.
Fred and Stu have been out getting some great flying in
BBC presenter and outdoor adventurer Ben Foggle spent two weeks with us Learning to fly.