The glider was thrown into my hands at takeoff, so five minutes later clip in, pull up, a few steps in under the glider and it stands perfectly still above my head.
It feels very stable and intuitive at launch. Confidence booster! I turn around and let the off the brakes just a little and the Sprint pulls me into the lifting air. Yep, no extra thoughts needed, this glider wants U to fly! It glides...
After a few minutes of cruising I decide to play a little. It needs abit of a heavy hand to get up on an edge but it will play! Control is good, the Sprint 3 has direct stearing but soft turns. No funny dives or twitchys even at my hardest pulls, I thinking this glider will thermal like a beast!
I then gain a bit of altitude (15 meters) and pull full bar. It's not hard work, the Sprint speeds up but stays very comfortingly solid. I use the rear risers for feeling and there is no movement. The Sprint does not mind full bar! I'd be happy to push pully to pully in evil conditions with this glider... Confidence booster!
Only soaring and throwing it around won't tell the whole story, get out and try it yourself. It's a perfomantce confidence booster for alot of different category of pilots.
Remember speed and performance are far from everything. Having fun is fundamental.
Build quality is as ever faultless with Gin gear, nice touches to the finsih on the risers and ceramic o rings instead of pulleys are great.
Needless to say we have two Gin Sprint demo gliders on demo here in Spain, you can book them before you come out to fly them and other demo models like the Ozone Rush 4 or Advance Epsilion 8. Email us for more information