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AIR-BAG HARNESS Whilst Gin Gliders has made every effort at the time of publication to provide accurate information, product specifications are subject to change without notice and may vary from those shown.

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THANK YOU For choosing Gin Gliders. We are confident you’ll enjoy many rewarding experiences in the air with your new GIN harness. This manual contains important safety, performance and maintenance information. Read it before your first flight, keep it for reference, and please pass it on to the new owner if you ever re-sell your rescue. Any updates to this manual, or relevant safety information, will be published on our website: www. gingliders.com. You can also register for e-mail updates via our website. Happy flying and safe landings, GIN Team

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WARNING Like any extreme sport, paragliding involves unpredictable risks which may lead to injury or death. By choosing to fly, you assume the sole responsibility for those risks. You can minimize the risks by having the appropriate attitude, training and experience and by properly understanding, using and maintaining your equipment. Always seek to expand your knowledge and to develop self-reliance. If there is anything you do not understand, consult with your local dealer as a first point of contact, with the GIN importer in your country or with Gin Gliders directly. Because it is impossible...

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SPECIFICATIONS Size Harness weight (kg)* Pilot height (cm) CERTIFICATION The Gingo Airlite 4 has EN certification, max load 120daN Certification Number: ****** DELIVERY PACKAGE (APPROX. WEIGHTS) 1 Harness 1 Main rescue handle and inner container (100g) 1 Main rescue bridle (75g) 2 Carabiner (130g) 1 Speedbar (2 step) (100g) SIZING Compared to the Gingo Airlite 3, the Gingo Airlite 4 has been designed to fit the same size pilots as the Gingo Airlite 3.

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FEATURES... While performance is not the main feature of the Gingo Airlite harness, the harness does have improved performance compared to its predecessor as the airbag volume has been reduced (while retaining the same safety rating) and removing the side air intake means less overal drag on the harness. As usual safety is a priority for Gin Gliders. For the Gingo Airlite 4 the design team developed a sewing technique which is found to be stronger than the traditional ‘bar-tack’ sewing method, this will prolong the life of the harness for longer than ever before. The Gingo Airlite 4 has...

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BEFORE YOU FLY Make su re your dealer has checked the harness for completeness and basic settings. Your harness must be assembled by a suitably qualified paragliding professional, for example, your instructor. Gin Gliders recommends that assembly be carried out in the following order. If you are in any doubt whatsoever about this procedure, please seek professional advice from your instructor, GIN dealer or importer. INSTALLING THE SPEED SYSTEM Assemble the speed system from top to bottom. Pass the chord along the inside of the harness and route it through the Speed pulley (1). From the...

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INSTALLING THE SEAT PLATE The seat plate is removable and can be accessed by a panel at the rear of the seat. Simply remove by separating the leg straps and pulling it out backwards. When installing the seat plate be sure to loop the leg straps over the back edge of the seat. The seat plate should be installed with the wider side to the back and the narrow side at the front where the knees of the pilot will rest. When installing check that the leg straps are positioned at the back center of the seat plate pocket. WARNING: Forgetting to loop the leg straps behind the seat plate may place the...

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AIRBAG BAG PROTECTION The advantage of the airbag back protection is the increased safety rating compared to other technologies. Also the packing volume is reduced and the harness is lighter compared to a conventional foam protector. WARNING: The back protection does not eliminate the chance of injury as a result of a crash. The airbag inlet is located between the legs of the pilot just below the seat plate. On takeoff the harness will be mostly inflated before the pilot is airborne thanks to the designed pre-inflation which is aided by Titanium wire a thin foam layer. After takeoff the...

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RESCUE INSTALLATION AND COMPATIBILITY CHECK Gin Gliders recommend that rescue installation is performed properly by a competent person. The rescue parachute is a pilots last resort and failure to pack or connect the reserve parachute in the correct way may cause death or severe injury. The pilot is responsible for ensuring proper installation. This harness is compatible with the G-Lite, Yeti and Yeti Cross rescue parachutes. Other manufacturers’ rescues may also be used but we cannot guarantee their function. The pilot is responsible for checking compatibility. Every first installation of a...

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THE RESCUE DEPLOYMENT BAG AND THE HARNESS DEPLOYMENT HANDLE The rescue container for this harness comes with its own deployment handle. This handle and its strap must be connected to the deployment bag of the parachute. In particular, check the length of the strap connecting the rescue deployment handle to the rescue inner container. It should be long enough that the reserve can be extracted without the danger of the pins not being pulled before the strap tightens on the reserve, but not so long that there is excessive slack that extends the movement required for deployment. The deployment...

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RESCUE INNER BAG PACKING Your rescue should be repacked into the supplied inner containers as follows. Place the folded rescue into the inner bag. Fold 60cm of line under the rescue. Secure the suspension line using the centeral elastic band. Fold the para-cord into symmetrical bundles the approximate width of the bag. Use elastic bands to hold the loops and neatly stack the bundles at the bottom of the bag. Close the bottom flap in the order shown. (Fig. 4 to Fig. 8) There should be around 40cm of suspension line remaining to connect with the harness.

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CONNECTING THE RESCUE BRIDLE To connect a rescue to your harness we recommend using a GIN Rescue Carabiner. If you choose to use different type of connector, it should be rated at least 9 times the maximum weight. For example, our recommended 7mm Stainless Steel screw-gate maillon (square) connector has a minimum breaking load of 28kN (2855 Kgf). It is the pilot’s responsibility to check the compatibility of the rescue system and ensure that it is installed properly. WARNING: When connecting the rescue bridle be sure to secure the connection using tape, rubber bands or heat shrink wrap. If...

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