Introducing the genie lite – GIN Genie Lite User Manual

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2. Introducing the Genie Lite

The Genie Lite was developed by the R&D team of Gin Gliders to meet the highest standards of the
most demanding pilots - the Genie Lite is the harness used by GIN test pilots during the development
of high performance paragliders. The Genie Lite is suitable from the experienced pilot to the cross
country or competition pilot


The Genie Lite can be flown with all types of paragliders unless the manufacturer of your paraglider
requires a specific harness to be used with his paraglider. Please refer to the manual of your
paraglider to find out if this might be the case.
The Genie Lite is a sleek and easy harness, designed for maximum comfort and ease of use. The
elegant design focuses on simplicity, eliminating the need for complicated adjustments.
The overall geometry of the harness enables the pilot to feel the feedback from the glider sensitively,
whilst retaining a secure feeling in flight. This increases the precision of turns while thermalling and
aids active flying. On long flights, the comfort of the Genie Lite is second to none.
Leg straps are integrated into the “Get-up system” and “Safe T Band” to prevent the pilot from falling
out of the harness if he forgets to fasten the leg straps. The pilot has to fasten the leg straps first in
order to fasten the leg cover (cocoon) strap, so it helps the pilot to remember to fasten the leg straps.
Safety has also been improved by optimising the position of the back protection; the rear pocket
extends upwards, offering protection for the pilot in case he accidentally falls on his back. In
particular, this protector includes some coverage of the rescue part in order to protect the pilot in the
case of a descent under the rescue parachute.
The Rescue container has a wide opening on the back of the harness to ensure easy and fast opening
of the rescue.
The cocoon has an aerodynamic shape to reduce the drag during flight. You can adjust the angle of the
cocoon to be optimized in relation to the wing’s angle of attack using the 4 attached strings.
The back pocket was designed to reduce the drag of the body.
The speed system works through a ball bearing pulley (Harken®) that offers a big advantage when
using the speed bar, it reduces the force required to maintain accelerated flight, reduces wear when
used often and also reduces pilot fatigue during long flights. There is another point to connect for big
You will find extra storage space under the seat plate. This space gives you the possibility to store 3
litres of extra ballast or an emergency kit.
The main webbing used on the Genie Lite is made from Dyneema and Nylon-66 webbing that is both
stronger and lighter than the conventional webbing used in most harnesses.