The Shine is a high quality round Pull Down Apex (PDA) reserve parachute produced by the SUPAIR design team, offering low packing volume and weight whilst retaining maximum safety. Thanks to a sophisticated design and quality materials, it answers the needs of most paraglider pilots.
SHINE: ROUND PDA RESERVE
The SHINE is a new generation round PDA parachute, replacing the Light and X-Tralite models. Designed and fine-tuned by Supair's internal test team, it uses a proven 20 Decitex fabric and full dyneema line set. The SHINE's weight and volume are close to the X-tralite and much lower than the Light (15% to 20% lighter and more compact, according to size) for almost the same price as the Light. Naturally, it's EN 12491 and LTF 9109 certified.
Low sink rates and fast opening are what define the SECURE. The Rapid Inflation System (RIS) designed by U-Turn is providing very low opening time.
Particular ribbons cause that the canopy does not lie flat on top of each other at the ‚base‘, but that an accurate calculated pre-tension generates air gates. Thereby the filling behaviour is positively influenced, especially in the first few milliseconds. For the SECURE the PARATEX RS is used. The cloth was designed by U-Turn in co-operation with Paratex and optimized for the usage in reserve parachutes. It is a tear-proof nylon fabric, which fulfilles the high demands to tear resistance and at the same time ideal porosity, at only 40 grams per square meter. The fabric quality additionally ensures the relatively small pack size of the SECURE.
SUP'AIR Dyneema Risers
1 Set of dyneema risers, 145 cm long for solo reserve parachutes.
Ultra lightweight and available in 2 sizes
Name: Rescue Risers Y Accessory: paragliding & speedflying Type: ultra-light Geometrie : Y Concept: dyneema spliced rescue risers Strenght: 3000Dan Sizes: 80 cm / 125 cm Weight: 40 grams / 50 grams Option: 6mm ovale Péguet maillon rapide Main materials: Dyneema Materials : made in France Manufacturing: made in France
Our rescue risers will lighten your harness, they weight just 40g.
NEO have tested them to 3 tons (3000 Dan). Constructed from ‘magic’ Dyneema, they are long lasting in terms of strength and tolerate humidity and UV.
Available in 2 sizes:
– 80 cm when linking to the main carabiners.
– 125 cm when linking to shoulders straps if the harness permits it.
– 80 cm risers: 2 singles attachment points on the main carabiner
– 125 cm risers: 2 attachment points on the shoulders straps with removable risers protection
Sizes: M / L / Tube
Sizes fitting: M+L fits for GIN yeti / Tube fits for all kind of light rescue
Weight: M/L: 130 g (without risers) Tube: 170g (without risers)
Option: rescue risers 80 or 125 cm
Main materials: Ripstop PA, Anti-UV stretch 95%PA 5%EA
Materials : made in Europe
Manufacturing: made in France
“An external reserve container shouldn’t disturb the pilot, but must be simple to install and easy to use”. This sounds so logical, but few products available today live up to these expectations. This is why Neo decided to develop our own container made for our own use.
3 sizes were born from this development, and contain the following technical features:
– panels made of Ripstop and Stretch Ripstop have been shaped and connected to fit exactly to the shape of the folded parachute.
– the rescue handle is super easy to see and easy to catch. The strength necessary for the rescue extraction conforms to the EN Standard
– the position of the container attachment points to the harness prevent it from disturbing the pilot during launch and in flight and also help the handle to be more visible. it is also a good platform to read your flight instruments when installed on the rescue top-flap velcro.
– The «one attachment point» system is simple: before take off you connect the container to the harness with one attachment point on each main carabiner (with the rescue riser size 80 cm). No need to attach the risers and after the container, no risk to miss one of them.
– the front belt size can be precisely trimmed in flight.
– the NEO container fits NEO harnesses, and other brands.
If you install the NEO container to the main carabiners of your harness with the 80cm rescue riser (option), the protection tunnel of the 125 cm riser is removable: just take it out.
3 sizes are available:
– « M » for the U-turn ~27m
– « L » for the U-turn ~35 & 40m
– « Tube », the universal size, for other types and brands of light rescue.
Like all NEO products, superfluous weight or design features are not included. The container is durable and weighs just over 100 grams.
SupAir Shine Line Replacements
Line set replacement for SupAir Shine Reserves (size Large reserve).
In the parachute area soft links have been established for a long time since they are a light alternative for flexible links without metal. Soft links are used instead of mallions, for the reserve-parachute-suspension and even as link to the harness.
The extreme saving of weight is only one reason for the rising demand of the Dyneema-link. Compared to usual metal links, soft links are absolutely shatterproof and most intensively loadable. Especially in the paraglider area the soft link is an efficient alternative for the homogeneous link between lines and straps. The soft link is looped, depending on the size, 2 to 3 times and then sealed with a loop. The production is very sophisticated since the specific line material is spliced three times and sewed afterwards.
U-Turn is offering the soft links in the sizes M (400 kg), L (800 kg) and XL (2400 kg). All sizes command a certification and a detailed assembly instruction is included in delivery.
SHORT RESCUE RISERS
Name: short rescue risers Accessoiries: paragliding Type: lightweight Concept: short dyneema risers to join rescue parachute suspensions lines to the main rescue risers of a paragliding harness Breaking strength: 2640 Dan Size: 27 cm Weight: 20g Main materials: Dyneema PE Material: made in Europe Manufacturing: made in France
The right accessory to join all suspension lines of a rescue parachute and to link to the harness rescue risers through a « maillon rapide ». One size: 27cm Breaking strength: 2640DaN Weight: 20g
RESCUE RISERS TANDEM
Ultra-light & certified
Name: Rescue Risers Y tandem
Accessory: paragliding Type: ultra-light Geometry : Y Concept: dyneema spliced rescue risers, polyester sleeve, with velcro straps Strength: 3000Dan Size: 200 cm Weight: 125 grams Option: 6mm oval Péguet maillon rapide / 7mm square Péguet maillon rapide Main materials: Dyneema, polyester webbing Materials : made in France Manufacturing: made in France
The Intelligent Tandem Riser System
NEO’s philosophy is to create smart products without useless accessories. In this way, we want to simplify the work of professional tandem pilots.
Like all NEO products, the risers are ultralight: 125 grams. They are also very clever and versatile, and fit all kinds of tandem equipment (spreaders, harnesses, rescues…).
Removable velcro straps fix the riser easily all the way from the paraglider risers to the harness shoulder straps. They do not disturb the pilot during ground handling, inflation, or in flight.
To be more durable, a tubular sleeve has been added to protect the dyneema parts where the riser is external.
The breaking strength is over 3 tons: the spliced Dyneema bridle is the best strength/lightness/durability ratio.
PEGUET SQUARE RESCUE CARABINER
Name : Square rescue carabiner
7 mm stainless steel, screw lock. To connect the rescue parachute to the harness or to Y riser. Breaking strength : 3125 kg Weight : 66 g (unit)
PEGUET PEAR MAILLON RAPIDE
Name : Pear maillon rapide (comes as set)
Accessory : ultralight paragliding harness Geometry : to connect the glider to the harness, asymmetric with flat base to maintain the risers (large or thin webbing) Breaking strength : 1625 kg Size : one size / 5 mm Weight : 25gr Life time : replace every 5 years or 1500 hours Material : Inox Manufacturing : made by Péguet, France
OLYS Front Mount
Extremely light and versatile front reserve container, suitable for everything from local flying to hike and fly.
FRONT RESERVE CONTAINER
The OLYS front-mounted reserve parachute pocket can be installed on any standard harness. It comes in two sizes, S-M (T1) and L (T2), and is compatible with the entire SUPAIR solo reserve parachute line (among others). The container is extremely light and complete: it is fully adapted to local flying, mountain flights and XC long distance adventures.
Versatile: local flying, mountaineering, hike & fly
Sizes: S-M (T1), L (T2)
Light: S-M (T1) 130g; L (T2) 150g
Fully visible pre-shaped deployment handle for instant easy access
Fastened and secured via safety flex pins on the front of the container
GEAR / COMFORT
Soft hook and loop fastener side on the upper flap, atop the container to affix instrumentation
Rear compression straps for optimal volume adjustment
Easy and quick to install on the harness using straps and quick release buckles
Easy parachute insertion (rectangular shape adapted to the POD)
Adjustment according to chest strap width
SIZES, DIMENSIONS & COMPATABILITY
Compatibility (Supair solo reserves)
XTRALITE S,M SHINE S
XTRALITE L LIGHT S,M,L FLUID S,M,L SHINE S,M,L
This product is delivered with the following items :
Reserve Handle "O"
What's Your Flystyle
High Adventure Beamer 3 Light
BEAMER 3 LIGHT - MAX SAFETY, MIN WEIGHT
The BEAMER 3 light is a fully-fledged BEAMER 3 but thanks to its weight-optimised materials, it is more than 400 grams lighter. As well as less weight, it also has less volume. At 1370 grams the BEAMER 3 light is one of the lightest steerable parachutes on the market.
THE TOP FOUR BEAMER 3 LIGHT CHARACTERISTICS:
Opening time is the most important reserve criterion. If a reserve has to be thrown at low altitude - and that is often the case - a single second can make all the difference. The Beamer 3 light's special shape and particular folding technique help it open up to 50% faster than normal round canopies; the Beamer 3 light is setting EN Test records.
LOW SINK RATE
Assuming a reserve is open with its paraglider in a stable situation the next most important thing is sink speed. Low wing loading and modest forward speed give the Beamer 3 light an unrivalled low sink rate. The EN certification authority has confirmed a sink rate of 3.9 m/s at maximum weight of 120 kg (without the paraglider). The additional braking effect of a paraglider reduces this value to less than 3m/s.
When developing a Rogallo our main focus is how it works with the paraglider. After reserve opening the paraglider can stay attached (the usual emergency situation - no quick release/cutaway). Here the Beamer 3 light really plays its trump card, and is far superior to the smaller models on the market in this respect. After a fast opening the Beamer 3 light quickly takes control. It goes into very slow forward flight and therefore does not encourage the paraglider to disturb it. The Beamer 3 light achieves its stability, among other things, by its low wing loading. This accords with our recommendation: Don't put your trust in anything under 40 m2.
As a special feature we elected to further develop the braked opening configuration for the Rogallo - successfully applied to the Beamer 2. This results in even less forward speed and provides what most pilots need - the advantages of a round canopy's vertical flight path, plus those of a steerable forwards-flying Rogallo. For example, if the Beamer opens alongside a rock face, or in strong wind, its initial descent will be almost vertical. Then, after its steering lines have been activated, the Rogallo's forward speed can be used. If the pilot has enough height he can then steer the Beamer 3 light away from danger (e.g. rocks, water, buildings etc.).
The braked opening configuration automatically includes another important effect: what is known as 'downplaning' is effectively prevented. This scissoring problem happens when paraglider and reserve (round canopies too) both develop forward speed while pulling against each other, and both head straight downwards. This raises the sink speed markedly, and the risk of injury dramatically. The Beamer 3's pre-braking and its large area oppose this: the braked Rogallo surface refuses to be accelerated in this way.
STEERING AND FLYING FORWARDS - THE BEAMER'S SPECIALITY!
Paraglider under tow: In real-life reserve-throwing situations the paraglider can become a massive problem. In many cases the paraglider is already collapsed, both during and after reserve opening, and therefore prevented from flying. Here the Beamer 3 light descent is a pure pleasure. The canopy reacts immediately to steering commands and sinks at its slowest rate. When the reserve is thrown while the paraglider is flying normally, such as during SIV training, the descent characteristics of both Rogallo and round reserve can be affected. If the paraglider reopens itself during a reserve descent it can easily be prevented from flying by B-stall, or reefing in. This will greatly improve steerability. Countless examples in practice confirm the problem-free behaviour of all Beamers in every possible situation.
Paraglider tangled up in the Rogallo lines: Here pilots with a cutaway system can fully appreciate the Beamer 3's qualities. Glide performance doubles - with slightly increased sink speed. Cutaway carabiners mainly make sense in competition flying (more risk of collision) or for acro. A suitable seatbelt cutter, secured on a long bungee, would do the same job in an emergency
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Here are the most frequently asked questions and their answers.
Will the Beamer fit in any harness or front container?
Yes. The Beamer 3 can be stowed in any harness reserve compartment, or in a front container (e.g. all High Adventure models in M size). Connection is either at the carabiners (front container) or at the shoulders for harnesses with built-in reserve compartment. N.B.: For shoulder support the harness must have the relevant shoulder harness support loops.
Can I do safety training over water with the Beamer 3?
Yes. Fabric and lines are of a high quality, long-lived and tested in sport parachuting. In the last three years we have carried out more than twenty openings with a Beamer 2, mostly for reserve packer training or demos. The laser measurement of the lines and the tearing values of the fabric show no signs of degradation, and the parachute continues in use.
Do I have to cut away my paraglider when I throw the reserve?
No, the Beamer can be steered without problem. Complicated cutaway systems are not necessary. More about this under 'steerability' - the Beamer's speciality!
What does the Beamer do after opening if the pilot does nothing?
The Beamer 3 works without problem with a passive pilot. It flies forwards very slowly and remains almost undisturbed by a wildly spinning paraglider.
Can I steer my Rogallo reserve without cutting away?
Yes. The paraglider energy stays low because the low forward speed, and it can be B-stalled with little effort - and held there with one hand. The free hand can be used to steer the Beamer. With enough height available the pilot can pull in the paraglider, allowing more forward speed to be gained.
Was happens if the paraglider tangles with the reserve?
In the worst case this is similar to what happens with a round reserve. The Beamer's much faster opening is a clear advantage, however. This reduces the risk of the reserve tangling with, for example, a spinning paraglider. The Beamer 3's large area does also improve the chance of a quiet and slow descent with a problem paraglider.
Is the Beamer 3 complicated to fold?
Not complicated, but different. The Rogallo reserve is now widely accepted in the paragliding scene, and there are many recognised reserve packers with Beamer experience. These will know how to deal with the new simplified Beamer 3 risers and the brake shortening system.
Can I use the Beamer 3 at a flying weight of only 70 kg?
Flying and steering behaviour is not a problem at 70 kg; just the forward speed and sink rate will be lower than with a heavier loading. Even at light load the fast Beamer 3 opening still holds its own against small round canopies.
Can the Beamer still be steered with twisted risers?
Yes. The steering lines run freely up and down within a protective channel, even with twisted risers. Twists with a shoulder mounted reserve can turn out to be somewhat awkward (head pushed forward) - the situation is less problematic with a front container. When the paraglider is pulled in fully or cut away the twists quickly untwist themselves, again more easily with the new Beamer 3 riser system than with previous Beamers.
Alex Hollwarth, Research and Development Team Skywalk Paragliders
"When test flying I don't have to think about my Beamer. The very fast opening, low sink speed and the ability to steer have already got me out of some bad situations."
Mauro Pianaro, Italy
"I've flown with a steerable reserve for 15 years - I'm a believer. (…) Coming down under a normal round reserve has had catastrophic results for me."
"I just feel safer with this reserve!"
Anselm Rauh, EAPR Testpilot
"While doing some testing yesterday I threw my Beamer for the first time, after I'd had a cravat I couldn't get rid of. There wasn't time to cut away. The 110kg landing was no harder than quite a few less-than-perfect everyday paraglider arrivals. Looking back I felt happy I'd put this reserve in my harness last year!"
Raul Rodriguez, Acro World Champion - many times
"A serious safety backup system is essential for acro flying. My Beamer is the perfect solution, and it's my best friend as well - it's steerable and only weighs a couple of kilos!"
Barney Woodhead, UK
"I would just like to say thank you to the staff at High Adventure. I had to use my Beamer yesterday, it opened very fast and I had a very slow and safe landing. I really am grateful and will highly recommend it to my friends."
Timothy Stahl tossed beamer 2 rogallo
“I was dialing into in my new harness, and I decided it was time to try a full stall. Well, I entered the stall asymmetrically and stayed in the unstable position too long, resulting in some twists. I was unable to get the twists worked out before reserve throwing altitude, so I tossed my beamer 2 rogallo. The beamer opened quickly and without any forward motion. Actually, I had some difficulty wrestling with my riser-twisted glider to stop the mirror-effect, so I never got to deploy the brakes on the beamer. Still, in this no-forward-speed configuration, the beamer put me down like a feather. Hurray! and hopefully next time I will even get it flying.”
New generation square parachute with maximum security.
Compared to conventional models, the FLUID square parachute offers exceptional performance, in particular in terms of:
very fast opening time (less than 3 seconds)
low sink rate
excellent pendular stability
short line set
This means that safety is greatly improved in the event of deployment, in particular with no risk of throwing the reserve into the glider. Moreover, repacking the Fluid is simple and fast and unlike other square parachutes it does not require a specific pod (inner container / nappy sack).
EN 12491 / LTF 9109
EN 12491 / LTF 9109
EN 12491 / LTF 9109
Dominico Tex D30, PA 6.6 high tenacity, 20 dctex, 30g/m².
High safety, cool looking design and practical functionality. For those who are looking for an especially compact and simple solution, the special container for PROTECT NANO may be the first choice. The weight of the small rescue is optimized due to the innovative fabric Paratex RS 40 and on the basis of the low measurements the container is feathery. The outcome of this is a perfect solution. Despite of the small measurements the NANO reaches very low sinking rates, so that it also carries users in the classical M-weight area safely. The pilots have the choice with the PROTECT III RIS L and XL: There are specially adjusted custom-built front containers, which shine with low weight for the total weight-system. There are also conductions with cockpit-function for both rescues available. The pocket attached on the rescue container provides space for VARIO and GPS and some other implements like cell phone, iPhone, wallet and so on. The pocket is well padded and has a perforated sheet-protector which is processed with a zipper into the coping.
That way the coping can be opened while flying in order to control Vario and GPS through the sheet-protector. On the ground the coping protects your valuables from curious eyes.
Simple and efficient
Name: The Container Lite Light rescue parachute container: paragliding & speedflying Type: ultra-light external Geometry: 4 flaps Concept / 2 versions: – 80 cm risers: 2 singles attachment points on the main carabiner – 125 cm risers: 2 attachment points on the shoulders straps with removable risers protection Certification: EN1651 Sizes: S / M / L / Tube Weight: M/L: 90 g (without risers) Option: rescue risers 80 or 125 cm Main materials: Ripstop dyneema Materials : made in Europe Manufacturing: made in France
SAVE YOUR LIFE
BACKUP X series: lightness that matters in case of emergency. Reliable when you need it - inconspicuous when you don‘t.
With the BACKUP series U-Turn presents an innovative line of reserve parachutes in the newest generation. The lightweight cross canopy X is built in accordance with the newest development findings and provides all constructional advantages of the square reserve parachute with a sensational weight of only 0.98 / 1.2 kg. The BACKUP X not only provides impressing minimum values at weight but also at the vital opening and sinking rates. Through elaborate calculations of the cross canopy shape and air outlets it results in a flight behavior that is almost completely free of pendulum movements.
Thanks to the usage of state-of-the-art high-tech materials the BACKUP X is a lightweight despite its uncompromising sized surface area. This is vital for the sinking rate and the stable flight behavior. Efficient air inlets - in combination with the pre-tensioning at the base edge through Rapid Inflation System (RIS) - compensate for the surface area at filling behavior and opening time. Therefore the reserve concept was able to undercut the stringent norms of the EN and LTF certification. But also at the processing cutting-edge manufacturing methods at highest safety standards are applied. That is the result of the long standing manufacturing-know-how from the traditional parachute production.
Maximal best values through minimal factors:
minimal sinking rate
optimized opening time
very high swing resistance
construction of the canopy and optimized air outlets
As another novelty the BACKUP X is equipped with the Easy Connect. That is an innovation by U-Turn that drastically simplifies the mounting of the reserve. Through an integrated soft-link the main bridle of the BACKUP RX can be connected with any junction neat and easy.
The BACKUP X is EN and LTF certified and is available as of now. Backup your life! So grabbing the reserve gets easier.
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