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.
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.
Great safety & performance features in a lightweight & compact package.
Whether you are a hike&fly expert or the occasional pilot, you will need a FLUID LIGHT to hike with light gear and fly safely.
With greater stability and better sink rate than a round parachute, the FLUID LIGHT is designed for emergency situations in rough terrains. As far as safety goes, we made no compromise whatsoever while designing the parachute used by our test pilots as well as X-Alps athletes.
The use of thoroughly placed lanyards and marks allows easier folding of your parachute, which can be carried out in less than an hour.
First rescue withFlap Valve Systemfor fastest opening and best pendulum stability
The ESCAPE by SWING: a reserve of the latest generation is released. Its very rapid opening, unequalled low sink rate and high level of pendulum stability will put your mind at ease even in a case of emergency.
SWING’s new ESCAPE series uses an innovative valve system, which has made it possible for the first time to combine the advantages of the tried and tested double canopy (high level of opening safety and pendulum stability, rapid opening time) with the advantages of a ‘traditionally’ designed reserve (easy to pack, advantage with respect to load).
The principle of the double canopy has been used: when the reserve opens, a total of 8 vent flaps ensure additional airflow into the reserve from the centre. This reduces opening time considerably and improves opening safety. It differs from the double canopy in closing the vent flaps after inflation which, combined with optimised design, leads to greater efficiency. A further advantage of the vent flaps is that they allow compensating airstreams into the canopy, which can counter possible pendulum motion.
Use of a special zero-porosity material further assists opening behaviour and efficiency, meaning that the same sink rates can be achieved while the amount of materials used is reduced. This in turn has a positive effect on pack size and weight. The best example of this is the Escape M which, with a maximum load of 105kg, weighs just 1.05kg - meaning it is one of the lightest reserves with LTF certification available, or even the lightest!
Use of rubber tabs in the internal container is a further safety measure. The suspension lines are attached to these, so on opening the reserve the lines tighten in a controlled manner. This makes it practically impossible for the lines to get crossed. The colour scheme for the reserve chute and the internal container in signal colours complete the well thought-out design.
The ESCAPE is the first choice for any pilot who wants more than just a second chance. In particular, its extremely low weight and pack size, combined with very good descent rates, suggest that the ESCAPE is destined for use in convertible harnesses and /or lightweight harnesses such as the Connect Reverse, or as a second reserve – in a separate front container or in the integrated front container of the Connect Race.
The Escape’s new features at a glance:
The double-top surface design with closable valves allows the reserve to open very rapidly.
The optimised form improved its top surface and reduced its weight, two factors which have a positive effect on opening time.
Special zero-porosity material reduces weight and improves opening speed.
New line loops in the internal container ensure that the lines unfold in a controlled manner. They also prevent the lines from getting tangled above the canopy or unintentional deployment.
Escape M: 22m2, 1.05kg
The smallest size of Escape differs in several respects from the ESCAPE L and XL. Its impressive small pack size and very low weight of just 1050g make it the perfect option for:
very light pilots
competition pilots wanting a second reserve, and
mini-wing or mountaineer pilots.
The ESCAPE – small, lightweight and reliable, especially when time is of the essence.
Orange Cross – squaring the circle
The Swing Orange Cross combines in a unique way everything pilots require from a modern paraglider reserve. It is a cross canopy which incorporates the best features of various types of reserve design. The cross canopy design is pulled down low and, by special openings for dynamic pressure distribution, it achieves a level of pendulum stability not seen before, even in strong or unfavourable wind conditions. The innovative concept gives excellent opening times, but at the same time prevents any unwelcome tendency with cross canopies to glide upwards. This helps avoid unnecessary stress on the pilot in an extreme situation and the low sink rates allow plenty of time to focus on the landing.
In addition to the features essential for survival such as pendulum stability, rapid opening and good sink rates, you will be impressed by the extremely low weight and small pack size of the SWING Orange Cross, which was achieved by using the latest materials. We were able to simplify the packing method considerably, making it very similar to that used for a round canopy. Manufactured in Europe, the excellent workmanship with top quality products ensures a long life of up to 12 years.
The SWING Orange Cross is the right choice for pilots wanting to minimise the potential risk of injury if they have to land using a reserve. The small pack size and low weight of the Orange Cross make it suitable for use in convertible and/or lightweight harnesses as well. Whether you regularly fly cross-country or fly infrequently, whether you are a social pilot or an acro pilot – with the SWING Orange Cross, you can be completely confident that your safety is in hand.
At a glance
a lightweight reserve
extremely high level of pendulum stability and wind resistance
very good opening safety even in spirals and negative spins
low sink rates
small pack size
lightweight internal container
no forwards motion
proven and reliable materials, which are extremely lightweight and durable
straightforward packing method using loops (similar to a round canopy)
certified under the stringent requirements of LTF 91/09
Wing area (m²)
Weight incl. container (kg)
Recommended weight range (kg) Min/Max inkl. Ausrüstung
70 - 100
80 - 115
90 - 135
maximum load EN (kg)
100 kg / 4,9 m/s
115 kg / 5,5 m/s
135 kg / 5,5 m/s
maximum load LTF (kg)
100 kg / 4,9 m/s
120 kg / 5,7 m/s
155 kg / 6,0 m/s
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.