Parachute Companion SQR Prime :: ADVANCE

920,00 1020,00 

The top of the range rescue parachute from Advance!

The COMPANION SQR (="Square Round") is a new generation of paraglider parachutes that combines the advantages of the classic round parachute with the more modern cross-shaped parachute.

The Premium is the the first ever paragliding rescue parachute designed and tested to an opening speed of 50 m/s (180 km/h). This corresponds almost to a free fall. The special elastic damping element in the centre of the canopy reliably absorbs the opening shock. Thanks to its optimised surface, the SQR Prime offers even lower sink rates for even higher pendulum stability. This is thanks to the redesigned Air Jets and the new canopy geometry. Overall, the SQR Prime offers maximum performance in all operating ranges.

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The fusion of the circle and the square

The "Square Round" is a fusion of the classic round parachutes and the more modern cross-shaped parachutes. The result is a new generation of rescue parachutes with many advantages: the "SQR" combines an extremely fast opening with a low sink rate and high pendulum stability. But it also impresses with its light weight despite the use of robust materials, an opening without horizontal displacement and a particularly simple and safe packing.


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The brand ADVANCE has always been synonymous with quality, innovation and attention to detail. As pioneers in the world of paragliding, they have always been in tune with the pilots. With Swiss precision, their glider models meet the highest demands and are refined year after year. Absolute quality and reliability, both in the air and in their services.
The square rescue parachute is the ultimate in safety. More technical in its design, this "new generation" parachute has been developed to considerably reduce the pendulum effect and improve the sink rate. Efficient, it opens in less than 3 seconds! Bigger than the round parachute, the square rescue offers additional safety. On the other hand, it also comes at a higher price, and repacking it will require a bit of concentration (and lots of tutorials). For maximum safety without adding too much weight to your paragliding equipment, particularly for trekking or bivouac flights, square rescue parachutes are available in light and ultra-light versions. The smallest parachutes, such as the tapa X-Alps from Skywalk weighing up to 780 gr :)

How do you choose?

As you can see, the main argument for the square parachute is not its weight, but the safety it provides. Virtually any classic harness with integrated para pockets will fit it under the seat, whether it's a paragliding school harness, a sport harness or a cocoon harness. It's big, but not too big either :) Some chest pockets, such as the supair OLYS  have specific sizes that allow them to be fitted to the chest strap of light touring harnesses with leg straps. And of course, the light square rescue can be slipped into any (harness) pocket. Like your paraglider, a rescue parachute has a weight range. To optimise its opening, it is recommended to be 15% below its max ptv. CAD that if the max TPV is 100, the ideal is to be at 85kg. Most manufacturers do not take the weight of the glider into account when calculating the total weight of a rescue. So you'll have to take another look at the scales :) Although not compulsory, it is strongly recommended to ensure your safety. Don't hesitate to contact us to find yours, and we'll help you install it in your harness when you buy from us. Approval : All paragliding rescue parachutes are subject to European EN 12491 certification, and must pass a number of tests: - The opening time must be less than 5s, - The shock on opening must not exceed 15g, - Pendulum stability (observation from the ground of the stabilisation of pendulum movements), a parachute that is too unstable will be readjusted (and in any case, instability increases the sink rate...). - Fall rate: after a minimum fall of 100m, the measurement is taken over the last 30 metres before "ditching" → Max 5.5m/s. To ensure that it opens effectively, manufacturers recommend that it be re-bound every year. Tutorials are available to help you, but if you're not sure, don't hesitate to call in a professional or a sail inspection centre.

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