Tapa X-Alps Rescue :: SKYWALK

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Ultralight. Ultra compact.
Now there's no reason to fly without a reserve! The ultra-light TAPA X-ALPS rescue parachute has been developed specifically for Hike&Fly and X-Alps pilots for whom every gram counts. The square rescue weighs just 784 grams in its smallest size, making it the ideal companion for pilots looking to optimise their lightweight equipment.

The symmetrical structure of the TAPA X-ALPS minimises lateral drift. This reduces the risk of incalculable drift, and combined with its large surface area, it ensures a low sink rate. Thanks to its design, the square rescue parachute has a very short opening time and high pendulum stability - two factors that can be crucial when the situation gets complicated.

Reliability and strength are ensured by high quality standards and precise and consistent tracking of lightweight materials. With careful handling and regular bending intervals, you can rely on the TAPA X-ALPS for many years.

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Size 90 105 125
Flat area (m²) 24,80 28,05 32,59
Weight (g) 784 895 1070
Drop rate at maximum load (m/s) 5,3 5,3 5,3
EN certification at maximum load (kg) 90 105 125
EN/LTF certification yes yes yes
Folded volume (l) 2,0 2,6 2,9


What size TAPA X-ALPS should I choose?
Check the technical information for the different sizes (90 and 105) and look carefully at the maximum weight ranges. Your GVW at take-off - which includes your weight, clothes, shoes, helmet, canopy, harness, reserve parachute, instruments and anything else you may be carrying - must correspond to the maximum load. This guarantees minimum sink rates and injury-free landings.

Will the TAPA X-ALPS fit in my harness?
Pod volume is clearly marked on all our rescue parachutes and must be respected during a compatibility check. Most recent harnesses also indicate the minimum and maximum pod volumes that can be fitted to their rescue containers. Check on the harness itself or in the harness manual. It is important that the pod volume is within the constraints of the harness rescue container volume. Volume information may not be available on older harnesses.

Does the TAPA X-ALPS drift to reach its sink rate?
Due to the symmetrical design of all our rescue parachutes (PEPPER CROSS LIGHT, SALSA and TAPA X-ALPS), there is no design-related forward drift. This reduces the risk of incalculable drift. The low sink rate is not achieved by a drifting movement, but by its large surface area.

How do I pack my rescue parachute correctly?
We strongly recommend that you only have your rescue parachute packed by a qualified professional, as only this person has the necessary experience and routine. This will ensure optimum deployment. If you need to pack your rescue parachute yourself, follow the packing instructions in the manual. However, you must have attended a packing course beforehand. You can also download the manual or watch the instructional video below:

MINIMUM WEIGHT: Weight from 784g


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Skywalk was founded in 2001 in Germany by a group of passionate friends. They make innovative harnesses and canopies, and above all, very high performance!
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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