45 mm aluminium self-locking carabiner
This model has become a reference for added safety and ease of use.
Specifically designed for harness-riser connections using 45 mm webbing.
Weight : 72 g
Coulor : Red
Leg strap width : 45 mm
Dual safety locking system.
Production lot identification number.
Breaking strain: 1600 daN.
Aluminum ( Zicral ).
Diameter: 12 mm.
Should the carabiners be lubricated
Paragliding carabiners are silicone lubricated during assembly and do not require additional treatment afterward, except if polluted with sand or other foreign agents. In case of the latter, clean thoroughly with detergent, rinse, dry, and lubricated with thin oil as used for climbing gear – Do not use grease! Regularly check the carabiners proper functioning !
What is a carbiner’s life span ?
Contrary to the carabiners used in climbing, those made for paragliding are not subjected to impact. We however strongly recommend replacing them every 5 years or sooner when visibly damaged and/or becoming difficult to close and lock in place.
What are the carabiners made of ?
They are made of aluminum alloy 7075 also called Zicral, Ergal or Fortal Constructal. This alloy is a mix of aluminum, zinc, magnesium and copper. Its strength is similar to that of a few types of steel. This alloy is mainly used and often found with products targeting technical outdoors sport activities.