The STRIKE is a particularly light and high performance product for Hike & Fly competitions.
In the event of a reserve parachute extraction, it is possible for the rescue’s risers, or the opening shock, to damage the harness.
We do not recommend taking a SIV course with this harness.
In the scenario of a very rapid descent, and/or a strong centrifugal force developing, it is possible for the harness’s left or right lateral walls to tear along the legs. Only the models bearing the “A1” index, and produced before May 2017 are concerned.
Concerning these harness labeled “A1”: we recommend you to send the harnesses back to us to have the lateral walls reinforced. Read about the return protocol by following the link below.
All these damages are not structural but will render the harness useless.
SUPAIR is committed to mend the lateral walls, and try to repair (without warranty) the reserve parachute issue if possible.