HIKE & FLY COMPETITION
The STRIKE came out of our X-ALPS 2015 design. It is a harness fully dedicated to Hike & Fly competitions. Its great inboard comfort makes it much more versatile than its light weight would let one assume.
Sizes : S / M / L
Weight : 2060 g (Medium, with BUMPAIR 16 STK)
INTUITIVE AND PRECISE PILOTING WITH REMOVABLE MINI-SEAT PLATE,
DELIVERED HARNESS WEIGHT : 2060 gr.
The STRIKE can be used without the mini-seat plate and without the removable pocket. The easily removable BUMPAIR can be carried separately or may not be used at all in flight.
The structural design of the Split-Leg harness with a removable mini-seat plate brings clean and precise steering sensations. The piloting and comfort perceptions are very close to those of the DELIGHT2.
Landing in the mountains or in turbulent zones, the STRIKE is easy to pilot with bent legs or out of the Speedbag. During takeoff, running is made easy (light Split-Leg harness), the transition to sitting inside the Speedbag is obvious. In flight, the adjustments and geometry of the harness can be adapted to the morphology and flight posture of each pilot. A seated reclined posture provides excellent body support.
Important safety factor with a 16 cm BUMPAIR certified LTF. Split-Leg auto-stable design (ABS type). The STRIKE is stable with feature greatly appreciated by X-ALPS pilots! The right leg must step through the closed right leg strap: it is a permanently closed safety system!
A – RESERVE PARACHUTE POCKET
B – STORAGE POCKET
C – BUMPAIR 16 STK
Upgrades STRIKE 2018
We have made a few improvements on the STRIKE for the 2018 season to have it LTF certified by adding a compact and lightweight BUMPAIR dorsal protector.
What has changed :
The harness container was redesigned to accommodate a BUMPAIR 16 STK, 390g. The harness was certified LTF. Less than 40G during tests
The total weight of the LTF Certified STRIKE 2018 in size M (Medium) is 2060gr. The previous STRIKE version with the BUMP 14 STK was 2140g and not LTF certified.
The storage pockets are larger :
– The container pocket under the seat is now 9 liters instead of 5 liters previously.
– Dorsal storage pocket is now 26.5 liters instead of 12.5 liters previously.
The removable “stuff pocket” is replaced by a radio (or camera pocket) integrated to the Speed-Bag instead. The chest and leg strap fastening system prevent confusion between them
The look of the harness remains unchanged but :
– The riser zipper changes to green
– New Supair logos added
The Speed-Bar pulleys are assembled without the possibility of making a mistake. The cord still runs through the pulley and the riser sleeve is reinforced at the reserve parachute pocket level.
Beware, degradation remain possible during reserve parachute extraction on this very light harness.
Fastening of the Cockpit to the chest trap was improved.
Hike & Fly competition
Upright to semi-reclined posture
For skilled and advanced pilots
BUMPAIR 16 STK (LTF)
Front mounted rescue container and riser parachute connections to the shoulders
Auto-stable Split-Leg seat
Closed right step-in leg loop strap
Dyneema parachute risers
Gear / comfort
Removable carbon fiber mini-seat plate
Instrument support atop the reserve parachute container
Double stage light speed-bar/accelerator adapted to the Speedbag
Pre-equipped for hydration system
20 mm diameter Zelden pulleys.
Dorsal storage pocket
Speedbag lateral pocket
Storage pocket under and in front of the seat
Radio pocket inside the Speedbag
Shoulder straps adjustments
Chest strap adjustments
Backrest adjustments with additional lumbar support
Speedbag length adjustments
Nylon 210D Ripstop
Norme EN 1651 : 1999
|Pilot size (cm)||155 /170||170 /180||175 /190|
|Pilot weight (mini – maxi) (kg)||50 – 80||65 – 85||75 – 100|
|Harness weight (+ carabiners+speedbar) (g)||2120||2140||2240|
|A||Back lenght (cm)||58||58||65|
|B||Back inclination adjustment (cm)||28||28||35|
|C||Seat length (cm)||40||40||45|
|D||Seat width (cm)||33||33||33|
|E||Carabiners height (cm)||43||43||43|
|F||Carabiners distance (cm)||38 – 47||38 – 47||38 – 47|
|G||Speedbag length (cm)||93||100||107|
VARIATION DU POIDS DE LA SELLETTE EN FONCTION DE LA CONFIGURATION :
|Carbon fiber foot plate (120 g)||1360||1380||1480|
|F-STK handle (20 g)||1380||1400||1500|
|speed-bar/accelerator (40 g)||1420||1440||1540|
|Connect (20 g)||1440||1460||1560|
|Bump 14cm SK (560 g)||2000||2020||2120|
|Mini seat plate (120 g)||2120||2140||2240|
|Ultra light option||S||M||L|
|Bump ultra light (225 g)*||1665||1685||1785|
|Mini seat plate (120 g)*||1785||1805||1905|
Entering the Speedbag !
All advises to entering and feel well in your speedbag …
FAQ Strike 2018 :
> Does comfort and the piloting qualities change?
NO, the comfort level and the piloting qualities of the STRIKE remain unchanged.
> Does the previous back protector design fit in the new harness version?
NO. The STRIKE 2018 (Index A5) accepts the new BUMP 16 STK only.
> Does the new BUMP 16 STK protection fit in the previous STRIKE designs (Index A1 to A4)?
> What are the differences between the previous version certified LTF with the BUBBLE BUMP and this version also certified LTF with the BUMP 16 STK?
The previous version was significantly more bulky. In fact, the BUBBLE BUMP is larger than the BUMPAIR and non-compressible. In addition, the compartment under the seat is blocked by the BUBBLE BUMP, which is not the case on the model 2018.
Product Makeup :
This product is delivered with :
– Mini carbon fiber seat plate
– Dyneema parachute risers
– O handle
– Carbon fiber foot-plate, size S,M,L 25×33 cm
– BUMPAIR 16 STK (LTF)
– Light Speedbag two stage speed-bar/accelerator
– User’s manual (CD)
Check the STRIKE harness review by Flybubble Paragliding in the following link : STRIKE review – Flybubble
TEST PLUM GRIVEL CARABINERS :
Aging Test Report of PLUM GRIVEL Carabiners used on the Strike : Test report
SAFETY WARNING STRIKE
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.
Tous ces dommages ne sont pas structurels mais peuvent rendre la sellette hors d’usage.
SUPAIR is committed to mend the lateral walls, and try to repair (without warranty) the reserve parachute issue if possible.