Independence Ultra Cross

Ultralight!

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Our Ultra Cross series represents what’s technically feasible nowadays in manufacturing rescue parachutes. With only 975g Ultra Cross 100 is the lightest rescue system in the world certified according to LTF and EN!

A unique fabric exclusively manufactured for independence, made of 10D sturdy Nylon 6.6 with only 22 g/m² weight and extremely light, yet high tensile Dyneema lines and ribbons, made our development process possible.

As basic shape for Ultra Cross we decided to use, just like for our EVO Cross series, a cruciform canopy, which ideally meets the requirements of paragliding, especially regarding fast opening times.

Defined outlet ports at each corner as well as a slightly asymmetric canopy, lead to a steady flow around the canopy, which provides outstanding pendulum stability.

Precisely calculated suspension points for the painters maximise the projected surface and additionally reduce the parachute’s sink rate. Due to these innovations, we were able to stay even below a required sink rate of 5,5 m/s according to EN 12491 restrictions – during certification tests we stayed up to 15% below that threshold.

Extremely short opening times, which come very close to notional specified minimum, have been achieved by a low, thus efficient, canopy height. Due to short system length and the way it is packed, it stayed up to 40% below admissible opening times.

Extremely fast opening – up to 40% below admissible value of 5 seconds
Lowest sink rate, up to 15% below required sink rate of 5,5 m/s according to EN 12491 restrictions
No pendulum movements at descent
High opening certainty even in case of spiral dive or negative rotations
Very light due to uncoated 22g 10D material; only 975g for 100kg towed load
Yellow fabric
Certified according to LTF/ 91/09 and EN 12491

Ultra Cross 75
Max Load 75kg
Sink Rate At Max Load 5.5mps
790g

Ultra Cross 100
Max Load 100kg
Sink At Max Load 4.61mps
975g

Ultra Cross 125
Max Load 125kg
Sink At Max Load 5.1mps
1195g

Ultra Cross 150
Max Load 150kg
Sink At Max Load 5.3mps
1585g

S+W Verdict:
“A new concept in paracute systems! And look at those weights, no wonder it’s a favourite with X Alps competitors.! SG ordered himself one!”

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 25 × 10 cm

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