User`s manual

User`s manual
SUPAIR-VLD
User’s manual
English version
PARC ALTAÏS
34 RUE ADRASTÉE
74650 ANNECY CHAVANOD
FRANCE
45°54.024’N / 06°04.725’ E
RCS 387956790
Revision Indice
Thank you for your choice of a WALIBI². We are proud to join you on your journey
in our common passion : paragliding.
SUP’AIR has been designing, producing and selling accessories for free flying
activities since 1984. By choosing a SUP’AIR product you benefit from almost
thirty years of expertise, innovation and listening. This is also our philosophy :
working endlessl
We trust that you will find this user’s manual comprehensive, explicit and hopefully
pleasant to read. We advise you to read it carefully !
On our website www.supair.com, you will find the last up to date information about
this product. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask one of our retailers.
And of course, the entire SUP’AIR team are at your disposal through info@supair.
com
We wish you many safe flying and enjoyable hours, and happy landings
The SUP’AIR team
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List of contents
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List of contents
3 Storage and transport
Introduction4 Lifetime17
Technical specifications
5 Care17
Harness overview
6 Repair18
Components6 Materials18
Rescue parachute setup assembly.
7 Recycling18
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Adjustable reserve parachute pocket.
8 Environmental friendly practices
Reserve parachute installation in the pocket.
8 Warranty19
Installing the reserve parachute in its pocket.
9 Disclaimer19
19
Position setting
11 Pilot’s gear
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Leaning angle setting
12 Service Book
Shoulders’ straps adjustments.
12
Chest strap adjustment.
12
Flight behavior
13
Pre-Flight control
14
Take-off15
In flight
16
Landing16
Wash and care of your harness
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Pictures credits : SUP’AIR
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Introduction
Welcome to the tandem world.
With the WALIBI², you are equipped with a tandem harness designed with an integrated
reserve parachute pocket and an AirBag protection. This harness is targeting intensive
professional use.
The split-leg design facilitates the running phase and enables the pilot to adopt an ergonomic posture with the passenger seat locked in place between his legs after takeoff.
After reading this manual, we suggest you check your harness by hanging in it before flying.
N.B : Three important icons will help you when reading this manual
Advice
Caution !
Danger !!
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Technical specifications
Pilot size
Back height (cm)
A
Harness weight (+ carabiners+speedbar)
Leaning setting height (cm)
B
C
Seat length (cm)
D
Seat width (cm)
E
Carabiners height (cm)
F
Carabiners distance (cm)
Designed for
Back height (cm)
Leaning setting height (cm)
Seat length (cm)
Carabiners height (cm)
Impact damping system : Airbag (Volume)
Impact damping system : Bumpair (Thickness)
Homologation
Flight : tandem (Pilot- Passenger)
Flight : acrobatic flying
Take-off : Winching
Quick-out carabiners compatibility
E
A
B
D
Taille S
Taille M/L
155-175 cm
170-195 cm
3610 g
3650 g
Paragliding only
Parapente uniquement
58
28
40
40
Yes
68
34
47
40
Yes
No
No
EN 1651 - LTF
Pilot
EN 1651 - LTF
Pilot
No
No
No
No
No
No
F
This harness is delivered with two 30 mm Biners ( 138 g. for the set ).
C
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Components
4
Harness
2
Reserve parachute handle (W)
3
30 mm Aluminium self-locking biner
3
2
1
1
5
4
Mini Bump
5
Walibi Palte Wood
Harness overview
This illustration will help you during your reading.
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1
Rectangular push-through leg straps
buckles.
3 Ventral width adjustment
2
1
4
4
3
2
4
5
6
6
Automatic ventral buckle
Leaning setting
Shoulders straps adjustment
Reserve parachute handle (W)
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6
Rescue parachute setup assembly.
Thank you for comprehensively reading the following ! We will
recommend you to have your reserve parachute initially installed
by someone competent and familiar with the procedure.
Open the Mini-Bump zip located at the bottom of the dorsal pocket. Insert
the Mini-Bump through the dorsal pocket and slide it behind the reserve
parachute pocket.When done, close the Mini-Bump pocket.
Connecting the handle to the rescue parachute’s deployment bag
Place the handle inside the
middle webbing loop and
make a lark’s head knot with
the handle.
Fasten tightly the lark’s head
knot and verify the solidity of
the link.
The handle must be connected to the central loop.
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Installing the reserve parachute in its pocket.
Thank you for comprehensively reading the following ! We will recommend
you to have your reserve parachute initially installed by someone competent and familiar with the procedure.
Adjustable reserve parachute pocket.
The reserve parachute pocket volume is variable in size.You first must adjust its volume
according to that of your reserve parachute.
Small volume default setting.
Pull on the rear flap, remove
the cord from it grommet.
Push the piece of line/cord,
underneath the connection
strap, then through the external grommet.
The pocket volume can slightly be increased by using the lateral flaps external
grommets.
The harnesses are delivered by default,
with the “small” volume setting corresponding to the X-TRALITE BI-SUP’AIR reserve
parachute size.
Reserve parachute installation in the pocket.
Insert the reserve parachute inside the harness
parachute pocket by opening all the flaps. The
POD must be positioned with the handle at the top
with risers and lines at the bottom. Push the risers
through the guiding sleeves ( the risers must be
located behind the parachute ).
Push the cord through the right loop ( if
the handle is located to the right ).
Push the loop through the lower flap grommet. The yellow cable will also be pushed
through the lower flap guide located near
the grommet.
Push the cord through the upper flap grommet.
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Push the yellow cable through the loop and gently
pull the cord out.
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The yellow cable locks the reserve parachute pocket
flaps in place. Tuck the upper flap inside its lower
stretchable pocket. Check before every fligth for the
yellow cable to be properly inserted through the two
loops keeping the reserve parachute pocket securely
Push the cord through the left loop.
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Position the handle in its folding sleeve. It
may not protrude from the harness.
Push the loop through the lower flap grommet.
Push the loop through the upper grommet
flap grommet and push the yellow cable
through it ( loop ).
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Handle positioning in it holding sleeve.
Upon setup completion, conduct an extraction sequence
during a hang-test to verify that all works properly before
duplicating the installation procedure again...
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Install the risers inside the lateral guiding sleeve.
The risers come out of each strap guide.
Connect the risers atop each spreader-bar (
main hooking location ), with the maillon rapide
trapeze stainless steel 6 mm + the flexible elastic
rings.
Toward the « B « or
« C « wing risers.
On both sides, push the small recoil » André Rose
« strap / webbing, through the main paraglider
carabiner riser, and connect it to the « B « or «
C « paraglider riser using a triangular ( Delta
shaped ) Maillon - riser denomination can vary
from manufact
« André Rose «
System.
Parachute riser.
Pilot
Passenger.
Pilot
Passenger.
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Position setting
All harness adjustments must be made prior the first flight during a hang-test session. It is of utmost importance to adopt a proper flying posture, check all basic adjustments and have easy access to in-flight
adjustments. 1
Chest strap finger-loop tension tightening adjustment.
2
Chest strap finger-loop tension release adjustment.
3
4
1
2
Tightening snapper (leaning setting)
Loosening strap (leaning setting)
6
5
6
Tightening
strap)
snapper
(shoulder
5
Loosening strap ( shoulder strap)
3
4
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A
Leaning angle setting
Set the angle of leaning by tightening the snapper (towards a more
vertical position) or the black webbing (towards a more horizontal
position). You can extend the lumbar support by tightening the #5
buckle.
B
tighten
loosen
Shoulders’ straps adjustments.
Tighten the shoulder straps by pulling the finger loop down.
Pull up to release.
loosen
The shoulder straps support, greatly helps the comfort level. It
should be set precisely. You must find the correct tension between
the side and shoulder straps adjustments.
tighten
C
Chest strap adjustment.
To adjust correctly during a hang-test. The chest-strap tensioning/loosening as little effect on the wing’s incidence
while weight-shifting.
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Flight behavior
The WALIBI² is a tandem harness. Its split-leg system enables the pilot to quickly adopt a comfortable
seating posture with the passenger between the legs immediately after takeoff. The split-leg system
facilitates the running phase as well.
The following harness can also be used in solo flights. It is equipped with a split-leg self-stabilizing
system buffering the overall flight handling.
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Pre-Flight control
Conduct a thorough pre-flight check before each takeoff.
•
•
•
•
Check the harness and Biners integrity.
Be certain for the reserve parachute pocket to be properly closed with its handle securely in place.
Check that your harness adjustments have not changed.
Check the connexion risers / harness as well as the self-locking Biners ( locked and secured ).
Only after a thorough weather conditions analysis, can the decision to
wether fly or not be taken, and outfit yourself with the harness.
• Fasten and securely lock the leg and chest-strap buckles.
• Double check that all buckles are fully locked and secured by pulling firmly on them. Check that no line, tab or cloth
is stuck / jammed in the buckles.
• Be absolutely certain for the reserve parachute handle to work freely without anything impeding its proper functioning.
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Take-off
Takeoff is a simple and straight forward. The transition from running to seating is easy. Do not push yourself inside the seat with the toggles still connected to your hands. There
would be a risk of increasing the angle of attack, slowing the wing down with a possible
stall taking place as a result.
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In flight
Please set the distance between the two carabiners according to the aerology and to
the wing manufacturer’s recommendations. The average distance / spacing for most
gliders from the center of the right Biner to the center of the left Biner where the riser
Tightening the chest strap provides more stability but less harness piloting efficiency. Doing
so, increases the risk of riser twisting. On the contrary, loosening the strap provides more
efficiency but can be dangerous in turbulent aerology while increas
Landing
Stretch your legs the and adopt an upright position in order to run and dissipate horizontal
speed.
With a split-leg harness, adopting a standing/upright posture may feel more difficult to
achieve than with a seat-plate outfitted harness. Straightening/ stretching the legs fully will
help reaching a standing posture.
Do not land whilst in the seated position, this is dangerous.
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Care
Wash and care of your harness
It is a good idea to wash your harness from time to time. To do this, we recommend to use a soft solvent (such as soap),
use a brush and rinse thoroughly. In any case, do not use chemicals such as detergents or strong solvent because it may
deteriorate the webbing, stitching and fabrics of your harness.
The zip fasteners should be lubricated from time to time, using a silicon spray.
If your air bag is damaged, have it professionally checked and repaired if necessary.
If your foam protector is over 5 years old or was subjected to more than 3 consequent impacts, replace it with a new and
identical model.
Storage and transport When you don’t use your harness, store it inside your paragliding rucksack, in a dry, cool and clean place, protected from
UVs exposure. If your harness is wet, please dry it thoroughly before storing.
For transport, protect the harness from any mechanical or UV deterioration (use a bag). Please avoid long transports in
wet conditions.
Lifetime
Independently of the pre-flight check-out, you have to open and unfold your rescue parachute once every 6 months.
Once every 2 years, you need to perform a complete check of your harness :
Carbon seat plate : no crack, no asperity.
webbings (no excessive wear, no rip beginning, no unwanted folds)
buckles and carabiners ( no structural cracks / works fine ).
The threads composing the webbing and fabrics used in the WALIBI LITE have been selected in order to ensure the best
possible lightness/lifetime compromise. Nonetheless, in some conditions, after a long term exposure to UV and/or significant abrasion or exposure to chemicals, it is compulsory to check your harness in a certified repair centre. It is about your
safety.
These carabiners must never be used for anything else else than paragliding (not for climbing, no towing, etc.).
Sup’air advice to replace the carabiners every 5 years.
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Repair
Though we use the highest quality materials, it is possible that your harness may eventually deteriorate through general
use. If its is showing any signs of significant wear and tear, you should check it and repair it in an certified repair centre.
SUP’AIR offer a repair facility for their products beyond the end of the warranty period. Please contact us either by telephone or by E-mail sav@supair.com in order to receive a quotation.
Materials
Fabrics
DYNEEMA® RIPSTOP
CORDURA®
Recycling
All our materials are selected for their technical and environmental characteristics. No components of our harnesses may
harm nature. Most of our components are recyclable.
If you judge your harness has finished its life, you can separate all the plastic and metallic parts and apply up-to-date sorting rules in effect in your community. For recycling of the fabric parts, we advise you to contact your local authority that deal
Webbings
Polyamide 20 mm (500DaN)
Polyester 25 mm (1250 DaN)
Environmental friendly practices
We highly recommend you to respect as much as possible our environment while practicing paragliding and especially :
not to go outside tracks, do not make unwanted noise and do not disturb the mountain areas’ balance. We advise you to
do this starting from the take-off.
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Warranty
SUP’AIR takes the greatest care in the design and production of its products. SUP’AIR guarantees its products 5 years
(from purchase date) against any defect or design fault occurring during normal use. Any damage or degradation resulting
from incorrect or abusive use, abnormal exposure to aggressive factors, including, but not limited to; high temperature,
intense sun exposure, high humidity etc will invalidate this warranty
The safeguards incorporated in the SUP’AIR harnesses are guaranteed for use in temperatures averaging (-10 ° C to 35 °
C). The lifespan of foam protectors is 5 years or limited to three substantial impacts. If an air-bag protection is used instead,
check for damage.
Disclaimer
Paragliding is an activity that requires, skill, specific knowledge and sound judgement. Be careful, learn in certified
schools, subscribe an adequate insurance policy as well as a flying license and make sure your skill match the conditions.
SUP’AIR cannot be held responsible for your paragliding decisions or activities.
This SUP’AIR product has been designed exclusively for paragliding. Any other activity such as skydiving or
BASE jumping is absolutely forbidden.
Pilot’s gear
This is essential that you carry a helmet, suitable boots and clothing. Taking a reserve parachute suitable for your weight
and correctly connected to your harness is also very important.
CE certification : About the paragliding harnesses protection
We want to inform you and let you know that no harness protection can guarantee a complete protection against injury. In particular,
the back protector which does not prevent potential injuries to the spine or pelvis.
Moreover, only parts of the body covered by the air bag may benefit from protection against potential impacts.
Warning, any modification or misuse of the protection can dangerously alter its performance and compromise the integrity of the safety
device.
Protection is ensured only when the protective elements are present and properly installed. Thus, when the protection is removable,
check that it is correctly positioned.
Your harness protection CE conformity labeling is certified by the following laboratory :
CRITT Sport Loisirs nr. 0501, Z.A. du Sanital, 21 Rue Albert Einstein, 86100 Chatellerault – FRANCE
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Service Book
This page will help you to record all the life stages of your WALIBI² harness.
Serial number :
Purchase date
Owner’s name
Name and stamp of the shop
Care
Resale
date
Workshop’s name/ Buyer’s name
Care
Resale
date
Nom de l’atelier/de l’acheteur
Care
Resale
date
Workshop’s name/ Buyer’s name
Care
Resale
date
Workshop’s name/ Buyer’s name
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SUPAIR-VLD
PARC ALTAÏS
34 RUE ADRASTÉE
74650 ANNECY CHAVANOD
FRANCE
45°54.024’N / 06°04.725’ E
RCS 387956790
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