The Salvage SQ is modern square rescue parachute. Thanks to its design, it provides very low opening time after throwing and high pendulum stability. Two attributes that can be decisive when using a rescue system. The relatively large projected area guarantees a low sink-rate, while the materials used guarantee a small packaging volume.
The Salvage SQ uses the highest quality parachute materials. These materials have been chosen for their optimum balance of durability, performance, small packing volumes.
The Salvage SQ is lighter than a classic round shaped parachute of equivalent size, and when packed down has a much smaller volume. The Salvage SQ is the optimal solution for all paraglider pilots who prefer light equipment.
The Salvage SQ opens fast. Much faster when compared to round shaped parachutes.
The two main factors in reserve parachute performance are sink rate and stability.
The principal advantage of the Salvage SQ over a traditionally shaped round parachutes is in its increased stability. The Salvage SQ really excels by its high pendulum stability.
The large projected surface area delivers excellent sink rate – all sizes of the Salvage SQ provide plenty of margin within the weight ranges they are certified to carry.
Certified EN and LTF to the EN 12491 and LTF NFL II 91/09 standards, the Salvage SQ is available in 3 sizes with maximum loads from 110 kg, 130 kg and 160 kg.
|Pilot weight max.||[kg]||110||130||160|
Always choose a correct size of the rescue system. Nowadays it is fashionable to use the smallest and lightest rescue parachutes. Very often, the pilot is on the top of the certified weight range and sometimes above it. Remember that its theoretical rate of descent is calculated for sea level. The rate of descent will be much higher at 2,500 m. If the landing area is not ideal, the consequences of hard landing could be severe.
For it to open reliably, perfect and regular packing is essential. To assure this it is important to air and repack the reserve every 12 months. If the reserve is damp you must air and repack it as the material may “stick“.
After test and emergency openings, mechanical damage or after 2 years a thorough check must be made. Even used correctly the material can be prone to damage.
Packing yourself: please only pack the reserve yourself, if you really know how to do this! We very often get “self packed“ reserves that would never have opened up in an emergency case.
If you pack the reserve yourself, please use the producers rubber rings and renew them with each packing.
Fitting of the harness has to be done according to the harness’ operating instructions. Even better - leave it to the professionals.