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Escape

First rescue with Flap Valve System for fastest opening and best pendulum stability

The ESCAPE by SWING: a reserve of the latest generation is released. Its very rapid opening, unequalled low sink rate and high level of pendulum stability will put your mind at ease even in a case of emergency.

SWING’s new ESCAPE series uses an innovative valve system, which has made it possible for the first time to combine the advantages of the tried and tested double canopy (high level of opening safety and pendulum stability, rapid opening time) with the advantages of a ‘traditionally’ designed reserve (easy to pack, advantage with respect to load).

The principle of the double canopy has been used: when the reserve opens, a total of 8 vent flaps ensure additional airflow into the reserve from the centre. This reduces opening time considerably and improves opening safety. It differs from the double canopy in closing the vent flaps after inflation which, combined with optimised design, leads to greater efficiency. A further advantage of the vent flaps is that they allow compensating airstreams into the canopy, which can counter possible pendulum motion.

Use of a special zero-porosity material further assists opening behaviour and efficiency, meaning that the same sink rates can be achieved while the amount of materials used is reduced. This in turn has a positive effect on pack size and weight. The best example of this is the Escape M which, with a maximum load of 105kg, weighs just 1.05kg - meaning it is one of the lightest reserves with LTF certification available, or even the lightest!

Use of rubber tabs in the internal container is a further safety measure. The suspension lines are attached to these, so on opening the reserve the lines tighten in a controlled manner. This makes it practically impossible for the lines to get crossed. The colour scheme for the reserve chute and the internal container in signal colours complete the well thought-out design.

In short:

The ESCAPE is the first choice for any pilot who wants more than just a second chance. In particular, its extremely low weight and pack size, combined with very good descent rates, suggest that the ESCAPE is destined for use in convertible harnesses and /or lightweight harnesses such as the Connect Reverse, or as a second reserve – in a separate front container or in the integrated front container of the Connect Race.

The Escape’s new features at a glance:

  • The double-top surface design with closable valves allows the reserve to open very rapidly.
  • The optimised form improved its top surface and reduced its weight, two factors which have a positive effect on opening time.
  • Special zero-porosity material reduces weight and improves opening speed.
  • New line loops in the internal container ensure that the lines unfold in a controlled manner. They also prevent the lines from getting tangled above the canopy or unintentional deployment.

Escape M: 22m2, 1.05kg

The smallest size of Escape differs in several respects from the ESCAPE L and XL. Its impressive small pack size and very low weight of just 1050g make it the perfect option for:

  • very light pilots
  • competition pilots wanting a second reserve, and
  • mini-wing or mountaineer pilots.

Escape

 

M

L

XL

Reserve Area (m²)

  22 30 24
Reserve weight   1,05 1,5 1,7
Opening time (sec) test1 2,2 sec 2,64 sec 2,88 sec
test 2 2,12 sec 2,48 sec 2,92 sec
Recommended weight range

incl equipment

  70 - 105 kg 70 - 110 kg 80 - 125 kg
Maximum Load EN (kg)     110 kg 125 kg
Maximum Load LTF (kg)   105 kg 110 kg 125 kg
Take-off weight > sink rate   105 kg > ~ 6,4m/s 100 kg > ~ 6,2m/s 80 kg > ~ 5,5m/s
  110 kg > ~ 5,2m/s 100 kg > ~ 5m/s 80 kg > ~4,4m/s
  125 kg > ~ 5,3m/s 100 kg > ~ 4,7m/s 80 kg > ~ 4,2m/s

CEN homoligation

    AIRT-RG-054.2012 AIRT-RG-055.2012

LTF homoligation

  AIRT-RG-052.2012 AIRT-RG-054.2012 AIRT-RG-055.2012

 

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