The ultimate paragliding karabiner - forged from Titanal (alloy 7075 T6). The Pin Lock is compatible with conventional paragliding karabiners and is suitable for all paragliders and harnesses with webbing loops of 40 to 45 mm. Separate webbing chambers prevent shunt loading.
Very large replacement interval but at the same time a weight reduction of 80-120 g per pair compared to steel karabiners!
- Breaking load: 2500 DaN* certified fatigue endurance !
- Replacement interval for mono use: 8 years, unlimited hours of usage
- Replacement interval for tandem use: 8 years, unlimited hours of usage
- Drop-forged from Titanal
- Weight: 80 g / pcs.
- Inner height: 40 mm
* 1 DaN (dekanewton) = 10 newton ~ 1 kg
Breaking load 2500 Kg by a weight of 80 g. That means a weight saving of 100-120g on the harness compared to one with steel karabiners.
Average value of fatigue endurance proven with 425 kg. Paragliding karabiners in use are loaded and unloaded varyingly - depending on pilot weight thermal and way of flying this load can lie between 10 and 110 kg and more.
For conventional karabiners in the area of gate play average values of fatigue endurance of only 45-90 kg were ascertained. To be able to exclude brakages due to material fatigue, the points of actuation by gravity of the karabiners currently in use have to be proved. But until now, the karabiner manufactuers had not been up to that.
Replacement range: We guarantee a service life for the Pin Lock of 8-10 years as long as the karabiner is not used in aggressive environments like salt water or sea air.
The attachment of the Pin Lock to the paraglider risers is similar to conventional karabiners. The quickpin is self locking. There are two safety steps preventing unintentional opening: The pressing of the release button and the pulling of the pin in the opposite direction.
The separating of the risers after landing is simpler with the Pin Lock. In order to assure that the risers are attached properly during strong wind conditions the harness should be kept connected with the paraglider whilst putting on the leg straps. This applies for conventional karabiners as well as for Pin Lock karabiners.
|Manufacturer||Finsterwalder & Charly|
|Article weight||0.08 kg|