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TAPA X-ALPS ultralight rescue was developed for Hike&Fly

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Product specification

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Ultralight. Ultra compact.

  • From now on there is no argument to fly without a rescue! The TAPA X-ALPS ultralight rescue was developed specifically for Hike&Fly and X-Alps pilots for whom every gram counts. The square rescue weighs in at a vanishingly small 784 grams in its smallest size, making it the ideal companion for pilots looking to perfect their lightweight gear.
  • The TAPA X-ALPS is symmetrically constructed and therefore has no system-related forward motion. On the one hand, this reduces the risk of incalculable drift, and on the other hand, the low sink rate is achieved via the surface – and not via forward motion. Due to its construction, the rescue has an extremely fast opening time and a high descent stability. These factors significantly increase your safety in the event of a rescue descent.
  • Reliability and strength are ensured by our high quality standards, which are guaranteed by special processing and used light materials. With careful handling and regular packing intervals, you can rely on the TAPA X-ALPS even after many years.


Developed Especially for Hike&Fly Pilots

  • The TAPA X-ALPS was developed especially for Hike&Fly pilots who place a high value on minimal weight and pack size. With the new DROP front container, the small pack size can be further compressed. The basic construction is based on the established PEPPER CROSS LIGHT. Due to the symmetrical design, there is no system-induced forward motion, which reduces the danger of incalculable drift. The low sink rate  is achieved by a large surface area and not by forward motion. Worth knowing

The TAPA X-ALPS is an Ultralight Rescue System.

  • We are often asked whether lightweight rescues can also be used for SIV or rescue throw training. All our rescues go through the same approval process and must meet the same requirements. However, rescue equipment

is developed for emergency situations and is not built for everyday use.

  • If rescue chutes need to be thrown, they can in principle be  repacked after a visual inspection. Material fatigue, which can occur due to peak loads, can not be detected during visual inspections, as rescue chutes cannot be inspected  non-destructively. For this reason, we do not recommend using lightweight rescues during rescue throwing exercises, but rather resort to  conventional rescue chutes such as the skywalk SALSA. For example, if we compare the materials of the SALSA and the TAPA X-ALPS, the difference in the cloths from 30D to 10D and in the lines from 201 DC to 161 DC is quite considerable. Even though in principle both  rescues are designed for the same load, the fatigue of the SALSA will be less. In general, after a water landing, the following scenarios, which are often practised, should be avoided:
  • Never hook the bridle into the carabiner so that the reserve chute can dry in the wind. Mechanical wear and tear is very high!
  • Never dry the reserve chute in direct sunlight

Design Features

  • Ultralight starting at 784g
  • Unbeatable small pack size
  • 2 sizes
  • Offers all advantages of the cross rescue chute construction
  • Large surface area
  • Symmetrical construction

Technical Data 




The rescue chute must be repacked after 12 months at the latest!!

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