ULTRALIGHT POD HARNESS
The StayUp is back in an improved version but faithful to the virtues than earned it its reputation. It is still as resistant due to the exclusive ripstop Dyneema material used, which proved itself in the last 5 years.
This second version is the result of a close collaboration with our ambassador, Max Pinot and Tim Alongi . We live and fly at the same spot, which makes creativity and the sometimes daily modifications easy. The StayUp 2.0 is very similar to the last Promodel used in the latest H&F races such as X-Alps, Bornes to Fly and X-Pyr, among others. In order to meet the demands of flying in these competitions, we redesigned the 3D shape of the NEO seat for more comfort, stability, and precision in handling.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE STAY UP
GEOMETRY AND BUCKET SEAT
The new fabric molding of the bucket seat offers higher comfort and better back support with fewer adjustments. In fact, the number of adjustments decreased significantly to just one for the back inclination. The rest of the seat adapts to most body types. The addition of the Koroyd PROPACK back protection offers additional support by stiffening the seat.
The comfort of the StayUp 2.0 is also a result of its ergonomics. Getting in the pod is very intuitive after take off. The stability in the sitting position makes the pod very accessible and will please pilots new to pod harnesses.
The larger carbon foot plate offers greater comfort in flight as it is easy to change the position of the feet, especially while using the speedbar. This plate also allows increasing the overall volume of the pod to make using the speedbar easier.
LIGHTNESS AND DURABILITY
No compromises were made in terms of durability for a harness weighing less than 2kg. The harness is 80% ripstop Dyneema, developed 5 years ago and whose durability has been more than proven. No other material used in hike and fly harnesses on the market is this resistant.
The whole structure is made up by HMPE (high-modulus polyethylene) webbing for minimum weight.
Pilot comfort is a priority, which is why we kept a soft and precise adjustment thanks to smooth chest strap adjustment, despite the extra weight of the buckles.
Parts subjected to wear, such as the pod closure and the carbon foot plate are easily replaceable without the need of a workshop.
The StayUp was designed to last long.
The StayUp 2.0 includes two protections:
– Under the seat. The 8cm NEO-Koroyd 2.3 is certified EN, LTF and CE. If provides efficient protection in all phases of the flight for such a light weight and small volume. The protection is narrower than the NEO-Koroyd 2.0 for a smaller volume when packed.
NEO-Koroyd 2.0 for a smaller volume when packed.
– On the back, The Koroyd PROPACK protection is CE (EN1621) certified. It only weighs 145g and protects the spine against punching (rock or hiking poles inside the bag, for example).
The harness can be used without the protection. The NEO-Koroyd 2.3 can be easily removed by opening the zipper under the seat. For the ProPack, just remove it from the back pocket.
A WORD FROM OUR AMBASSADOR MAXIME PINOT