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Gradient GRP1
Gradient GRP1 is a life saving system for paragliding.
GRP1 is a hand-thrown or manually activated emergency parachute canopy. The design, materials and technologies used in the GRP1 make the product very reliable. Panels are cut by a CNC cutter to ensure pre-assembly precision and the right shape of panels. The canopy is made of cloth specifically engineered for this application. The cloth is coated with a material that prevents sticking to facilitate smooth and rapid deployment. The cloth is also engineered to minimise shape distortion. These features, as well as the distinctive canopy design and the low permeability of the cloth result in a low sink rate. The lines leading from the canopy are selected for their superior strength and resiliency. They reduce opening shock, especially at high speeds. 

The GRP1 canopy has a centre line. This design feature shortens the opening time and aids in stabilisation. The canopy lines are packed in loops and each loop is secured with a rubber fitting. As the system is deployed the loops are released one by one, thereby preventing tangling and facilitating a smooth and even deployment. The reserve is packed in an inner container linked to deployment handle. The inner container is designed to open in any direction. The safety pins at the end of the handle secure the system within the outer container or harness, and prevent accidental openings. The handle is also reinforced for an easy grip, even when wearing gloves.