The Remove-A-Slider (RAS) system makes swapping between slider-up and slider-off easier, faster, and eliminates the need to disconnect your canopy from your container. This means the risk of mis-rigging when swapping between slider configurations is reduced significantly. The grommets found on a typical slider have been replaced by custom stainless steel slotted rings. The slider can now be easily detached from the slotted rings without disconnecting your canopy. The slotted rings are then secured to their respective riser for secure stowage while not in use. The RAS is compatible with both hard links as well as soft links.
A similar version of the RAS system gained popularity in the skydiving world for its in-flight removable capabilities. In BASE in-flight removal is not necessary. The removal or installation is now a packing procedure. Switching between sliders (inserts) is easy with the RAS system. Using the same slotted rings the jumper can switch between a sail slider and a mesh slider (or large mesh to small mesh) without ever opening a connector link. The transformation between each configuration takes under two minutes. Assembly Instructions.
Apex BASE sliders are constructed using a 3 inch wide black tape perimeter and #8 brass grommets. The slider fabric may be large mesh, small mesh, 0-3 cfm “sail” (F-111) fabric, or a “slow slider” with an additional one or two tapes depending on slider size.
Apex BASE stocks 3 sizes of slider each with 3 types of fabric.
17 x 24 inches (for canopies 200 and smaller)
20 x 24 inches (for canopies between 201 and 259)
23 x 28 inches (for canopies 260 and larger)
When ordering please specify size and type of slider.
Color- Black tape, black small mesh, black large mesh, black sail.
Custom size sliders are available. Additional charges do apply.
Drawing-string slider available on sail slider. Additional charges do apply.