The new Remove-A-Slider (RAS) makes the transformation between a slider up configuration to a no slider configuration much easier and does not require opening or removing the connector links. The grommets found on a typical slider have been replaced by custom built stainless steel slotted rings. The slider can now be easily removed from the slotted ring. Before packing for a slider off jump- the slotted ring is secured to the respective riser eliminating the need to open and remove the connector link from the riser to take the slider off. The RAS, for BASE jumpers, is compatible with both stainless steel connector 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 the in-flight functionality is not necessary. The removal or installation is now a pre-packing procedure depending on the next jump. 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 “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 smaller than 219)
20 x 24 inches (for canopies between 220 and 255)
23 x 28 inches (for canopies larger than 264)
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.