APCO Swift Harness
Body Geometry – before everything, we have made sure that geometry of this harness is perfect. We worked hard to achieve balance between comfort and activeness. The Swift will transmit exactly what the wing is doing, but in a way which is reassuring and not surprising.
Comfort was the main objective and it was achieved by extensive, padded support throughout the harness. A fully breathable padded back with wide shoulder straps for load distribution help relieve any pressure points which can occur after hours in the harness. The rigid seatplate is covered by dense foam and complemented by load bearing semi-rigid elements integrated into the back of the harness (APCO exclusive) making sure body stays in the optimal ergonomic position regardless of how each webbing adjustment is set up.
Speed – Special attention was aimed at improving the speed system. A double set of ball bearing pulleys promote a smooth and effortless operation of the speed system.
Regardless of your wing, you will be amazed how easy it is to push the speed bar with this harness. A special feature incorporated into this harness is an adjustable position speed system pulley. This system allows pilots to move the pulleys position according to their centre of gravity, preventing the harness from pitching up or down when applying speed system. This feature is unique to APCO.
Aerodynamics – The Swift has a redesigned low drag profile. The rear fairing covers the head and shoulder areas preventing flow disturbance. Inside the fairing, multiple internal profile ribs insure the best trailing edge shape for minimal drag. Inflatable front fairing with high internal pressure cuts through the air. Careful attention was aimed at removing any wrinkles or points which may disturb the airflow over the harness. A zipped closed rescue bridle channel contributes to the sleek harness surface.
Lightweight – the Swift was designed to be light. In saying that, it is still a full racing harness and no short cuts were taking with construction or materials. It is as light as possible to make a harness without compromising on durability or performance.
Safety and Protection – Fully EN certified to 120 [kg]. The crash protection includes a full 17 [cm] Airfoam protector in combination with a lexan sheet offering the best possible protection against any type of impact. The harness includes two Emergency parachute compartments: one under the seat and another front mounted to insure 2 hands deployment and to comply with for international, world cup requirements!
Pilot – although designed as a racing harness, the Swift will upgrade any pilot’s flying sensation. For pilots that have never used a pod harness, its smooth feedback and comfort will improve thermaling capacity and XC performance. For experienced pilots the Swift will be the ultimate choice for breaking existing records!
Extras – The Swift harness is supplied as standard complete with seatplate, leg plate, 3 step integrated speed bar, removable flight deck, airfoam protector and Lexan plate.
For technical specifications see Swift Product Details at APCO Aviation