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URGENT: Apache Wingsuit Owners

Tony Uragallo of Tony Suits has issued an urgent memo in the wingsuit forum on dropzone.com to owners of the Apache wingsuit utilizing the auxiliary handles. These handles are a thumb loop on the outside of the suit, that attach to the cables of the reserve and cutaway handles.
In testing, Tony Suits have found that the pull force needed to complete a cutaway or activate a reserve using the auxiliary handles can exceed TSO requirements (22 pounds).

Tony Suits strongly recommend that Apache owners that have modified their suit for free fall purposes using those handles DO NOT use the suit as is. It should be noted that the Apache wingsuit was designed and built for expert BASE jumpers it for BASE jumping. No issues are with using the suit for the intended purpose (with single parachute BASE rigs).

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