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As of: May.2nd, 2017

- RDS Slider -

Orders: Frank van Gelder   Invoice, Manufacturing and Shipping: Volker Wesenberg

Removable Deployment System for Canopy Piloting

LookMa® RDS Slider

In order to reduce drag and to optimize the shape of the canopy, this Removable Deployment System allows you to remove the slider, together with the P.O.D. as well as the pilot chute, after opening the canopy.
These components then need to be securely stowed by the jumper in the LookMa
® RDS-Pouch, legpocket or underneath a sweater, or in a jumpsuit
The RDS used to be supplied to- gether with 4 Aerodyne Mini-Force Rings, but we now install our own rings with a Ø 28 mm diameter, so the rings will slip down all the way to the yoke of the risers.

System Dwg. only

We do thank Aerodyne for their help during the start of our RDS-Slider program.
The RDS-Slider is supplied with the 4 highly polished stainless steel rings, the 3-piece detachable Slider to P.O.D. Bridle (overall length approx 1.4 Meters) and the BridlePouch, which may be sewn into the P.O.D. (inkl. sew-in instructions). Upon delivery, the LookMa
® RDS-Slider is ready to be used.
The included manual with pictures, will explain how to install, how to pack and how to use the RDS-Slider.

The RDS-Slider is custom made to match the performance of your present slider and we request you to inform us about the size of your factory supplied slider, which you are going to replace with our RDS-Slider: length x width and the desired color, as well as other information (please use RDS orderform).

Available Colors: white, black, red, royal blue, navy blue, neon yellow, gold yellow, blackberry, turquoise
Please use PD’s Color Chart for reference:
http://www.performancedesigns.com/velocity.asp
Special colors on request and availability. Upcharge € 20,00

ATTENTION: There are many different tones within one color, therefore we cannot guarantee, that the color you order, will exactly match the color of your present slider.
Upcharge for special colors:                                         Price:          € 20,00 (depending on availability)
Please select a clearly visable and bright RDS-Slider color, so it will be much easier to retrieve your slider, in case you loose it under canopy.
Our optional BridlePouch, which is to be sewn into your P.O.D. (to be done by the customer with a regular household sewing machine), will help to prevent burns on your canopy.
This BridlePouch is equipped with a Tuck-In Flap to keep the Bridle lines in place (Sew-in instructions included).


LookMa® RDS Rings

Our RDS rings are made out of round stainless steel food-grade quality material  with a diameter of 4.75 mm. The RDS rings are then manufactured according to our drawings. We don’t use rings made our of CNC machined sheetmetal plates, as these might have burrs on the critical inside of the rings and will ruin the suspension lines of your canopy. Also we don’t use line wearing Laser engravings, which will gradually wear out your lines. Stainless steel CNC machined RDS rings will weigh more, than our rings. Aluminum Rings will weigh less, but will wander up the Risers during fast turns.
Our RDS rings only have the material we need and not what production wants.

A round material gives also the largest possible radius and the whip-lash effect of the suspension lines is therefore reduced, which in turn will prolong the life span of your suspension lines. Furthermore stainless steel will not smear or rub-off on your lines. Weaker materials like aluminium, will leave a residue (particles), which will eventually wear out the rings and your lines.
After the two ring components have been cut to length and bend, they are then welded together. After a tumbling period of approx. 24 hours, they are then ground smooth in two stages. After a thourough inspection, the final high gloss polishing is applied. BTW, we polish our RDS Rings in the same direction, as the suspension lines will run
: the wear on the lines is therefore minimized once more.
Due to this labor intensive procedure, the production-cost for these rings is somewhat higher than similar items, but we didn’t have to make any compromises on quality and the customer benifits in the end.
Anodized Aluminium Rings look nice, but are softer than stainless steel and have a courser surface,  than our highly polished rings. This is due to the anodisation. Possible dents and scratches in an
anodized surface cannot be repaired.
As the final treatment of the RDS rings is done here at LookMa® Paraphernalia / Germany, we have the capability to overhaul your damaged stainless steel RDS Rings as well.


NEW !                 As of 2010, we are using a new RDS label with a Warning-Text,
                                 Article Number, Serial Number and space for your Address.


Option:
also available with regular collapsible slider features !


This feature allows professional skydivers (and others) to use their LookMa® RDS slider also in a normal manner during their regular working jumps.

LookMa
® Paraphernalia Collabsible RDS Sliders are available for the 1 and 2 handle release versions.


! WARNING !

RDS-Sliders might cause hard or slow openings, line entanglements,
as well as abnormal wear and tear on your equipment, etc.
But it might also give you better openings, than with an original factory supplied slider.  
If you cannot accept these facts:

! DON’T  USE ANYBODY’S RDS-SLIDER !

LookMa® PARAPHERNALIA will not accept any liability, when you are using its RDS-Slider.


RDS Slider as Standard Version

With one (1) centrally located disconnect handle. incl. 4 Stainless Steel Rings, 3-piece detachable Slider to P.O.D. Bridle, BridlePouch and sew-in instructions as well as a RDS Manual with pictures

Art. Nr.   94102

Price: € 265,00
(€ 222,69 w/o VAT)

As described above, however WITH collapsible features

Art. Nr.   94103

Price: € 325,00
(€ 273,11 w/o VAT)

As described above, however without RDS Rings

Art. Nr.   94109

Minus: € 50,00
(€ 42,02 w/o VAT)

Update to Collapsible Slider Features

Art. Nr.   94108

Price: €  70,00
(€ 58,82 w/o VAT)

RDS Slider as Special Version

With two (2) disconnect handles (one on the left and 1 on the right side), incl. 4 Stainless Steel Rings, 3-piece detachable Slider to P.O.D. Bridle, BridlePouch and sew-in instructions as well as a RDS Manual with pictures

Art. Nr.   94104

Price: € 265,00
(€ 222,69 w/o VAT)

As described above, however WITH collapsible features

Art. Nr.   94105

Price: € 325,00
(€ 273,11 w/o VAT)

As described above, however without RDS Rings

Art. Nr.   94109

Minus: € 50,00
(€ 42,02 w/o VAT)

Update to Collapsible Slider Features

Art. Nr.   94108

Price: €  70,00
(€ 58,82 w/o VAT)


The following RDS and parts will not be manufactured again (Art. # 94111, # 94114, # 94115

RDS Slider with one (1) release handle in the back (with 90° relesase handle routing system) and collapsible feature.

Art. Nr. 94115

RDS Slider with one (1) release handle in the back (with 90° relesase handle routing system)

RDS Slider with one (1) realease handle in the back (w.o. Diagnales) and 90° release handle routing system, incl. 4 stainless steel Bar-Rings, 3-piece detachable Slider to P.O.D. Bridle, BridlePouch and sew-in instructions as well as a RDS Manual with pictures

Art. Nr.   94114

Price: € 315,00
(€ 264,71 w/o VAT)

As described above, however WITH collapsible features

Art. Nr.   94115

Price: € 375,00
(€ 315,13 oh. MwSt.)

As described above, however without RDS Rings

Art. Nr.   94118

Minus: € 55,00
(€ 46,22 oh. MwSt.)

Update to Collapsible Slider Features

Art. Nr.   94108

Price: €  65,00
(€ 54,62 w/o VAT)

RDS Spare Parts

1 Set RDS “U”-Ringe (4 Stück)

Art. Nr.   94106

Price: €  75,00
(€ 63,03 oh. MwSt.)

1 Set RDS “Bar”-Ringe (4 Stück)

Art. Nr.   94111

Price: €  85,00
(€ 71,43 oh. MwSt.)

BridlePouch + Sew-in instructions

Art. Nr.   94107

Price: €  20,00
(€ 16,81 oh. MwSt.)

1 set of Mini Flaps for LookMa® JVX RDS Sliders (2 Mini Flaps),
incl. attachment to the LookMa
® RDS Slider

Art. Nr.   94110

Price: €  40,00
(€ 33,61 oh. MwSt.)

Standard Slider with collapsible feature as per your instructions

Standard Slider incl. 4 pc. # 8 Brass Grommets,
as a replacement for the original stockslider

Art. Nr.   94117

Price: €  180,00
(€ 151,26 oh.MwSt.)


Leadtime for the RDS Sliders after receipt of a 100% downpayment : approx. 2 - 4 Weeks


Plus packaging, shipping and shipping insurance charges.
Please request details for your country.


Please closely observe the measuring instructions in the pictures below,
in order to supply us with the correct dimensions of your stock-slider.
NOT for DOME Sliders! Please contact us for instructions.

Fold your factory supplied slider in the middle, so that the grommets on the left lay on top of the grommets on the right. Pull taut over the fold and measure the length (cm or inches).

Fold your factory supplied slider in the middle, so that the grommets on the front lay on top of the grommets on the rear. Pull taut over the fold and measure the width (cm or inches).


Please contact us so we can send you our RDS order form


This slider with central release handle, was already developed in the mid 80’s by Mr. Siegfried Herbst of “LTB Parachute-Service Herbst” and is since 1988 an crucial component of the FSH’s parachute/glider system “German G-9”.
It is still produced to day by “LTB FSH”.
The “G-9 Slider” is well known and worldwide highly appreciated by special forces and regular jumpers for its ease of operation during night jumps.
We at LookMa® Paraphernalia thank Mr. Siegfried Herbst for giving us his permission us to use his basic design and to modify it for the Canopy-Piloting sport.


All prices include the German sales tax of 19% , Shipping costs will be added.
Carrier: GLS or German Post


! ORDERING !
As of now, you can also place your orders by direct E-Mail.
The previously required Orderform with your signature,
 is not necessary anymore, but may be used in the future as well.
Please make sure that you give us all data for the relevant LookMa®
 product, so we can start on your order without any delay.


GB 118 Kopie 0,5cm
WV 2x3 fem 118 Kopie 0,4cm
PM 118 Kopie 0,5cm
WDG 140 Kopie 0,4cm
HB 119 Kopie 0,6cm
Main View 306 Kopie 1,8 cm n
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