Advance SUCCESS 4
Advance SUCCESS 4
Safety & Comfort First
The SUCCESS 4 is more than just a new addition to the popular SUCCESS family: its outstanding level of safety - far exceeding the general protector certification criteria – makes it something special. Its perfect seating geometry and a stylishly clean silhouette recommends this modern sports harness to those leisure and cross country pilots who value comfort combined with low aerodynamic drag.
Three protectors for maximum safety
SUCCESS 4 safety reaches new heights: the main protector extends far up the lower back. From there another foam protector continues up the spine. For the first time side impact protection from German protector manufacturer SAS-TEC is included in the design.
Perfect seat geometry
The SUCCESS 4 specialises in maximum comfort. The latest 3D development methods have produced a harness which fits the human frame to ergonomic perfection. Two foam protectors and the familiar ADVANCE comfort foam support not only the lumbar region, but all of the back in flight.
Tailored outline for ideal aerodynamics
The SUCCESS 4 scores with an exceptionally compact shape and slender silhouette, even though there are two additional protectors inside. A smooth and stress-sharing design guarantees the cleanest aerodynamics - for a total weight from only 3.9 kilos.
|Chest strap width||cm||42-54||42-54||42-54|
|Weights speed system||kg||0.08||0.08||0.08|
|Harness certification||EN 1651 / LTF 91/09, 120kg||EN 1651 / LTF 91/09, 120kg||EN 1651 / LTF 91/09, 120kg|
SUCCESS 4 with carbon seatboard
EN/LTF certified foam protector (LTF 91/09)
Additional lumbar and protector
2 SAS-TEC side impact attenuation panels
Comfort foam for the back
2 Edelrid Alias Alu carabiners
Reserve connection, and four-flap inner container with attached reserve handle
Speed system with carbon speedbar
Neoprene covers on the leg straps
Ronstan ball bearing speed pulleys
+ What makes the SUCCESS 4 so special compared with the SUCCESS 3?
The SUCCESS 4 has many new, very high quality European components such as RONSTAN ball bearing pulleys, AustriAlpin buckles and EDELRID Alu carabiners. The original protector has been lengthened by seven centimetres and a further multi chamber foam protector added to protect the rib section of the spine. A new feature is the side crash protection by SAS-TEC. For the first time an ADVANCE harness comes with speed system and carbon speedbar already fitted at delivery. Then there’s more carbon: the SUCCESS 4 has an improved carbon-composite seatboard.
+ What is SAS-TEC?
SAS-TEC is a German company that has made a specialisation of visco-elastic soft foam. Many manufacturers use SAS-TEC protectors for motorcycling and skiing body protection, as well as uses in medical applications. To attenuate pelvic impact we have built SAS-TEC side protection into the SUCCESS 4. These items also have plastic covers to ward off pointed objects. All the protectors can be easily removed and replaced. There’s more information about this German company and their innovative products here.
+ Why does the SUCCESS 4 now have a pre-fitted speed system?
Up to now we have always included a speedbar with a paraglider, not a harness. But the speed system has become a basic part of a harness, so we have changed the policy and will deliver a complete system with a harness. In future a glider delivery will not include a speedbar.
+ The SUCCESS 4 is certified for a higher g loading than a SUCCESS 3. Why is this?
This higher g value does not result from the protectors or harness itself. It is true that the main protector is 3 mm thicker and 7 cm longer than that of the SUCCESS 3. In fact, the higher quoted g value has more to do with the higher statistical improbability figures now used by the certification authority, than was the case with the SUCCESS 3.