The Falcon Series of parasails is unique to Sport Chutes and is made from our premium 1.9 oz. “Diamond Ripstop”, 1.3 oz. “Aerostar Ripstop”, or 1.9 oz “Balloon Ripstop”. This series was designed with the commercial operator in mind or for the discerning leisure user who wants the best of everything. We offer a full range of sizes covering all of the commercial operators equipment needs. No matter what size is selected all of our chutes have a “high lift” design and are made of the highest quality materials available with a long history of performance.
To offer the user a choice, Sport Chutes manufactures Falcons in two different weights of fabrics, the 1.9 oz. “Heavy Diamond” and “Balloon” and the 1.3 oz. “Aerostar”. Every chute in the Falcon series can be made from either weight ripstop, depending on the personal preference of the user. Normally we recommend the “Aerostar” for chutes over 32' as they are easier to inflate and fly. We can build the larger chutes from the 1.9 oz. “Diamond Ripstop” and “Balloon Ripstop” but it will be significantly harder to launch behind the winch boat, especially on light wind days. For many winch boat operators, this does not make a difference and they prefer the durability and increased life the 1.9 oz. brings. Some other commercial operators appreciate the increased fuel cost savings the 1.3 oz. delivers. A lower boat speed is required to keep the lighter weight chutes flying, particularly when there are low winds and a big chute is needed.
The 1.9 oz. “Diamond Ripstop” has a totally new look and feel and is only available in parasails from Sport Chutes. The “Diamond Ripstop” mill will only sell to Sport Chutes because of Sport Chutes strength in the marketplace and longstanding great reputation. “Diamond Ripstop” is a performance textile; one designed with flight in mind. It is not generic, ripstop which is commonly available to anyone making parasails, beach bags, covers, or many other various and sundry items. “Diamond Ripstop” is made to fly and was designed to give air sport items more strength, life, durability and dependability.
Because of its unique finish, it is noticeably different in your hands. It has a “diamond” shaped grid pattern as opposed the usual “graph paper” square pattern in traditional ripstop. It is high tenacity and low stretch so it won't lose its shape with age and is more stable in recovering flyers onto the deck of the winch boat. It also has beautiful sheen and is extremely colorfast so color fade and bleed over time are at a minimum. Some very nice and unique hues are also available. Further, it is about 50% stronger and more rip resistant than “Balloon Ripstop”. This makes “Diamond Ripstop” the strongest ripstop in its weight class. This means more life/longevity and less chance of ripping and repairs. All “Diamond Ripstop” has a Ultra-violet inhibitor to help protect from degradation resulting from continuous exposure to the sun.
The 1.3 oz. “Aerostar” is also a premium fabric designed with air sports in mind. Don't let its weight fool you as it is INCREDIBLY strong. It is the strongest, lightest weight ripstop on the market today. When extra lift or fuel savings are needed, think of 1.3oz. “Aerostar” as even very large chutes inflate and fly easily. The colors are somewhat iridescent and the look and feel of the fabric is unique. Like the “Diamond Ripstop”, “Aerostar” has a many unique and beautiful hues to choose from. “Aerostar” also has a Ultra-violet inhibitor to protect it from the sun and it is applied with either silicone or urethane. “Aerostar” is quite slippery to the touch and is noticeably light feeling when rubbed between the fingers. The strength of “Aerostar” makes it extremely puncture and tear resistant.
The Falcon series offers three sizes to the leisure user (24', 26' and 28') and many different sizes for the commercial operator's various needs in winch boat operation (21', 24', 26', 28', 30', 32', 34', 36', 38' and 40'). Please give us a call and we will be glad to help you ascertain your needs and make an appropriate recommendation of size to suit your needs.
All Falcons are made to withstand the demands of the commercial environment and are reinforced at wear points. All lines are low stretch and heavy duty for extra strength and durability. For the commercial operator trim zips are standard on all chutes. Bahama zippers for adjustable wind vents and double “D” rings for two flyers are optional add-ons for commercial users. The yoke and risers are at least triple reinforced for long life and is a standard feature on every Falcon. All lines are sewn shut and wrapped for extra strength and durability where they connect to the risers. This prevents splitting with use. Most of the large chutes (34’ and above) have quadruple center (“apex”) lines for extra security.
We also offer chutes made from “Balloon ripstop” as this has been a standard of the industry for many decades for the more budget minded. A variety of hues are offered, primarily primary colors, and all of this has a UV inhibitor to protect from the sun’s rays.
Every Falcon can be custom-made to meet the specific requirements of every commercial operator. All Falcons can be custom colored and logos, phone numbers or lettering can be added for an extra charge. Please call for your custom quote.
Warning and disclaimer: These parasails are not to be used over land operation and should not be tethered (attached to a fixed object with sufficient wind speed to keep them aloft). Always use the gear in accordance to the manual instructions to minimize danger of injury or death. Failure to do so can result in injury or death. The manufacturer sells all gear “as is” with no express warranties of fitness for a particular purpose and with any and all faults. Use at your own risk. There are no warranties expressed or implied. Never operate in winds over 15 MPH.