Hightech super light new generation reserve

Low sink rates and fast opening.


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About the BACKUP X/QX Reserve Chute


With the BACKUP series U-Turn presents an innovative line of reserve parachutes in the newest generation. The lightweight cross canopy X is built in accordance with the newest development findings and provides all the constructional advantages of the square reserve parachute with a sensational weight of only 0.98 / 1.2 kg. The BACKUP X  not only impresses minimum values at weight but also at the vital opening and sinking rates. The elaborate calculations of the cross canopy shape and air outlets result in a flight behaviour almost completely free of pendulum movements.


Thanks to state-of-the-art high-tech materials, the BACKUP X is lightweight despite its uncompromising-sized surface area. This is vital for the sinking rate and stable flight behaviour. Efficient air inlets - in combination with the pre-tensioning at the base edge through the Rapid Inflation System (RIS) - compensate for the surface area at filling behaviour and opening time. Therefore, the reserve concept was able to undercut the stringent norms of the EN and LTF certification. But also at the processing, cutting-edge manufacturing methods at the highest safety standards are applied. That is the result of the long-standing manufacturing know-how from traditional parachute production.

The BACKUP X is another novelty equipped with the Easy Connect system. That is an innovation by U-Turn that drastically simplifies the mounting of the reserve. Through an integrated soft link, the main bridle of the BACKUP RX can be connected with any junction neatly and easily.

The BACKUP X is EN and LTF certified and is available as of now. 
Backup your life! So, grabbing the reserve gets easier.

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Retail price for the U-TURN BACKUP X/QX Reserve Chutes :

- X100:  1 607.00 NZ$*

- X115 : 1 696.00 NZ$*

- QX130 : 1 786.00 NZ$*

- QX150 : 1 875.00 NZ$*

- X220 : 2 412.00 NZ$*


Technical Data



BACKUP X/QX series: lightness that matters in case of emergency. Reliable when you need it - inconspicuous when you don‘t.

The material mixture is aimed at long-term durability. The used canopy material Paratex SX 20 is characterized by high resistance at low elongation features. An antistatic coating prevents the layers from sticking together.


Maximal best values through minimal factors:

 minimal sinking rate

 optimized opening time

 Very high swing resistance

 construction of the canopy and optimized air outlets

 minimal weight

 maximal safety


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