Closely behind the three ring release system, the Skyhook RSL is one of the greatest skydiving innovations from our founder, Bill Booth.
Effectively using the malfunctioning main canopy as a pilot chute for the reserve, the Skyhook RSL dramatically speeds up the process of deploying a reserve canopy after cutting away a malfunctioning main canopy.
Due to the nature of its design, it is effective in both high, and low speed malfunctions and is suitable for all types of jumping, including camera flying.
The integrated Skyhook RSL
Releases Non-RSL Riser
Pulls Reserve Pin
3-4 Times Faster Than A Pilot Chute Alone
Extracts Reserve Bag | 0.2 Sec
Line Stretch | 0.4 Sec
Reserve Out | 0.5 Sec
Field tested, tried and proven
Tested: 250+ R&D Deployments
Tried: 300+ Intentional Cutaways
Proven: 1,600+ Estimated Actual Emergency Skyhook Deployments
RSL VS SKYHOOK RSL
While a normal RSL automatically pulls the reserve ripcord pin following a breakaway, the new UPT Skyhook RSL goes two steps further. It automatically releases the non-RSL riser in case the RSL riser was released prematurely (ensuring your reserve will not deploy with half your main still attached). The Skyhook then uses your departing malfunctioned main canopy as a super pilot chute to deploy your reserve canopy, taking about ½ second from breakaway to line stretch (reserve canopy out of the bag). This is 3 to 4 times faster than a pilot chute can do alone. The Skyhook also causes the reserve bag to leave your back with such speed that it becomes far less likely you will entangle with your main canopy in the case of a spinning malfunction.