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THE NEO BIKINI WAS BORN FROM AN OBSERVATION CONCERNING THE POSTURE AND THE LACK OF COMFORT FELT BY THE TANDEM PILOTS WHO HAVE AN INTENSIVE ACTIVITY.
TANDEM HARNESS FOR PILOTS

     

 


Full-time tandem professionals spend a great deal of time in harnesses with poor back support – common designs position the pelvis too low, brakes and knees too high, forcing the pilot to lean forward and upward in order to maintain good visibility and control, stressing the pilot’s back and shoulders.


 

TECHNICAL DATA

Technical description of the product.

TYPE

Professional tandem harness for pilots

CONCEPT

Bucket seat

WEIGHT

2.73 kg (S/M)

GEOMETRIE

Legs straps ABS

SIZES

SM - ML

CERTIFICATION

EN 1651 / LTF / CE

MAIN MATERIALS

Polyamide coated polyurethane Ripstop, Polyester/Polyamid fabric / Polyamid straps, Polyester 3D mesh/stretch Lycra sandwich, hypalon, aluminium buckles, leather 


PROTECTION

NEO Koroyd 3.0 (thickness: 8 cm, weight: 300 g)

 OPTIONAL CARABINERS 

AUSTRIALPIN Stratus Aluminium

SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES

Removable camera pocket, hook knife, helico kit

RESCUE

Integraded rescue container

BUCKLES

 Edelried semi-automatic buckles

OPTIONS

 AUSTRIALPIN Stratus or Stratus INOX carabiners, lite spreaders, tandemrescue risers Y200

MANUFACTURING

France


 ERIC ROUSSEL

R&D TEAM

We know many pro pilots who suffer serious back and shoulder pain, who even undergo mid-career surgery. The idea was to conceive a harness that addresses these postural issues, and thus to create a comfortable and appropriate tool for professionals that would reduce physical stress, enabling a longer and healthier tandem pilot career.


TANDEM PILOT HARNESS WITH THE RIGHT ERGONOMICS 

- Ergonomic geometry embraces the pilot’s body for a better supporté 

- Adjustable seat height

- Lumbar support following the lumbar spine curve

- Horizontal thigh position

- NEO “bucket seat”

- Ergonomic geometry facilitates ground handling mobility

- Simple adjustments for side / seat depth / shoulders

- Adjustable chest strap

- Lower abdominal strap

- Rescue risers and spreaders are integrated into shoulder straps  

- Light and compact harness, easy to store in a tandem fast packing bag

A GEOMETRY ADAPTED TO TANDEM PILOTING 


- Leg straps ABS

- 2 fast Edelrid semi-automatic buckles
 
- NEO “bucket seat” is semi-rigid, with Koroyd protection for more precise piloting and weight shifting

- Stable geometry for a muffled piloting that still enables air mass sensations

- Geometry facilitating turns

FULL BACKPROTECTOR COMBINED TO A INTEGRATED RESERVE CONTAINER 


The geometry of the Bikini was designed around the new NEO Koroyd 3.0 protectionne protection dorsale complète : L’assise de la Bikini a été dessinée autour de la nouvelle protection NEO Koroyd 3.0 still lighter and thinner. With only 8 cm thickness and 300 g it is incredibly efficient and enabled the R&D team to work on the volume and weight optimization of the harness. The NEO Bikini thus offers a full back protection with no additional weight. More information:  NEO Koroyd 3.0, encore plus légère et plus fine. Avec ses 8 cm d’épaisseur et ses 300 g, elle est aussi efficace tout en ayant permis de travailler le volume général et le poids de la sellette. La Bikini offre ainsi une protection dorsale complète sans ajouter de contrainte de poids sur l’équipement global du pilote. Plus d’informations sur www.koroyd.com.
- Dorsal reserve container:
In order to gain in volume and create an elegant looking harness, the rescue was placed at the back of the harness. This specific position was only possible thanks to the NEO Koroyd 3.0 which protects the pilot in case of an impact.

NEO Koroyd 3.0 - The NEO Bikini is delivered with a hook knife hidden on the left-hand side removable camera pocket, as well as a helicon kit folded and stored in the right-hand side inner pocket.

BETTER COMFORT, MORE PRECISE PILOTING 


The aim of the R&D team was to keep the NEO’s signature: comfort and piloting precision with good and efficient weight shift. We established a coherent flying tool that establishes a link between the pilot and the wing, a harness that communicates just the necessary information to the pilot.
The geometry, leg strap system, and the NEO Koroyd 3.0 protection, all improve agility and enable precision piloting while profiting from muffled flight sensations and filtering turbulence: less fatigue in tough conditions, better active piloting, and thus a substantial gain on the pilot’s energy in long days of work.

VERY EXTENSIVE WORK ON THE LIGHTNESS VOLUME AND ROBUSTNESS COMPROMISE


Highly durable fabrics were used for the Bikini, which is designed for intense daily use. Nothing has been left to chance. The challenge of balancing light weight and durability has been met: The Bikini is compact and light (2,7 kg) and can easily be stored in a tandem fast packing bag.

OUR AMBASSADOR AND TANDEM PILOT MAXIME PINOT 

 "The many flights made in a season must rhyme with comfort and practicality. The Bikini combines these two essential qualities, with the look and finish of NEO."

SIZE CHART

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DOWNLOADS

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ACCESSORIES

Supplied:

- A large back pocket with a second inner compartment.

- Zipped outside pocket  

- Removable camera pocket & hook knife & helico kit

Optional:



 

     

DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN FRANCE

NEO harnesses, wings, bags and accessories are entirely made in France in our workshop on the shores of Lake Annecy. This choice of local production, as part of a participatory approach, allows us to offer top-of-the-range products.