The RITMA is designed to fill the gap between Chairbag and Spark - to offer a lightweight, sophisticated choice to our harness line. RITMA is clean and simple, yet cutting edge in its concept and design, with no compromise in comfort, security or protection.
Settling into the harness you immediately feel the difference. Everything seems to fall into place, allowing you to focus on flying only.
With a well polished ABS system, weight shifting becomes natural and easy, letting you improve control over the glider with no effort. Ergonomic, semi-rigid back support ensures hours of comfortable flying without a hint of discomfort.
The RITMA is stable through rough air, yet sends small well dosed vibes straight to your body indicating any signs of lift and maximizing your thermalling ability.
High priority was given to necessity of reducing harness drag, keeping the harness profile as slim as possible with clean lines and an advanced aerodynamic teardrop shape. You will admire it when you see it and forget it's there when flying.
The RITMA will attract pilots who are not ready to compromise on comfort, safety and performance of the harness, but want to have it light with cutting edge features. It is the most sophisticated and refined harness APCO has so far offered.
RITMA - leading a new rhythm in the skies...
Only 2.7 kg. without seatplate. Lightweight, yet durable - (Plywood seatplate adds 500gr.) Among lightest full-feature harness on the market.
Optional, carbon graphite technology seatplate (only 200gr. Available soon).
Maximum protection - Cygnus airbag combined with airfoam and Lexan plate (more about protection under pilot protection)
Low volume - easy to fold and pack
Foolproof chest T-lock system
Emergency Parachute under seat. Deployment handle on the side, highly visible and accessible (APCO classic, cable based)
Optimal back support with APCO exclusive load spreading semi-rigid elements and thick air mesh lining for breathability and comfort
Lightweight quick lock buckles
Reflective strip for better visibility in the air and on the ground
Ample space in back pocket for storage of bag etc.
Pilot protection was top priority when designing RITMA. It has an aerodynamiclly shaped integrated cygnus airbag built in (inherited from DHV certified Chairbag). The cygnus airbag, protectes the body, featuring double air chamber system for controlled air release on impact.
Foam Protector and Lexan Sheet (optional)
In addition to the cygnus Airbag the RITMA has a pilot protection system, combining the usual airfoam type protector with a
lexan sheet (47143) which aids in spreading the load over the absorbing area of the
airfoam offering the maximum
protection available to a paraglider pilot today.
Test results conducted by DHV confirm that our standard 15cm Airfoam protector is fully in
line with DHV requirements when used in combination with harness.
Accumulated experience from APCO's immensely successful Chairbag Intergal was implemented into the RITMA. The integrated emergency parachute compartment is perfectly located under the pilot seat, providing extra protection as well as having the emergency deployment handle intuitively positioned at close reach (and highly visible).
The integrated emergency parachute compartment is ideally suited to accept the range of APCO Mayday parachutes which have proven themselvestime and time again, saving hundreds of pilots over the years
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koloma (Sunday, 27 January 2013)
5 stars. Super. Thanks for good job.
skyauras (Wednesday, 03 October 2012)
This is a great lightweight harness for those who appreciate a little more protection. From the first time I put on this harness it felt right. The
quality of the materials is superb. The harness is very responsive when flying. Adjustments are easy to get to and there is a space for everything.
I wish I would have bought the radio holder at the same time. The camel pack hole for the tube was brilliant and the ability to put the radio line
throught the harness was great too. I recently had a landing, that I believe had I not had the airbag and foam protection, would have been quite a
bit more serious than it was. From start to finish I think anyone would be very happy with this harness.
Gimlet58 (Saturday, 01 September 2012)
Review of the Ritma Harness. It has arrived and it is beautiful. Fit and finish is excellent. Adjustment points are useful and easy to use. It is
comfortable and lots of pockets for gear. My wife loves the fit both for launching and in the air. Thanks APCO great product. If I had to get nit
picky I would have asked for the H2o system to be a bit easier but it works. Good job folks
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