Skywalk have issued an urgent safety notice regarding all sizes of their ultra-lightweight paraglider, MASALA2.
When reverse launching a Skywalk Masala 2, a pilot had the rear riser (C / D) tear at the stitching with the B-riser. The pilot managed to abort take-off, and was unhurt.
Skywalk's investigation with the DHV has found that if enough force is applied in the opposing direction to normal flight then failure could occur.
All Skywalk MASALA2s must be checked by the manufacturer and must not be flown before then.
For more information, see the original safety notice in German here.
Download the safety notice in English here.