Pin Lock Karabiners


Pinlock Karabiners

Charly Finsterwalder

The Pin lock Karabiner is probably the safest design of Karabiner for Paramotoring and Paragliding. The design avoids the constant flexing across the gate of conventional Karabiners that can cause failure.

Priced per pair X2

Breaking Load 25KN

10 year lifespan, unlimited use

Pin Lock karabiner
Important tips for usage
Range of application
Pin lock karabiners have been developed as harness-paraglider connecting elements tor paraglider pilots,after many conventional aluminum -as well as steel Karabiners have shown not to be fatigue resistant. In contrary to the gate of conventional Karabiners which is not actuated by gravity, the Pin Lock gate ls force-and form-fit That is why Pin Lock Karabiners have a fatigue strength of over 4 kN.It can be used for up to 10 years with no limit to the number of operational hours. In addition,Pin Lock Karabiners are characterized by their high level of user friendliness.
The breaking load is 25 kN by a weight of 80 g.That means a weight saving of 100-120 g on the harness compared to one with steel Karabiners.
Pin Lock karabiners are intended for mono-and biplace paragliders,The maximum hang-in weight is 1.4 KN per karabiner.The loading is only permitted over straps whereby the strap on the harness side must be 40 mm wide at least.

  • Quickpin-handle
  • dirt protection cap
  • release button
  • bolt for
  • harness installation
  • polyamide-security line
  • spacer
  • sleeve
  • fastening bolt for security line

Attachment of the Pin Lock karabiner to the harness

The contact of a warm Karabiner with cold snow by temperatures below zero degree
Celsius should be avoided.
In order to assure that the risers are attached properly during strong wind conditions,
To attach to the harness, the screw on the left-hand side of the Pin Lock Karabiner
harness and paraglider should be kept connected. must be removed.
You should ensure that the karabiner does not come into continuous contact with
The screw of the security line on the right-hand side should only be removed for the
aggressive substances (e.g.salt water or sea air). A damp harness should not be
purpose of replacing the security line.
stowed away in a closed bag.
Mount the Pin Lock karabiners in place of conventional karabiners through the
harness loops provided by the harness manufacturer so that the Quickpin-handle is
facing towards the pilot,respectively the Quickpin-handle on the right-hand karabiner
Replacing the security line
is facing outwards and to the right,and the handle on the left-hand karabiner is facing
outwards and to the left.
Should the security line become damaged after prolonged usage, it can
Attach the Pin Lock karabiner to the harness with the installation bolt, not forgetting
easily be replaced.High-strength replacement security lines can be ordered by
to use the spacer sleeve.
Finsterwalder& Charly free of charge when ordering together with other articles from
our comprehensive selection of aviation sport equipment.
Attachment of the paraglider to the Pin Lock karabiner
First attach the security line to the handle of the Quickpin.One end of the line must be
flush with the lower side of the handle.The other end must emerge on the upper side
of the handle. First thread the security line through the left-hand and middle holes of
Release the Quickpin by pressing your thumb on the release button and
simultaneously pulling on the Quickpin-handle with your fore-and middle finger.The
the Quickpin-handle as seen from above and pull the end of the polyamide line so that
it is flush with the bottom side of the handle in the left-hand hole. Press the security
Quickpin only needs to be pulled out far enough so that the riser can be hooked over
the end of it.
line on the top side of the handle to stop it slipping whilst threading the line from below
Fasten the paraglider risers by pushing on the release button of the Quickpin and
through the right-hand hole.
inserting until the Quickpin-handle is flush with the karabiner.After removing your
Insert the Quickpin into the karabiner.Loosen the fastening screw for the security
thumb from the release button,the Quickpin is secured,
line positioned on the right-hand side of the karabiner by about 1 mm.Insert the end
of the security line into the notch at the side of the screw-head and push the line
Test that the Quickpin is sitting properly by pulling on the Ouickpin handle without
?flat pliers may be helpful for this)below the screw-head.The security line has
pressing the release button, to be pushed in the countersunk hole right around the screw so that there is the largest possible surface area of line trapped when the screw is
Important safety tips for usage
Is easier to push the line around the screw when the end of the line has been
The length of the line should be 92 mm (before November 2008: 86 mm) so that the
In order to avoid the Quickpin becoming soiled or frozen it should always remain fully
Quickpin cannot be pulled completely out of the karabiner. Since November 2008 the
inserted in the karabiner-except when mounting the paraglider riser.After separating
Pin Lock karabiners are equipped with a handle as shown in the picture. For replace-
from the paraglider,the Quickpin must always be pushed back completely into the
ment orders of Quickpins or security lines please specify the type (old or new).
Pin Lock karabiner.
Pagodenburgstr,8,81247 Munich,e-mail:ofice@rinsterwalder-charty.cde


  • Model: pin lock carabiner
  • Shipping Weight: 0.03Kgs
  • 1 Units in Stock

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