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CYPRES 2 AAD
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Airtec CYPRES 2 Automatic Activation Device.
Airtec's CYPRES 2 unit is today’s industry standard for AADs. CYPRES units have been commercially available the longest of the three major sport skydiving AAD products.
The CYPRES 2 unit is now available in 6 different modes!
- Changeable (Comes setup as Expert, and can be switched to Speed, Student or Tandem by the user)
- WSC Wingsuit (Canopy flight mode can be set to Expert or Speed)
- The single set mode units can be changed at the factory at any time free of charge.
The Changeable Mode configuration allows the user to change the mode as needed throughout the unit's lifetime! This is excellent for the jumper who needs the Expert mode now, but may want the Speed later on; or for the drop zone who may need to switch the CYPRES unit between a tandem, student or rental rig through the unit's lifetime. This Changeable Mode CYPRES is the same price of the 4 different set mode CYPRES units.
Each new CYPRES 2 now includes a log book and pullup cord!
CYPRES 2 units manufactured January 2017 and later, have a lifetime of 15.5 years (previous lifetime was 12.5 years) with an unlimited manufacturer guarantee for repairs, if needed. The units are water resistant for a duration of 24 hours at a maximum of 1.5 meters deep. The CYPRES 2 also has a jump counter and does not require a battery change.
WSC CYPRES Unit Info:
(As of September 2022, the WSC units are currently not being manufactured by Airtec due to parts that are not available for the audio portion of this unit. When these can be manufactured again, we'll turn these back on for ordering.)
The WSC (Wing Suit CYPRES) monitors what you do, adjusts its actions to your needs and even communicates them to you.
Virtually all AADs designed for skydiving have one parameter combination to define their activation. A certain height and a certain vertical speed make them activate. That has served the needs since the beginning of skydiving. Until wingsuits appeared. They allow such slow vertical speed that the method of the last 90 years cannot deal with these conditions any more. A new solution was necessary. Airtec saw the need and developed the answer.
The use of Wingsuits requires not one, but two parameter combinations during the same jump. One is needed for the duration of the Wingsuit Flight and another one is needed for the duration of the Canopy Flight. Only with this method is it possible to cover all risks of a Wingsuit descent.
The WSC starts off by using the Wingsuit parameters, which covers the specific wingsuit flight risks. While you are descending, it continuously monitors your manoeuvres and once it detects the criteria of your canopy, it changes the wingsuit parameters to the canopy parameters. These will take care of your specific canopy flight risks.
For the canopy flight you can set your WSC to be an Expert or a Speed CYPRES, just as you need. Once you have set it, it will last until you reset it.
As soon as your WSC has switched to the parameters of the canopy flight it will let you know. You will hear a melodic sound for some seconds via the WSC Audio. That is important, even mandatory, because only the confirmation assures that you now can do all the extreme manoeuvres that your canopy allows you.
Aside from Wingsuiting, the WSC can also be used for all other disciplines too. Also, the handling is identical to all other civilian CYPRES models, except placing the Audio inside your helmet and listening to the melodic sound.
Nevertheless, Airtec asks everybody using this device to spend time to inform themselves about the physical circumstances of Wingsuit Flying and the technique behind the WSC.
CYPRES Maintenance Info:
As of January 1, 2016, CYPRES 2 are no longer required to undergo maintenance checks, so the maintenance is now voluntary. Units manufactured prior to January 1, 2016, retain the mandatory maintenance schedule. Units manufactured prior to January 2017 have a 4-year and 8-year maintenance schedule. For units manufactured January 2017 and later, the voluntary maintenance schedule is every 5 years. For the CYPRES 2 maintenance, the units can be shipped to either SSK Industries in Ohio or Airtec in Germay, and are tested/updated for a minimum of two weeks for $160 plus shipping costs.
Riggers can replace the CYPRES 2 cutter as well as the water filter on the units.
A $65 credit is available by trading in an expired CYPRES. Details on the trade-in program at this link.
In-Stock CYPRES 2 units at ChutingStar always have a recent date of manufacture as we get new shipments on a monthly basis direct from Airtec in Germany.
Standard settings for the CYPRES Modes (activation altitude can be changed by the user, if desired, see here.
- Student mode is set to fire at 29 mph and 750 ft AGL.
- Expert mode is set to fire at 78 mph and 750 ft AGL
- Tandem mode is set to fire 78 mph and 1900 ft AGL
- Speed mode is set to fire at 102 mph and 750 ft AGL
- Wingsuit unit is set to fire at 45 mph at 750 ft AGL for freefall, and then the unit switches to either Expert or Speed mode under canopy.
CYPRES is an acronym for CYbernetic Parachute RElease System.
|Battery Schedule||Checked/replaced at each manufacturer maintenance.|
|Jump Info||Records number of jumps.|
|AAD Lifespan||15.5 years|
|Maintenance Schedule||Voluntary manufacturer maintenance every 5 years for units manufactured January 2017 and beyond.|
|Modes||Changeable, Expert, Speed, Student, Tandem, WSC (Wingsuit)|
|Available Cutter Counts||1 Cutter, 2 Cutters|
|Price View||Price Range|
Gold Standard of AADsThere isn’t much to say about the Cypress 2 that it hasn’t spoken for itself.
By far the most reliable and proven AAD on the market. The cutter torture test videos on YouTube alone are enough to convince the most hardened skeptic.
The plethora of Cypress Save videos and stories at the DZs should be enough to convince the rest.
Get one, get it in your rig, and consider it the best $1200 insurance policy you can buy.
Cypress 2 expertTrusted brand. Regular shipping with chutingstar was super fast as always. Have heard from some who order elsewhere, they ordered an expert cypress and received a changeable cypress. With chutingstar I ordered and received expert cypress. Really no big deal I guess I just like to get what I ordered and I did. Thank you chutingstar.
Great ServiceI ordered a new Cypres 2 from ChutingStar and received the best price around. Selected 2 day shipping, what a bargain - only $17.33 - and BAM! Cypres arrived in two days!
Thank you ChutingStar and Airtec! Plus the box also contained some SWAG - woohoo!
Best store and AADI could not be happier with this purchase and with Chuting Star's customer service and response.
I bought a C-Mode from another skydiving store (that shall remain nameless) and they sent me an Expert mode instead (by "mistake").
I had to return the other one to the other store and I placed an order here with the rush shipping method and; I-kid-you-not I got it delivered in less than 36 hours. That's how you get a lifetime customer!
The AAD is as good as it gets, the box is VERY secured and even has a cushion all over. As far as reliability, I don't know yet, and I hope I don't find out by myself but I do know that this is as reliable as it gets.
Buy this AADchangeable mode is legit. Allows for mult-use. price is a little higher compared to other aad but you pay for quality
CYPRES is the only AAD I'd trust my life with. Wouldn't jump with anything else.Best AAD around. Seen it in action several times and see it saving my friends.
Best AADCYPRES is the best AAD on the market. The original AAD and the finest German engineering. I like that its very easy to use.
Get what you pay forCypres is the gold standard for aads. Wouldn't trust my life to anything else.
Best of the bestHopefully never fires but it's great piece of mind knowing you have the best AAD in your rig. Don't settle for anything less.
trustednever had to use one but glad i have it.. and with the speed version I'm never worried about 2 out while under a high performance canopy