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HAYDUKE 2
ULTIMATE ALL-AROUND BASE - FROM LOW-URBAN TO HIGH-ALPINE

  • 5 Vents & Float Flap system
  • Transversal shaping
  • Expanded crossporting
  • Six grommet slider
  • New unloaded rib profile
  • 100% CAD-to-Laser & single layer cutting, like all SQRL canopies

HAYDUKE 2 VIDEOS

The Hayduke 2 represents a major step forward and is the best all-around canopy that we have flown.

Design updates for the HD2 were focused on improving reliability while retaining all of the glide performance, flare, and deep-brake behavior that makes the Hayduke 1 so popular, and so versatile, with a five year track record of excelling at everything from low-urban to alpine cliffs.

FEATURES
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FLOAT FLAPS, SLATS, & AGILITY

Sink steep approaches into technical LZs with ease. Like the HD1, and as pioneered on the Outlaw, the HD2 features rear-chord Float Flaps for improved deep brake performance which make steep accuracy style approaches simple and easy. Center span Slats add low-speed range. The agile handling that makes the HD1 so fun to fly remains the same in the HD2.

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EXPANDED CROSSPORTING

Improved spanwise ventilation means faster inflation for slider-off applications, allowing earlier canopy control after opening. The laser-cut, load-path-calculated crossports also reduce packing bulk & weight.

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TRANSVERSAL SHAPING & ELLIPSED ZP NOSE

Taken from modern paraglider tech, new 3D shaping at the leading edge reduces wrinkling and cell-billow for improved glide performance with no downsides. The ellipsed ZP nose places more ZP where it's needed most, at the center span.

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SIX GROMMET SLIDER

The six grommet slider is one of the most compelling advancements in BASE parachute design. Your Hayduke 2 comes with either a 6G or 4G (Traditional 4 Grommet) slider. HD2 sliders feature two sizes of removable sail material "slider-brake" which allows you to easily change from high-drag (slow slider) to low-drag (normal mesh slider) easily with no rigging. Video of the 6G slider in use.

DETAILS
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Float Flaps

Inspired by a paraglider design, Float Flaps now have a 10 year track record of use on SQRL canopies. This key innovation makes low-speed flight easy and controllable, allowing controlled backwards flight & steep accuracy style approaches with precision.

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Slat System

The Hayduke 2 slat system increases airflow over the top surface of the canopy at high angles of attack (slow speed flight), spanning the three center cells. Combined with the the Float-Flap system, a large portion of the top surface is fed with laminar flow at high AoA (when deep brakes are applied).

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Expanded Crossporting

Laser-cut crossports improve inflation for low freefall and slider-off applications, allowing earlier canopy control after opening. Additionally, pack volume and canopy weight are reduced.

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Transversal Shaping

Paraglider technology, applied: 3D shaping is introduced to the leading edge to reduce cell billow and wrinkling, via the spanwise seam.

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WHY ZP LE?

LONGEVITY

Non-coated (permeable) cloth degrades more quickly, and the porosity increases. As porosity at the leading edge increases, all things suffer: Glide worsens, flare weakens, and openings change. It is a simple fact that a BASE canopy with a ZP LE performs better and lasts longer than one without.

FLARE

A majority of lift is created at the leading edge of the airfoil – it is the most critical part of the chord. As permeable cloth degrades, lift and performance degrade. ZP nose canopies, all other factors being equal, flare better over a longer lifespan.

GLIDE PERFORMANCE

Air that permeates the leading edge decreases the pressure difference right where, again, most of the lift is generated. Less lift = less glide.

OPENINGS

Any air that flows through the parachute does not aid in expansion or inflation. While permeable cloth is overall a benefit to opening characteristics, adding some ZP is a benefit to early span and chord expansion. In short, ZP nose canopies open faster

PACKING

You’re a grown-up (sort of) and [we believe in you.](video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qztuEucrNBc) You can figure out how to pack a parachute that has a few centimeters of ZP on the leading edge. It takes most people about five packjobs to dial it in.

BENEFITS OF LIGHT FABRICS

There are many benefits to light-weight canopies.
Checkout our Light Fabrics Article to learn more about the benefits.

REDUCED CANOPY INERTIA

During the extraction and expansion phase means better openings, better heading performance.

FASTER EXTRACTION

A lighter parachute can be extracted more efficiently and has an advantage over standard weight canopies in the first seconds of deployment.

PACKING

Much easier to pack!

EASIER TO CARRY

Everyone likes arriving at the exit point with a bit more energy.

PACK VOLUME

The lower pack volume of PN9 allows a slimmer, more aerodynamic container.

HAYDUKE 2 REVIEWS

"Wow, the Hayduke 2. It's like falling in love with the Hayduke all over again. I'm so stoked on flying this parachute right now. It makes every jump even more fun. This one really brought everything I love about it together - consistent openings, insane glide, slow when you want it to be but responsive and fun on the fronts. Great control in deep brakes, and awesome flare power. So good. Thanks for the awesome gear guys :)"

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-Felicia Sturgeon

"Here in Brento's area it's everything fine! the winter season was not so cold and snowly, we was able to jump all the time this year.

I use regulary the two 6G slider that you given me on my Hayduke 240.

I have used the 6G in all kind of jumps, terminal jumps in slick, Mutation, WS, sub terminal slick, single piece for an amount of 60 jumps more or less I don't have find any problem or something noteworthy to report.

The opening are always good, solid and on heading and when I jump with the with Wing-suit are simply amazing, soft and smooth.

Honestly I don't see any reasons to don't adopt this system standard on every canopy.

Maybe the only note that customers could report you it will be that the 6G Slider encrease a bit the system weight. Are just few grams but you know, some BASE jumpers are fanatic about that aspect.

So my final personal opinion is that the 6G Slider work super well and I love it.

I'm ok with all my school and personal rigs at the moment so I don't need anything many thanks! but if in the future there will be the chance to test one 5 cell Canopy it would be really interesting for me, then next winter I think that I will buy a new Hayduke 2 for me.

Many thnaks for all and please let me knoiw if I can help you in any way.

All the best to you Mike, Will and all SQ team."

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-Maurizio di Palma

"The openings have felt very well staged and staggered, with a smooth and progressive feel. I can feel as soon as the bottom skin hits the wind what kind of opening it will be, and so far, that feedback has not been incorrect - no surprise twists or dives throughout the opening process. As for canopy flight – it’s as much fun as you would want a BASE canopy to be! I’ve had no issues flying into the wind to reach LZ’s, and even in bumpy conditions have had predictably good glide. Deep brake approaches are very intuitive, and the recovery arc from a stall/surge is short enough to sink down below trees before letting up the toggles.

The handling in deep brakes is quite impressive. Even nearing the stall point, the turns are still far more crisp than I would have expected. Front riser pressure is mild to moderate, with no oversteering tendency. The turns roll out exactly how I would want them to, and the speed from even just a moment of double fronts carries through and makes for an incredibly powerful flare with a very natural shutdown (even from half brakes)."

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-Dan Darby

"The canopy’s flight characteristics are more direct and predictable. Good swoop performance and great brake response. Especially immediately following the opening process. Snap turns feels quicker than the O.G. Hayduke. Returning the canopy to a level state of flight is quicker and with less correction of outside brake than I normally need to with a max performance turn. The benefits of this performance increase when jumping low objects will be substantial in a lot of circumstances. One of the defining characteristics about the original Hayduke that I love and value possibly the most of any parachute I've flown is the precision and responsiveness in deep braked flight. The Hayduke 2 retains this same feeling and level of control. Awesome! The airfoil maintains more structural stability and is less collapse prone than the Hayduke 1 in a stalled state of flight. I performed several jumps in which I back-flew the canopy, then induced severe oscillations trying to cause an asymmetric collapse, but was unable to achieve this. This is a VERY stable canopy! The inflation seemed very similar to Hayduke 1 but slightly softer, particularly with longer delays. Very comfortable!"

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-Dante Wardlaw

"Just when you thought it couldn’t get better! Heavenly openings with laser pointed precision, the glide range perfect for any jump, and landings that are buttery enough to land barefooted on a field of broken glass! "

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-Sean Chuma

"Wow, the Hayduke 2. It's like falling in love with the Hayduke all over again. I'm so stoked on flying this parachute right now. It makes every jump even more fun. This one really brought everything I love about it together - consistent openings, insane glide, slow when you want it to be but responsive and fun on the fronts. Great control in deep brakes, and awesome flare power. So good. Thanks for the awesome gear guys :)"

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-Felicia Sturgeon

"Here in Brento's area it's everything fine! the winter season was not so cold and snowly, we was able to jump all the time this year.

I use regulary the two 6G slider that you given me on my Hayduke 240.

I have used the 6G in all kind of jumps, terminal jumps in slick, Mutation, WS, sub terminal slick, single piece for an amount of 60 jumps more or less I don't have find any problem or something noteworthy to report.

The opening are always good, solid and on heading and when I jump with the with Wing-suit are simply amazing, soft and smooth.

Honestly I don't see any reasons to don't adopt this system standard on every canopy.

Maybe the only note that customers could report you it will be that the 6G Slider encrease a bit the system weight. Are just few grams but you know, some BASE jumpers are fanatic about that aspect.

So my final personal opinion is that the 6G Slider work super well and I love it.

I'm ok with all my school and personal rigs at the moment so I don't need anything many thanks! but if in the future there will be the chance to test one 5 cell Canopy it would be really interesting for me, then next winter I think that I will buy a new Hayduke 2 for me.

Many thnaks for all and please let me knoiw if I can help you in any way.

All the best to you Mike, Will and all SQ team."

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-Maurizio di Palma
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