Care, maintenance and repairs, Care and maintenance, Inspection checklist – GIN Genie Lite User Manual

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6. Care, Maintenance and Repairs

The materials used in the Genie Lite have been carefully selected for maximum durability.
Nevertheless, keeping your harness clean and airworthy will ensure a long period of continuous safe


Care and Maintenance

The Genie Lite harness has to be transported inside a paraglider rucksack, so that it is protected
against damage.
Keep it away from sharp objects which could damage the harness.

During storage, make sure the harness is protected from animals such as rodents or insects.
Caution! Take extra care of the main webbing of your harness. Protect it from any source of
heat or friction. They are made out of Dyneema, which has a low melting point.

Avoid dragging your harness over rough or rocky ground.
Unnecessary exposure to UV rays, heat, humidity and chemicals should be always avoided.
Keep the harness in your rucksack when not in use.
Store all your paragliding equipment in a cool, dry place, and never put it away while damp or wet.
Keep your harness as clean as possible by regularly cleaning off dirt with a plastic bristled brush
and/or a damp cloth. If the harness gets exceptionally dirty, wash it with water and a mild soap. Make
sure you first remove all the sub-components: seat board, back plate, back protection, rescue
parachute etc. Allow the harness to dry naturally in a well ventilated area away from direct sunlight.
If your rescue parachute ever gets wet (e.g. in a water landing) you must remove it from the harness,
dry it and repack it before putting it back in the container.
After a hard landing you must check your back protection for damage. A tear in the GENIE LITE BACK
PROTECTION (GINSOFT LITE) could significantly reduce the efficiency of the protection it provides.
The zips and buckles may be occasionally lubricated with silicone spray, no more than once a year


Inspection checklist

In addition to regular pre-flight checks, the Genie Lite should be inspected thoroughly on every
rescue repack, normally every 6 months. Additional inspections should be performed after any crash,
bad landing or take off, or if there are any signs of damage or undue wear.
Every 2 years or 200 hours your harness has to be inspected by your dealer or a professional repair
Always seek professional advice whenever in doubt. The following checks should be carried out:
Check all webbing, straps and buckles for wear and damage, especially the areas that are not easily
seen, such as the inside of the carabiner hook-in points.
All sewing must be intact and any anomalies attended to immediately to avoid exacerbation of the
Special attention should be paid to the rescue installation, particularly the elastic and Velcro parts.
The seat and back plates must be free from cracks.
The main aluminium carabiners must be replaced at least every 5 years or after 500 hours or
if they have suffered any damage no matter how slight. Impacts may create undetectable cracks
that could result in structural failure under continuous load.