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Reserve RSL Lanyard


Instant deployment of your reserve upon cutaway.

* Only RSLs made by Mirage Systems are authorized for use on Mirage harness and container systems.

    We have color coded our RSL lanyards for easy identification when the rig is packed.

    • Red RSL lanyard is for use with the Trap System  (MARD)
    • Black RSL lanyard is for use without the Trap System  (RSL Only)

    • If your Mirage has a 25" or 26" ripcord, the correct RSL is 23"
    • If your Mirage has a 27" or 28" ripcord, the correct RSL is 24"
    • If your Mirage has a 29" or 30" ripcord, the correct RSL is 25"

    Don't guess!  If you are uncertain, provide the serial number and we will look it up.

    • Current style RSL lanyards lay inside a folded channel over the shoulder.
    • Older Mirages have velcro along the back of the reserve riser for the RSL lanyard.  

    If you are uncertain, open the riser cover to check for the channel as it goes over the shoulder or the velcro on the reserve riser.  

    You can submit your order.  This item will not be sent to production and your payment will not be processed until your questions are addressed.

    * Most sizes are in stock but, if not, it can take up to 2 weeks


Instant deployment of your reserve upon cutaway!

The Reserve Static Line system consists of a lanyard between the left main riser and the reserve ripcord.  It is designed to use the mechanical force of the released main risers after a cutaway to pull the reserve ripcord pin.  The stainless steel RSL is a hot-forged Stainless Steel fixed-ball snap shackle with a full release arm.  The Stainless-Steel shackle is standard on every Mirage RSL.



The only true non-interference system on the market.

The Mirage Patented Trap System is not attached to the reserve in any way, until you cutaway and the RSL is used.  It’s a true ‘non-interference’ system.  Since there is no connection between the RSL and your reserve bridle, this means that there is nothing that must disconnect for a normal reserve deployment.  If you pull the ripcord, or your AAD fires, the reserve pilot chute and bridle will deploy your reserve quickly and reliably, without hesitation and without interference from the Trap System.  Until you cutaway you, and your reserve, won’t know it’s there!  Only when you cutaway, does the Trap System RSL engage to trap and withdraw the reserve bridle, turning your main canopy into a very large pilot chute.

M.A.R.D. = Main Assisted Reserve Deployment


The substitution of any of the following components with a component not manufactured by Mirage Systems, Inc. is NOT AUTHORIZED:

  • Reserve parachute deployment bag and bridle (Freebag)
  • Reserve pilot chute
  • Reserve ripcord
  • Reserve static line (RSL)
  • Trap System™️ components (RSL, Trap Line, Main Risers)

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