"Give me a more responsive canopy, without downsizing, a longer
life span than traditional F-111 type canopies. A canopy
with an excellent glide ratio and great landings and by
the way...make it easier to pack than a zero porosity canopy".
Through extensive Research and Development, and the use
of both zero porosity and low porosity fabrics, we have
developed a 9-cell that combines characteristics formerly
unattainable in a single parachute.
The Silhouette is easy to pack due to the combination of
fabrics. It has consistent openings and excellent glide
ratio. The Silhouette displays more responsive handling
characteristics than traditonal 9-cell canopies at equivalent
wing loadings. It has a fast turn rate, while maintaining
predictable turn recovery. This responsiveness and agility
enables the skydiver to experience crisp handling and performance
without the need to fly at high wing loadings, that would
otherwise limit their total performance envelope. With the
benefit of the additonal square footage, there is a corresponding
increase in forgiveness, both in flight and on landing.
The landings on the Silhouette are what you would expect
from a Performance Designs' canopy...superb.
The Performance Designs Silhouette...Performance, longevity
and ease of packing in one canopy.
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