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Optimum Reserve Packs smaller than any other reserve available... Flies and lands like a main parachute! Now available in sizes 99 - 253!

Performance Designs has built over 35,000 PD reserves, which has a well-earned reputation as a safe, strong reserve that opens, flies and lands very well. The new Optimum builds upon that great track record. It not only exceeds the stringent standards of TSO C23d and packs far smaller than any other reserve available, but it also flies and lands far more like a main parachute. It has the most powerful flare, by a wide margin, of any reserve we have ever tried.

The Optimum Reserve is a rectangular 7-Cell canopy available in sizes ranging from 99 to 253 square feet. It is made from a new low permeability, low bulk fabric available exclusively from Performance Designs. We’ve combined this fabric with special aerodynamics and extensive reinforcing to create great strength, better performance, and a smaller pack volume for a given size. The Optimum has been successfully test-dropped at weights and speeds considerably higher than those required for FAA certification according to TSO C23d, the highest standard to date.

When describing the performance characteristics of a particular canopy, it is important to consider a person’s frame of reference. Your impression of your reserve’s performance will be influenced by the size and type of main canopy you normally jump, and by other canopies that you have jumped in the past. Remember that a main and reserve may have very different flight characteristics, especially if they are significantly different in size.

There are also many additional factors to consider when choosing a reserve parachute, since it is a canopy you will likely be using only in an emergency. Many of these items are covered in the “PD Reserve Flight Characteristics” document, and are not repeated here. We suggest you read that document entirely, as well as the PD Reserve Owner's Manual for additional safety information.

This canopy is only available in Orange.

CANOPY SPECIFICATIONS:


Optimum Reserve Wing Loading Chart
The weights listed below are the MAXIMUM weight limits for each category and size. There are many reasons why you might wish to stay below the maximum limit for your canopy. It is perfectly acceptable for your weight to be below these limits, as long as wind and landing conditions permit.
CANOPY MODEL AREA (SQ.FT.) MINIMUM EXIT WEIGHT MAXIMUM EXIT WEIGHT SPAN (FT.) CHORD (FT.) ASPECT RATIO
STUDENT NOVICE INT. ADV. EXP. MAX
Optimum-99 99 VLC N/R N/R N/R 119 (54)* 149 (67)* 220 (100)* 14.42 6.87 2.1:1
Optimum-106 106 VLC N/R N/R N/R 127 (57)* 149 (68)* 220 (100)* 14.92 7.10 2.1:1
Optimum-113 113 VLC N/R N/R 113 (51)* 130 (59)* 159 (72)* 254 (115)* 15.40 7.30 2.1:1
Optimum-126 126 VLC N/R N/R 126 (57)* 145 (66)* 176 (80)* 254 (115)* 16.27 7.75 2.1:1
Optimum-143 143 VLC N/R 122 (55)* 143 (65)* 165 (75)* 200 (91)* 254 (115)* 17.33 8.25

2.1:1

Optimum-160 160 VLC N/R 165 (75)* 170 (77)* 200 (91)* 235 (107)* 300 (136)* 18.33 8.73

2.1:1

Optimum-176 176 VLC N/R 185 (84)* 195 (89)* 220 (100)* 255 (116)* 300 (136)* 19.23 9.15

2.1:1

Optimum-193 193 VLC 185 (84)* 200 (91)* 210 (95)* 245 (111)* 270 (123)* 300 (136)* 20.13 9.59

2.1:1

Optimum-218 218 VLC 210 (95)* 225 (102)* 235 (107)* 260 (118)* 280 (127)* 300 (136)* 21.4 10.19

2.1:1

Optimum-235 235 VLC 235 (107)* 245 (111)* 255 (116)* 275 (125)* 290 (132)* 300 (136)* 22.21 10.58

2.1:1

Optimum-253 253 VLC 255 (116)* 265 (120)* 275 (125)* 290 (132)* 300 (136)* 300 (136)* 23.05 10.98

2.1:1

VLC = Varies with landing conditions / N/R = Not Recommended *(KG)
All weight measures show the Maximum Exit Weight for that category


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I-727055 PD Optimum 99-R 1,575.00 CALL US TODAY For our low low price. 1-800-877-7191
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I-727060 PD Optimum 106-R 1,575.00 CALL US TODAY For our low low price. 1-800-877-7191
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I-727065 PD Optimum 113-R 1,575.00 CALL US TODAY For our low low price. 1-800-877-7191
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I-727070 PD Optimum 126-R 1,575.00 CALL US TODAY For our low low price. 1-800-877-7191
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I-727075 PD Optimum 143-R 1,575.00 CALL US TODAY For our low low price. 1-800-877-7191
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I-727077 PD Optimum 160-R 1,575.00 CALL US TODAY For our low low price. 1-800-877-7191
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I-727080 PD Optimum 176-R 1,575.00 CALL US TODAY For our low low price. 1-800-877-7191
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I-727082 PD Optimum 193-R 1,575.00 CALL US TODAY For our low low price. 1-800-877-7191
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I-727085 PD Optimum 218-R 1,575.00 CALL US TODAY For our low low price. 1-800-877-7191
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I-727087 PD Optimum 235-R 1,575.00 CALL US TODAY For our low low price. 1-800-877-7191
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I-727090 PD Optimum 253-R 1,575.00 CALL US TODAY For our low low price. 1-800-877-7191
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