The Optimum Reserve is made from a 30 denier 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 far smaller pack volume for a given size. The Optimums are rated for maximum exit weights ranging from 220 pound to as much as 290 pounds! This reserve has successfully been drop-tested at weights and speeds considerably higher than those required for FAA certification according to TSO C23d, the highest standard to-date. The Optimum flies and lands far more like a main parachute with a more powerful flare, by a wide margin, than any reserve we have ever tried.

Size

160, 235, 106, 113, 126, 143, 176, 193, 218, 253, 99

Size99106113126143160176193218235253
ManufacturerPerformance DesignsPerformance DesignsPerformance DesignsPerformance DesignsPerformance DesignsPerformance DesignsPerformance DesignsPerformance DesignsPerformance DesignsPerformance DesignsPerformance Designs
Reserve NameOptimumOptimumOptimumOptimumOptimumOptimumOptimumOptimumOptimumOptimumOptimum
Reserve Typestandardstandardstandardstandardstandardstandardstandardstandardstandardstandardstandard
SteerableYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Number of Cells77777777777
Min Pilot Wt (lbs)119127130145165190220250260270280
Max Pilot Wt (lbs)220220254254254265270275280285290
Flat Area (ft2)99106113126143160176193218235253
Flat Span (ft)14.4214.9215.4016.2717.3318.3319.2320.1321.4022.2123.05
Flat Aspect Ratio2.102.102.102.102.102.102.102.102.102.102.10
Chord (ft)6.877.107.307.758.258.739.159.5910.1910.5810.98
Reserve Weight (lbs)-----------
Volume (cu in)-----------

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