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The Sabre2 from Performance Designs is a slightly tapered, zero-porosity nine cell canopy. Like the original PD Sabre, the Sabre2 is designed to be fun to fly, easy to land, and to be a great general–purpose skydiving canopy. This is not just a modified Sabre, though. The Sabre2 is a totally new design, and takes full advantage of the research and technological advancements we have achieved in the decade that has passed since we released the original Sabre.

Added: 2001-10-03 | Last Modified: 2011-02-22 | Views: 19003 | Item ID: 267

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Sabre II 170, Wing loading 1.3 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: Grayson68, 2014-09-23

I am a new jumper, (58 jumps) and I have jumped many different student canopies, along with a pilot 188 and a triathlon (about 190).

I just started jumping my Sabre II last weekend. After two jumps I got a very different landing experience. First, I landed in about 8 kts of wind, it got very good penetration and did not have an elevator effect. It felt just like a landing on my pilot. It was a little twitchy with my input during my flare, but the tapering is likely the cause. It landed great.

My second landing was a no wind landing, I came in very fast (compared to the other parachutes I jumped) and I ran it out. A little more flare might have prevented it. It was awesome.

I am not a good packer, but my two openings were awesome. A little turn each way, but it was a lot nicer to me.

Excellent canopy 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: ComicJules, 2012-06-07

The sabre 2 is easy to fly and great for beginners. It's my first canopy and I love it.the only problem is the frequent off heading openings. I guess that's not really a problem though ad long as you're not BASE jumping.

Good for beginners and advancing canopy pilots 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: ruanjjoubert, 2012-05-09

I have 50 jumps on my Sabre2 (170) now and it really is a very fun and easy canopy to fly. It flares well, lands well and handles well in strong wind. I have a wing loading of 1.16. It's a great canopy for beginners and if you're becoming a more advanced canopy pilot it is possible to build up that extra speed to put your skills to the test. I do have a problem with off heading openings usually 90 degrees and in both directions. It might also be the way I pack but I see some others are having the same problem. Also my end cells take a long time to inflate if left alone, but pump those brakes once or twice and they open without a problem. All round a very nice canopy with the pros outweighing the cons by far.

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