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Average Rating = 4.84/5 Average Rating : 4.84 out of 5
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Smart
Smart
Reserve
Elliptical
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Description
Our team knows reserves. We have been involved with the design and production of more sport reserves than any other group in our industry. When we set about designing a new reserve from concept, we used this experience to the fullest. Reserves are about a few important things: safety, reliability, and performance. Our new reserve is tested far beyond the minimum requirements of the latest US TSO (c23d) as well as the European standards (JTSO). We manufacture the Smart under the strictest international quality management program (ISO 9001). Few, if any, other manufacturers currently hold this difficult certification. The Smart is constructed chordwise with additional spanwise reinforcement. After studying various failure modes of existing reserve designs, Aerodyne is the first manufacturer to incorporate radial reinforcement into the tail of the Smart reserve as well. All of this adds up to what we believe is the world’s strongest reserve. Again after studying existing reserve designs, we found the aerodynamics in use to be quite out of step with current technology. This was no surprise, as there has not been a new sport reserve design in some time. Since the Smart reserve was developed from initial concept, we were not constrained. We applied the most modern aerodynamic solutions to the problems of reserve canopy deployment, flight and landing.

Added: 2003-05-19 | Last Modified: 2011-02-22 | Views: 4732 | Item ID: 423

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One ride and I liked it. 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: Anachronist, 2013-08-11


Had a PC in tow on a wingsuit jump and had to dump my Smart 190. Deployment was brisk but not uncomfortable, it would be ok for every jump. Had about a 720 of line twists (almost certainly my fault) but she flew solid as a rock while I took my time unwinding. Nice flight characteristics and a bit of a soft flare but I guess that's to be expected. I walked away from a downwind landing off the DZ so it was certainly good enough. :) The only con is that it seems to pack a size or so larger than other reserves of equal size. Reference UPT's and Mirage's container pack charts and you'll see. And where more reserve is usually better I would call that a con. Other than that I'd give it a 5 star rating.


Smart 120 @ 1.75 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: stayhigh, 2012-02-15


I wish control lines were lengthened by an 1 1/2 inches or so.
While chasing my stuff down in deep breaks I felt it stall for a moment, however I do have freakishly long arms and I use 26 inch risers.

If you have normal arm length you should be alright.

Used Smart 175 at 1.2 and Smart 120 at 1.75. I would not wanna load this thing more than 1.9, and that is just a personal opinion.


Smart 190 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: aaroncosbey, 2010-10-29


Line over malfunction on jump #43... Deployed at 3.8K/ft tried to fly the canopy to 2800 before chopping. Chopped as I was spinning backwards and didn't have enough time to get stable before pulling as an RSL was connected! Nice big white canopy above my head, easy to steer, OK flare on landing with a 1:1 W/L, hopefully wont have to fly it again :)
Good experience...


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