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It's called "Removable Deployment System" commonly referred to as RDS. After deployment, slider, dbag and pc don't have any function. Removing them increases the canopy performance by reducing drag. Not having the PC dangling behind the canopy is also useful if you're doing any CRW, so that noone can get caught up in it (though CRW canopies have other solutions for that). There is also an "in-between" solution where only the slider is removable while the dbag and pc stay attached.

It's generally useless for large and slow canopies and only becomes important when you're going high performance (drag increases with velocity squared).

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