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    The Sabre 3 was an extensive project which took Performance Designs decades to complete. It brings with it the most loved aspects of the Sabre 2, but enhances them to meet and exceed the expectations of today's canopies. TECHNICAL INFORMATION Sizes 89, 97, 107, 120, 135, 150, 170, 190, 210, 230 9-cell, w/advanced shaping All Zero Porosity fabric Tail Ribs 700 HMA Standard 89-210 1000 HMA Standard on 230 CHARACTERISTICS Long recovery arc Progressive &manageable front risers Steep glide Spectacular rear riser performance Powerful bottom-end flare Redesigned and refined openings GREAT FOR Advanced to Expert skydivers at moderate to heavier wing loads Novice to Intermediate skydivers at moderate wing loads Learning or perfecting high performance canopy piloting (under appropriate supervision)
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    The Crossfire 2 has set the standard for high performance elliptical 9 cell canopies… until now. The X-Fire is completely redesigned to excel in all areas important to you- the pilot: openings, harness input, swooping, and packing while remaining your ultimate “everyday canopy.” The X-Fire openings are smooth and consistent as ever. Through the application of our Shape Correlation for Inlet Distribution (SCID) recently debuted in the S-Fire and the TX2, the result are fluid on-heading openings. At terminal speeds the X-Fire takes between 800-900 feet to give you that perfect opening every single time. And the best part? It doesn’t need to be packed with meticulous skill! This wing wants to give you soft on-heading openings effortlessly. The X-Fire has adopted the Schuemann Planform (elliptical on the leading edge and less so on the trailing edge) that allows for great lift and reactivity, which is why this planform has been used in paragliders, speed wings and other high performance wings. When this planform is adopted the stall speed is lowered; therefore you can swoop further than with the Crossfire 2. This is also why the X-Fire has a minimum requirement of 400 total jumps and 200 jumps annually.Currency is mandatory. However, at this level of reactivity and performance 800 jumps is what we believe to be the benchmark to really experience the caliber of performance the X-Fire can offer. The X-Fire is above and beyond the Crossfire 2 when it comes to harness inputs, so flying with leg pad input alone is done with ease. The recovery arc has been lengthened, but remains shorter than cross braced canopies- which is exactly why this is the ultimate gateway canopy. The reactivity of the X-Fire translates to awesome front riser pressure, and dramatically easier rear riser control than the Crossfire 2. It takes little effort to land on your rears and experience a powerful flare. Toggle control is improved as the X-Fire has a much stronger low end flare than the Crossfire 2, which results in the ability to shut it down on no wind days even in a tight landing area. Now let’s talk innovation: SCID gives the openings but the performance of the X-Fire demanded elevated Parabolic Reinforcement Tapes (PRT). A full parabola of reinforcement is visible on load bearing ribs, a great deal more than the S-Fire or TX2. A canopy like the X-Fire needs absolutely no drag from distortion of the top skin, so even though it is more time consuming in the production line, the end product is worth it, and when you swoop the X-fire you will understand.
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    The vampire sukhoi 3 (SU3) has been designed for pilots who want the maximum proximity flying performance combined with high powered glide and speed. The SU-3 is a high performance continuation of the tried and tested vampire series. The wing profile on the SU3 has been optimized to allow maximum glide, while still having the same free range of movement and agility vampire users are used to. Its a suit purpose built for basejumping and proximity flying. The leading edge has been further refined to allow for maximum control, with a new airlocked inlet on all wing surfaces, and a newly designed method for pressurizing the tail deflector. The wingroot has been altered in location to allow for better low drag characteristics and handling, without any changes in the actual size of the overall size of the wing, compared to previous models. A change in the design of the inner ribs in the wing optimizes the wing shape to form the cleanest profile possible. In terms of ease of use, the suit has also seen a change in zipper layout and length, allowing for easier gearup, together with new optional storage pouches on the suit, for the more demanding Alpine jumps. Also see our more specific Alpine model for even more tailored climb and fly solutions. For BASE jumping, the suit is designed for short starts, with great glide, also making it the ideal choice for performance and agility races. It also offers optional added storage space for those more demanding alpine jumps. The smooth leading edge, thin wing profile, and low drag optimization make the suit easy to fly, with a level of agility not before seen in big surface wingsuits. The addition of the exclusive Phoenix-Fly Fins give the suit a real edge for jumps demanding the highest levels of control with steep banking and carving turns. The arm wing and tapered sleeve design allow for a good accessible pull, making it suitable for use with normal BOC deployment. Meaning you can deploy at any speed, angle or dive, with or without a flare. The SU3 is the follow up in the successful Vampire line. The suit features a unique rigid, 3D shaped leading edge, unlike any suit currently on the market. Specially designed booties and fins, formed with a special low drag profile, enhancing maneuverability. The special inlet hole creates an improved lateral stability that allows for sharp carving turns, flying the suit like its on tracks. The suit has a fine tuned balance, optimized for glide and speed. Setting various records as well as winning various BASE races across the globe in both speed and precision, the SU3 is currently the fastest and most agile terrain flying suit on the market, and can be found roaming the forests and mountains near you. Due to the large wing surface area the SU3 is not suitable for low experience pilots. We recommend a MINIMUM of 250 wingsuit jumps before trying the SU3 and experience on intermediate class suits.
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    FOCUS is a comfortable and durable Freefly suit. It is made in seven standard sizes for men and women, but we can customize any standard size to your needs free of charge. Check the size chart for all the available modifications. It comes in standard colors for fast delivery and affordable price. Contact us for any custom color combination you might wish. Knees and bum are reinforced, made of Cordura 500 fabric. Knees are ergonomic. There are a lot of elastic parts that ensure freedom and flexibility. Main fabric is Taslan. All fabrics are windproof, breathable and of top quality. Each suit comes with a YKK windproof zipper and an inner chest pocket with a zipper. FOCUS is a high quality product, designed to be functional, comfortable and durable.
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    This harness/container system has everything. Reliable function, saftey, comfort and style. Our new reserve container design has excellent coverage/containment as well as outstanding emergency deployment characteristics. Our new “wrap around-style” design provides for perfect staging of reserve deployment while having significantly reduced container restriction forces in the event of a total malfunction. ‘Up tuck’ style secure main pin protection with modern main bridle routing, virtually eliminates main bridle piercing and provides for superior main pin protection in all genres of flying. All new custom design capabilities with our optional 3 or 5 stripe mid flap designs. Custom color embroidery is available Standard Features: Type 8 or type 17 main risers with NV toggles Reserve static line (RSL) Fit Right Soft Cutaway and Reserve Handles Custom Handle Pockets Reserve Pilotchute Freebag and Bridle BOC hand deploy pc kill-line with NUB freefly handle or hacky Main Deployment Bag Stainless Steel Hardware Fully Articulated, 4 Ring Harness (hip and chest rings) Kush or Spacer foam backpad/leg pads Pinstripes 3 or 5 Stripe Midflap Design Option Magnetic Riser Covers (tuck tabs still available) Ballistic Main Container Corners Options: ACE RSL (MARD) STEALTH Package (All black SS hardware, black housings, black pilot chute mesh, black reinforcement tape) BLAZE Bag (Semi-stowless main deployment bag) Specialty Kryptek Fabrics (Typhon, Raid, Mandrake, Highlander) Specialty Multicam Fabrics (Multicam, Multicam Black) Custom Embroidery Contrast Stitching Split Rig Design Wingsuit Option (Unboxed main container tray, extended bridle length, open mesh pilot chute with carbon fiber handle) Comp Swoop Risers (low drag risers, comfy dive loops, custom length) Custom Quilted Backpad/Leg Pads
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    The Dragon is a state of the art tapered 7-cell canopy that has been designed for a range of experience levels. With a light wing loading the Dragon makes a great first canopy, with a higher wing loading the Dragon will satisfy experienced jumpers, especially professional skydivers and video men. The Dragon is easy to fly & pack, with soft openings, good speed range, low front riser pressure and long powerful flare. The Dragon can be flown conservatively and lands easily even on straight in approaches but it can also be flown aggressively and offers nice swoops.The Dragon was created using specialised computer software for designing and analysing low speed airfoils and wings. The 3D wing design is transfered into 2D top and bottom panels and ribs. Using Advanced Technology AIR foil shaping methods, it is possible to obtain a parachute wing which has desired airfoil shape over the whole wing span not only at the ribs. High grade zero porosity fabric and top class manufacturing guarantee a canopy that performs excellently and will keep doing so for many hundreds of flights.
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    Analog Display with Digital Accuracy At first glance, the ALTITRACK™ looks like many of the more common analog altimeters used throughout the world... but look a little closer. ALTITRACK™ is the only sport altimeter with an analog face but utilizes the most high tech and durable digital components for accuracy that surpasses every other mechanical sport altimeter currently available. L&B has also gone beyond the average by incorporating all of the popular features of our PRO-TRACK™ audible and added several new and useful features to the ALTITRACK™. Imagine a visual altimeter that records your jump information from exit to landing, has the ability to download jump information to a computer, has an ergonomic fit, is both shock and water resistant, has upgradeable software... and most of all... is extremely easy to use... among its long list of features. You just found the answer you’ve been looking for... ALTITRACK™.
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    The VISO II™ comprises three instruments: - Digital Alti-meter- Stores detailed altitude information about the last jump for later review. - Digital Speed-Meter- Stores detailed speed information about the last jump for later review. - Jump Counter- Electronic logbook, storing and displaying information about the last 200 jumps. - Can be used to keep track of the number of jumps on a rig.
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    The Navigator offers an unparalleled combination of performance, forgiveness, and durability, while providing the ability to raise the level of student canopy piloting instruction. With its cutting edge design and construction, we are confident it will outperform any other student canopy and maintain this performance over a much longer life span. The Navigator, along with a progressive student canopy training program, will create safer and more competent canopy pilots.
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    Fly hard. Land soft. Swoop it. Nail it. Love it. The Crossfire 2 is an elliptical 9-cell on ‘roids—a mid-range hassle-free canopy that’s equally equipped for hauling ass over a swoop pond. Equipped with a fully formed nose and complete surface shaping, this canopy’s openings are second to none and her powerful flare will impress. Offering a modern wing with less drag and stress-free controls, the Crossfire 2 is ideal for both the ultimate hard-charging experience and blissful days of soul flying. Unparalleled openings, responsive riser inputs and the incredible swoop distance of the Crossfire 2 combine in a wing that’s 100% devoted to the art of having fun.
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    Featuring fiberglass construction with Kevlar® reinforcement, the Factory Diver includes a standard lens and comes in sizes XS - XXL. Standard colors are black, white, navy blue, royal blue, and teal.
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    During development of our Evo Student System, we had in mind a Sport System of the most modern construction and functionality. All handles are mounted in exactly the same places as on a sport system, enabling a quick transition for the student to his own sport system. Standard features: • Harness quick-fit ring with adjustable length control • Stainless-steel hardware • HD pocket BOC • Type-17 Riser • Main deployment bag • Reserve bag & springloaded pilotchute • AAD setup with inspection window • Quilted back pad
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    Here is the latest child of the line ATOM. It integrates the latest technological achivements and remains the choice of the lover of well-made manufacture and technical rigour. Exquisitely designed and beautifully crafted, legendary finishing, stainless steel buckles, mirror polishing hardware, mini-risers TSO C23d, soft links, the ATOM was already very advanced. Today it goes one step further with significant lightening, increased safety and optimal comfort.
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    The Icarus Crossfire is a High Performance Elliptical ZP 9-cell canopy designed specifically for experienced ram air pilots. The Crossfire is Highly and Truly elliptical in its planform shaping on both the leading and trailing edges. The cells vary in width across the canopy maintaining a constant cell aspect ratio to control distortion, and drooped wing tips are incorporated to minimize wingtip drag.
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    Good design always incorporates the perfect blend of form and function. The Next container has a flat profile for minimized drag and optimized comfort. It fits snug to the wearers body and will enhance your free fly head down position. In most cases simplicity is the mark of unsurpassed function. Our riser cover solution is a good example. The tuck tabs are tension free in their closed state and therefore do not open when they shouldn’t. This also makes the popular 2nd riser protection flap obsolete by design! The NEXT main pin cover flap features the most logical solution to a truly essential part of the harness/container system. It is the only flap on the market today, which locks securely in both directions.
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