Looking for a tough, highly capable reserve that has stood the test of time? How does a 20 year track record and 45,000 PD reserves in use work for you! PD Reserves are Performance Designs canopies at heart. You know what that means ...responsive, predictable handling, excellent glide in the brakes, and outstanding landings. How important is this in a reserve? Let's put it this way...bad spot, low altitude, under a reserve...now, how important do you think it is? Certifications are fine, but we don't stop there. Our Reserves have been tested well beyond the maximum weight and speed limits required for certification.

 
PD Reserve wing load chart
The weights listed below are the MAXIMUM weight limits for each category and size.There are many reasons why you might wish to staybelow the maximum limit for your canopy.It is perfectly acceptable for your weight to be below these limits, as long as wind and landing conditions permit.
CANOPY MODEL AREA (SQ.FT.) MINIMUM EXIT WEIGHT MAXIMUM EXIT WEIGHT SPAN (FT.) CHORD (FT.) ASPECT RATIO
STUDENT NOVICE INT. ADV. EXP. MAX
Reserve-99
99 VLC N/R N/R 99 (45)* 119 (54)* 149 (67)* 220 (100)* 14.42 6.87 2.1:1
Reserve-106
106 VLC N/R N/R 106 (48)* 127 (57)* 149 (68)* 220 (100)* 14.92 7.10 2.1:1
Reserve-113
113 VLC N/R N/R 113 (51)* 130 (59)* 159 (72)* 220 (100)* 15.40 7.30 2.1:1
Reserve-126
126 VLC N/R N/R 126 (57)* 145 (66)* 176 (80)* 254 (115)* 16.27 7.75 2.1:1
Reserve-143
143 VLC N/R 122 (55)* 143 (65)* 165 (75)* 200 (91)* 254 (115)* 17.33 8.25 2.1:1
Reserve-160
160 VLC N/R 136 (62)* 160 (73)* 184 (84)* 224 (102)* 254 (115)* 18.33 8.73 2.1:1
Reserve-176
176 VLC 150 (68)* 150 (68)* 176 (80)* 202 (92)* 246 (112)* 254 (115)* 19.22 9.15 2.1:1
Reserve-193
193 VLC 164 (75)* 164 (75)* 193 (88)* 222 (101)* 254 (115)* 254 (115)* 20.13 9.59 2.1:1
Reserve-218
218 VLC 185 (84)* 185 (84)* 218 (99)* 235 (107)* 254 (115)* 254 (115)* 21.40 10.19 2.1:1
Reserve-235
235 VLC 200 (91)* 200 (91)* 235 (107)* 254 (115)* 254 (115)* 254 (115)* 22.22 10.58 2.1:1
Reserve-253
253 VLC 254 (115)* 254 (115)* 254 (115)* 254 (115)* 254 (115)* 254 (115)* 23.05 10.98 2.1:1
Reserve-281
281 VLC 281 (128)* 281 (128)* 281 (128)* 300 (136)* 300 (136)* 300 (136)* 24.29 11.57 2.1:1
VLC = Varies with landing conditions. N/S - Not Recommended *(KG)
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