Katana Main Parachute Canopy (Stock 1 Week/Custom 15 Weeks)

Katana Main Parachute Canopy (Stock 1 Week/Custom 15 Weeks)

Katana Main Parachute Canopy (Stock 1 Week/Custom 15 Weeks)
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Please read the ordering instructions in the description below for links to the PD Stock List and Design Program.

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Description

Performance Designs Katana Main Canopy.


So you've decided to step it up from your Sabre2? You're in the right place! The Katana is a fully elliptical nine cell canopy that is the ride of a lifetime for the experienced canopy pilot. Warning: this canopy is not for the faint of heart. Soft smooth openings, long control range, steep dive, light front riser pressure and a powerful flare make the Katana an excellent choice for those looking for the engine to push their limits. Whether you're considering an 83 or a 170 square foot wing, the Katana can provide the canopy enthusiast with the ride they are looking for now, and will continue to challenge their piloting skills for years to come.


Technical Information:



  • Sizes 83, 89, 97, 107, 120, 135, 150, 170

  • 9-cell canopy

  • All Zero Porosity (ZP) fabric

  • HMA lines

  • Highly tapered

  • Long snivel openings

  • Highly tapered


Characteristics:



  • Long recovery arc

  • Long snivel openings

  • Very steep glide

  • Wide speed range

  • Very light front riser pressure

  • Long dynamic flare


Great for:



  • Advanced to Expert skydivers

  • Experienced canopy pilots

  • Camera flyers

  • Individuals who are actively working on their canopy piloting skills

  • Canopy pilots who aren’t competitive

  • Individuals who want an aggressive canopy but are not interested in or ready for a cross-braced canopy


PD Canopy Ordering Details:


Read the order details below, and you can also view the Canopix3D Customer How To video at the bottom of this listing.


STOCK CANOPY ORDERS


The current Katana stock list is at the link below:


PD Canopy Stock List



  • After selecting the stock canopy on PD's web site, you can submit the stock identifier details by choosing ChutingStar as your dealer under United States and then Georgia. Completing that process on PD's web site then sends us the details on which canopy you want. 

  • Next, you confirm and pay for your order by checking out on ChutingStar.com through adding the Katana to your cart and checking out on our site (and earning those ChutingStar SuperStar$ Rewards!)


CUSTOM CANOPY ORDERS


To place an order for a custom Katana, you can design your canopy using PD's Canopix3d Canopy Studio at the link below.


CanoPix3D PD Canopy Coloring Program



  • After designing the canopy on PD's web site, you can submit the design details by choosing ChutingStar as your dealer under United States and then Georgia. Completing that process on PD's web site then sends us the details on your canopy design. 

  • Next, you confirm and pay for your order by checking out on ChutingStar.com through adding the Katana to your cart and checking out on our site (and earning those ChutingStar SuperStar$ Rewards!)


UPLOAD CUSTOM CANOPY ORDER FORM OPTION


If you prefer, you can also download the order form below and upload with your order on ChutingStar.com.


Custom Design Katana Order Form

Detail Information

Cell Count9 cell
Fabric TypeZP
Line Types700 HMA
Link TypesSlinks
Canopy Performance LevelAdvanced
Canopy ShapeElliptical
Slider GrommetsStainless
Slider TypesCollapsible
Canopy TypeMain
Colors Available

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Really enjoyed this wing!
My experience on the wing- ~300 jumps on a 107 at ~1.8:1.

I went from over 1000 jumps on a same sized Stiletto, and was expecting to fly a "Stiletto 2" when I tried out the Katana. I was expecting a little better openings, a little more bottom end, and a little longer recovery arc to suite the newer style of swooping. Overall I expected it to be a slightly improved Stiletto, and I was wrong!

It was much more like a Velo minus that it was a Stiletto plus.

It is the most aggressive non cross braced canopy I have flown. Here is a quick top to bottom review-
Openings- super soft! Long snivel and slow slider decent.

Range- She comes out of the sky pretty quickly, but flattens out very well on rears and in brakes. I could fly more slowly under the Katana than under the Stiletto, and didn't have any trouble getting back.

Front Risers- I've never jumped a canopy that will dive as readily as a Katana. From full flight, just look at a front riser and she will take off. For grins, I used to do 360s up high doing riser turns with just one finger in the dive loop. VERY light front riser pressure, and she likes to dive.

Toggles- People say they turn slower than a stiletto on toggles...but that wasn't my experience. To me, it felt just like a stiletto (assuming brakes set the same) on toggle turns.

Recovery- She dives! She likes to stay in a dive and doesn't like to porpus if you turn too high. I really like this because it keeps people from turning harder and lower to keep from leveling out too high. For a while I was jumping a Katana 107 and Velo 96 back to back. Once you got them both diving, the recovery was pretty similar (see note on rears below). If you turn this like you would a Stiletto, you are going to have a bad day.

Rear risers- For landing, the rears are are softer than than a Velo, but still pretty powerful.

Landing- More bottom end and better slow flight than a Stiletto, less than a Velo.

Overall, I really enjoyed this wing!
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Review by Zach / (Posted on 10/6/2014)

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Katana Main Parachute Canopy (Stock 1 Week/Custom 15 Weeks)
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