PD Storm: Contact us if you need additional canopy information or help with choosing the correct type and size of canopy before placing the order online.
The Storm is the latest 7-cell canopy from Performance Designs. It is a slightly-tapered, 7-cell zero-porosity main canopy that takes the design of the PD Spectre to the next level. The openings of the Storm are comparable to the Spectre in that it tends to be soft and on-heading, but with a slightly quicker inflation. In full flight the Storm will have greater speed than the Spectre, giving it more of the flight “feel” of a Sabre2. The Storm is very quick and agile, but it floats along nicely in deep brakes as well.
The Storm will dive longer and lose more altitude in a turn than a comparable sized Stiletto or Silhouette, but not quite as much as a Sabre2. The front riser pressure of the Storm is slightly higher than that of the Spectre, but requires less input to receive the same response. In comparison to a Lightning the riser pressure is higher, but with much greater responsiveness.
The Storm tends to have a lower flare point or “sweet spot” than the Silhouette or Stiletto. This means you will need to pull the toggles a bit farther to stop your descent, but not quite as far as a Katana or Sabre2.
The Storm is offered with the choice of cascaded 550 microline, 825 microline, or 600 dacron. The Storm is available with a casual CF (Canopy Formation) kit, which includes a retractable pilot chute bridle and attachment points for the top of your canopy. It also includes continuous center A and B lines so you don’t have to worry about your feet getting snagged in cascaded lines. You can order your Storm with the kit installed at no extra charge, or you can purchase the kit separately at a later date. Please note if you would like the casual CF kit with your new Storm.
In total, there are 3 versions of the Storm canopy:
Storm TF is a normal freefall canopy, you can do fun casual CF with it. This canopy does not have three PCA, its center A lines are cascaded not continuous and there is no retractable bridle system.
Storm TK is a normal freefall canopy retro fitted to do more serious CF. This canopy comes with the 3 PCA, retractable bridle system, and continuous center lines. If Dacron lines are ordered, you have a choice of white or red center A lines, if you order microline lines, the only option is white for the center A lines. You can order the mesh slider as an additional item.
Storm TC is the complete CF version for hard core CF. This canopy comes standard with all the options listed on the order form. This canopy is $230 more than the standard TF or TK Storm.
**If purchasing a new, custom, Storm (TF) with the casual CF kit option (TK), there is no additional fee. The reason there is no additional fee is because Performance Designs adds the kit options as the canopy is built.
**If you want the casual CF kit option added later or to one of the stock TF Storm's, the price is currently $75.00 to add the kit.
The Storm is available in sizes ranging from 230-97 square feet. Please indicate one of the following sizes when ordering: 230, 210, 190, 170, 150, 135, 120, 107 or 97.
Note size and/or stock identifier. For custom colors, submit your custom order form either e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax at 770-445-4099 or through PD's online custom color program at this link.
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Quality Durability Price
|Cell Count||7 cell|
|Crew Lineset Available||No|
|Line Types||550 microline, 600 Dacron, 825 microline|