Velocity

Velocity

Katana

£2,244.95
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PD-Katana

The Katana is a 9 cell canopy for the more experienced skydivers and is a common choice for camera flyers who want a little bit more fun under canopy.

We will contact you directly to confirm the size and colours you want on your canopy

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

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

 

What PD Say;

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.

 

Wing Loading Chart (Katana);

 

*Numbers are the Recommended Maximum Exit Weight in pounds / (KG) for that skill set

 

Canopy Model

Area (Sq.Ft.)

Min Exit Wt.

Student*

Novice*

Intermediate*

Advanced*

Expert*

Max*

Span (FT.)

Chord (FT.)

Aspect Ratio

Katana - 083

083

VLC

N/S

N/S

N/S

107 (49)

142 (65)

160 (73)

15.08

5.94/4.04

2.74:1

Katana - 089

089

VLC

N/S

N/S

N/S

116 (53)

155 (70)

175 (80)

15.62

6.15/4.19

2.74:1

Katana - 097

097

VLC

N/S

N/S

N/S

128 58)

171 (78)

193 (88)

16.30

6.42/4.37

2.74:1

Katana - 107

107

VLC

N/S

N/S

N/S

144 (65)

192 (87)

216 (98)

17.12

6.74/4.59

2.74:1

Katana - 120

120

VLC

N/S

N/S

N/S

162 (74)

216 (98)

243 (110)

18.13

7.14/4.86

2.74:1

Katana - 135

135

VLC

N/S

N/S

N/S

176 (80)

229 (104)

257 (117)

19.23

7.57/5.15

2.74:1

Katana - 150

150

VLC

N/S

N/S

N/S

195 (89)

242 (110)

271 (123)

20.27

7.98/5.43

2.74:1

Katana - 170

170

VLC

N/S

N/S

N/S

221 (100)

255 (116)

285 (130)

21.58

8.50/5.78

2.74:1


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