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Hybrid Valkyrie

The best just got better…

PD Valkyries
PD Valkyries
Brian Vacher — by iPhone
Brian Vacher — by iPhone

“Performance Designs has once again raised the bar. The flight characteristics seem even sharper than my standard Valkyrie. The canopy has amazing acceleration with complete confidence in the power of the rears or toggles to change directions or level out if needed. If you are serious about your chosen discipline and serious about canopy choice, for me, there is no better swoop machine to allow you to maximize both freefall and canopy time.” -

Brian Vacher

Valkyrie at Mountain Gravity — by Max Haim
Valkyrie at Mountain Gravity — by Max Haim

You love your Valkyrie

You've been jumping her for the past two years. She gives you the buttery smooth openings, with the responsiveness and power you crave! Now you're wanting more…and PD are ready to give it to you!


Introducing the Hybrid Valkyrie - everything you love about the Valkyrie but more. PD incorporated sail fabric into the Valkyrie's ribs to give her more power, more responsiveness and longer swoops than an all ZP constructed Valkyrie. Think of her as a “Valkyrie on steroids” with more sensitivity in the harness and more stopping power than ever before. Available as an option when purchasing your next custom wing, the sail ribs are a great addition for the seasoned Valkyrie owner. The Hybrid Valkyrie option is only $100 extra.

Think of her as a "Valkyrie on steroids" with more sensitivity in the harness and more stopping power than ever before

When choosing between the All ZP and Hybrid Valkyrie, keep in mind that the sail ribs will increase pack volume by about a half size in comparison to the all ZP Valkyrie. The overall lifespan of the canopy is similar to that of an all ZP wing. The Hybrid Valkyrie is available to order now from your dealer. Demos and stock canopies will be available in the coming weeks. FFI watch the video below, and see the PD website.

PD are also doing a $400 rebate on all stock Valkyrie sales in the month of June, anyone who buys a stock Valkyrie can get $400 back from PD.

Hybrid Valkyrie

Technical Information:

  • Sizes 67, 71, 75, 79, 84, 90, 96, 103
  • 7-cell canopy with:
  • Inflatable stabilizers/wingtips
  • Tail ribs
  • Material
  • Zero Porosity (ZP)
  • Hybrid Sail Material
  • Orange Vectran lines
  • Collapsible channel slider and/or RDS slider


  • NOT intended as a first cross-braced canopy
  • Highly responsive to all inputs
  • Powerful rear riser performance
  • Great stopping power/shut down
  • Smooth openings

Great for:

  • HIGHLY experienced cross-braced canopy pilots
  • Expert canopy pilots
  • Getting back from long spots
  • Camera flyers
  • Terminal and Sub-terminal deployments
  • Individuals looking for a high performance canopy for competition
  • Individuals who have mastered their current cross-braced canopy and are looking for the next step in performance