Tip Tuesday: Don’t DOWNSIZE for HIGH WINDS

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Tip Tuesday: Downsizing in High Winds

Tip Tuesday 😜This week we're looking at why you shouldn't downsize during high winds. Stay safe out there family and make good decisions 😎p.s how many #PDAthletes can you count behind Hans?!#VectorFestival2018 #TipTuesday #DudeItWasWindy

Posted by Performance Designs on Tuesday, 2 October 2018

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2-Stage Flare

After Landing

Buying a Used Canopy

Choosing a Dealer

Choosing the Right Canopy

Daisy-chaining lines

Double Stowing

Downsizing by Jason Moledzki

Finding A,B, C, D Lines

Fly Before You Buy

Flying Predictably

Get the Most out of Boogies

Getting Air out of your Canopy

Manifest Etiquette

On Heading Openings

Opening on Heading

PD stash bags

Preparing for BASE

Removing your RDS

S Folds

S-Folding your canopy

Shannon Pilcher on When to Downsize



The Rigger Roll

Toggle Safety

Tools to scope out a new DZ landing zone

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Meet: Performance Designs

We are dreamers, creators, testers, and producers.  Driven by a true love for skydiving and an insatiable curiosity for possibility in parachute design, we’ve delivered revolutionary canopies and unrivaled customer service for over 30 years.  Our sport will never stop evolving. Neither will we.

Combine one man, one skydive, and boundless ambition and you end up with one of the most successful companies in the skydiving industry to date. Founded in 1982, Performance Designs is the realization of Bill Coe’s dream to deliver improved performance of ram-air parachutes to the sport of skydiving. Bill’s passion ignited following his first jump at the age of 18 in 1976 and burned fiercely. He relocated to chase year-round jumping, but was dissatisfied with the canopies he encountered. First modifying, then building new designs from the ground up (all self-funded), he set out to revolutionize the sport and did so with the release of an early version of the PD 9-cell from his shop in DeLand, FL. Bill’s friend and also ardent skydiver, John LeBlanc, matched Bill’s passion and drive for modernized designs and joined PD as VP. With their combined efforts, the company thrived, yielding cutting-edge developments such as Microline, cross-bracing, and zero porosity fabric, all of which endure as standards in today’s parachute industry. Today Performance Designs calls DeLand, FL home, where Bill and John continue to lead and inspire their team to create progressive designs, and still encourage lunch break skydives.

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