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First to Know – Sabre3

First To Know

Unless you’ve been living as an internet hermit you must have seen PD’s cryptic ‘First to Know’ teaser campaign about their forthcoming canopy launch.

Well the cat is finally out of the bag… drum roll commence… It’s a Sabre-3, the third evolution of their very popular mid-range, all-round Sabre canopy. Here is how PD introduce their new canopy…

“Performance Designs is beyond thrilled to announce the release of the long-awaited Sabre3. For nearly 40 years, their design team has worked tirelessly to refine what is possible in canopy design, and they’ve done it again, delivering yet another cutting-edge canopy to the skydiving community. The Sabre3 is not only worthy of the name, it redefines it. This new wing exemplifies PD’s continued passion to build the next greatest all-round 9-cell modern canopy, one which is sure to excite anyone who flies it, and truly amaze those new to the brand. One flight proves it: it’s not just a new wing, it’s a better wing.”

Sabre3 – top view

Clean Slate

The Sabre3 shares a heritage with the Sabre and Sabre2, but PD says their designers “began with a clean slate with the goal of creating the world’s next most popular canopy”. Apparently, listening to customer feedback, they enhanced the best qualities of the Sabre2 and minimised any less desirable aspects.

What do the test jumpers think?

The new Sabre3 has been extensively jumped by PD Test Jumpers and PD Athletes, who have described as “dynamic, powerful, and perfectly suited for today’s modern canopy pilot”… “delivering superb openings, crisp response, and amazing landings.”

The Sabre3 definitely has the range to be a great straight-in, no-wind, standard landing type canopy for a lower experience jumper. Or you can really push it and get some amazing flight performance out of it. It’s pretty much for the world. What we want as skydivers is a reliable canopy that is predictable on opening all the way through landing. It really is a beautiful wing.”

Brad Cole, PD Test Jumper
Test jumping the Sabre3

Try one!

Don’t take PD’s word for it, try before you buy! Like all of their canopies, Performance Designs’ Sabre3 is available for demo before purchase – in USA or Europe. Those interested in owning one can contact their local authorised PD Dealer to discuss if the canopy is right for them. More detail can be found on the Performance Designs website, here: Sabre3

Sabre3 in Action


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Posted by Performance Designs on Monday, 8 June 2020

More info

Check out this video – PD’s Vice President JohnLeBlanc discussing the Sabre3

Coming Soon

Skydive Mag has an interview lined up with John LeBlanc to ask more detail about the Sabre3, stay tuned!

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