The SmartLPV reserve combines more than 30 year of experience building reserve parachutes with the advantages of our Low Pack Volume (LPV) material. Just like the Smart reserve, the SmartLPV has quick and reliable openings, the solid flight performance and the powerful landing flare – but packs much smaller than its big brother. This means you can up size to have more reserve available when you need it.
The construction of the SmartLPV uses high tensile strength 0-3 cfm low porosity ripstop fabric, spectra suspension lines and ample reinforcement tapes. Extra strength is obtained through the use of lateral reinforcement tapes between the line attachment points as well load distribution tapes that radiate from the steering line attachment points.
All this has resulted in a reserve parachute that will withstand the shock loads related with today’s higher freefall speeds and still offer acceptable opening forces for the jumper. It also offers amazing glide performance for a 7-cell, which greatly improves one’s chances to reach a favourable landing spot. Following subjection to the most severe tests and the auditing of our production facilities, the Smart is certified under the US FAA TSO-C23d and the European ETSO-C23d.