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National 360 Back
National 425 Back
National 490 Back
National Flat
National Parachute Comparison Guide
National 360 Parachute National 425 Back Parachute National 490 Back Parachute National Flat Parachute
Weight
10.8lbs
11.8lbs
12.8
13.8
Canopy
24′ Conical
26′ Conical
28′ Conical
26′ Conical
Area
362 sq/ft
425 sq/ft
492 sq/ft
425 sq/ft
Fabric
F–111 Nylon
F–111 Nylon
F–111 Nylon
F–111 Nylon
Lines
400 lb. Nylon
400 lb. Nylon
400 lb. Nylon
400 lb. Nylon
Reinforcing Bands
Laminated Kevlar
Laminated Kevlar
Laminated Kevlar
Laminated Kevlar
Deployment System
Full Diaper
Full Diaper
Full Diaper
Full Diaper
Pilot Weight
Up to 177 lbs.
Up to 208 lbs.
Up to 241 lbs.
Up to 220 lbs.
Rate of Turn
180° 4–5 Seconds
180° 4–5 Seconds
180° 4–5 Seconds
180° 4–5 Seconds
TSO'd
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Length
22″
22″
22″
24″
Top Width
13″
13″
13″
15″
Bottom Width
15″
15″
15″
15″
Upper Thickness
2″
2″
2″
2″
Lower Thickness
2″
3″
4″
2″
Why?
The teardrop shape provides flexibility and maximum comfort even in the tightest cockpits.
The teardrop shape provides flexibility and maximum comfort even in the tightest cockpits
The teardrop shape provides flexibility and maximum comfort even in the tightest cockpits.
National Flat is slightly wider and higher but much flatter with a higher pilot weight.