Parachute Systems are manufactures of high quality parachutes and associated equipment
We are one of the few manufacturers in the world who make complete systems - harness container, main parachute and reserve, as well as military combat systems

Parachute Systems

Understanding the Need for Evolution in the Pursuit of Freedom

Parachute Systems, formerly Chute Shop, was founded by Christopher Dales in 1984. Chris started skydiving in 1974 and has represented South Africa in nine world championships from 1981 to 2006. Chris began his design and manufacture career with Parachute de France in Paris in 1978 and obtained his master rigger qualification in the United States of America shortly after leaving France.

Parachute Systems prioritizes the delivery of a high quality, safe product for individual jumpers and military personnel.  Chris Dales  is constantly evolving and re-designing  his products to stay current with the newer trends and directions in the sport.  Parachute Systems  offers its customers a unique, outstanding quality, competitively priced, TSO licensed, all-inclusive system that is clearly distinguishable.

Our product range includes:

· Vortex Containers
· V-Max 27 cell cross braced canopies
· Hurricane Elliptical Parachutes
· Ventus Hybrid Elliptical Parachutes
· Volt Semi Elliptical Parachutes
· Pathfinder Hybrid semi elliptical Parachutes
· Decelerator Reserve Parachutes
· Special Operations Military Vortex Systems (SOMV)
· Military Training Vortex Systems
· Cargo Parachutes and Parts
· V Max Cross Based Parachutes

Parachute Systems is represented by a number of dealerships across the world, including the USA, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, New Zealand, Spain, Belgium, Russia and, of course, South Africa.

Skyhook Now Available with new Vortex Order
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Instructions for packing Vortex with Skyhook

Chris Dales of Parachute Systems participated in World Team 222 Record Attempt
at Eloy, Arizona in April 2014
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Skydiving world record: World Team working on 222-person jump in Eloy

Parachute Systems co sponsors Fly it Forward World Team Eloy April 2014

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Parachute Systems exhibits AAD 2014

Parachute Systems participated in the PIA Symposium in Daytona on 24th March


Parachute Systems exhibits in Kenya Sept 2013

Parachute Systems' Chris Dales jumps POPS event Deland, Florida, USA November 17th, 2013

Chris Dales jumps in 110 way two point record deland Florida November 2013

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  arrow V-Max Cross Based Parachutes
  arrow Ventus - Coming Soon
  arrow Decelerator Reserve Parachutes
  arrow Pilot Pack
  arrow Military Training Vortex Systems
  arrow Special Operations Military Vortex
  arrow Parts and Accessories Order Form

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Hi Chris!

I did already about 140 jumps on my new Vortex with the V-Max 89.I am sooooo happy -it fits very good and the V-max is absolutely perfect-super constant openings -mega swoops...totally in love.

Best regards
Philip Gruenzweig
July 2013