Re: [SkydiveNFlorida] HELP ON CANOPY CONTROL-MY LANDINGS SUCK
A hybrid canopy has a ZP top skin. And yes more speed = more lift, but do we need people with low jump numbers going faster, when they can't land slowly?
F-111 still has it's place in this sport. You are saying that you would put students out on Big Sabres. First of all ZP has a tendance of opening a little slower than F-111. I don't need a student cutting away from a Snivel thinking that its a streamer. Second. Look at the cost of ZP canopy's over F-111 canopy's. ZP costs more. I'm sure your DZo would find a way to delegate that cost on to you. Third. ZP is faster than F-111 canopy's, so you are saying that you would extend the first jump course even longer and adding more clutter into the students head for them to think about when they are putting their life on the line (in their own minds), and they are spun up on adrenaline! How much do you actually recall from your first jump? Fourthly Big f-111 canopys usually have milder stall characteristics than those of ZP canopy's (the SAbres). How many times have you seen students flare high? How many times have you seen students turn themselves into line twists by yanking and banking on the togles? I had a friend die because he cranked himself into line twists down low earlier this year? What kind of notoriety will your DZ get when you start to kill students, just because you didn't "like" f-111 canopy's. Do you see where I'm heading with this?
(This post was edited by Spizzzarko on Oct 29, 2004, 4:51 PM)
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