Forums: Skydiving Disciplines: Swooping and Canopy Control: Re: [Chris-Ottawa] Put your money where your mouth is - Swooping "Normal" canopies: Edit Log


Fast  (D 28237)

Aug 23, 2012, 1:39 PM

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Re: [Chris-Ottawa] Put your money where your mouth is - Swooping "Normal" canopies

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The age old argument that "You can outswoop a swooper on a tiny elliptical by learning how to fly your normal canopy" is frankly a bit of BS. So, let's see it. Post the link to any video you can find that shows a "normal" canopy outswooping an elliptical/xbrace etc...

Is that what the argument is? I thought it was, you learn faster on a canopy you can handle and that most people flying a normal canopy to learn can generally out swoop those who rush into a "swooper" canopy.

That said, I likely can out swoop you on a saber 2 120, even if you were jumping a velocity 120. Mostly based on the fact that i have thousands (literally) more swoops than you.

The whole argument is about skill and how fast you can increase that skill based on what you're jumping.

Edit to add, I could consistently (read almost every time) hit 10 ft gates and go 200-300 feet with a saber 1 150. In many varying wind conditions.


(This post was edited by Fast on Aug 23, 2012, 1:40 PM)


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