Re: [Chris-Ottawa] Put your money where your mouth is - Swooping "Normal" canopies
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I likely can out swoop you on a saber 2 120, even if you were jumping a velocity 120
You and I both know that this is a load of crap, but feel free to keep trying to convince people on the interwebz of your uber skillz.
I'm not trying to prove anything. See the other thread about swooping, I could care less who can swoop better or worse than me, I'm just here trying to have fun. I'm not trying to convince anyone of anything there, it's just statements of fact.
With a highly skilled pilot who is equally competent on both canopies, of course they are going to get more performance out of a velocity. No one is arguing that at all. (And that is the point I was making).
Now, if you compare two different people, who are starting out as noobs, at 300 jumps both of them decide to learn swooping. One sticks with the saber2 he has been jumping and downsizes to a 120 and the other switches to a velocity, the guy who sticks with saber class canopy is likely to learn faster and in a much safer manner.
If they both stick with the same canopy, eventually the guy on the velocity is gonna be out swooping him, if he lives that long w/o breaking himself, etc.
It looks something like the attached image.
FWIW, I don't have any jumps on a saber 2 120 either, I just picked that size cause it's the biggest velocity that they make.
You said that you're just asking for video, then claim that I am on here acting Skygod and whatever, trying to prove my uber skills, but clearly you came to this thread with some kind of chip on your shoulder. I mean, I know - I'm an experienced skydiver, we really are just trying to keep everyone down all the time, so that's a lot to compete with. What can I say (/sarcasm/kidding/etc).
Also, I don't actually "know that this is a load of crap" because I generally don't come on the internet to make stuff up, I actually believe in what I was writing.
My wife owns a saber2 120 - I'll see if it fits in my rig. She doesn't swoop so I can't show you any of her hot swoop video.
(This post was edited by Fast on Aug 24, 2012, 7:57 AM)