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11.5secman  (A 39536)

Dec 15, 2005, 2:32 AM
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feelings, thoughts, experances on a diablo 170
thanks


Viking  (B 30397)

Dec 15, 2005, 3:09 AM
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here ya go. Smile

http://www.dropzone.com/...ear/review.cgi?ID=35


dragon2  (D 101989)

Dec 15, 2005, 3:47 AM
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It's a HP canopy. Over here you would only be allowed to fly that canopy (even a 170) when you have at least 500 jumps. I don't think its one of the most hp canopies, but even if your instructors would let you jump it, do you think 44 jumps in 2 yrs is enough for a hp canopy? Why not get a Spectre, Triathlon, Safire, Sabre, Pilot, ... instead?


wmw999  (D 6296)

Dec 15, 2005, 5:30 AM
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I have a 135. It goes seriously down when you pull on a toggle, and it oversteers. Which means that it's probably not a good beginners' canopy, because there are more things to think about. Personally, I love it. But I'm weird. I don't swoop.

You will hurt yourself very badly with a low panic turn. I'd suggest something that you can play with more facets of its flight abilities.

Wendy W.


Premier Remster  (C License)

Dec 15, 2005, 7:12 AM
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I had one.

If you currently have 45 jump as your profile suggest, it really isnt the canopy for you.

It aggressively trimmed; it dives alot on a turn, and I mean alot. It overstears a lot on a turn; and its a bit tricky to land.


jumper03  (D License)

Dec 15, 2005, 8:20 AM
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I concur. I've got a diablo 190. If you pull down on a toogle, you better be ready to turn!

Laugh


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Dec 15, 2005, 9:05 AM
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Diablos are definitely not for junior jumpers.
I jumped a Diablo 135 for a season before buying my current Stiletto 135.
The Diablo 135 was less stable than my Stiletto and seemed to turn quicker than my Stiletto.
One time I made the mistake of glancing over my shoulder during opening, then next thing I knew, the Diablo developed a bad case of line twists that quickly got worse. I cutaway that spinning mess and opened my reserve.
Diablo may turf surf a bit better than Triathlon, but not as well as popular tapered 9-cells.


11.5secman  (A 39536)

Dec 15, 2005, 9:30 AM
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THANKS TO ALL FOR THE INPUT MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR ME TO LOOK AT A DIFFERENT CANOPY
BLUE SKIES



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