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Sonic_freefly  (C 9632)

Mar 24, 2006, 6:55 AM
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Can anyone out their comment on the flight characteristics of a GLS? Is there any place to go and try one out before I buy one? Any help would be awesome!


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chachi  (B 3406)

Mar 24, 2006, 8:50 AM
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it is a safire platform but made with sail cloth and a hybrid nose to assist in GL inflation. if i were you i would get a safire and jump, or GL it.

fyi - my advice to anyone wanting to GL would be to take the plunge. the difference between a daedelus canopy and a skydiving one is over the top. skydiving canopies are designed to have the nose almost fold back a little for the opening sequence causing many issues with forward inflations. having a GLS or GLX means when the winds are nothing, you are the happiest guy on the planet.


chachi  (B 3406)

Mar 24, 2006, 8:53 AM
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if your thinking of that GLS in classifieds right now that's a smoking deal. also, i know the guy posting it, solid guy to buy from.


Skydiveee

Mar 24, 2006, 2:07 PM
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I have a GLS and love it! Great inflation in no winds, takes right off! Flies great and flares well. I started Ground Launching on a skydiving canopy - once you go from a regular canopy to a GLS you'll NEVER look back!! Great canopy!


WeakMindedFool  (D 28195)

Mar 24, 2006, 3:33 PM
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If your going once or twice a year...No. If your ground launching with any regularity, get it. It's night and day between a skydiving canopy and a GL one


Sean357  (D 5216)

Nov 5, 2012, 7:37 PM
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In reply to:
it is a safire platform but made with sail cloth and a hybrid nose to assist in GL inflation. if i were you i would get a safire and jump, or GL it.

fyi - my advice to anyone wanting to GL would be to take the plunge. the difference between a daedelus canopy and a skydiving one is over the top. skydiving canopies are designed to have the nose almost fold back a little for the opening sequence causing many issues with forward inflations. having a GLS or GLX means when the winds are nothing, you are the happiest guy on the planet.

As soon as I head back to work I am planning to get into some ground launching. This thread has really helped me out with some info on the Daedelus Canopies. cant wait.

Cheers

Sean


Premier ianmdrennan  (D 25821)
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Nov 5, 2012, 8:48 PM
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I'd seriously look at other companies who specialize in this if you're looking for a GL wing. Ozone is the first one that comes to mind.


AdD  (D License)

Nov 6, 2012, 7:15 AM
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Ozone Fazer looks like a great all around new wing. I have a Gin Bobcat 16.5 which is great. I would say GLS is the last wing a beginner should be looking at.
It is like starting your AFF on a crossbrace canopy. The guys at Speedfly Soboba or Superfly would help you out with lessons and wing selection in the US.


freeflyn  (D License)

Nov 6, 2012, 8:18 PM
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The GLS is a non-cross braced wing and is relatively docile. I have flown one and did not care for but it is not a difficult wing for beginners. Your wing selection should be based on terrain type, launch type (foot Vs ski), experience, and frequency of flying. Go to a school, there are more and more out there; it is a small price to pay for life saving information



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