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"The highest performing canopy on the market"

 


hjumper33  (Student)

Oct 9, 2006, 12:28 AM
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It seems like every manufacturer says this about their top of the line canopy. How can every canopy out there be "the best"? Would parachutist ever do a canopy comparison ala consumer reports? Just got tired of readling that every canopy in skydiving is the best in its group and wondered if anyone else felt the same.


piisfish

Oct 9, 2006, 12:47 AM
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a car is also always the best car...

advertising : "the shittiest canopy on the market--- EVER" wouldn't help with the sales. Unimpressed


phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Oct 9, 2006, 12:49 AM
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Feel free to discover the review section in Gear. Pirate


darkwing  (D 4164)

Oct 9, 2006, 1:43 AM
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One issue is the definition of the phrase "highest performance." I illustrate with two extremes...

Highest swooping performance, and highest accuracy performance. Neither is "better" than the other in general, just better at what they do. Apples and oranges.

Each mfr is free to define "highest performance" in a way that makes their canopy come in first place.



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