I've got about 100 jumps on my 188 and love it. Made the mistake of letting another jumper use it and take it to the corn freaks boogie and had a hell of a time getting it back from her. I do believe she is gonna buy one of her own when she upgrades but until then she begs to use mine constantly
ive got about 25 jumps on my pilot 168 now and i feel exactly the same way, having done 30-40 on a 188 previously, and i cant think of any reason to jump anything else (other than something slightly older that i would have such bagging issues with
I had a 188 for 140 jumps, now have 40 on my 168 and I simply -love- this canopy. I'm going to have it for quite a long time, I think.
I get some people turning up their noses at Pilots here (UK), but most of them have never jumped one. I test jumped their choices and still made mine :)
(The only this I'd say about the 188 I had was that the brake lines fuzzed badly at the toggle end, and needed re-fingertrapping pretty quickly, like after a hundred jumps - dunno if this is a regular issue, or a problem with my container, btu I guess I'll see in another 50 jumps or so.)
Sep 15, 2007, 12:48 AM
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Re: [Joellercoaster] 10 Jumps on a Pilot 168
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we have the same problems with brake-lines on our 188 (uni club kit, has around 150 jumps on it) and the lower section is needing to be replaced, ill have a look at the DOM but i think its around 2 1/2 years old
I've about 20 jumps with my brand new Pilot168 (inside my brand new Icon) and it's awesome! I made a jump last week with another canopy (model XXXXX) and I saw the difference! The funiest part was at the landing, while my Pilot still fly even when I'm grounded, the other one was nearly landed before me No reason for me to change.
Just a small issue of chest strap, but I'm sure Aerodyne will do something.