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virgin-burner

Dec 20, 2010, 2:48 AM
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does somebody have infos on this one!?

nz aerosports gave a hint on their FB-page about it..


piisfish

Dec 20, 2010, 2:57 AM
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are you talking about the JFX ?


virgin-burner

Dec 20, 2010, 3:01 AM
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are you talking about the JFX ?

is it a JFX then!?

i dont know, hence i'm asking.. Smile


piisfish

Dec 20, 2010, 3:03 AM
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I don't know either, no FB access at work

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The Daedalus JFX will soon be available to order.

Check back for further updates and images.
from http://www.nzaerosports.com/canopies/daedalus-JFX


virgin-burner

Dec 20, 2010, 3:06 AM
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I don't know either, no FB access at work

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The Daedalus JFX will soon be available to order.

Check back for further updates and images.
from http://www.nzaerosports.com/canopies/daedalus-JFX

gosh, i was looking, but didnt find anything..

is this for sure or may there be something else!?

answer your friggin' phone, got your message saturday night! new number..


(This post was edited by virgin-burner on Dec 20, 2010, 3:07 AM)


Premier ianmdrennan  (D 25821)
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Dec 20, 2010, 7:54 AM
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I can't seem to get to the main page (or link provided) for NZ aerosports Frown

New shiny toy's are always exciting Smile


(This post was edited by ianmdrennan on Dec 20, 2010, 7:55 AM)


jacketsdb23  (D 29802)

Dec 20, 2010, 8:13 AM
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Is the JFX the canopy Redline over at Lodi has been using?


Edit: They've been jumping them for some time. It'll be interesting to see if the JFX is strictly a high performance CRW canopy or if its marketed otherwise.


(This post was edited by jacketsdb23 on Dec 20, 2010, 8:20 AM)


superstu  (D License)

Dec 20, 2010, 8:47 AM
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from what i've heard it's supposed to be a stepping stone to the JVX but that is only rumors. i think mikeal stevens had one at world championships in 08' if i remember correctly.


virgin-burner

Dec 20, 2010, 9:29 AM
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I can't seem to get to the main page (or link provided) for NZ aerosports Frown

New shiny toy's are always exciting Smile

doesnt it work for you!?

http://www.nzaerosports.com/


Premier ianmdrennan  (D 25821)
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Dec 20, 2010, 1:36 PM
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No, I just get a google page not found error.....


virgin-burner

Dec 20, 2010, 2:07 PM
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No, I just get a google page not found error.....

must be coz u're a pd-fanboy - errr - pd-factory member! Tongue

works flawlessly here!


Premier ianmdrennan  (D 25821)
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Dec 20, 2010, 2:21 PM
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It's weird though, I've never been able to get to that page - even from home.

Oh well, Im sure people will post the info when it's released.

Ian


AggieDave  (D License)

Dec 20, 2010, 2:23 PM
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It's weird though, I've never been able to get to that page - even from home.

Oh well, Im sure people will post the info when it's released.

Ian


Sounds like a PD conspiracy to keep you off NZ products...you know, test jumpers in all black jumping out of black helicopters and such.


virgin-burner

Dec 20, 2010, 2:39 PM
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In reply to:
It's weird though, I've never been able to get to that page - even from home.

Oh well, Im sure people will post the info when it's released.

Ian


Sounds like a PD conspiracy to keep you off NZ products...you know, test jumpers in all black jumping out of black helicopters and such.

jeb corliss is also PD!? Tongue


mircan  (D 32291)

Dec 21, 2010, 10:00 AM
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does somebody have infos on this one!?

nz aerosports gave a hint on their FB-page about it..

I think Larry Simmons is jumping one. JFX. I asked him couple of questions about canopy b/c I saw it on his pictures on FB. You could make buddies with him and ask him firsthand.

...At least if I can remember correctly. Crazy


virgin-burner

Dec 21, 2010, 10:44 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
does somebody have infos on this one!?

nz aerosports gave a hint on their FB-page about it..

I think Larry Simmons is jumping one. JFX. I asked him couple of questions about canopy b/c I saw it on his pictures on FB. You could make buddies with him and ask him firsthand.

...At least if I can remember correctly. Crazy

sent him a message!

thanks!

Smile


padraigbrowne  (E 507)

Dec 22, 2010, 6:59 AM
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Hope they sorted out the openings .
This prototype was a little on the snivelly side Tongue

http://www.facebook.com/...6089729&comments


trigger  (D 101390)

Dec 23, 2010, 2:14 PM
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Now available to order.
Marketed as a hassle free, everyday x-brace. Recommended WL 1.8-2.8.
Who knows this could be my next toyWink


rhys  (D 95)

Dec 25, 2010, 3:13 PM
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Is the JFX the canopy Redline over at Lodi has been using?


Edit: They've been jumping them for some time. It'll be interesting to see if the JFX is strictly a high performance CRW canopy or if its marketed otherwise.

The JFX redline is using is not the same as a JFX you would buy.

They (redline) have significant modifications made and it is for CRW.

The JFX you would buy would be for high performance flight/swooping or a general canopy, but a 7 cell rather than a 9.

I was told they are working on/testing a new canopy also, will be interesting.

There has been plenty in the pipleine for a few years.

Maybe we will see the JSX at long last.

The market is ready...


(This post was edited by rhys on Dec 25, 2010, 3:14 PM)


bob.dino  (E 2185)

Dec 25, 2010, 11:40 PM
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Text from the website below. Short version "a crossbrace for those that couldn't be arsed with crossbrace openings."

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The JFX is a 21-cell Elliptical ZP Crossbraced canopy. Unlike the JVX, which has been shaped for wicked swooping power and CP competition, the JFX design is simply the highest end everyday canopy we could come up with.

Although being fully Crossbraced with the powerful landings, long recovery arcs and efficient flight you'd expect, we've tamed the JFX for piss easy, everyday, low hassle jumping. Now you can have Crossbraced performance with almost Crossfire type ease.

Whether you are hard-ass team training, work jumping, doing camera, wingsuit jumping... or just a Jump Hog wanting a bit more welly in your day... this is your sports car!

It's not a canopy for light wing loadings, transitioning to a JVX, or to learn on. The JFX is for the already experienced small HP Elliptical 9-cell jumper who couldn't be bothered with a Crossbrace canopy before now.

You'll want to load it up slightly compared to an elliptical 9-cell, and it will come alive with more zip. And that gorgeously efficient Crossbrace flare can become either a blazing swoop or use the power for the easiest, gentlest touchdown.

Yup, it's more bulky and more expensive than a 9-cell, but its worth it!

NOTE: Recommended wing loading 1.8 to 2.8 (Yes, you can load it up like a JVX too!)


P-dro

Dec 27, 2010, 5:53 AM
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It seems to be very much in the same market segement as the Crossfire and the Neos ??


trigger  (D 101390)

Dec 27, 2010, 6:10 AM
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I think it's aimed at me, 7yrs spoilt rotten jumping a Xfire now wanting something alittle different.
Anyone got an idea what one of these babies is going to cost.

P.S already sold it to the wife but at a price i.e new imac printer mortgage etc.


stayhigh  (F 111)

Dec 27, 2010, 10:25 PM
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Ask nzaerosport and they will tell you that Neos isn't their product.
I've packed jfx 10 to 15 times and they are shaped nothing like old fx.


johnmatrix  (D 9999)

Dec 27, 2010, 11:13 PM
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Whether you are hard-ass team training, work jumping, doing camera, wingsuit jumping...

NOTE: Recommended wing loading 1.8 to 2.8 (Yes, you can load it up like a JVX too!)

I'm curious about this... I thought highly-loaded cross braces weren't considered suitable for wingsuiting? What's different about this one?

(no, I'm not thinking of getting one)


Zlew  (D 21616)

Dec 28, 2010, 7:54 AM
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In reply to:
Whether you are hard-ass team training, work jumping, doing camera, wingsuit jumping...

NOTE: Recommended wing loading 1.8 to 2.8 (Yes, you can load it up like a JVX too!)

I'm curious about this... I thought highly-loaded cross braces weren't considered suitable for wingsuiting? What's different about this one?

(no, I'm not thinking of getting one)
+1
I know you can't take the manufactures word without a grain of salt, but I was suprised by how they are positioning this as camera/wingsuit/general high performance wing.

I am thinking about upgrading my spinetto next season and have been a little bit torn on where to go (Katana? Velo? Neos?). I fly a lot of camera so openings are really important. I don't swoop by today's standards (I still call it surfing if that helps show my age), but I usually do 90-180 carving approaches. So I want to be able to still do that, but don't need or want a full blown swoop competition winning wing. A more modern design, a more rigid wing...responsive, good openings, but not a single purpose swoopn' machine.... I wonder if this will fit the bill.


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