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wingsuit option for wings gear

 


alygator

Nov 8, 2011, 2:34 PM
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Hi.
I ll buy a wings gear with sabre2 150 and i want to know if someone have his gear with the free"wingsuit option" (kill line longer, dbag pod and bottom of gear "more open")
Sorry for my english
Thanks


Ronaldo  (D 34728)

Nov 8, 2011, 4:35 PM
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YesSmile
9ft bridle, 30PC, dynamic corners pack grommet to pin mostly on heading openings. The few that are not are always my fault.
BTW, I dont like the Sabre2 as a wingsuit canopy, especially at your jump numbers (just my opinion though)


InfiniteSky  (B 33221)

Nov 8, 2011, 4:58 PM
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Never jumped a Wings container. But the options you and Ronaldo mentioned are really nice when wingsuiting. No reason not to get them if you're buying new. Just don't go over 9ft on the bridle. Things can get interesting sometimes if you do.

FWIW I love my Sabre2 as a wingsuit canopy. Started wingsuiting on a Sabre2 170 at around 1.25:1, and now I'm jumping a 135. Yes, there are canopies that have more consistent openings, but even in line twists it behaves well.


mccordia  (D 94775)

Nov 9, 2011, 12:01 AM
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Though wings makes nice containers, their short/fat design (similar to a mirage) makes other containers with a flatter/longer design (putting the PC handle a few inches lower) much more desire-able...


piisfish

Nov 9, 2011, 12:19 AM
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In reply to:
Though wings makes nice containers, their short/fat design (similar to a mirage) makes other containers with a flatter/longer design (putting the PC handle a few inches lower) much more desire-able...
The EXT is not short/fat Tongue


Zeemax

Nov 9, 2011, 1:14 AM
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I used to jump an ext and for wingsuiting I MUCH prefer my Vector 3 for fit and handle placement. Smile

I'm also a big fan of the skyhook, but am aware that's taking things off topic a bit.


piisfish

Nov 9, 2011, 1:25 AM
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going back to topic,

Alygator is going to purchase a Wings, he is not asking for alternate rigs, he is asking which options would be the best for wingsuiting on his future Wings rig.


virgin-burner

Nov 9, 2011, 1:31 AM
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as long as it's matchy-matchy.. Wink


mccordia  (D 94775)

Nov 9, 2011, 7:30 AM
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I used to own one, and the PC was nearly 5 inches higher compared to the longer Vortex 2 (Pisa) and Vector 3 (UPT) I also owned before/after.


alygator

Nov 9, 2011, 8:48 AM
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On french forum they say that standard harness is better than articulated for wingsuit. Do you think the same?
And for the riser? mini ring type17/ mini type 8/ large ring type 8? What length (18/20/22/24) ?
Pilot chute in f111 or zero p?
Thanks


piisfish

Nov 9, 2011, 8:55 AM
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what size canopy will you jump ?

do you prefer wide risers (type 8) or thin risers (type 17) ? do you prefer big rings or mini rings ?
do you have long arms ? short arms ?


alygator

Nov 9, 2011, 9:54 AM
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I m176cm for 75 kgs, my canopy ll be a sabre2 150.
I don t know the difference between thin or large riser and big or mini ring.
My arms seems normal :p


phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Nov 10, 2011, 2:01 AM
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I'd rather buy type8 risers with mini-rings. No need for slider locks, it stays down if you pull it through.

I don't think the articulated harness would have any downside with wing suit.


Ronaldo  (D 34728)

Nov 10, 2011, 7:28 AM
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In reply to:
I used to own one, and the PC was nearly 5 inches higher compared to the longer Vortex 2 (Pisa) and Vector 3 (UPT) I also owned before/after.
Exactly my problem! I'm tall (6'2") and the rig is extremely short which places the handle high on the back. I never had issues with other suits but still have difficulties to deploy with my Sfly Expert (either pulling in full flight or arching). I was considering getting an EXT but just don't feel like spending money right now. OTOH it would be a perfect excuse to upsize my reserve to a 160 Smile



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