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Openings: JFX vs JVX

 


AiRpollUtiOn  (D 42)

Dec 29, 2011, 1:54 PM
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Hi guys,

It's time for a new canopy.
Flew some Velo's, hated the openings, loved the flight.
Flying an old FX now. love the openings, flight is OK once you get to know it.

The FX is getting old, so I need a new canopy.
After being spanked by Sabres, Sabre II's, Stillettos, Katanas and Velos and having loved the Safire II and FX I'm going to stick withh Icarus / Daedalus.

I am willing to give up some flight characteristics if that means consistently better openings.

Who has experience with the JFX and the JVX loaded between 2.2 and 2.5 and can tell me about the openings on the 2?
A bit less important but nevertheless very interesting: How about flying, dive. swoop?

Thanks!
Tom


stayhigh  (F 111)

Dec 30, 2011, 9:39 PM
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Jfx flys just like fx but with better opening and much more pressure and range on rears.

Jfx dives more than jvx, but jvx will go across the ground longer distance.

Jvx needs to be packed well, jfx you can quickly just throw it in.

I really don't see how a fx opening is better than velo.
Velocity opens the nicest out of em all x braces. I think


craigbey  (C 31991)

Dec 31, 2011, 8:06 AM
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Sorry for the drift, but does your somewhat heavier loading on your Velo contribute to better openings?


AiRpollUtiOn  (D 42)

Jan 3, 2012, 9:11 AM
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In reply to:
I really don't see how a fx opening is better than velo.
Velocity opens the nicest out of em all x braces. I think

I guess it depends on which day of the week they sewed your Velo together.
2 Velo's and 750 jumps divided between them have made me think it opens like a dog. People that pay good money in SM-dungeons propably get whipped less hard :)
300 jumps on my FX makes me still love it.

That's why I'm asking about Icarus/Daedalus Canopies only, I have jumped the Sabre I and II, put 1200 jumps on Stiletto's, jumped the Satana (pun intended), the storm, the spectre, and after 10 years I've come to realise I'm not a fan of PD canopies. Flying is A-OK, openings tend to suck harder than any industrial vacum cleaner.
But that's just my experience, I know lots of guys loving their PD canopies...

Really anxious to see how the J-canopies perform.
If weather improves I'll be jumping the JFX this weekend, can't wait!


stayhigh  (F 111)

Jan 4, 2012, 7:04 AM
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If you like FX than you'll fall in love with jfx.

Personally i like slow and searchy openings, vs somewhat positive and on heading.


Freeflaw  (C License)

Mar 6, 2013, 12:12 AM
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So what's the verdict on the JFX?


AiRpollUtiOn  (D 42)

Mar 6, 2013, 12:27 AM
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I test jumped the JFX and loved it immediately, so I bought a JFX 94, loading it around 2.4, I'm in love.
The openings are great, soft and usually on heading, when going off heading it's never been a lot and its not snappy.

The flight characteristics are great, but as expected you won't swoop as far as the truly purpose-built swooping machines.
You can have a lot of fun swooping it though: http://www.facebook.com/...p;type=3&theater

If I had all the time in the world and could jump more I'd propably buy a Petra or Peregrine to do some serious swooping. As I'm only making about 300 jumps a year now and mostly video jumps the JFX really is the perfect canopy for me!


(This post was edited by AiRpollUtiOn on Mar 6, 2013, 12:36 AM)


craigbey  (C 31991)

Mar 6, 2013, 3:27 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/...AL7vFqdXYc2I-dO7HiJA

At 0:08, was someone telling you to "Have a nice skydive"?


AiRpollUtiOn  (D 42)

Mar 6, 2013, 3:41 AM
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Sure looks like it! That was my 96 (had a 103 before that.) the 96 opened better than the 103 (or I was used to it...)
Sold it after this jump: http://www.facebook.com/...p;type=3&theater



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