750 jumps over 4 years and you're at a 2.4 WL.... tisk tisk
There's a chance he had 750 jumps and 4 years in the sport when he registered in 2005. With only 2 posts in the last 7 years, I can't imagine he updated his profile since day one. I'm guessing he's made a few more jumps since 2005.
JFX dives pretty close to velo, they just don't retain much power thru the swoop.
Opens on heading and nice, without much snivel.
Same wingloaded JVX flys much much different vs JFX. You can call JFX as a super specter flights and JVX feels like super stilletto flight.
If you like flat glide get the JVX, if you like decent opening and steep glide get the JFX.
JFX will stall out much quicker on rears before it flattens out anywhere near JVX does.
Even JFX has potential to fuck your day up with bad opening tho. I've only jumped JFX 15 times or so, but just like any x-braced canopy when shit goes wrong it will go wrong very quickly. Don't let the advertising fool you. I've seen plenty jump with Sub 84 velo and fly wingsuits. They claim JFX to be docile canopy when it is really not. Luigi Cani can jump JFX with wingsuit, but that doensn't mean that anyone else can.
(This post was edited by stayhigh on Mar 27, 2012, 9:07 PM)
I had 3 Velo's 90ft², very nice openings... now I own a VC90 and have the same nice openings. Position of the slider is very important for a soft on heading opening. Wingload between 2.2 and 2.5. At lower wingloads the snivel is longer
It's taking a while for the poster to respond to your response. I also had a few hard openers on my 90 velo. Matter of fact first jump on it was almost the last it was so hard. Part my fault for dumping quick after a freefly jump and part packing.
Slider out infront of the nose was the fix and haven't had a hard opening since even with a quicker pull when on a long spot, but I can say I'm sure I always slow down drastically out of fear.
For the original thread to keep on topic. You can't go wrong with the velo if your packing it right, it requires some finese while packing tho, not a lot, but enough that you learn to respect it if you don't. Goodluck in your choice