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JFX Packing Volume

 


Badabing

Mar 29, 2012, 9:35 PM
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Hi I'd like to get a JFX. I've heard very conflicting reports concerning it's packing volume.
According to a friend and the nzaerosports packing volume table it packs about 1 size SMALLER than a Crossfire 2 of the same size.
I.e. packing Volume of JFX 109 = P.V. of a Crossfire 99.

Others say that can't be because of the crossbraces etc. The UPT Sizing chart says the opposite and does not include all JFX sizes.

I'm interested in a 104 and have a Vector V319. Does anyone know if that will work out? Or can anyone give feedback on similarities in packing volume of non crossbraced canopies?

Thanks




Badabing

Apr 1, 2012, 1:12 PM
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Thanks for your answer!!


ataltitude  (C 1009)

Apr 1, 2012, 3:03 PM
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I fly 98 Jfx, in V308 fits perfect. Did jump a 114 Jfx that was alot harder getting in d bag. The 98 was like packing my 119 xfire.


Mobascheri  (D License)

May 7, 2012, 6:42 AM
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Re: [Badabing] JFX Packing Volume [In reply to] Can't Post

Don't know if you're still interested but I had the same issue.
The values on the NZ aerosports website are correct (for my canopies).
I have my second JFX, the first one was a 99, now an 89.
They do pack significantly smaller than other crossbrace canopies and indeed even about a size smaller than the crossfire. I'm not sure why this is the case though.
My 89 fits into a V303 easily, even the 99 fit into it. Then again, it also depends on how you pack.
I had some discussion about this with UPT as well, they insisted that it would not fit in... Unimpressed


Badabing

Jul 10, 2012, 4:56 PM
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Re: [Mobascheri] JFX Packing Volume [In reply to] Can't Post

Okay, just a quick update:

I had a Crossfire 129 with 450 jumps on it.
Just got my brand new JFX 104 and would say it packs only slightly smaller than the 129.

Considering the new material I would say it packs like a 119 Crossfire 2.



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