May 5, 2012, 8:42 AM
Post #1 of 8
Pilot ZPX or Silhouette
I'm curious about the relatively easy packing and volumes of the pilot with zpx and the silhouette. Considering a brand new canopy: which is easiest to pack? I have a PD210 in a dolphin D4 at the moment and would like to downsize to a 190. Would either of these be too small (as 190sq ft) for this container given that the zpx packs a bit smaller the a zp 190 and the sihouette has 50% F111 which also packs small.
If your main concern is packing ease, then consider a used ZP canopy. If you like the Pilot, why not look at a used Pilot 188 in standard ZP? It'll cost you a lot less and someone else has broken it in for you through the nasty packing period.
Equating pack volumes of canopies of the same size from different manufacturers isn't always accurate. A ZPX Pilot will pack about one size smaller than a regular Pilot. But I have found that in general, the Pilot will pack larger than say a Sabre2. So no guarantee which will be smaller between a Sil or ZPX.
If I needed an easy packing canopy that packed small, I'd go with a Pulse. Packs easily brand new and is a true one size smaller than other PD canopies.
May 6, 2012, 2:50 PM
Post #7 of 8
Re: [bodypilot90] Pilot ZPX or Silhouette
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I have jumped a Silhouette 230 and owns a Pulse 210. The silhouette is nice but I think the Pulse is smoother when compared and also packs small. Pulse is a great canopy! I like the colored lines on the Pilot to facilitate easy packing