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What's a good wingsuit canopy

 


AND1  (C License)

Jun 15, 2012, 9:34 AM
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Evening all just looking for some good advice I have just received my first wingsuit through the post a bird man classic 2 and ready to do my first wingsuit jump just waiting for my new rig to arrive from sun path then I can use my old javelin for a dedicated wingsuit rig,now I'm wondering what's a good wingsuiting canopy to buy as I'm looking for a pd spectre 120 but they are very rare on the market at the moment any other advice would be really great


kallend  (D 23151)

Jun 15, 2012, 9:37 AM
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NOT a Stiletto (don't ask how I know).

I've jumped a Spectre and now jump a Storm with my WS, and they are both excellent, if a little unexciting.


AND1  (C License)

Jun 15, 2012, 9:40 AM
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Year I no what your saying with that as my new rig had a katana 107 in it Thats why I'm using my old rig as it can fit bigger canopys in


TheCaptain  (D License)

Jun 15, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Generally something docile and none elliptical.Sabre 1"s work well and if you shop around you can find them cheap and will a minor mod to the slider great opennings .


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jun 15, 2012, 10:36 AM
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In reply to:
Evening all just looking for some good advice I have just received my first wingsuit through the post a bird man classic 2 and ready to do my first wingsuit jump just waiting for my new rig to arrive from sun path then I can use my old javelin for a dedicated wingsuit rig,now I'm wondering what's a good wingsuiting canopy to buy as I'm looking for a pd spectre 120 but they are very rare on the market at the moment any other advice would be really great

Spectre
Triathlon
Storm
Sabre 1
Sabre 2
Pulse
Silhouette
Pilot
Safire

There are others too, but these are the ones we commonly see around here (and have in our student fleet, for the most part)


verticalflyer  (D 11313)

Jun 15, 2012, 12:14 PM
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In reply to:
Evening all just looking for some good advice I have just received my first wingsuit through the post a bird man classic 2 and ready to do my first wingsuit jump just waiting for my new rig to arrive from sun path then I can use my old javelin for a dedicated wingsuit rig,now I'm wondering what's a good wingsuiting canopy to buy as I'm looking for a pd spectre 120 but they are very rare on the market at the moment any other advice would be really great

You have bought a wingsuit, hopefully you have taken the effort to find a good coach or instructor, so please take the effort to read the existing information which is readily available on this site FAQ's and across the forum and talk to the coach/instyructor, if I had a for every time this question occurs blah blah, I'm light hearted but please just do some reading and talk to a coach instructor directly about you set up, starting wingsuiting by using forums is fine but talk to real people local to you who know you your experience and your kit etcSmile


Martini  (D 23756)

Jun 15, 2012, 7:38 PM
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Generally something docile and none elliptical.Sabre 1"s work well and if you shop around you can find them cheap and will a minor mod to the slider great opennings .

Even better openings without slider mods if the lines are in trim and you know how to pack a Sabre. IMO, YMMV.


Premier likestojump  (D License)

Jun 15, 2012, 7:52 PM
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My personal preference are 7 cell canopies of the Spectre/Triathlon class.

Today I got a holy fuckload of linetwists after jumping a new to me larger WS (Venom). I proceeded to calmly unzip my arms/legs and kicking out. No big deal and landed fine.

I have been in similar situations under a Cobalt and Crossfire2, and both resulted in chops.


millertimeunc  (D 31152)

Jun 16, 2012, 3:02 PM
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I've jumped pilots and spectres with wingsuits, and can highly recommend both. I like the pilot slightly more, though, since it feels a bit more sporty.



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