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Poll: Need input on Canopy Colors
1 8 / 17%
2 8 / 17%
3 14 / 30%
4 10 / 22%
5 6 / 13%
46 total votes
 
waterboy3412  (B 35119)

Jul 13, 2012, 11:08 AM
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I'm looking at ordering a Sabre2 and I need some help picking a color scheme. Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks for your help and sorry for the picture quality.
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Premier likestojump  (D License)

Jul 13, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Taking pictures of your screen with a camera is as useful as putting a brand new engine in a car with no wheels.

Ctrl+Print Screen
Paste (Ctrl+V) into whatever you used to crop the pictures you took of the screen.

the color choices all look nice


waterboy3412  (B 35119)

Jul 13, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Thanks for the tip, sorry about that.


adamUK  (C 104423)

Jul 13, 2012, 11:23 AM
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I like asymmetric configurations myself.


Premier NWFlyer  (D License)

Jul 13, 2012, 11:24 AM
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I'm biased towards brighter canopies that are high-contrast with the environment they're in. The ones that are heavily blue don't accomplish that. I did 300 jumps on a black canopy with red ribs; had a lot of people tell me they had trouble seeing me, especially in low light situations.

My current canopies - one has seven yellow cells and two orange; the other has seven orange, one navy, one white. They're pretty visible and don't match any of my other gear. I care much more about being seen than I do being matchy-matchy.


monkycndo  (D License)

Jul 13, 2012, 11:34 AM
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My current main was made in '93 with the lovely neon colors of pink, lime and lemon that were so popular back then. I get heckled some about the bright pink, but that canopy is so bright it is very easy to see. That is what is important. I might be buying a new main and will most likely stick with the same colors, just changing the pink to tangerine.


fencebuster  (D 29918)

Jul 13, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Bright colors, in my opinion. If you are flying a stealth canopy, it increases the chances that someone won't see you. I fly an Orange and white canopy (PD stock colors) and the pilot tells me mine is the most visible canopy on the DZ.


dragon2  (D 101989)

Jul 13, 2012, 11:56 AM
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3,4,5 are very very hard to see from below you, not good. I've never liked those canopies due to that.

1 and 2 should be ok, visibility-wise.

BTW if you have a fairl recent version of windows, you got the free Snipping Tool (in Accessories) as well. Use it Tongue


waterboy3412  (B 35119)

Jul 13, 2012, 12:01 PM
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Ya thanks for the tip, it makes total sense to be as visible as possible. Personally I'm leaning toward #2.


sundevil777  (D License)

Jul 13, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Ya thanks for the tip, it makes total sense to be as visible as possible. Personally I'm leaning toward #2.

More red and white, and less blue would increase that.


waterboy3412  (B 35119)

Jul 13, 2012, 12:15 PM
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I think this may be the best option.
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peek  (D 8884)

Jul 13, 2012, 12:28 PM
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I'm looking at ordering a Sabre2 and I need some help picking a color scheme. Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks for your help and sorry for the picture quality.

Remember that you can do things with the cell dividers too, an example is attached.

(Edit: Something is changing my graphic, it looks much better in my program.)


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Arvoitus  (D 3917)

Jul 13, 2012, 1:03 PM
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Here are two designs that will definitely stand out.
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Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jul 13, 2012, 1:36 PM
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I like #1. Brighter colors are easier to spot in the sky, and on the ground (in the event of a cutaway)


Deyan  (D 322)

Jul 13, 2012, 2:01 PM
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In reply to:
I'm looking at ordering a Sabre2 and I need some help picking a color scheme.

A friend of mine asked me the same question about 2 weeks ago.
Here is my summary.
At least 2 bright colors, so people can see you on any background and you can spot easier your canopy after cutaway.
Top center cell in dark color, so you can't see when it gets dirty after many packjobs.
Bottom center cell in totally different color than any other cell, so you can find the middle easily when "PRO" packing.

Enjoy your canopy no matter which color you select.


JohnnyMarko

Jul 16, 2012, 3:46 PM
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In reply to:
Here are two designs that will definitely stand out.

Yea...those stand out alright...everyone can see me comin Cool
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JohnRich  (D License)

Jul 16, 2012, 7:19 PM
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I need some help picking a color scheme.

Who do you want to please? A bunch of online strangers who will probably never see your canopy? Or yourself?


lekstrom10k  (D 3001)

Jul 16, 2012, 9:05 PM
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Makesure your center cell is different it makes flaking easier. Also dont make it a light color it shows the dirt to easy after cocooning the tail. Mainly if you can see through it when you put the canopy down you see a line that wont make any difference anyway lookt out of place. people star over flaking.


sundevil777  (D License)

Jul 16, 2012, 9:13 PM
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Make sure your center cell is different it makes flaking easier.

Not so important really, I and many others think.


phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Jul 17, 2012, 12:04 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
Here are two designs that will definitely stand out.

Yea...those stand out alright...everyone can see me comin Cool

Rainbow colours can be a statement. Wink


Coreefdiver  (D 15287)

Jul 17, 2012, 5:59 PM
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go with what makes you happy.

you have to pack and fly it ;)


you might also take this into consideration, it's a study on canopy fabric, strength and effects of exposure to the sun, based on color:
http://www.apf.asn.au/...rance_06-07.ppt.aspx


Pacific

Jul 18, 2012, 3:28 PM
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In reply to:
I need some help picking a color scheme.

Who do you want to please? A bunch of online strangers who will probably never see your canopy? Or yourself?

Exactly.

It's your money and canopy, get the colors you like. Get colors that make you want to pack & jump that canopy. All of those patterns are highly visible anyways...and will look beautiful.



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