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Phoenix Fly Stealth 1?

 


chwieser  (C License)

Jul 30, 2012, 2:08 PM
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Hello folks,

I got an offer for a used Phoenix Fly Stealth 1, with around 200 jumps on it. Fits nicely. Asking price: 380. Pricy alternative would be a Stealth 3 for around 1000.

Few questions:
1.) Anything problematic with the first Stealth?
2.) What / How big are the differences?
3.) Do you think they are worth eating beans until X-mas? ;)

Cheers,

Krisu


mccordia  (D 94775)

Jul 30, 2012, 2:17 PM
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Anything problematic with the first Stealth?What / How big are the differences?

Be it some differences in inflation (a bit softer) and the suit having a bit more shallow angle of flight (a bit harder to fly for distance/speed), its quite comparable to the Ghost3. I did quite a few jumps on that one.

Here is an oldie video of us playing with some Stealths

https://vimeo.com/11931565

The Stealth2 was quite a step up in wingsurface. This suit would later be updated again (as the request for more fabric arrose) towards the Venom.

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3.) Do you think they are worth eating beans until X-mas? ;)

Depending on the condition of the suit, and how well it fits, its actually not a bad price.


jdatc

Jul 30, 2012, 8:22 PM
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Re: [chwieser] Phoenix Fly Stealth 1? [In reply to] Can't Post

I love my stealth 1.

That said, it needs a new zipper and has been out of action this year.

I find it flys slow (lowish descent rate with ease), but not with a lot of forward speed. Never pulled out my flysight to get a glide ratio. However it had a great range with ease unless you were trying to blast forward.

Decent inflation, not too hard, not too soft. Easy to pull.
Overall, I like it, and I really need to get it fixed.

That said, my other suits are/were phantom1 (sold), shadow, stealth, V2/V3/V4 and X2. I think the stealth 1 had the best mix of range, ease of flight of all my suits.

I really need to get out more. damn responsibilities, lol.

_justin



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