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Performance V3 vs. V4 ?

 


Venom1986

Aug 19, 2012, 10:57 PM
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Hello at all,

I ask me about the difference in performance between the Vampire 3 and the V4. Optical there is more surface but is the performance increase so much higher that its worth it to buy a new V4 or it is marginally and better to stay by the V3 ?

Thanks for help Smile


Mikki_ZH  (Student)

Aug 20, 2012, 2:38 AM
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how do you define performance?

What is it that you want for your wingsuit?


Venom1986

Aug 20, 2012, 3:00 AM
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how do you define performance?

What is it that you want for your wingsuit?

For what the Vampire is made speed and distance Cool


(This post was edited by Venom1986 on Aug 20, 2012, 3:01 AM)


tr027  (D License)

Aug 20, 2012, 3:53 PM
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Everyone has a different body, skillset and values every .1 GR or mph gained differently against investing in the latest model. So it's quite subjective. If you fly frequently I'd advise yes it's worthwhile for sure. Smile


hjumper33  (Student)

Aug 20, 2012, 8:10 PM
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Speed is the same, float is better, so therefore glide is better. If you base jump, the start is shorter as well. I find it equally easy to fly as the V3. If you are planning to flock with it, then keep the V3. If you are planning on base jumping it, then the V4 is an upgrade.


5.samadhi

Aug 20, 2012, 8:57 PM
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how much faster does it start? comparatively...like difference between 3 or 4 seconds?


mr_bird  (C License)

Aug 21, 2012, 12:23 AM
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If you are planning to flock with it, then keep the V3.
- incorrect. It's much difficult to flock in V3 then in V4 (if the flock fly instead falling down on bellies) because to swell in V3 you need forward speed which usually more than the flock speed. Swelling in V4 much easier, because of extra clobber on the sides.
May be you will don't mind if you very light and high, but usually flocking is V3 much toughly.


5.samadhi

Aug 21, 2012, 8:10 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
If you are planning to flock with it, then keep the V3.
- incorrect. It's much difficult to flock in V3 then in V4 (if the flock fly instead falling down on bellies) because to swell in V3 you need forward speed which usually more than the flock speed. Swelling in V4 much easier, because of extra clobber on the sides.
May be you will don't mind if you very light and high, but usually flocking is V3 much toughly.
hahahaha awesome post


johnmatrix  (D 9999)

Aug 21, 2012, 8:50 PM
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extra clobber on the sides.

I will definitely be using this terminology from now on.


jakee  (C License)

Aug 22, 2012, 1:56 PM
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Does anyone else have a problem with swelling in a V4, or do you just bite your tongue and picture Maggie Thatcher?


robinheid  (D 5533)

Aug 28, 2012, 12:28 PM
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If you are planning to flock with it, then keep the V3.
- incorrect. It's much difficult to flock in V3 then in V4 (if the flock fly instead falling down on bellies) because to swell in V3 you need forward speed which usually more than the flock speed. Swelling in V4 much easier, because of extra clobber on the sides.
May be you will don't mind if you very light and high, but usually flocking is V3 much toughly.

Sorry for the people making fun of your English.

I wish I could speak and write in Russian 1/100th as well as you do English, but could you please check with an English speaker better than yourself and then tell us what words you actually mean when you say "swellling" and "clobber"?

Tanks monnn...

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