Sep 21, 2012, 5:19 AM
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i have a sabre1 150 loaded at 1.4........ i like it, its quite docile and i flare and land it great, but i definitely find that front riser turns build up IMMENSE pressure and i can only make it through a complete 360 degree front riser turn before i have to let off the fronts.......
will a sabre2 at the same size have lighter front riser pressure because its semi elliptical? how bout a spectre in the same size?
Pretty much every canopy I've owned will max out on front risers after the first 360degrees. If you want to keep the turn going past that you will need to start adding harness input as you come up to the 270degree point. My usually turn on a velocity 84 is a 630, the risers are rock solid after the first 270, it's all harness after that point. Worth noting that harness imput is very effective on highly loaded wings, your sabre will probably need quite a bit of physical effort to keep the rotation going past 360 degrees, a sabre 2 will probaly be very slightly easier due to being tapered rather than rectangle.
thanks for the heads up.......what ive been doing is starting the turn with harness input as well as riser input at the same time.............next jump i will crank my riser and then try to bury all my hip weight into the turn and see if i can keep going...........