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gaz511  (D 107859)

Oct 25, 2012, 2:21 PM
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I've heard that there is a new Jvx coming out or even already released, i'm not talking about Petra.
Does anyone know about this or even have one?


trigger  (D 101390)

Oct 26, 2012, 3:39 AM
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Don't know about "New" however. The JVX is a 27-cell elliptical cross braced Tri-cell with upgrades like a new nose modification, improved trim, longer lines, no stabilizers and HMA lines are standard.
Don't know if the above are tweaks from when then canopy was first released.

Unlike the original JVX that used a special designed slider our latest version uses a standard slider size of 29 X 24 inches with a new upper brake line configuration!

Edited to add the above paragraph T.


(This post was edited by trigger on Oct 26, 2012, 9:13 AM)


dj_teabag  (D 1208)

Oct 30, 2012, 2:06 PM
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Yes, they are testing out a new JVX with 'petra' technology. i think it is caled the JVX Beta. the have done he same with the JFX last year. i dont know wht the new JVX is like, i have heard very good things. and i have jumped the old JFX and the new JFX beta, and it has vastly improved the canopy.
Hope it will have done the same for the JVX. if so, i think i would rather a JVX beta than a oetra.


trigger  (D 101390)

Oct 30, 2012, 2:10 PM
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Oh no i've just purchased a new to me 2011 mod JVX, i'm so old schoolWink


5.samadhi

Oct 30, 2012, 3:20 PM
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In reply to:
Oh no i've just purchased a new to me 2011 mod JVX, i'm so old schoolWink
you won't be able to swoop anymore just like all those people flying stilettos can't swoop anymore.


Decodiver  (D License)

Oct 31, 2012, 5:14 AM
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Oh no i've just purchased a new to me 2011 mod JVX, i'm so old schoolWink

Yeah and the wife posted it to you this morning Trigger..........

I'll send you the tracking details when she's back.......


trigger  (D 101390)

Oct 31, 2012, 7:59 AM
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Let the toggle whipping beginAngelic


hparrish  (D 25090)

Oct 31, 2012, 9:03 AM
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Bummer hope you didnt pay to much. The new JVX Beta is only $500

JK....


skebenga  (D 519)

Nov 5, 2012, 7:38 PM
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Nah mate- wouldn't worry if I were you. Just like PD, Icarus are always testing stuff out down here, always tinkering and pottering around....They don't and won't release anything untill it has been thoroughly tested...sometimes that takes up to two years. The Petra being a case in point. They took a while before releasing the JVX and very recently the JFX, and right now anyone who jumps them (esp the JFX) will probably agree that they will be around for a long while, simply because they score so high in every parameter and therefore pointless to improve on the current designs...


trigger  (D 101390)

Nov 6, 2012, 12:11 AM
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i'm confident i'm going to be mega happy with the JVX.
It's been out there a while now so well proven in the real world, i like this.


P-dro

Nov 6, 2012, 7:36 AM
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In reply to:
Yand i have jumped the old JFX and the new JFX beta, and it has vastly improved the canopy.
Could you elaborate a little on that ? What kind of improvements have you seen ?


hparrish  (D 25090)

Nov 6, 2012, 3:51 PM
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I have about 800 jumps on one of the original JVX Designs, manufactured in 2006 (all Zero-P), and 350 hma lines, and I'm very happy with it.

I'm sure any newer releases will be as good or better (released canopies not Beta = Petra).

By the way the original desing had no stabs, partially closed nose, 27 Cells, etc......I saw nothing in the earlier comments other than slider size and perhaps line trim changing, that would make it different from mine.

Either way I'm extremely happy with my old JVX and the performance of the wing is still impressive to me even after 800 jumps. I'm not finding myself wanting or needing any more performance than I currently have. That being said I'm a beer line swooper with no interest in competing, I just love HP canopy flight.

IF you always wait for the next best thing............you'll always be waiting. Try looking for a used JVX and save yourself some money. Which is what you have done.


(This post was edited by hparrish on Nov 6, 2012, 3:58 PM)



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