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woppyvac  (D 33147)

Dec 14, 2012, 12:30 PM
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Prior to ordering one..


I'm asking if anyone owns one with a good amount of jumps on theirs and how it is holding up.

Just trying to assess if they are durably built and if I can expect a long life out of one with good care.


TY


Premier LouDiamond  (D 25931)
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Dec 14, 2012, 7:14 PM
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I have several hundred jumps on several sizes of the Firebolt canopy. I have nothing negative to say about it or it's durability. It's a very good, all around canopy when loaded at 1/1 or below. Loaded higher, it becomes a bit more sporty but not in a bad way. It's a fun canopy to fly.


fossg  (C 16560)

Dec 14, 2012, 7:16 PM
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I own a firebolt 328. I consider it to be an outstanding canopy. Openings are great and its fun to fly.


Dokeman  (D License)

Dec 14, 2012, 7:42 PM
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I only have 3 jumps on mine and it was great.


woppyvac  (D 33147)

Dec 14, 2012, 9:02 PM
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Much appreciated.


RMURRAY

Dec 15, 2012, 3:17 AM
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In reply to:
Much appreciated.
hybrid canopy makes so much sense. hybrid means easy to pack even brand new, lower pack volume. I would go for it.


TMPattersonJr  (D 30299)

Dec 15, 2012, 5:47 AM
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I work for the manufacturer and we received a canopy on it's second line set in for it's third so it had around 1500-2000 jumps, as expected the ZP fabric was not holding air like new but still had some life left in it. I did a test jump on it and at around 2-1 it flew great and still had a lot of flair left in it.


3331  (D 3331)

Dec 15, 2012, 10:45 AM
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I have a Firebolt 164, it is the best all around main canopy Ive jumped since the 7 cell CruiseLite from ParaFlite.

Easy openings and smooth landings. I can go for the disk in the pea gravel target or just land safe on a bad spot.

And you can down size the Firebolt until youre dangerous. Cool



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