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Bigger wings - Will I sacrifice manoeuvrability ?

 


jonno  (C 100550)

Jan 1, 2013, 9:31 AM
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Bigger wings - Will I sacrifice manoeuvrability ? Can't Post

I'm a chunky fast faller currently flying with a medium sized wing and I'm flying my body to the best of my slow fall ability but I'm still sinking out on floaty large ways and find it hard to get up easily if I get below smaller formations. I'm considering a bigger wing and my questions are - a) Will I loose manoeuvrability? b) Can I expect to back slide more and if so will vented booties help ? c) How large can I practically go with camera wings ? d) Will a stiffer wing material help? Looking forward to hearing some feedback - Thanks




velvetjo  (D License)

Jan 3, 2013, 9:23 PM
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Re: [jonno] Bigger wings - Will I sacrifice manoeuvrability ? [In reply to] Can't Post

You'll be a lot more maneuverable with big wings in the same situation than you are now clinging to the edge of your fall rate range. Cordura booties with pockets will definitely help to balance the big wings, but I have a 2-piece camera suit without booties and it's still pretty manageable with large wings.

Lance



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