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Pulse 150 into Vector 308?

 


lepidoctora  (C 3681)

Jul 16, 2014, 5:28 PM
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Looking at possibly trading in my beloved larger Mirage for a trim Vector 308. Purpose: wingsuit.

Can anyone comment on fitting a Pulse 150 into a V308 with an Optimum 126? I'm flying that size Pulse now and would rather leave more room to play in the downsize direction.

It's weird because looking at the sizing chart I'd think a Pulse 150 would fit as "full fitting" but instead they have a Pulse 135 as full fitting alongside a Sabre 135. Which isn't the case with any of the other similar-sized canopies on the rest of the charts.

(In case there happens to be any sidetracking on wingloading: in my case, don't worry overmuch about wingloading. I am plumply small at 125lbs and can do whatever I want... within reason).


gowlerk  (C 3196)

Jul 16, 2014, 6:03 PM
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Re: [lepidoctora] Pulse 150 into Vector 308? [In reply to] Can't Post

UPT would be happy to address the issue of the anomaly in the chart. But they are closed Friday. Call them or email them.


reactor

Jul 16, 2014, 6:45 PM
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my current V308 has a OP143 reserve, i had fitted silhouette 150 and specter 150 which was very tight. then I had a pulse 135 which pack smaller then next canopy crossfire 119. so i guess, with your combination, it will fit very easily. you can considering up size your reserve to OP143 too.


GooniesKid

Jul 17, 2014, 1:35 PM
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Re: [lepidoctora] Pulse 150 into Vector 308? [In reply to] Can't Post

lepidoctora wrote:
Looking at possibly trading in my beloved larger Mirage for a trim Vector 308. Purpose: wingsuit.

Can anyone comment on fitting a Pulse 150 into a V308 with an Optimum 126? I'm flying that size Pulse now and would rather leave more room to play in the downsize direction.

It's weird because looking at the sizing chart I'd think a Pulse 150 would fit as "full fitting" but instead they have a Pulse 135 as full fitting alongside a Sabre 135. Which isn't the case with any of the other similar-sized canopies on the rest of the charts.

(In case there happens to be any sidetracking on wingloading: in my case, don't worry overmuch about wingloading. I am plumply small at 125lbs and can do whatever I want... within reason).

for your reference http://www.unitedparachutetechnologies.com/...Rig_Sizing_Chart.pdf


lepidoctora  (C 3681)

Jul 17, 2014, 3:24 PM
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Re: [reactor] Pulse 150 into Vector 308? [In reply to] Can't Post

Sounds like others have done it. I've seen the chart, as I mentioned, and am questioning a discrepancy. Thanks all!


hsams

Jul 17, 2014, 4:25 PM
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Re: [lepidoctora] Pulse 150 into Vector 308? [In reply to] Can't Post

Yep, I'd second that anomaly you've spotted. I'd even say, that a Pulse 170 will still fit.

Why?
1) the anomally. If you compare the Pulse with the Sabre2 they usually differ in 1 size in the same fitting category and in two sizes from standard->full fitting.
2) the above claim is somewhat real, since according to official PD documentation (http://www.performancedesigns.com/packingchart.asp) the Pulse packs 2 sizes smaller than a Sabre2.
Therefor my rough guest is the same as yours for the v308:

Pulse 170 full fitting
Pulse 150 standard fitting


(This post was edited by hsams on Jul 17, 2014, 4:26 PM)


lepidoctora  (C 3681)

Jul 21, 2014, 5:08 PM
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Re: [lepidoctora] Pulse 150 into Vector 308? [In reply to] Can't Post

Wrote to UPT. They confirm that a Pulse 150 will fit the 308. Did not specifically say anything about whether it would be full fitting or standard fitting.



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