Reviews for Cayenne Light
Average Rating : 3.33 out of 5
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Review by: othonas33, 2013-11-23
Perfect openings! Seriusly the openings are very persistent on heading, but lets face it: its always body position dependant.
No end cell closures like SOME other... lovely flare and at 1.1 wing loading gets me lots of flying time... Try it
Cayenne light 170 is a hospital visit canopy
Review by: airtiger, 2013-09-25
Pretty stoked to get my awesome batwing design Cayenne light 170 with HMA lines. Looked awesome. Entire rig was a new Firebird, including container, reserve and main canopy. Had a professional packer do the all the first pack jobs as this is a very slippery zp canopy. Only jumped it 5 times, and 3 of those times, even after tweaking the nose and trying extreme nose roll, I experienced what can only be described as "holy shit that was fu$#%in hard". Two weeks later, after refusing to jump it anymore, I am still in severe neck pain. I believe I have every right to grade openings being an avid BASE jumper as well, even on 4 second delay slider off BASE jumps, I have never been slammed so hard by any canopy ever. I would rather take a severe head low BASE exit with chest strap neck burn combined with a slammy 7 cell opening any day than jump that Cayenne light 170 again.
Note: on the very first jump, after being experiencing severe body stretch and a massive whack of a an opening, I attempted to pull the slider kill lines in and immediately saw a rip at the trailing edge of each slider kill line channel about an inch long. WTF?? Brand new canopy, remember that. Second jump saw those slider rips open up even more, and by the fifth jump I could not collapse my slider, merely pulled it down as far as I could and swore all the way to the landing area. I believe the simple solution is a bigger slider, perhaps domed. But the real solution is to get rid of this canopy as it may have severe design flaws in the trim and in the quality control. If my slider rips on the first jump, what the hell else is going to fall apart on that canopy. Flys nice enough once open and flares quite well. But what good is that if your neck is broken on opening?? Recommendation is NO NO and NO.
Awesome Wingsuit Canopy
Review by: skyflyer28900, 2013-08-12
I purchased a 150 to put in my wingsuit rig because of the low pack volume. It's a docile canopy that opens on heading almost always. Controls are responsive and predictable. Sometimes the openings can be quick but with a simple roll of the nose the cayenne will snivel well. I love the logos on the wing, it makes it stand out. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
A great Canopy
Review by: packing_jarrett, 2013-05-29
The first thing you'll notice is the awesome art work appliqued on the bottom and top surface of the wing. Even with the big logo the Cayenne light will pack very small; at least one size smaller. eg: a 150 sqft packs like a 130 sqft.
The openings are usually soft and on heading but every once in awhile they can be a little brisk.
The glide is very flat. This canopy will get you back from even the longest spots. It has a great flare and with the right pilot, it can swoop across the ground far and fast.
Ask for a demo. you won't be disappointed.
Cayenne 150 (not Cayenne Light )
Review by: mparker5610, 2012-07-16
I bought a lightly used Cayenne 150, was a little learey not knowing to much about it, but glad I did now. Have about 40 jumps on it now. Fun to fly, very responsive,a little shakey in high winds but not to bad. Openings are quick but not hard as long as you roll the nose and pro pack it. Have only had 3 off heading openings out of about 40 jumps. Has a great glide, little rear riser and it will get you back with no prob. Compares to the Saber 2, just with no end cell closure. The fabric is a bit thicker than the normal zp, so it packs like a 160. The colors/design with the 3 triangle shapes is different and stands out. Overall will keep it till I'm ready to downsize.
Like torture? get one!
Review by: Kyron, 2012-02-13
I had to do about 40 jumps on the Cayenne Light 170 and about 25 openings sucked. The were crazy hard and often ended up with line twists.
The glide of course was great and it has a quite flat trim compared to other intermediate canopies. The distotion was amazing it never stoped to wobble around even when there seemed to be no wind and turbulence at all.
After that experience that actually brought me to the chiropractor I moved on to a Sabre2...
No spannwise distortion, soft openings, no line twist in 80 jumps and always great landings.