Great simple canopy that just does it's job
Review by: Tsynique, 2014-08-12
I have tried Pilot (210 - 170 sizes), Spectre 150, Hornet 190 and Firebird Cayenne 150 before I got my Omega 149. Started jumping it at 140 jumps with WL of 1.23. All I can say that it's just perfect: flies fun, not dangerously aggressive but never slugish in turns, glides well, surfs real far and when you get used to flaring it landings become very gentle.
No matter how neatly I pack it, it deploys very soft and gently and on-heading. Even seems to ignore uneven body position during deployment sometimes. Sniveling takes a while. A really long while if you pack for a long snivel. I once had 7 seconds of snivel (confirmed with video). And it ends up in a very slow and gentle opening. I always thought that Pilots have the best openings in the market but now I know that Omega has even better.
Comparing with what I've flown I would say that it's faster than a Pilot or a Hornet, very similar speed and responsiveness to Spectre. However, it's not as ground-hungry as a Spectre.
All in all, this canopy is a skydivers friend - very loyal and understanding.