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Safire 2
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Safire 2
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Initiate all-out jumping and packing warfare with the Safire 2! This is a wing designed to be soft where you want it, tough when you need it and easy to fly all-round.

A lightly tapered shape, increased glide-ratio and a short recovery arc join forces to make this wing a highly predictable, hassle free beginner to mid-range canopy.

The Safire 2ís elliptical planform uses the latest technology without sacrificing the solidarity and safety of a square wing. You can avoid jumping outdated designs with limited performance and fly instead a highly versatile modern wing with responsive flight controls and more range.

Loaded lightly she is the vehicle to carry any beginner jumper to the ground safely, and for the intermediate and advanced jumper she will make your flying experience come alive with quick turns and a powerful flare. If youíre looking for superior opening qualities, exceptional glide, outstanding slow flight stability and enhanced safety the Safire 2 is the perfect choice.

Between the soft openings and hearty flare youíve got everything you need to make peace with the sky and the ground.

Added: 2002-05-05 | Last Modified: 2015-05-21 | Views: 16828 | Item ID: 301

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Safire vs Sabre 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: ricardop0318, 2014-01-05


Icarus got this one. After about 300 jumps between the two, I have to say that the Safire is a dream canopy in comparison to the unpredictable Sabre2. I like them both but Safire opens and behaves smoother. My two cents


Very safe 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: Bartskydive, 2013-09-03


After suffered a very hard opening on my trusty Sabre 2 190 (packing error!) which tore the Sabre, my rigger loaned me a demo Saffire 2. I weigh 100 kg so load it at approx 1.3.
After having put more than 500 jumps on the Sabre 2 and now about 15 on the Saffire, there is some good comparison between the two I would think.
For one, the lines of the Saffire are longer, probably tens of centimeters. Openings are a lot more consistent than a Sabre 2, not necessarily softer; my Sabre could open beautifully soft and on heading, but just not consistently so and had a tendency of turning on inflation.
The glide is MUCH flatter than the Sabre which is good because it will get you home and bad because it makes accurate landings more difficult. Imagine a very flat angle with angular scatter covers more area on the ground that the same scatter at a steeper angle. But generally it enhances safety.
Also in heavy traffic you can slow it down more than a Sabre 2 and stay up forever and wait for all the fast guys to clear the skies and land last.
Flare is markedly less than the Sabre 2. Didn't stand up landings a couple of times in zero wind conditions which very rarely happened with my Sabre.
No doubt the Saffire is a very safe canopy and a valuable piece of kit that takes well care of you but personally I'm not so sure if I would buy it and want to demo some other canopies before I decide. Mainly because I'm used to land exactly where I want and don't like to over or under shoot. With the flat angle of the Saffire I'm overshooting all the time and really need some getting used to.


Icarus Safire 2 169 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: krisd, 2012-07-27


I have recently done about 50 jumps on my new (secondhand, bought it when it had about 350 jumps)Safire 2 169. I have an exit weight of 92 kg, so WL around 1.21.

I have no other canopies in the same league to compare too. Other canopies I've jumped where either old big 7 cells (Fury 220) or student canopies (Manta 280).

I've started jumping my Safire when I had a total of 50 jumps.

I find it a very fun canopy to fly. It's predictable, has good and SOFT openings. If you keep your body position stable while deploying, you're going to have a smooth opening.

No cons so far.

Landing it is no problem. Canopy has lots of flare. I use a two-stage flare. Had one rough landing, but that was completely my fault. I don't blame the canopy for this.

You won't regret it if you get one.

For now I will continue jumping my Safire and if I will downsize one day, I'm going to look for a Safire II one size smaller! I like it!



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