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From openings to landings: Stress-Free Fun The Pulse is a lightly elliptical nine cell canopy designed for the active intermediate to experienced "fun jumper." Pack volume has been reduced significantly, by combining our proprietary low bulk fabric technology with our well-known zero-p fabric. The Pulse can give you stress free on heading openings, a very flat glide and easy landings. It is highly responsive, very capable, and lots of fun to fly.

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Pulse 170 130 jumps later 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: NATiON, 2013-08-30

After 130 Jumps on this canopy, I feel i can give you a pretty solid review.

Ill keep this short and sweet.
-The canopy Packs better than any canopy out there Period.
-Openings are Soft and on heading. Probably the nicest openings of any canopy I have flown. 600-700 ft snivel on average.
-Toggle input is nice and soft and the canopy turns about the same as the sabre 2. but with a far better glide. long spots are not a problem.
- front risers are pretty stiff. Rear stalls are fun. give it a try. this canopy has great recovery.
- FLARE.. Well.. there really isnt any.. sorry but its true.. Im loading it 1:1.1 and if there is a flare in this canopy I cant seem to find it. If you dont mind skidding in your landings then dont worry about it. Keep your speed up and you can run out the landings if you want.
PD changed the brakes on the bigger Pulse canopies because of bad flare.. I think they should address this issue on all of them..
If you wrap the toggles and bring it to the edge of stall you can feel the same flare as a sabre2. I dont like risking a stall so i dont do this.

The bottom line is that this canopy is awesome - PD Please fix the Brakes, and this canopy will dominate. Im still considering a new Pulse 150.


Great canopy 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: Anachronist, 2013-08-11

Demo'd a Pulse 210 at a 1.2/1.3 WL and put about 10 jumps on it. Freakin awesome! Deployment was comfortable and "prompt;" very stable and usually on heading. Toggle and riser input is very responsive and the flare is fantastic. The recovery arc is very very short. As soon as you stop giving input it wants to level out and does so quickly. To me (non-swooper) I like that. Was very easy to judge the glide which is quite flat and landings are very comfortable. Many of my jumps were on a wingsuit and I found the deployments to be very stable. The pack size is nice and small and it is easier and faster to pack I thought as well. 5 stars all day long.


Pulse 150 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: HUPRA, 2013-01-18

After doing around 50 jumps on a Pulse 150, W/L 1.3. I can say that it is a great little canopy.

Its openings were, in my opinion, somewhere between a Sabre 1 and a Sabre 2, and always on heading. Its controls seemed shorter than that of a Sabre, I found its flair to be slightly less powerful as well, although sill easy to land.

Its glide on full drive was a lot flatter than a Sabre 1 or 2, and slightly more so than a Pilot.

One of the best things about this canopy for me was its small volume and ease of packing, the 150 packed down to the size of a 135 Sabre.

Because of this, I would recommend this canopy to someone who is looking for a second, perhaps larger, canopy for day to day jumps that they can use in the same container as their sub-100 ft x-braced swooping machine.

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