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All advice and thorough information highly appreciated 

my current canopy is a Sabre2 ( W/L 1.13)  and made 80 skydive with .

the main problem with this canopy for me is rarely hard  and often off heading opening .

because of this I decided to change it and buy a Safire3  169sq.

I talked to some experts and one of them told me that , the hard and off heading opening of Sabre2 might be because of it's light wing load and if you 

choose a Sabre2 170sq ( W/L 1.27) this issue will be solved . do you guys agree with this idea ?

And also in general what canopy do you recommend ? Sabre2 170sq or Safire3 169sq. ?

I am 90 kg and totally have 400 jump . 

 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, iranianjumper said:

All advice and thorough information highly appreciated 

my current canopy is a Sabre2 ( W/L 1.13)  and made 80 skydive with .

the main problem with this canopy for me is rarely hard  and often off heading opening .

because of this I decided to change it and buy a Safire3  169sq.

I talked to some experts and one of them told me that , the hard and off heading opening of Sabre2 might be because of it's light wing load and if you 

choose a Sabre2 170sq ( W/L 1.27) this issue will be solved . do you guys agree with this idea ?

And also in general what canopy do you recommend ? Sabre2 170sq or Safire3 169sq. ?

I am 90 kg and totally have 400 jump . 

 

 

 

 

I would need to see your Sabre 2 and it's line trim to give you an opinion. Sabre 2s are not generally known to have a high number of off heading or hard openings. However, many of them have Spectra (micro-line) and these can go out of trim and cause problems. I don't know you well enough to recommend a downsize, but a Sabre 2 170 with that kind of wing loading would seem to be appropriate for someone with 400 jumps. Safire 3s and Sabre 2s are both good canopies and I can offer no opinion between them except to say that there is no canopy like a Sabre 2 for holding resale value. Nothing compares.

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20 hours ago, iranianjumper said:

All advice and thorough information highly appreciated 

my current canopy is a Sabre2 ( W/L 1.13)  and made 80 skydive with .

the main problem with this canopy for me is rarely hard  and often off heading opening .

because of this I decided to change it and buy a Safire3  169sq.

I talked to some experts and one of them told me that , the hard and off heading opening of Sabre2 might be because of it's light wing load and if you 

choose a Sabre2 170sq ( W/L 1.27) this issue will be solved . do you guys agree with this idea ?

And also in general what canopy do you recommend ? Sabre2 170sq or Safire3 169sq. ?

I am 90 kg and totally have 400 jump . 

 

 

 

 

Downsizing won't fix an issue with heading on opening.  First is to check and make sure all the lines on the canopy are in trim.  next, look at packing techniques and body position on opening.  Also, what is your body doing *during* the opening sequence ?  Are you watching your canopy snivel or staying in a stable position and letting it open ?

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