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Scirocco - new x-braced main by Skylark

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You're making a big deal out of the X-braced (and beyond) market, but you have to remember that those canopies represent just a sliver of the overall sport parachute market. If you design an even higher performance canopy, chances are it will be more complex and therefore more expensive, that wing would hold an even smaller market share.

Take PD for example. Since the Velo was released, it has produced one higher performance canopy, the Comp Velo, which is really just a Velo with some factory mods. In that same time, they have release the Pulse, Storm, Sabre2 and the Optimum Reserves (did I miss anything?). It shows you where they put their R&D time and money, and it ain't the leading edge of hgh performance.

There might be ten better ideas out there then X-bracing, but finding someone to develop them and build them into a canopy that jumpers can afford and want to jump is the real trick.

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Scirocco Speed Vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKe0D7Fnj4M&playnext=1&videos=z55yK5ne1gg&feature=sub


Scirocco Distance Vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t54UugVulNs

Sorry Don't know how to make it clicky......[:/]
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In that same time, they have release the Pulse, Storm, Sabre2 and the Optimum Reserves (did I miss anything?).




Yes, the ZERO.:)


The Katana and the Vengeance too.
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Yes, the ZERO.

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The Katana and the Vengeance too.



Zero, yes. Katana, yes. Vengeance, I'm not 100% sure came out after the Velo. Anyone know the release dates on those?

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Nice to see some new HP canopies being developed, the XF-15 is getting some good results too.



I've been having lots of fun with mine :)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_JrrwHC_hI
It's all fun and until someone loses an eye... then it's just a game to find the eye

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According to Skylark's web page, they are now selling the Scirocco.

Sizes from 64 to 124. Listed price is 1845USD for all sizes, one can choose between HMA-350 and HMA-400 lines and with or without a RDS. HMA-950 for lower steering lines. Comes with soft links.

The recommended wing loading is from 1.9 to 2.6. 2.2 to 2.5 for competition.

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Are there any more in depth or general reviews about this canopy anywhere?



Its been discussed a bit on a Russian forum, but the I can't make much sense of the google translation...
http://www.skycentre.net/index.php?showtopic=6791&st=140

"competitive large" is probably a comp velo. :)"the great" seems to be another google translate term for a velocity. :P

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Wow... $1845USD with a RDS too... That is a very good deal compared to a Comp Velo or a JVX… What is a JVX going for these days? Is the just the pre-production price?



They are in full production, but perhaps you ment introduction price? I really don't know. The web site doesn't say anything about it (I think, I only read the russian site via Google Translate). Perhaps they want to keep the price low to get more canopies out there to get some brand awareness?

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