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New Prototype NZ Aerosports 'Petra-lite'

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:) The Storm comment caught me by surprise!

First... as far as I can see this is still a concept canopy. While it may end up as something you can buy, for now it is in the early stages.

Second- the marketing line with this seems like it is positioning this wing the same way as they positioned the JFX after the summer of love. Something to the effect of- a canopy for experienced elliptical pilots who want more, but don't want to go all out with a JVX> try the JFX. Cross braced, higher performance than their non Xbrace line, but not at the edge like the JVX at the time. I wasn't surprised to see them posting this one and positioning it similarly.

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Just to catch up and reply to a few questions.

Petra- lite can be used with a full RDS without any problems at terminal.

Also i'd like to clarify that Petra can also be used terminal, with a full RDS and 300 lines, 90% of our comp jumpers ( including Nick) are happy to use her in this configuration. In fact she opens nicer than any other canopy i've ever owned.


We have collected a vast amount of feed back from a lot of our sponsored jumpers about Petra-lite and are quite confident at this stage with the platform. We are currently tweaking the design for an anticipated release.


Chris

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piisfish

is it me (or the colors), but is the profile much "thicker" than on a regular Petra ?



Hey, yes the frontal area is larger ,this was the very first prototype we made in the Petra-lite project, we discovered a few things about this platform and refined the design a little more and came up with the next prototype in the series. I'll post a few photos of her later on. :-)

Chris.

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Sakeryzf

OK so here she is ;

This summer we’ve been experimenting with a brand new series of prototypes! We’ve nicknamed this version Petra Lite.

She’s a 7-cell (21-chamber) crossbraced performance wing designed using Petra technology and shaping, and to date we’ve made several iterations.

Standby for more news, photos and the normal carnage videos from our exciting new R&D project!

Feel free to ask as many questions as you like!

Cheers

Chris.



Is that Calamity Chris flying it?? Well, then any bloke could jump it!

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As promised, here is the 2nd prototype we designed after learning a thing or two from Bridget. Over all this canopy was much less twitchy and performance was incredible from the very beginning.... But we weren't done yet ;-)

Here's a few pics of us playing around at 'work' :-D

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As promised, here is the 2nd prototype we designed after learning a thing or two from Bridget. Over all this canopy was much less twitchy and performance was incredible from the very beginning.... But we weren't done yet ;-)

Here's a few pics of us playing around at 'work' :-D



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http://vimeo.com/89085167

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Meet our second prototype Candy! She's our latest audition for Petra's 7-cell sister.
She's less curvaceous than the bodacious Bridget, but she's way more sleek and sexy.
The Petra Project Episode II: The ZP 7-cell version of Petra is being designed for pilots with hundreds of jumps on highly loaded crossbraced canopies. It's a canopy for everyday, but not for everyone. The goal is for it to out-perform every other ZP canopy on the market, but have the low pack-volume and longevity of ZP (rather than competition specific sail canopies).



Dayum!!!

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http://vimeo.com/89085167

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Meet our second prototype Candy! She's our latest audition for Petra's 7-cell sister.
She's less curvaceous than the bodacious Bridget, but she's way more sleek and sexy.
The Petra Project Episode II: The ZP 7-cell version of Petra is being designed for pilots with hundreds of jumps on highly loaded crossbraced canopies. It's a canopy for everyday, but not for everyone. The goal is for it to out-perform every other ZP canopy on the market, but have the low pack-volume and longevity of ZP (rather than competition specific sail canopies).



Dayum!!!



Cheers :) enjoy the video! Chris

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