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skydivah1

Alright, I've gotta get this off my chest: LEIA??? You're naming a supposedly bad-ass canopy after a princess??

Did the marketing department take the day off that day?

Seriously, why don't you just call it the prancing butterfly. We'll all wear pink tu tu's when swooping it in.

Will you have to cut it away once a month when she's on the rag?

Is it too much for a swooper to see Satan's Breath on the bottom skin when he looks up??

For crying out loud...
Rant off...>:(



Actually, I believe their prototypes are named after porn stars ;)
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skydivah1

Alright, I've gotta get this off my chest: LEIA??? You're naming a supposedly bad-ass canopy after a princess??

Did the marketing department take the day off that day?

Seriously, why don't you just call it the prancing butterfly. We'll all wear pink tu tu's when swooping it in.

Will you have to cut it away once a month when she's on the rag?

Is it too much for a swooper to see Satan's Breath on the bottom skin when he looks up??

For crying out loud...
Rant off...>:(



what's the name of the canopy you created?

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ianmdrennan

***Alright, I've gotta get this off my chest: LEIA??? You're naming a supposedly bad-ass canopy after a princess??

Did the marketing department take the day off that day?

Seriously, why don't you just call it the prancing butterfly. We'll all wear pink tu tu's when swooping it in.

Will you have to cut it away once a month when she's on the rag?

Is it too much for a swooper to see Satan's Breath on the bottom skin when he looks up??

For crying out loud...
Rant off...>:(



Actually, I believe their prototypes are named after porn stars ;)


Yep ;)

Chris

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moonjumpster

Here's some videos of an 86 openings:

http://youtu.be/YxHUxPMTci8

I really had some crazy body positioning on opening on a couple of these...and she opens really nicely!:)



I don't think I'm ever going to be at the level to jump a Leia, but why can't every canopy open that nicely?!
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degeneration

***Here's some videos of an 86 openings:

http://youtu.be/YxHUxPMTci8

I really had some crazy body positioning on opening on a couple of these...and she opens really nicely!:)



I don't think I'm ever going to be at the level to jump a Leia, but why can't every canopy open that nicely?!

Because not every canopy is an Icarus ;)

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stayhigh

Have you jumped FX and VX???

They don't open well at all.



Have jumped an FX. Wasn't as nice as that vid of the Leia openings, but they were good enough to not have a cutaway. Twists once or twice, a couple of quick turns on opening, but nothing drastic.
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I guess it all depends on a personal preference right???

I think out of all x-brace canopy that is currently out there, VX and FX opens the quickest. I'm not talking about JVX or JFX.

Even than, JVX and JFX opens much faster than velo or xaos.

I remember FX being really sensitive to how I pack.
JFX opened like a dream compare to FX.
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degeneration

***Have you jumped FX and VX???

They don't open well at all.



Have jumped an FX. Wasn't as nice as that vid of the Leia openings, but they were good enough to not have a cutaway. Twists once or twice, a couple of quick turns on opening, but nothing drastic.

Not having to cut it away does not mean it opened well. I did several things to stop getting slammed by an FX85. Psycho packed it, bought an 24" f111 pilot chute on manufactures recommendation(which I attribute to mals on other canopies). That canopy did not open soft by any means. It hurt at times. The vx74 I jumped had this disconcerting forward/diving surge at the last minute upon full inflation. Neither I came close to chopping but neither opened as well as my previous two canopies.

My small reserve didn't malfunction when it opened at pretty much terminal during a bag lock but that does not mean I would want that opening every jump. Point is people are not talking about having malfunctions when discussing how well their canopy opens
That spot isn't bad at all, the winds were strong and that was the issue! It was just on the downwind side.

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Hi,

I've ordered one last week ( 79). Coming from a velo 84
Took the rds option of course..
Still having doubts about the internal sail material for the ribs.
Im worried it will pack bigger , maybe it will wear out quicker. effect on openings ?
Is the difference in performance that much ?
Any thoughts ?

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The 72 I jumped packed very small indeed, stupid small.

My Jvx 74 packs very tight in V304 with longish closing loop needed and the Leia 72 packs very loose. So small that I had to make the closing loop as small as it could possibly be.the pack-job was soft as a sponge.

I do not think you will have any issues with having the sail material for the internals. In fact I believe some people are going to have to buy smaller containers when they get their Leia if they have 306 or bigger.

what container/size do you have?

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The 72 I jumped packed very small indeed, stupid small.

My Jvx 74 packs very tight in V304 with longish closing loop needed and the Leia 72 packs very loose. So small that I had to make the closing loop as small as it could possibly be.the pack-job was soft as a sponge.

I do not think you will have any issues with having the sail material for the internals. In fact I believe some people are going to have to buy smaller containers when they get their Leia if they have 306 or bigger.

what container/size do you have?



Hi thx for the info. I have a 2 weeks old 306..
velo 84 is perfect for it , normaly it can take a velo 79
the guys at nz-sport said the lea packs a bit bigger then the velo ?

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A few days ago, I put in my order for a Prancing Butterfly. That's got to be the dumbest name ever. Butterflies fly. Butterflies do not prance.

If I stay with the hybrid, are there any special care concerns like the full sail? I don't particularly need the hybrid, its more of a want than anything else. If I compete, it's for fun and learning. I won't be winning any contests so that's not really of much concern.
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hookitt

I'm actually serious about the hybrid concern. Do I need to do anything different to care for it? I didn't see a thing about it in the FAQs.



The typical wear and tear on full sail canopy comes from packing and openings, the centre cells take the most abuse. With the Hybird option the ZP outer takes all the abuse , the internals really don't get affected. Packing wise I noticed as small increase , but nothing to be concerned about. You wont be disappointed.

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is there an option to get it hybrid if I have already put in my order? I have just gotten the auto confirmation so far. I thought the top skin was sail with the hybrid version (like the Pulse in a sense). If its only the ribs I would like to go that route. Can I leave my canopy packed or is that a bad idea?

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is there an option to get it hybrid if I have already put in my order? I have just gotten the auto confirmation so far.



Yes I believe you can if you contact them before it is cut, you can have any color as long as it is white (for the internals that is).

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Freeflaw

is there an option to get it hybrid if I have already put in my order? I have just gotten the auto confirmation so far. I thought the top skin was sail with the hybrid version (like the Pulse in a sense). If its only the ribs I would like to go that route. Can I leave my canopy packed or is that a bad idea?



Thats a good question about leaving the canopy packed with sail material. I would like to know.
On the peregrine you cant , if you leave it longer then 24 hours packed it will explode or something...
Any advice for the lea on this ?

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