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Nerra

How aggressively did you down size?

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1-7 Navigator 260
8-11 Navigator 240
12-20 Navigator 210

*bought own rig*

21-300 Pilot 188 @1.3
And that's where I'm going to stay for 100-150 jumps until I'm able to fly it properly. Then probably going to downsize to a 170ish :-D Yeah, I'm pretty slow compared to others... :D


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List is more or less in correct order. Canopies I only did a few jumps on may not be 100% accurately listed in the proper place as they were borrowed while I had another wing I was flying. One abrupt meeting the ground at just under 500 jumps when I tried the Xaos 78. Just bruises though.

Exit weight: 180lbs

Canopy Size Jumps

Nav 260 - 3
Nav 220 - 5
Solo 190 - 10
Sabre 2 170 - 2
Spectre 150 - 20
Sabre 2 150 - 2
Sabre 135 - 150
Stiletto 135 - 110
Samurai 136 - 20
Nitron 120 - 1
Jedei 105 - 250
VX 96 - 10
Xaos-21 78 - 1
JVX 83 - 200
JFX 89 - 1
Velocity 84 - 10
JVX 75 - 20
JVX 72 - 700
Leia 74 - 10
Leia 69 - 60
Valkyrie 71 - 20
Helix 74 - 1
Airwolf 75 - 6
Leia 72 - 20
Sofia 64 - 20
Petra 69 - 4

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DylanH

List is more or less in correct order. Canopies I only did a few jumps on may not be 100% accurately listed in the proper place as they were borrowed while I had another wing I was flying. One abrupt meeting the ground at just under 500 jumps when I tried the Xaos 78. Just bruises though.

Exit weight: 180lbs

Canopy Size Jumps

Nav 260 - 3
Nav 220 - 5
Solo 190 - 10
Sabre 2 170 - 2
Spectre 150 - 20
Sabre 2 150 - 2
Sabre 135 - 150
Stiletto 135 - 110
Samurai 136 - 20
Nitron 120 - 1
Jedei 105 - 250
VX 96 - 10
Xaos-21 78 - 1
JVX 83 - 200
JFX 89 - 1
Velocity 84 - 10
JVX 75 - 20
JVX 72 - 700
Leia 74 - 10
Leia 69 - 60
Valkyrie 71 - 20
Helix 74 - 1
Airwolf 75 - 6
Leia 72 - 20
Sofia 64 - 20
Petra 69 - 4




Why did you only do 1 jump on the Xaos?

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Willi91

***Usually I've been very reluctant to post this kind of information for the reason that I don't want to listen to all the flaming it could result in. But since I just came home from a canopy course where I received a lot of nice words from my coach about my flying, I couldn't care less about the potential flaming, so here it goes :)
#0-40: PD-260/230/210
#41-50: Sabre2 190
#51-190: Sabre 170
#191-299: Sabre2 135
#300-400: Sabre2 120
#401-624: Katana 120
#624-632: Katana 107
#633-now: Velocity 96 @ WL 2.0

Back when I was flying my Sabre 170, I almost smashed myself. That is without a doubt the most valuable lesson I have ever had in this sport and I will never forget it.
My transition to the Katana was because my canopy coach told me that I was ready for it, and the transition to the Velo was because i felt ready for it. After seeing my fly the Velo, my coach was impressed with my flying.
If you want to downsize and especially if you want to downsize as agressively as I have, please do yourself the favour of speaking to someone who knows what he/she is talking about.



This is fun reading!

I must say that I've learnt a lot and I've become smarter over the last couple of years since writing my first post on this thread. But to be honest, the only downsizes I kind of regret are the first ones. Going to a Velo when I did was a fine decision - but only combined with the fact that I received good coaching!

If you have your head up your ass thinking you know it all, skydiving is not the sport for you. But if you're willing to learn from qualified people and to do what you're told, even though it might be the most fun thing to do, you're probably going to do good.

For the last 300-250 I've been flying a Comp Velo 90 which I don't plan on swapping out for something smaller anytime soon. It's fast enough for me.

A year ago I tried a VK. Then I bought one ;-)
Did 150 or so jumps on a VK90 and now I have a VK84. Awesome canopy. I was worried that it would be too small for work jumps, but luckily it isn't. I love that canopy!

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DylanH

I didn't like the short control range and the lack of rears in comparison to the JVX trimmed VX I was flying before. Also chose to take a step back to my 105 Jedei after rear riser stalling the Xaos and hitting the ground.



Great info, sadly rear riser stalls happen pretty much without warning, when you need them most and the wing dropping you is instantaneous. Thanks

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28337

45 jumps - military canopy
10 jumps - 260 7-cell classic
3 jump - dolphin 195 (1.1:1)
8 jumps - flimingo 190 (1.1)
6 jumps - spectre 190 (1.1)
3 jumps - ozon 170 (1.2)
110 jumps - flamingo 150 (1.4)
16 jumps - sabre2 150 (1.4)
166 jumps - magellan 130 (1.6)
64 jumps - odyssey 130 (1.6)
125 jumps - odyssey 120 (1.8)
99 jumps - velo 103 (2.0-2.2)
currently own CompVelo96 (2.2-2.3)

and I still keep jumping 260-280sq.f accuracy canopy (military jumps) - about 200 jumps for now.

205 jumps - CompVelo96 (2.3-2.5)
switched to AirWolf84 (2.6)

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An other newbie here.

1-7 (AFF): Navigator 260 - WL:0.82
8-47: Solo 230 (rental) - WL:0.93
48-57: Solo 210 (rental) - WL:1.01
58-87: Pilot 188(rental) - WL:1.14
88-...: Silhouette 190 (my own rig) - WL:1.13

Tomorrow I'll jump for the first time with my own rig containing a Silhouette 190.
I've seen in this topic that some other people jumped with a Silhouette 190. Have read some greate reviews about it. Would any one here share his experiences with the Silhouette 190? PM is fine so we don't spoil this topic :)

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T10 - 1
TU - 3
PC - 2
PD260 - 24
PD210 - 3
Nimbus 180 - 57
Sabre 170 - 65
Monarch 155 - 64
Stilleto 120 - 255
Vengeance 120 - 75
Chrossfire 2 124 - 179
VE 103 - 136
VE 90 - 93
Leia 89 - 10

Quite a few demos, a few hundred Tandems and crew (lighting 143 - currently owned)

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(edited)

1-15 jumps  Silhouette 260

15-25 jumps Silhouette 230

25-50 jumps Silhouette 210

50-53 jumps Silhouette 190

53-200 jumps Pulse 170

200-250 jumps Sabre 2 150

250-330 jumps Storm 135

330-430 jumps Katana 120

430-720 jumps Katana 107

720-1030 jumps JFX 84

1030 and still going @arund 1200 jumps JFX 79 WL around 2.3-2.4

waiting for Anna from NZ Aerosports :)

 

Edited by Wirzael

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3 hours ago, Wirzael said:

1-15 jumps  Silhouette 260

15-25 jumps Silhouette 230

25-50 jumps Silhouette 210

50-53 jumps Silhouette 190

53-200 jumps Pulse 170

200-250 jumps Sabre 2 150

250-330 jumps Storm 135

330-430 jumps Katana 120

430-720 jumps Katana 107

720-1030 jumps JFX 84

1030 and still going @arund 1200 jumps JFX 79 WL around 2.3-2.4

waiting for Anna from NZ Aerosports :)

 

Is Anna replacing the Petra??

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On ‎8‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 2:02 PM, rjklein4470 said:

Is Anna replacing the Petra??

No, it should be a replacement for JVX

Something between Leia and JFX, nice long dive but not as responsive on harness as a leia, which should be good for freestyle.

This is what they say at least.

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Jumps, Canopy, Size, WL
0-50, Rentals, 190+, <1.0
50-150, Sabre2, 190, 1.0
150-300, Sabre2, 170, 1.1
300-450, Sabre2, 150, 1.3 to 1.5
450-600, Sabre2, 135, 1.6

I thought I took an aggressive downsizing approach (male in my 20s). I have done 3 structured canopy courses up until now and I have felt really competent landing all those wings in all conditions on the dot. Kind of want to switch planforms but still need to dial in my SA2 135 before changing it up, this wing is impressive.

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On 11/10/2018 at 12:51 AM, 28337 said:

military canopy - 45
260 7-cell students - 10
dolphin 195 (1.1:1) - 3
flimingo 190 (1.1) - 8
spectre 190 (1.1) - 6
ozon 170 (1.2) - 3
flamingo 150 (1.4) - 110
sabre2 150 (1.4) - 16
magellan 130 (1.6) - 166
odyssey 130 (1.6) - 64
odyssey 120 (1.8) -125
velo 103 (2.0-2.2) - 99

CompVelo96 (2.3-2.5) - 205
AirWolf84 (2.6) - 165

switched to WAirWolf84 (2.75)

 

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On 5/6/2014 at 1:50 PM, Nerra said:

Interested to know people's accounts of how quickly or aggressively they down sized canopy.

Please, this is not a thread for people to start preaching the dangers of downsizing. We are not all created equal and different folks are willing to take more risks than others. To some this is silly but to the majority, jumping out of a plane in the first place is just plain stupid (let's not forget that).

Let's hear your downsizing story (good or bad).

Downsized from 230 to a 170 at 20 jumps, and downsized from my 9 cell 170 to a 6 cell 135 at 75 jumps, and am still landing without having to take a single step...all this downsizing and i still dont feel fast enough

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