First my experience level. 180 jumps, older jumper in late 50s who needed a soft opening canopy. That was my primary objective, soft and snively openings. I bought a used Fusion 210 loaded at 1.3:1. Openings are so soft, and like others have stated, the inflation phase at the end of deployment can get a little wild with some off-heading openings. However, I always limit my jumps to no more than 4 in a group, bigway jumps are not my thing nor will they ever be. I ensure I have tracked a full five seconds from breakoff, never any lower than 5,500, and give notice to all jumpers in my group. In my age group, hard openings can and do kill, and after having one on my first large canopy where I was temporarily knocked out, I vowed never to have it happen again. I have put over 70 jumps on this Fusion 210, and all of them have been smooth, gentle, and fun. The flight characteristics are even better, with a flare so powerful it took me by surprise on the first few jumps compared to my Pilot.