I have a few questions about swooping safety that I have not been able to get answered sufficiently by just talking around the dropzone. I've, for better or worse, been trying to do high performance landings using a 170 safire 2 and now with my own 150 safire 1 since I had about 80 jumps. I'm not up to about 300 jumps and have the last 175 on the safire 1 150 and I'm very comfortable using the canopy. My post is not to discuss whether me swooping is a good idea, but I had a question about recovery arcs. I've gathered from discussions with more experienced jumpers that swooping canopies typically have long/longer recovery arcs in order to more easily put the canopy into a dive that in conducive to swooping. The canopy I've been using, Safire 1 150, has a very short recovery arc and seems to me to be a 'safer' canopy to swoop because it allows for corrections closer to the ground without worrying as much about putting the canopy into an unrecoverable dive. I realize this can create bad habits for when I would move to a more typical swooping canopy with a longer recovery arc, but as long as one realizes the difference do you think there are merits to swooping with a small recovery arc canopy? I'm not asking which is technically more efficient at getting a long swoop, but rather trying to gather if it would make sense to swoop a shorter recovery arc canopy for someone who wants to swoop recreationally and is willing to give up some of the performance longer recovery arc canopies offer for more safety. I hope this makes sense and is not too convoluted. Any thoughts greatly appreciated! Oh and I weigh about 210 out the door with gear if that matters to anyone commenting.