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  1. anomie168

    Zulu vs ZuluX

    Interesting, thank you for the feedback. I'm on a 152 and have always found the openings to be excellent. So is this the same canopy with a new lineset ?
  2. anomie168

    Zulu vs ZuluX

    I've seen references to the ZuluX by Aerodyne but the website is still showing the information for the Zulu. Can anyone tell me the differences between the two canopies ? Thanks !
  3. anomie168

    Best Canopy for Smaller Older Jumper

    I had a ZPX Pilot 168 and really enjoyed it. I downsized to a ZP 152 Zulu. I haven't flown a 168 ZP Pilot, but in my experience, there was nothing lacking in the flare.
  4. anomie168

    Best Canopy for Smaller Older Jumper

    You should really consider the Pilot (9 cell) or Safire 2 (or 3 I guess, I haven't flown one yet). They both have great openings but the Saf snivels longer. Both land really nicely as well.
  5. anomie168

    Stiletto vs. Zulu question

    Good Luck and I hope you enjoy it ! Practice your flares and stalls up high, I shortened my brake lines from standard and prefer it (after quite a few jumps). I have a lot of fun with my Zulu and can't wait to get back under it this weekend !
  6. anomie168

    Stiletto vs. Zulu question

    Sorry about the thread drift on this one, I totally missed responding to you. Going from a Stiletto to a Zulu in the same wingload isn't really changing much. In fact, I think the stiletto has a more aggressive planform. I load my Zulu at 1.3, so slightly under the 1.4 that they suggest. I find the canopy to be very responsive. It is sensitive to harness input, even at the loading I'm at on a 152. It has quick openings and all of my slick jumps have been nice, on heading openings. The Zulu is not recommended as a canopy for wingsuiting...and the only two times I've had linetwists were when I dropped a shoulder deploying. I have about 150 jumps on this canopy and love it.
  7. anomie168

    Stiletto vs. Zulu question

    No doubt, this makes sense. But this is something I have never seen or heard before (with respect to the Zulu) and was looking to find a source for this information. I jump a Zulu and this is news to me.
  8. anomie168

    Stiletto vs. Zulu question

    Alright smartass, let me rephrase. Where would someone else find information regarding an Aerodyne canopy that is apparently company supplied information since it is not posted on their website ? Many manufacturers post suggested jump numbers right where they describe their equipment or somewhere on their website. I was looking to independently verify that information. But you go ahead and believe everything you read on the internet.
  9. anomie168

    Stiletto vs. Zulu question

    This is news to me. Where do you find the 500 jump minimum ?
  10. anomie168

    Canadian Laws and wind tunnels

    Have never heard this. Your source?
  11. anomie168

    Similar to Katana, but newer design?

    I would think it's a little snappier than a Sabre 2 or a Saf. Close to maybe a stiletto, but still more forgiving. I really like it, but it has a pretty quick recovery. I haven't flown a crossfire, but I would think they are about the same level of sporty but the Zulu has a very short recovery arc.
  12. anomie168

    Similar to Katana, but newer design?

    I fly a Zulu and love it, but I think it would be a step down from a Katana
  13. anomie168

    Shortening laterals

    *not an expert on gear mods* BUT if Sunpath is willing to do the work, I would suggest at $150 for a rig that fits really well you have an easy decision. As to how good the fix is, again, if Sunpath does the work, I'd expect it to be up to manufacturer's standards (good to very good).
  14. anomie168

    Safire 3 vs. Pilot...

    What did you end up doing ? I jump a Zulu and love it, so it's funny to see you liked it over the Saf3/Pilot.
  15. anomie168

    First Rig - Making the most of a container

    Hi Doyle, Packing both the reserve and a main that *might* fit based on close comparisons will make your rigger complain. I'd try and avoid comparing the I4 and VC3 tray sizes because the VC3 has a slightly different shape...and completely different rig. I bought my Curv from RI and I would suggest you email them and ask them direct. As much as the VC4 isn't "as cool", other people have suggested that you can sell them for close to what you pay for them. And the VC3 isn't much cooler, haha. As for the Ultralight canopies, I have two of them (one base) and they aren't the same as ZP. They will wear out faster.