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  1. DylanH

    Max vertical descent rate

    My best vertical speed run up high is 105mph at 9k on a Petra 68 at 3.3ish. I haven't had a chance to take my Petra 62 for a high pull loaded up to see what I can get it to. My best ground runs on the 62 have been peaking in the mid to low 90's vertical on the roll out. That's at a 3.4-3.65 WL doing a 630. For a work wing I just moved from a JVX 72 to a VK67(non-hybrid / not full rds) loaded at 2.7. I have been doing 630's and getting in the low 80's on the 10 or so turns I have done with it. The DZ's I have been jumping at are all about 300ft MSL. 17-15-14 Petra 68 3.3.CSV 17-58-58 VK 67 2.7.CSV 19-32-27 Petra 62 3.65.CSV
  2. DylanH

    Max vertical descent rate

    Thanks for the data daffes. I am interested to see both max speeds on landing and the terminal speeds up high. I realize the up high terminal speeds can vary greatly based on air density etc. but I figured if people post all the info or a flysight file along with the number you can still get a general idea. I have had an opportunity to fly most of the modern wings out currently, but not enough jumps on each to load them all up as much as I'd like. So this is my way of trying to get that data instead. On that post you linked I can't seem to find out how to see the data files on each of the posts since the website overhaul. Do you know how to view them? They don't seem to show up like yours have on here.
  3. For those who are using Flysights while under smaller wings on the higher end of the WL spectrum, what is the max vertical descent rate you have been able to get to? I would be interested to know all the details along with the speed(wing type, size, WL and altitude).
  4. DylanH

    Petra vs. Sofia

    Petra page? Is that a post or a specific page I am not aware of? I don't own either wing. In the process of deciding which to order. I have only flown Sofia, but I will have a slightly larger Petra to try out from a friend soon. Have been talking with a few knowledgeable people on the subject since I posted this and got some solid feedback. I saw on your profile you fly a Petra, do you do XRW with it? If so, what loading do you generally run and do you run any modifications on the Petra (lineset, trim etc.)? I really am interested in hearing from everyone.
  5. DylanH

    Petra vs. Sofia

    I was told that 60 is the cut off point. The sub 60's are for special people only I guess. Just did a few jumps yesterday on a Sofia 64 with just under 40lbs of lead on getting me to 3.4WL. The freaks were quite happy with that. My body at the end of the day, not so much.
  6. DylanH

    Petra vs. Sofia

    Yeah, easier for big guys to do that. I'm roughly 180lbs out the door, so even on the smallest canopy sizes I have to put on a fair amount of lead to load up. I have no jumps on Petra's but on one of my first jumps on a Sofia loaded at under 2.8 I was able to fly with someone in a Freak. So the steepness can be a benefit to avoid having to haul serious lead. But that's why I am posting. Interested to hear from those with Petra's.
  7. DylanH

    Petra vs. Sofia

    Basically Sofia is steeper. Wingsuiters prefer the forward speed of the Petra but the sink of the Sofia. The guy I was talking with from NZ said if he was doing only XRW he would use a Sofia. Didn't go into a whole lot of detail.
  8. DylanH

    Petra vs. Sofia

    Looking for opinions on the Petra vs the Sofia from those who have flown them. Differences, similarities etc. I have already talked a bit with NZ about both wings but I am curious what others have to say about how they fly at different WL's in the XRW environment. Trying to decide on which one to get.
  9. DylanH

    Vertex Jumpsuit

    I have one of their shorty freefly suits. Haven't had a chance to fly it yet but the fit and build quality both seem good. For reference, I got mine as a tight fit. Some pics of my suit in the link. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wo3qra9koqtz4b4/AACnbk7uvJ_OMf1k22qyo6Fka?dl=0