CNDHopper

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  • Main Canopy Size
    135
  • Main Canopy Other
    sabre2
  • AAD
    Vigil 2

Jump Profile

  • License
    C
  • License Number
    3829
  • Number of Jumps
    600
  • Tunnel Hours
    1
  • Years in Sport
    7
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    400
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Tracking
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    100
  • Freefall Photographer
    Yes

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  1. 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.
  2. CNDHopper

    Sabre2

    I think the Sabre 2 is a great canopy made by Performance Designs. I have owned a 190, 170, 150 and 135 throughout my skydiving progression. Here is a breakdown of my experience with those wings, exit weight around 200lb. Openings: Usually what the Sabre2 takes the most flak for, inconsistent headings on opening. Overall my experience is really good, most jumps are smooth and on heading, some have a small 90 turn and the random one a bit more. I would say the most consistent thing about this canopy opening is the closed-end cells. Anytime I had a 'bad' opening I would blame it on my body position or not coming out of the track enough, still totally acceptable openings though. Never had a line twist with this wing at any size. Control Inputs: Risers are a great tool for controlling the canopy, I found all the pressures to be acceptable and I can maneuver the canopy easily without having to use toggles. Fronts are great to get that dive started before a landing and rears feel powerful, though I don't have much to compare too (Mainly a Crossfire 1). Flare is sensational, practice stalls up top and it seems like you can pull the toggles down forever before it stalls. When coming in to land I never have any problem using my toggles to convert all my forward speed to lift. Harness: I have never really been impressed by the harness inputs on this wing. The crossfire I jumped for a while, was at less wingloading, but had way more control using the harness. I can definitely finish my 90 swoops with harness after some front riser input but I really have to lean to get some output. Overall, it's a great wing to learn on. I have about 600 jumps across different square footages and wingloadings and have loved every second under this canopy. I would call this wing the jack of all trades and master of none, there is a probably a canopy that does a specific thing better than this one but this is one where you could flare out your big WS, chuck your PC, then ride down and do a 270 and drag pond