Glide Ratios? in Wing Suit Flying December 21, 2011 QuoteQuoteQuote I'm not sure that glide RATIO is controlled much by amount of fabric. A poorly flown suit of any size will have a poor GR. A poorly flown suit with a lot of fabric can appear to have great glide ratio. GR is a measurable quantity and is equal o the Cl/Cd of the suit as flown by the pilot. Appearance has nothing to do with it. Ha fun in la la land Prof. In the real world design is driven by what appears (competition results) to be better glide. Let us reduce the competition window to a 1000 feet after a 3000 foot dive and claim to fly 8:1. The birds will still shit on us, our cars and our wingsuits. Go grab a paraglider or a hangglider if you want to soar.