Crossfire 1 109 Flare in General Skydiving Discussions April 29, 2010 Yea check the brakes to be sure they are right. Also remember you downsized and eveything is different than your bigger canopy. I downsized and stayed on the same canopy too and the first landings werent great I noticed the same thing, no flare. Smaller canopy, smaller control surfaces = more input. Smaller is faster and has more lift but you have to learn how to use it. You need to loose the muscle memory from the old one and learn the new one. I went from final flare being at the lower rib cage to final flare all the way down as far as I could go. My flare point probably dropped a foot. It was fun learning how the smaller one flew and once I got it dialed in it was all tippie toe landings! Or there could be a problem with the canopy and Im rambling on for no reason....... You could have someone else jump it. Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone! I like to start my day off with a little Ray of Soulshine™!!