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    Freeflying
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    Swooping
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  1. Funny enough, I did ask. The coating of sail doesn’t go away, it will always be more rigid than ZP. Also note that ZP gets softer as time goes on but the coating on it doesn’t flake away. I’m not flying a peregrine, but I do have a petra with approx 350 jumps on it and there is no ‘flaking’. However, getting back to hybrid valkyries, the hybrid will always outperform regular zp.
  2. Thanks for the response. This is quite interesting, I don’t remember PD saying anything like this. I’ll have to put it to the test. My hybrid valk has approx 200-250 jumps now and the ribs are not showing any sign of deterioration.
  3. Hey man, got 2 questions for you. 1. Will sail ribs on a hybrid valkyrie just loose the coating and become just like a normal Valkyrie? If so I guess this process would be accelerated...like quicker than 300 jumps? 2. What is the best way to store/keep full sail wings? Keeping it loose in a garbage bag? Thanks
  4. The first one looked good ;) JK...good job. I'm good with 270, trying to understand 450.
  5. Hey, what's your starting altitude at the top and at the snap? (For these jumps in particular)
  6. >>I know it to be true from experience and observation
  7. I gots questions...and obviously no coach, lol. So using weights changes wing loading BUT.... I have a feeling it is not the same as downsizing on the same model...or is it? Let's be specific, if I have a VC90 and my exit weight is 180lb. AND I have a weight belt with 0-22lb range. Therefore, my loading could be between 2.0-2.24. If there were no weights and I downsized the canopy only (same model), it would look like this: VC90 @ 2.0 VC84 @ 2.14 VC79 @ 2.27 VC75 @ 2.4 So the question is...would the weight belt substitute canopy size for progression? I have a feeling its NO, probably something to do with how big the wing is... drag factor. If you know for sure the scientific answer with the math, let me know!!! Set me straight mofos :D
  8. I want to see your right side rotation approaches....270's and 450's. Let's limit it to ones that crush the target only. 'Cmon, time to brag :)
  9. Thanks everyone for the responses. I guess the changeable version is the most simple and versatile option. And yes sorry I did get my wl incorrect. It is 1.77 (geez). I'm not in a hurry so will fly conservatively for a while.
  10. Hey everyone, I have recently downsized to a Katana 107, loading it approx 1.89. I realize I am only starting to learn how to swoop in a fairly serious capacity. I was on a Stiletto 120 for the last +\-350 jumps and feel good under that canopy. That's the background rumble, so I am trying to decide between a cypress or a cypress speed. I understand the regular cypress activates at 78mph and the speed at 96mph and turns off at 330 ft. My questions are: 1- Will I even be accelerating to these speeds under my current canopy if I am performing 270's from around 700ft? 2- What canopy would be required to reach these speeds when performing 270's? (Approx 190lb with gear). Also taking into notice that the next logical step is a cross braced canopy (I assume this makes a difference). Our season is over here, otherwise I would take a speed tracking device with me.
  11. That's what I thought it was but wasn't 100%. Thanks for clearing it up for me :)
  12. I'm reading the PD Katana flight charachteristics and came across this phrase: " Experienced high-performance pilots understand the concept of being “in the corner,” and know that it is both dangerous and inefficient." What does this mean exactly?
  13. Thanks for the replies, it's what I figured. The trouble is I already have the thing, so I'll have to make do. But...I just ordered the small quad quick release off paragear, I think it may be filed/grinded enough to make it work. We shall see... Thanks again.