As of the time of this writing, I have about 60 jumps. (my weight with gear is 195 lbs)I started out with a Sabre 190 which I love and still jump. My main chute now is a Tri 175. The Turbo ZX 185 is in my back-up rig. This thing is fast for a chute as big as it is. It is much faster than my Tri 175. My first landing was a bit of a shocker. The toggles are very responsive. The turns are great at altitude. Coming in on a straight in approach, you have to have a light touch or you will be all over the place. The flair is okay but nothing to write home about. I do a normal pro-pack and have no problems with openings. In general, I like the chute. Still prefer the Tri though.
A PD 218 7 Cell was one of my first canopies. I am 5'10", 180lbs with a total weight of about 200lbs. The canopy flew very well and felt very stable, especially when gusts of wind came up. Got spanked by this chute more than other F-111s. I found that by really rolling the nose, you can eliminate the spankings, but ROLL it. It has decent flare on landings, I felt better than several Falcons of the same size I have flown. All in all, it was not a bad first chute. You can usually find a good used one at a reasonable price too!