I fly a Spectre 150, weigh 200 pounds out the door, so my wing loading is 1.33... It opens so smooth, one time I almost started to cutaway, but it was just doing what it does, open smoothly...
All openings are on heading, unless of course, you're the one who is off course or still flying horizontally... But even in this scenarios, it is very forgiving.
I can tell you, that on my wing loading, it flies faster than my friends heatwave 135 (similar to a stiletto)which he loads around 1.4 and always opens on a line twist. I have to fly heavy on my rear risers so we can fly together.
Front Risers: It responds good enough to riser inputs, however, it needs to go from a slow flight (breaks on) to a front riser pull to respond. This is on my specific case. It simply flies fast, so the lift is to great to pull on front risers.
Rear Risers: Super Docile! you can do almost anything... fly so slow you'll see other canopies just going by. However (on my wing loading), Stalls are very nasty, specially if you're not prepared.
Landings: On my wing loading, it responds fast and accurate enough to do all the landing pattern on harness turns only. leaving your toggles up high for a nice swoopy-kida landing. Flares are not as powerful as on a Sabre, it tends to sink more (again on my wing loading) but no trouble at all. If you flare low you'll get a nice swoopy finish! If want to stop on a dime, just start flaring higher and progressively.