I bought this as my first canopy after about 60 jumps. My very first opening had line twists and I entered a dive; the canopy quickly returned to normal flight, allowing me time to kick out of the twists. All other openings have been soft and on heading. It responds quickly to toggle inputs and is a blast to fly. Front risers inputs are what you'd expect from a big canopy. The glide ratio is great if you have to cover a lot of ground. I fly in Denver and even on hot, no wind days I'm able to get enough flare to land nicely. I'm loaded at 1:1.