Tip Tuesday: Landing Patterns
Heading to a new DZ? Here are a few tools from Flight-1's Justin Price to help you scope it out before you even get there...
Ever considered upsizing your canopy? I have always chosen a canopy that would treat me best in all possible scenarios. A parachute that will open and land softly under all conditions.
PD's Katana 107 has been my canopy of choice for several years. It opens slowly every jump and I can land it downwind, crosswind, at sea level and at 5,000 feet. It doesn't require I do a turn to build up speed and I can even land it in deep brakes if I have to. I can fly it in a pattern with hundreds of canopies without negatively affecting them or them me.
Sounds like there is no downside to upsizing
But, with my hip replacement I'm anticipating wanting to have a little more cushion and a little less speed. I'm upsizing to a PD Stiletto 120. The gain being less risk of injury and more years enjoying this fantastic sport. The downside being I won't be going quite as fast on landing. Sounds to me like there is no downside to upsizing.
Are you jumping a canopy that's got your back:
It's a good question to ask yourself.
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