Dan'sMagic 9: Understanding the Game
4-way competition explained from first principles...
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 to me like there is no downside to upsizing
But, with my new 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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