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Once you have your Solo Certificate, you may decided to start experimenting with different sizes of canopies. This is generally encourage, but remember,experimenting with different canopies has put many experienced people into the hospital. It is important to always jump canopies that are within your ability to fly. Before considering canopy downsizing, you must be proficient with the size of canopy that you are currently flying. This is when you must be very honest with yourself.
First off, why would you want a smaller sized parachute?
- Increased performance in higher winds
- Better performance in turbulent conditions
- Overall, increased performance characteristics (higher wing loadings can be fun!)
- Can fit into a more compact, and perhaps, comfortable rig
Now, why would you NOT want a smaller sized parachute?
- smaller margins for error
- faster landings
- less time to deal with conflicting traffic
- less time to look for potential alternative landing areas during an off-DZ landing
previously correctable situations may become high-speed malfunctions (e.g. line
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Catherine Bernier is a skydiver based in Quebec, Canada and in order to go through the off-season while staying connected to her sport, she decided to start a brand new YouTube channel all about skydiving. From tips & tricks videos to interviews & gear reviews the channel brings a fresh place for skydivers to find useful information to become better & safer skydivers.
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