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#1 tourist

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:03 PM

I have done the search on DZ.Com and it all gets a bit confusing.

Has anyone hear got any experience of the Firebird Cayenne?

I have been recomended a Safire 2 but I am looking at this as an alternative,...........got to look at the alternatives.
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#2 sj

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:07 PM

I can get you one to demo if you like. Just let me know what size.
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#3 tourist

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 01:24 PM

Thank you for the offer, I was initially after some impressions though.

I have Jersey earmarked as my European supplier of choice for whatever anyway.......no VAT :shock: .
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#4 Jamie.booth

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 01:35 PM

Why not take Al up on his offer and make your own mind up!! Theres no better impression than your own!

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#5 tourist

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 02:20 PM

I know, but as a newbie to this I am still open to the opinions of others but will make up my own mind as to what I spend my pocket money on.

As it is I shall probably go for a safire 2....I put my German brain into gear last night and read up some German language posts on DZ.Com and a couple of threads on German forums........The weight is against rather than for Cayennes. Cost seems to be the main factor people choose to buy a new Cayenne........as there is only a few quid/euros/dollars in it I shall probably go with my initial choice of the Saf 2.
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 03:38 PM

I have been recomended a Safire 2 but I am looking at this as an alternative,...........got to look at the alternatives.


Don't forget the Pilot then ;)
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#7 tourist

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 04:25 PM

Don't forget the Pilot then ;)


Yes, I did a looky, looky, when I was initially foraging around. I am big though and Pilots only go to 210 wheras the Safire 2 goes at 229 which is around where the rigger said I should be going for my first one.

Whilst I have no doubt the ride on a 210 would certainly be knicker gripping I think I would prefer something a tad more sedate - like a stairlift :roll:. My rigger has recomended a Saf 2 as an eminently flyable canopy so if its not I can always make him buy me coffee for ever and a day :shock: .

If you think 229 is big, there is a guy on DZ.Com who jumps a tandem canopy cos he is nearly 300lbs - muscle mind you.
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:13 PM

Can Icarus cut Safire 2s to custom sizes? Might be an option if buying new. Probably harder to sell on though if it's a weird size. :-)

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#9 skydivex

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:17 PM

Can always sell the canopy to a dz as a student canopy :P
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#10 tourist

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:36 PM

Can always sell the canopy to a dz as a student canopy :P


Oi! :D

229 is a standard Safire 2 size........for big Americans, and me.

Why sell on, I'd keep it as a back to back rig when I downsize in a couple of years.
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 06:00 PM

IIRC, Icarus will cut canopies to all sorts of weird sizes if you ask nicely :)
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#12 spindoctor

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 07:10 PM

IIRC, Icarus will cut canopies to all sorts of weird sizes if you ask nicely

Yes, they do, but they're currently quoting 16-16 weeks for delivery :evil:
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#13 tourist

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 01:33 PM

Popular canopy then!
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#14 cameron

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 04:54 PM

so has anyone jumped a Firebird Cayenne yet ?
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#15 sj

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 07:13 PM

i have. its ok. easy to pack but the openings can be a little.. well forceful for my liking but then again i usually jump a camera setup with stills and want a nice "i can use my neck again opening" that i always get with an icarus canopy.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 07:16 PM

for info the largest stock option available at the moment is a 210.

if you are only looking for something short term how about a fury 220(someone was selling one on here for 120 or so).

Its f111 but solid.
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