Every element, from the nose design to the crossports to the brake configuration has been designed to enhance each other for maximum efficiency and responsiveness – a perfect example of the magic that happens when you combine five years of research and development with state of the art techniques and design tools. Not an X-Fire. The horizontal speed of this canopy is really nice. But if you dig past the marketing hype about "what a wonderful girl she is" you will see that it is a "fully elliptical" canopy with characteristics that are more like a Stiletto than a Sabre 2. Rate… It's very similar to the Sabre2 and Safire2 but cheaper with a nice lineset and lighter front riser pressure. I didn't like the Sabre2 much, it just felt quite docile by comparison. It was really easy! *Numbers are the Recommended Maximum Exit Weight in pounds / (KG) for that skill set. She always took good care of me! We’re super happy your Safire 3 is taking good care of you , Your Rating Powered by Invision Community, I've heard these 3 are pretty similar in characteristics. If you still don’t make it back, talk to the fucking pilot. I just want to say thank you very much for your great work in designing such great canopies and i would certainly recommend all my friends and anyone a PD canopy without a doubt. I really love how well the canopy performs when i fly it! Very Poor. Please redesign your canopy. 1300 E. International Speedway Blvd. Crisp handling, consistent on-heading openings, huge dynamic speed range, incredible landings, more power, and seriously responsive to inputs. It was cool!”. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Anyone have experience with both? Clear editor.   Your link has been automatically embedded. She whips around, dives hard, recovers slow, and eats up the ground in a swoop. What I said applies to the NZ Crossfire 3 to be more clear. We recommend a minimum of 500 jumps on a square or semi-elliptical canopy before moving to a Crossfire 3 of an appropriate wingloading for these jumpers. I've flow all three when I was at varying skill levels. Ever heard that silly old saying “bad things come in threes”? There was a positive sense of confidence through the opening that it was going to open well and on heading without question.”, “The openings of the Sabre3 are super cool, on heading, super solid, and predictable every time! By PD Athletes and Test Jumpers agree that this will be one of the most sought-after canopies in the world for intermediate to expert skydivers, the next greatest all-around 9-cell modern canopy.