Jul 23, 2017, 1:14 PM
Post #1 of 5
Phoenix Fly PTS vs TS
Hoping someone who's flown both the Phoenix Fly TS and the PTS can answer my question. Is there a significant difference in performance? I've heard that the PTS is quite a bit more responsive, but after speaking to a few people last month I got the impression that there's very little difference in both flight characteristics and object separation when both suits were jumped on the same object. Thinking most feedback of this sort is highly subjective, but thought I'd bring the question over here to try and get some more feedback nonetheless.
Jul 23, 2017, 4:22 PM
Post #2 of 5
Re: [EtainVeronique] Phoenix Fly PTS vs TS
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I've flown both and own the TS. As you might expect, I found the TS easier to fly relative to the PTS. While the PTS offered more power and drive once you know how to fly tracking suits. I also feel like the PTS starts forward movement more quickly than the TS.
^^What Brian said. For an experienced jumper the PTS will start sooner and perform a bit better through to terminal. The trade-off is that the PTS is slightly harder to learn to control. Either suit can perform very well in the right hands, but an inexperienced jumper, or one without access to good coaching would have better initial success in the TS. I have taught plenty of people to track a PTS as their first suit, just make sure you have the time to commit to skydiving it and getting coaching/feedback from experienced trackers, and of course choose very forgiving objects for your initial BASE tracking jumps.