Jul 16, 2020, 8:38 AM
Post #1 of 6
Descent profile: Flik vs Lynx
Hello. On the way out the door I forgot to grab my Summit/BJ280 rig, now my ex is being difficult and refusing to give me my stuff back.
I would like to do some SD jumping but my other set up is a Lynx 270 and I don't think it's the best for solid object jumping due to fast forward speed on opening and not quite so good ability to sink into a tight LZ. I'm not that experienced though.
There is a Flik 266 available that is almost within my budget. Can someone tell me how suitable it might be for more technical LZ's in SD object environment?
Because of Covid, I can't cross the border to head to the bridge to test fly a Flik.
Jul 17, 2020, 10:13 PM
Post #3 of 6
Re: [SketchySketchy] Descent profile: Flik vs Lynx
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I think the Flik 2 is a great all-around canopy, but specifically for your situation, I would hold off. Even more so, if it's an original Flik
Here's what you seem to be saying: you have a choice between a Lynx which you are (presumably) pretty familiar with, or another canopy which is marginally more appropriate -- at the appropriate wingloading -- but totally unfamiliar to you. However this one is smaller than either of your other canopies. And you decided against the Lynx, but I don't think the alternative sounds great for a "tight, technical" LZ, either. Even if it's maybe fine in the hands of a more experienced jumper.
So I would highly recommend a third option: hold out until you found a good deal on a BJ or OSP (or Outlaw, but I'm not personally familiar with it). Because it will be better for the purposes you specifically mentioned. And also it will complement your Lynx better.