Reviews for FLiK
Average Rating : 4.80 out of 5
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Can't go wrong, best all-arounder on the market!
These canopies are awesome! Having flown every canopy from every major manufacturer, I choose the Flik as the ultimate all-around base canopy. While it has been said that you need a different tool for every job, the Flik seems to have found the happy medium....this canopy does it all. From technical deep-braked approaches to excellent glide/flair.... It gives quick solid object avoidance/responsiveness on risers, or on toggles. With the addition of the Flik UL (ultra-lightweight material) this canopy has become the first choice of many athletes who spend time in the big mountains wingsuiting/tracking. The magic in this UL canopy also has a lot to do with it's versatility. It is one of the only UL canopies that can be jumped regularly, not only in the slider up world, but also slider down. This thing will take a slider down beating with the best of 'em. Canopies can be made with ZP topskin on the upper third, any number of vents that you choose, and all ULs now come stock with beefed-up inside AB lines so you get that warm-fuzzy feeling at the exit point. Flik it!
I own a Flik 280 (30 percent ZP, 3/7 vents), which I purchased new from Apex in 2010. I have put about 40 jumps on the canopy (all slider down from a mix of 'E's, 'A's, and 'S's), and couldn't be happier with its overall performance (heading, pressurization, glide, flare, etc.). If I were to buy another new canopy today for slider-down jumps, it would be a Flik with ZP and 3 or 4 vents (FYI- I also jump a Blackjack 280 ZP). I was also extremely pleased with Apex' excellent customer service.
This is a awesome canopy. I currently have forty one jumps on mine. Excellent openings everytime. Vents and Multi are a must. The canopy has very fast pressurization, and is very responsive to riser input. The canopy has awesome landings(once you get your flare right), and has good toggle control. The canopy has had awesome openings, the worst i have had is a 120. This is an awesome canopy that i would recommend to anyone. Im buying a second rig shortly, and i am putting another Flik in it.
Love my FLiK 266 I jumped off the Perrine bridge this week. Marta was there with a student. I was in Miles D base camp. The FLiK 266 performed outstanding. Thanks for a great canopy.