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Skydiving BASE Canopy

This page is a chapter in 'BASE Wiki Canopies'

Skydiving a BASE Canopy: It is always a good idea to take the canopy you intend to use for BASE, or a good old skydive! It helps you to understand the open and flight characteristic while you are on a low stress jump.

I personally purchased a t Dolphin d.5.5 container to put my Mojo 260 into. The Mojo 260 was tight in the container. However, I was then able to get a Raven II Reserve Demo Canopy with a deployment bridle attached for making continued 7-cell jumps. The allowed me to practice a BASE 'like' canopy flight each and every skydive I made.

In my honest opinion, if your goal in skydiving is ONLY to base jump, then focus on your goal 100%. That means GET A 7-CELL CANOPY similar to BASE. While a Silhouette or other Zero-Porosity canopy might be a 7-cell, it is likely you will be jumping an F1-11 canopy in BASE.

Skydiving Canopies that could be used for both BASE and Skydiving

  • Raven Reserves
  • Cruiselights
  • Pegasus

BASE Specific canopies

  • Mojo
  • Ace
  • Blackjack
  • Dragon

See the Manufacturers Page for contact information for purchasing and inquiry.

Also note, in the Gear section, there are many articles on BASE Canopies including:

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