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The Icarus Safire2: One of the Greatest All-Around Canopies!
In 1998 the original Icarus Safire was released. It was the first all purpose 9 cell canopy to include a lightly & truly elliptical planform shape offering superior openings and flight characteristics compared to competing mid-performance 9 cell designs at the time.
The Safire 2 is an enhanced version integrating new trim and plan form shaping techniques offering an increased glide ratio, more responsive flight controls both on toggles and risers, a more powerful flare and a shorter recovery arc making the canopy even more predictable.
The Safire2 is the most versatile ZP 9-Cell wing offering superior opening characteristics, exceptional glide, outstanding slow flight stability, and a powerful flare. Whether you are fresh off student status or a veteran skydiver, the Safire2 has something to offer any skill level. This wing will satisfy the skydiver looking for a lightly elliptical modern flavor.
Safire 2 Characteristics
Icarus knew that the superior characteristics of this design (such as a lightly elliptical planform shape, and constant cell proportioning) would not be ignored by other canopy manufacturers. This style of design would become the benchmark for mid-range performance canopies and other manufacturers would build similar designs.
The Safire2 goes one step ahead of the competition again. Like the original Safire it is a truly elliptical canopy with a light shaping incorporating a constant cell aspect ratio which consistently controls the airfoil shape across the canopy, maintaining increased rigidity and reducing drag.
The Safire2 is an enhanced design integrating new trim and plan form shaping techniques offering an increased glide ratio, more responsive flight controls both on toggles and risers, a more powerful flare and a shorter recovery arc making the canopy even more predictable. Its openings are arguably the sweetest of any canopy in its class. So much so that you'd swear it was a 7 cell opening above your head.
The Safire2 has been designed as an all-round, no hassle mid-range canopy offering the benefits of a 9 cell performance but without getting radical or requiring any special attention. It's easy and forgiving to use and delivers consistent on-heading soft openings, easy packing and great landings.
The RESULT is an impressively balanced all-round wing offering superior opening qualities, exceptional glide and range, outstanding slow flight stability and superior safety. It makes a great first canopy when loaded lightly, or a modern mid-range performing wing when loaded with heavier wing-loadings.
For those who want the latest that technology has to offer, but can't be bothered dealing with the issues normally associated with elliptical canopies, or don't wish to jump outdated designs with limited performance, then the ICARUS Safire2 is the perfect choice.
Recommended for wing loadings from .75 PSF to 1.6 PSF. Standard sizes: 99, 109, 119, 129, 139, 149, 169, 189, 209 and 229.
The Safire2 is available in any size you choose as a custom order. You can pick one from the stock list at this link. And then note size and/or stock identifier above.
For custom colors, complete your design at this link and then select ChutingStar Enterprises, Inc. from the drop down menu under American Continent and Georgia.
Turnaround times for stock canopy orders is approximately 1 week. Turnaround time for custom canopies varies frequently, so contact us for the current turnaround time.
Detail InformationCell Count9 cellFabric TypeZPLine Types500 Vectran, 750 VectranLink TypesSoft LinksCanopy Performance LevelNoviceCanopy ShapeSemi-EllipticalSlider GrommetsStainlessSlider TypesCollapsibleCanopy TypeMainColors Available
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- Great all-around canopy for everyone.
I load my Safire2 at 1.25. It always opens nicely and haven't given me a hard opening yet. Off-headings are to be expected but the snatch force and inflation are very comfortable (consistent 700-800ft openings). Flaring is very strong and standing it up on no-wind days is easy. Front riser pressure is still very heavy, and the recovery arc is shorter than a Sabre2. Overall a very well built canopy that is fun to fly but not too aggressive.
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- Soft openings, Strong Flare, Great Flight
Have always loved my Safires. Roughly 200 jumps on a Safire 1-139, another 100 on a Safire 2-119, and 200+ on a Safire 2-109, and loved everyone of them!
I've never had to question openings or packing or body position, whether pitching stable, in a track, or during a wingsuit, the openings are always forgiving (and trust me when I say that it has been trash packed).
Never had an issue with long spots.
Very short recovery arc, which I think is not a bad thing for the average jumper. That said, 270 harness turns on the 109 (WL: 1.6) produced some very nice landings. . . certainly not going to win any swoop comps, but very fun none the less.
Overall, a killer canopy. I've moved onto a JFX, but I will always have my Safire on hand as my no questions asked, ready to fly on any jump in and conditions, canopy.
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