This canopy has been developed for the skydiver who wants a little more kick and excitement than might be found in a 7-cell, but is still relatively docile when compared to our upper end 9-cell design, the Nitron. Wing loading is truly the key to the flight performance envelope of the Fusion. Depending on wing loading, the flight characteristics of the Fusion will grow from being docile and tame at the low end to exciting and zippy on the upper end, but the Fusion will always remember who is boss, and respond accordingly. The Fusion could serve a first time buyer very well for their first thousand jumps, and with the High Modulus Aramid fiber suspension lines there will be little worry about having to change out the lineset between seasons. This high-lift low-drag airfoil will always get you back from those questionable spots (or at least get you closer to the DZ than those other guys). For the more experienced skydivers flying at higher wing loadings, the Fusion can still kick up enough attitude to even satisfy those old-timers who used to fly the blade courses with their pocket rockets.
The Synergy was designed specifically to be performance-sensitive depending on its wing loading. If you load the Synergy in the range of 0.8 to 1.0 lbs/sqft, the gentle and docile ride is appropriate even for novice parachutists. As you increase the wing loading toward the maximum of 1.5 lbs/sqft, the Synergy transforms into a quickly responsive and speedy ride that will prepare you for moving up to higher performance 9 cell ellipticals.
Easy Openings and Flight Stability
Most all 7-cell non-rectangular mains on the market today are made out of zero-porosity fabric and exhibit a couple of very attractive characteristics, namely easy openings and rock solid flight stability. The Synergy has been aerodynamically tuned to maximize these traits, and at the end of the ride there is still plenty of energy left to produce a powerful landing flare with a relatively short toggle stroke.
Like all other canopies in the Ground Zero project, the Synergy is designed and manufactured with our exclusive Stabilrib technology, wherein the outboard suspension lines are attached directly to the bottom of the stabilizer panels, eliminating flight flutter and contributing to the solid flight control and landing flare. Take a look at the stabilizers during flight on the canopy you are jumping now, and then compare that with your experience under the Synergy. The difference is remarkable, and when combined with the HMA lines, the result is increased flight efficiency that translates into returning you to the airport when others just can't make it back.
The Synergy is lined with a High Modulus Aramid fiber specially constructed for us to use in the Synergy and other Ground Zero canopies. The rigging is continuous, meaning that there are no cascades in the lines between the links and the canopy. The HMA line is very thin, and the reduction in parasite drag is clearly evident to anybody who jumps the canopy. Line drag is a significant factor in several elements of flight, and any reduction to drag in any wing is beneficial to higher efficiency flight. The HMA line wears better than Vectran, has the strength of Spectra, retains its original trim like Kevlar, and has all of the good qualities of Dacron without the bulk. HMA line is available in 352, 440, and 946-pound tensile strengths, and the braided diameter is smaller than either Spectra or Vectran. Our experience during the past two years indicates that HMA line not only packs smaller, it also tolerates the slider's friction quite remarkably, while at the same time retains its linear stability as well as Vectran.
Wrap-Ittm Soft Links
Wrap-It tm Soft links are standard.