We are happy to announce that Arcus Flight offers complimentary wingsuit canopy rentals with our wingsuit rentals and demos (all you pay is S&H!).
We have partnered with both Squirrel, makers of the Epicene and Epicene Pro canopy, and Performance Designs, makers of the Horizon canopy, in an effort to offer you, our customers, the safest and most enjoyable wingsuit experience. Whether you’re brand new to wingsuiting and curious about what a wingsuit canopy has to offer, or whether you’ve been in the game a while but want to see what else is on the market to make your deployments and canopy experience after wingsuit flight as enjoyable as possible – we’ve got you covered.
If you are interested in demoing either the Epicene or the Horizon, please request one with your wingsuit demo request (subject to availability.) Also, if you’re at Skydive DeLand and want to demo a suit and canopy while you’re in town, reach out and let us know what you’re interested in and when you’ll be around to fly.
*Note: We do NOT carry the Epicene Pro at this time, but we do have Epicenes in a variety of sizes to give you a taste of what a Squirrel skydiving canopy has to offer. If you love your experience jumping the Epicene demo and want to order your own Epicene Pro (we also recommend jumping it with a Skysnatch, our preferred wingsuit pilot chute design), as Squirrel dealers, we can help you place your order and figure out exactly what you want and need to get flying.
From the Squirrel team:
The EPICENE is specifically designed to deliver consistent and reliable openings while wingsuit skydiving. For us, this parachute has been a game-changer, and is now overwhelmingly the parachute of choice for the world’s best wingsuit pilots.
A common sensation during the opening process of many parachutes is the stage when the parachute seems to be “searching” for the final heading that it will settle on. The EPICENE opens with minimal yaw-axis search, and delivers the most consistent heading performance of any parachute we have tested.
The EPICENE PRO delivers the same consistent and reliable openings, with improved glide and flare performance.
The EPICENE series is the most popular choice among the world’s best wingsuit pilots, with a reputation for the best openings in wingsuit skydiving.
Since 2014 we have been listening to feedback from our team and our customers, and the EPICENE PRO is the result.
We believe the EPICENE concept is the future of wingsuit skydive parachute design, and some of the world’s best skydivers agree: Andy Farrington, Noah Bahnson, Mike Swanson, Luke Aikins, Jeffro Provenzano, Katie Hansen, Petter Jönsson, and the Squirrel Team all jump the EPICENE series by choice.
Arcus Flight currently carries the following sizes: 130, 150, 170, 190 sq. ft.
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From the PD team:
After years of development, we are excited to introduce PD’s first wingsuit-specific canopy HORIZON. The Horizon is a low-bulk 7-cell main canopy designed to be an easy ‘off button’ to end your wingsuit flight with as little drama as possible. The emphasis for developing this canopy was on eliminating deployment problems caused by the burble of larger wingsuits, without sacrificing a great flare or responsive handling. In fact, we think the Horizon has the best stopping power of any canopy in its class. Best of all, the Horizon gives you the ability to upsize as many as two full sizes compared to a non-crossbraced ZP canopy main, meaning you can fit a larger canopy in your existing rig for wingsuit jumps. No need for a new container!
Arcus Flight currently carries the following sizes: 135, 150, 170, 190 sq. ft.
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** The Arcus Team has been jumping the Horizon since it’s arrival on the canopy scene, and we’re happy to answer any questions you have about our experience, deployment tips, packing tricks, etc.