Re: [DFR] Squirrel CORVID
I will post weights once I have an accurate scale. The only thing I have access to right now is my shitty bathroom scale and I have to be standing on it along with the suit for it to register. When comparing it to my standard weight C3 it showed the C3 was 1.8 lb heavier and then when weights again 1.6 lb heavier. Considering Squirrel says it has 500g weight savings I'm sure my scale is off, so I will hold off on posting actual weights until I can give a real number.
I have jumped my stream and CRUX back to back on previous trips and barley noticed a difference between the two, I think they were 1.5 inches apart. My CRUX was about 2 inches longer than my Summit which I was jumping before with my wingsuit. I have never had an issue reaching my PC in either the stream or the CRUX (same with Summit although it was a little harder due to length, but still doable). I sold my Stream as I liked the way the CRUX packed better and replaced it with a lightweight CRUX which was about 250g lighter. I believe the Stream2 is a little wider and nicer to pack than the original, but for the jump I do I would rather have the lightweight advantage of the CRUXul and now the CXUL which I have on order. I also have a CRUX/HAYDUKE for slider down that I occasionally use for wingsuiting and it's nice to have my PC in the same spot on every rig.
I haven't jumped this suit yet so I cant officially say on fit but it has the same measurements as my A3 and I have the same pockets on my A3 and that suit fits fine. It is a little snug fully loaded but still flys great. When it is empty, it fits loose on the ground but as soon as it inflates it snugs up on me. I think the gear pushes against the inside cell of the suit taking up a bit of volume of that cell along with pushing against me so it feels great full, and when it's empty the cell expands out from the wing pressure snugging it up. I usually have gear with me and layers so I add a few cm on my chest and waist measurements on all my suits and they all feel a bit loose on the ground and I feel no difference in flight compared to suits I've borrowed that fit snugly on me.
I don't see how on the Squirrel team or not has relevance to some pictures of how much gear I can jam in my suit or little upgrades that I'm stoked on where they improved over previous suits.
Thanks for the weight precision, 500g on the suit is always nice. You did not told that it was a light version of the Corvid so I did not understood why you called it feather like, and I was trying to understand why the Corvid would be lighter than any other suit in the "normal" version.
Question was not which container you prefer but don't you think it's safer to have a longer one ?
PC in the same place if you do skydive and BASE will never happend, it's not a good argument for me. I have 15-20cm difference between my shorter and my longer container, never had any trouble finding my PC as I'm not jumping the shorter one with a wingsuit, and as I'm jumping wingsuit with a wingtip pouch.
I asked the question of the "loose" because I already heard a feedback about it and the as most people are now liking very tight suits they might be surprised by this.
You don't think that being part of the manufacturer team should be said, I do, and now it's said.
I would not buy a car/washing machine/3D printer/snowboard/whatever based on the feedback of a team/sponsored athlete, but I will read his review for sure, like yours.
I've noticed that there is not a "not good" point in that kind of review, and there are always some from a normal buyer. Some of these not good points will make the difference for some people, and will not change anything for others.
This is not about brand war, Squirrel products are mostly very good, it's about honest reviews. I'm asking the same questions to the same kind of reviews from other brands.