The last threads on this site about tracking suits for beginners are five years old. As there could have been significant advances in the meantime, I dare to start a new thread in the hope to receive some updated advice.
I'll be looking for a two-piece suit: On the one hand as the initial step on my skydiving learning curve, which shall take me from a two-piece suit in a first step to a one-piece tracking suit and later-on into the direction of wingsuits (or at least a hybrid suit). On the other hand, I'd like to come back to using the same suit, once I'm ready to get into base jumping and looking for a not too aggressive tracking suit as part of my base-jumping learning curve.
I've had a look at manufacturers of tracking suits, as far as I could identify them on the Internet. Pressurized suggests a minimum of 70 skydives for starting to use the Tube 5. Phoenix Fly suggests a minimum of 80 skydives for starting to use the Classic 2 Piece 21. Intrudair gave me an estimate of 80 to 100 skydives for their entry-level Tracking Suit. I presume that they all try to target approximately the same customer group. Squirrel, on the contrary, suggests a minimum of 150 skydives for the Sumo 3 suit. I presume, therefore, that the Sumo compares to the more advanced two-piece tracking suits Phoenix Fly Power 2 Piece 21 or the Intrudair Tracking Ultimate. (Please correct me if this impression is wrong).
As I'd like to start with tracking suits early on, I'm currently considering Phoenix Fly Classic 2 Piece 21 (or the 22 edition if it gets available soon), Pressurized Tube 5 and Intrudair Tracking Suit. Is anybody aware about significant differences among these suits? Is one of these suits easier to fly, so that I could hope that my skydiving coach might agree to me starting to use it particularly early? Is one of these suits better suited to using it as an entry level base tracking suit at a later date? Is one of these suits likely to offer me a steeper learning curve, either for skydiving or for base jumping?
I'm, of course, aware that there is likely to be nobody at all who can offer a first-hand comparison on the basis of having used more than one of these beginner suits. It would, nonetheless, be great if you could just write a bit about your own experience with one of these suits, or about advice you have received in favour or against any of these suits. (If this message is read by a coach who has coached students with suits from different manufacturers, please take the time to let me know your impression about how suitable they were for your students as well !!!)
Thank you very much in advance for your replies!