May 22nd, 2001
Consolidated Rigging, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of two completely new BASE canopies.
The ACE and the BLACK JACK were designed to provide the BASE jumping community with the latest innovations from Consolidated Rigging’s ongoing research and development. The contemporary BASE jumper wants a canopy that has a strong and definitive flare, good glide and excellent opening characteristics while retaining an ability to make steep approaches and no-flare landings. The ACE and the BLACK JACK combine the durability and stability that made the MOJO the most popular BASE canopy in the world with exciting new refinements and innovations and a performance envelope that has to be experienced to be believed.
By definition, a BASE canopy must be very versatile. The Consolidated Rigging ACE is designed as a general-purpose 7-cell BASE canopy. It is equally happy on low free falls into tight landing areas as it is opening at terminal velocity. Openings are very solid and predictable with the outstanding pressurization and slow-flight characteristics that are needed when opening close to a solid object.
The BLACK JACK is also a completely new design. It is developed from the ACE but incorporates PACTM (Pressure Activated and Controlled) Valves.
In 1996 Consolidated Rigging built the first vented BASE canopy. We quickly learned that vents functioned both as inlets and as escape vents. We documented the extreme out-flowing of air and the subsequent loss of pressure and performance.
This led us to begin work on a functional valve that allows air to enter the canopy but not to escape. Our extensive research of canopy pressurization dynamics helped us develop and refine our patent pending PACTM Valve.
The PACTM Valve allows the canopy to pressurize almost instantly into a flying and responsive wing. This feature allows faster heading corrections and increases canopy (flight) time.
With the Composite Upper Surface you will notice better airfoil shaping, an increased performance envelope that allows the canopy to fly faster in full flight yet stall at even lower speeds and even more positive openings. The advantage over canopies using 100% ZP uppers are easier packing, lower bulk, none of the potential deployment heading issues and no hassles containing the canopy after landing.
The ACE and the BLACK JACK are available in six sizes ranging from 200 to 310 square feet.
The ACE and BLACK JACK do not supersede the MOJO. Due to the immense popularity of the MOJO it will continue to be available indefinatly. Please check our web page as we will have complete specifications and detailed information on these two exciting new designs available shortly.
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