With advanced panel shaping and the latest generation planform initiated with Petra, Leia is the most modern wing you can buy short of a full comp-specific sail fabric parachute. Her high ellipticity, optimized wing tips and signature Powerband nose make for a leading edge that simply slices through air.
This new version of Leia comes standard with Hybrid Construction (sail ribs and crossbraces) and mini-ribs in the tail.
You can now have any colour you want for the Powerband, rather than just black. NOTE: Mini-ribs and patches come in the same colours as the Powerband choice.
What can you expect when you fly your brand new Leia for the first time?
Wild, intoxicating flight, powerful swoops, and an infatuation that will last thousands of jumps. Expect to fall-in-love with this princess of a wing.
Who is Leia for?
Leia is what we classify as a hyper-performance canopy, a class above normal high performance crossbraced canopies. She’s a completely different animal than your JFX, JVX or Velo. She’s designed for pilots who already have lots of experience swooping small, highly loaded crossbraced wings. The Leia is NOT for students, low time jumpers, CRW jumpers, wingsuiters, classic accuracy, BASE-jumping or even as a first crossbraced canopy. Check yourself before you wreck yourself!
To order a Leia you must have:
- 1500+ jumps
- 500+ jumps on a crossbraced canopy at a 2.0wl or above
- 250+ jumps (minimum) in the last 12 months
- A reference from a coach or experienced competitive swooper
If you fall narrowly outside these minimums but have something else to take into consideration (i.e. high percentage of swoop specific coached jumps or lots of competition experience) let us know.
Am I ready for Leia?
Do you have a good coach? Does your coach say you are ready? Do you meet the requirements above?
Leia openings are soft and well-staged with excellent heading control.
Her toggles are highly responsive with light pressure.
Leia has a high stall point – recovery from a full stall should be done with caution.
Her rears are powerful with plenty of warning before stalling.
Light and give excellent feedback throughout use.
She’s a very high performance wing, very sensitive on roll axis and all inputs.
She dives, and then some. She’s fast, sleek and steep.
Leia has a very long recovery arc, and requires large input to recover from her dive. This is not a wing for the faint of heart.
Leia has a massive range with a very powerful flare, and light toggle pressure.