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SUMO 2

Starting at $669 USD

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The SUMO 2 builds on the success of the original SUMO, incorporating feedback from our team pilots and customers. Whether your tracking mission is to develop wingsuit skills or to progress in the BASE environment, the SUMO 2 is the answer. This new design is ideal for entry level trackers or for experienced trackers who prefer a two-piece suit. If you are an experienced tracker looking for the maximum in range and glide, we recommend the SAUSAGE.

Thanks to a slicker and more agile feel, the SUMO 2 is easier to control in steeper track angles and is overall a more forgiving yet higher performance design. Jumpers with SUMO experience will instantly notice that the SUMO 2 settles into a naturally steeper and more efficient angle, and is easier to transition from flat to steep AoAs.

The Squirrel No-Wobble System has been carried forward from the original SUMO, as it has proven to provide a level of precision that set the SUMO apart from other two piece designs. The NWS is optional, but, when used, gives a compact and precise feel in tracking maneuvers.

 

Overall, the SUMO 2 provides what we think is the ultimate balance between volume and stability, and is the perfect choice for a first tracking suit. The SUMO 2 is built to the same high standard that has made Squirrel wingsuits the benchmark for quality in our sport.

THE DESIGN

TRUE PERFORMANCE

Traditionally, wingsuit manufacturers have added surface area to a design in order to increase "performance". As surface area increases, so does difficulty. Surface area is the one factor in wingsuit design that cannot be cheated: if it’s bigger, it’s potentially more difficult to fly. Our mission at Squirrel is to maximize the True Performance of each design by focusing on glide and speed gains that come as a result of profile efficiency and drag reduction, instead of simply increasing surface area. When we increase the performance of a suit without reducing the comfort and ease of use, it can be considered a “free” upgrade. That is the focus of the SWIFT 2 design.

 

THE PILOT

The SWIFT 2 is designed for talented beginners and beginner-intermediate pilots, or more experienced skydivers who are transitioning to wingsuit flying. The Swift 2 has now been used successfully by many FFC instructors and we do endorse its use for that purpose. If you have low total jump numbers (i.e. just barely 200), or are looking for a conservative approach to wingsuit progression, then renting a smaller suit for your first wingsuit flights is a good option. The SWIFT 2 is a beginner-intermediate suit that you will never outgrow. Even when you move up to a larger, high-performance suit, you will still want to keep your SWIFT 2 for acro, backflying, and high-speed cloud-carving with your friends.

 

THE RANGE

Versatility is a key tenet of the SWIFT 2 design. Arm and leg wing pressure can be adjusted via the internal wing zips, allowing a softer and more manageable ride for newer pilots, acrobatic pilots looking for rapid transition and ease in flips where wing area has to be rapidly compressed. With zips closed, the SWIFT 2 delivers the range, performance, and stability needed for high or low speed flocking.

 

LEADING EDGE

Leading edge construction is a complicated matter in wingsuit design. Performance can be enhanced by creating a rigid structure over the arm, but this results in a reduction in passive safety. We have focused on this part of our wingsuits since the beginning of our development and we are constantly striving to create the best balance of comfort and performance. The SWIFT 2 leading edge is adapted from the FREAK series, and features a grained non-flexible main arm segment with a flexible Glideskin arc at the wrist for BOC and riser/brake toggle access. The interior is finished in Lycra, which provides a smooth surface for skin or clothing to slide across, and houses the optional leading edge foam. Never underestimate the importance of an easy pull and access to your risers. Brake and riser access is a learned skill: practice it thoroughly.

 

PLANFORM

The SWIFT 2 planform is completely new, and was chosen for its distribution of surface at the wing tip and wing root. Additionally, the sweep and stance are similar to the FREAK series and FUNK 2, making the transition to our more advanced suits feel more natural.

 

PROFILE

The SWIFT 2 profile is adapted from the FREAK, modified only to fit the smaller planform and shorter chord. Thickness and camber was chosen for stability across a wide range of speeds and angles of attack.

 

FEATURES

We believe that all performance-enhancing features in a wingsuit should be standard. If it's important to performance flying or improves ease-of-use, then it's included in the price of your suit. Padded and reinforced foot cavities, chest pocket / belly-cam access, internal pressure-zips, nut-sack storage compartment, mylar reinforced leading edge, and rubber BASE soles are all standard features in all of our suits.

 

ACCESS

In BASE and Skydiving, easy BOC and brake toggle access has proven to yield the safest and most reliable deployments. We firmly believe in the mantra, "Keep it Simple and Safe". For that reason, we designed a suit for which arm cutaways are unnecessary, BOC access is clean thanks to the extended wing root that helps to prevent the trailing edge from covering your PC, and risers / brake toggles can be accessed without unzipping. The arm sweep, wrist-cut, and leading edge construction have all been engineered for a balance of safety and performance.

 

PERFORMANCE

The SWIFT 2 has an exceptional amount of performance for its surface area. No other suit in this size range delivers as much speed, glide, or range. Ease of use is a critical factor for this class of suit, and the newest pilots will instantly appreciate the SWIFT 2’s stability in an arched position. If you have questions about flying your SWIFT 2 at any level of performance, please don't hesitate to contact us! We are always here to answer your questions.

Features

  • Slick and Supple Leading Edge – The majority of the leading edge is covered in a durable and wrinkle-resistant grained vinyl layer. We moved the arm zipper location on the wing chord which increased the amount of “effective edge”.

  • Force Feed – Our reinforced inlet, with maximum intake to drag ratio. The Funk features a lower profile scoop with higher total volume, for angle flying.

  • Innie-Outie (Base Mode) – While in BASE mode, harness is entirely inside the chest compartment for less drag, and more glide (increased surface). There are no exposed holes when in BASE mode as the zippers close off the chest completely.

  • Innie-Outie (Skydive Mode) – While in skydive mode, handles are completely exposed at the chest and easy to access.

  • Rad – Rapid Arm Deployment. An incredibly simple arced cut at the wrist makes it even easier to both reach your PC at pull time, and your toggles during opening. Also makes the BOC pull safe and intuitive.

  • Get Stiffie – The bottom surface of the leading edge is Mylar-reinforced to maintain profile structure and proper feeding of the inlets.

  • Get Stretchy – flexible panels at the shoulders relieve stress on your suit during openings. Also, bar-tacks at key areas help to prevent seam failure.

  • Light Ribs – lightweight, durable, and more stable than mesh, Porcher Sport Skytex is renowned for its mechanical stability. Helps to reduce overall weight and pack volume.

  • Nutsack – A mesh leg wing pocket, for your nuts and stuff. Store your gear close to your center of gravity without having it affect the fit of your suit.

  • Glideskin Wrist – This highly flexible, durable, and wrinkle-free material adds some flexibility to the wrist portion of the leading edge. The profile is solid, and the flexible wrist makes pull-time more comfortable.

  • Airtight Construction – All of our suits are built to the most exacting specifications, and tested for airtight symmetry in our production facility at multiple points along the construction process.

  • Carbon Fiber Grippers – This comes standard on the Switch 2. Ultralight and ultra stiff, these gripper sticks feel and perform better than any material we have tried.

  • Super Sexy Zippers – We’ve ordered custom color YKK #10 Coil zips that will be standard on all suits, at no extra charge.

  • Hook Knife – Every suit comes standard with a Carbon Aero Jack hook knife installed on the front of the suit, in a location that is idea.