The JYRO Leia is not a canopy built to the standards of a mere workhorse, but to the impossibly high standards of a modern competition canopy. From Leia’s sleek computer engineered 21-chamber design to her sexy airfoil and Vectran 400 lines, she is not just the world’s ultimate ZP canopy. She is your ultimate everyday swoop wing. The result? She’s soft where you want her and strong where you need her. A canopy that can be jumped anytime hassle-free and can also kick ass over the pond like nothing you’ve ever seen. Made for highly skilled pilots to fly with everyday, she is not a toy – she’s a weapon.
With advanced panel shaping and the latest generation planform initiated with Petra, the JYRO (previously Icarus Canopies by NZ Aerosports) 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 JYRO 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:
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?
Openings 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.
The JYRO 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.
This data has been gathered from the field and is a guide only. Packing technique, age of the canopy and container all have a part to play in whether a canopy will fit in your rig.
Find your UPT / Javelin container size along the top of the chart (side if on mobile)
The green section shows the Leia size that will comfortably fit in your rig.
The white sections show sizes on the tight or loose side.
We are still gathering data to make these charts more accurate and plan to include other containers in the future. If you have one of our Leia’s in your container and it is not listed on chart here, let us know at email@example.com
The best high level all ’round canopy, in my opinion! Great, smooth, reliable openings, always on heading. I’ve had over 2000 jumps on the Laia, two 81’s and two 72’s, and it is without a doubt my favorite! 10 out of 10, would buy again. In fact, I just put in an order 5 minutes ago!