The Intermediate-Advanced Race Suit
- Near C-RACE performance, with FREAK 2 comfort
- Ideal for progressing performance pilots
- Highly accessible agility & power
- BASE appropriate: Short start arc, simple deployments
- Next-gen construction details
- New C3-specific airfoil cross section (arm foam)
The C3 development has progressed slowly over the past two years, largely because of the success of the FREAK series. The C3 shared so many similarities between the FREAK 2 and the C-RACE that the question became, "Where does this suit fit in the range?"
The answer is that the C3 is a baby C-RACE, designed for pilots of intermediate-advanced ability. It is strikingly similar to the FREAK 2 in terms of planform (surface area distribution) and is just as comfortable to fly. Yet, it delivers 90% of the performance of the C-RACE, thanks to an evolution in profile and leading edge construction.
Our mission for this suit was to put as much performance from our competition line as possible into an upper-intermediate category design. If you are intrigued by the C-RACE and interested in flying the highest-performance suits available but don't want to sacrifice too much comfort and passive safety, then the C3 has what you are looking for.
Please note that the C3 is not available with backfly inlets, and is not designed for freestyle flying. If you are interested in an all-around fun suit, then we recommend the FREAK 2. If you seek a competitive but comfortable suit for performance flying in the skydiving and/or BASE environment, then the C3 is for you.
Same stability and ease of use for low AoA, maximum speed flight.
Same ease of use for BOC and riser access.
Loves to fly steep, just like the FREAK 2.
Best-in-class flare power.
The C3 is NOT designed for freestyle flight.
Similar performance (95% speed, 90% glide, 90% sink rate).
Easier start arc for BASE.
Same incredible handling.
Similar flare power.
The new Compression Inlet for the C3 is taken directly from our race suit line. It is scaled for BASE exits and to provide a more forgiving range of AoAs and body configurations. The compression inlet offers higher intake efficiency and lower drag, and is the result of extensive R&D.
By extending the wing profile into the gripper, lifting surface is increased without increasing the total surface area of the suit. This means more performance gained from the same amount of surface area – a “free” upgrade.
Rapid Arm Deployment. A flexible forearm segment of your leading edge allows improved access to your PC at pull time, and your risers during opening. This helps to make BOC access and early riser control safer and more intuitive.
Lightweight, durable, and more stable than mesh, Porcher Sport Skytex is renowned for its mechanical stability. Helps to reduce overall weight and pack volume.
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.
Main Surfaces: Our main concern was finding an ideal ratio between weight and durability, along with high mechanical stability and good results in stretch and tear tests. Our main surface fabric is a 210D Ripstop, with very low stretch, and a good rigidity to comfort ratio.
Internal Ribs: All ribs are constructed from the renowned Porcher Skytex 40, which has an unparalleled stability-to-weight ratio.
Leading Edge Mylar: We offer two choices for wing surface Mylar reinforcement on your Squirrel Suit:
- Porcher Sport (white / translucent). This is our standard option.
- Dimension Polyant Carbon-Graphite (black / clear). The highest quality laminate on the market, with a carbon and graphite weave. It's black, and it's more rigid, but there is not a measureable performance difference over the Porcher mylar.