Increased Performance, Same Legendary Comfort
- New Low-Drag Compression Inlets
- New Wingtip "Profile Gripper"
- New Leading Edge Mini-Ribs
- Easier Backflying, Effortless Transitions
The FREAK has become a benchmark for all-around performance in the experienced pilot category. For the past two years, back at Squirrel HQ, we’ve been collating all of the feedback from our customers and team pilots and working on taking this design to the next level. The FREAK 2 builds on the legacy of its predecessor and features increased speed and glide, more compact handling, and the same unbeatable ratio of comfort to performance.
The FREAK 2 delivers freestyle agility and precision with “big suit” performance. Like the original, the FREAK 2 excels at advanced acro / freestyle flying and also has enough power and performance to handle modern wingsuit BASE jumps.
This is the ultimate dropzone suit. The entire Squirrel team agrees that this is the go-to choice for fun jumping. The FREAK 2 is uniquely capable in the sky, and has nearly endless potential – you will not grow out of this suit, it is capable of more maneuvers than have been invented so far. The FREAK 2’s speed and flare power is improved, meaning that high-G climbs and low-G pushover / freefall maneuvers are even better. It is more compact feeling, meaning that steep transitions and carving both feel even tighter.
No other suit in its class has as much technology, team pilot testing, and feedback infused in its design. Thanks to several key innovations in recent development, the FREAK 2 has a noticeable performance advantage over the other “FREAK-Inspired” suits. We encourage you to test it against other models to see the speed advantage, increased flare power, and higher agility.
Whether you are just progressing with backflying in the skydive environment or taking advanced freestyle flying into the mountains, the FREAK 2 is the only suit that spans these disciplines of wingsuit flying at this level of performance. It is an agile, performance freestyle/acro wingsuit, designed for pilots of intermediate ability and up. The FREAK 2 sets the stage for your progressive flying.
Several key innovations put the FREAK 2 into a class of its own, again:
For lower drag and better internal pressure. Developed for the competition dominating C-RACE, these new compression inlets make the FREAK 2 faster than the FREAK and all of the competition, with perfectly tuned internal pressure.
We have increased the lifting surface of the arm wing by extending the wing profile into the gripper. This improves power and agility without increasing the total surface area of the suit.
The planform has been updated with similar surface area but a more balanced feel and smoother pitch. A more efficient leading edge allowed us to shift the CG closer to the center of pressure which yields smoother transitions and handling in roll and pitch.
The “flare-power” of a wingsuit is one of the best indicators of suit efficiency and performance. The more flare a suit has, the better it retains energy and converts speed to lift. The original FREAK had incredible flare-power for its size, and was the first freestyle-class suit to yield real altitude gains. The FREAK 2 is significantly improved in this category, thanks to a new profile, the addition of mini-ribs, and low-drag compression inlets.
A refined planform, reduced drag, and tuned internal pressure have combined to make the FREAK 2 the most precise in its class. Holding a slot in a high-speed formation has never been easier.
At steep angles and vertical flight, the FREAK 2 excels. The faster you go, the more it loves you.
The Freak had one single leg wing back inlet. Yes, this made it a bit more technical to backfly, but the decision to do this was calculated: Inlets = drag, and drag sucks. The FREAK 2 Compression Inlet yields lower drag and higher internal pressure, allowing us to place two inlets on the top surface of the leg wing without increasing total inlet drag on the suit. Compression Inlets are airlocked, reducing bleed through the lower-pressure side. Take a close look at the FREAK 2’s Compression Inlets next to other designs, and fly them both if you can. What you will notice immediately is a greater speed range and a more solid wing through every flyable angle and speed.
It’s fast, everyone knows that. But the real power of a suit is shown in its ability to fly well across a wide speed range. The FREAK 2, like its predecessor, is an excellent choice for XRW. Even at canopy wingloadings of <3:1, the FREAK 2 is capable of backfly and belly XRW formations.
In 2012, Squirrel introduced the first 3D reinforced inlet, which has now been adopted by other manufacturers. The new Compression Inlet builds on this innovation with higher intake efficiency and lower drag. The aerodynamic shape, finely tuned size, and intake feed are all 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 carefully designed forearm segment of your leading edge allows improved access to your PC at pull time, and your risers / toggles during opening. This helps to make BOC access and early riser control safer and more intuitive than traditional designs.
The new nutsack is accessed from the same location, but is a panel-wide flexible hammock which allows more storage and also keeps items higher / closer to your CG, and further from the leg inlets. Store your gear closer to your center of gravity without having it affect the fit of your suit.
Lightweight, durable, and more stable than mesh, Porcher Sport Skytex is renowned for its mechanical stability. Helps to reduce overall weight and pack volume.
The FREAK 2 attaches to your rig with one simple zipper for quick and easy rigging. An adjustable lateral slot lets you customize the lateral position for your rig, or any other harness in your size range that might be used with your suit.
The bottom surface of the leading edge is Mylar-reinforced to maintain profile structure and proper feeding of the inlets.
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. The end result is the highest build quality that we have ever seen.
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.