The Vampire Alpine is a brand new wingsuit design based on the hugely popular vampire sukhoi. with the high agility and good glide of the sukhoi as a basis, the alpine pushes the performance envelope the max, delivering the maximum shortest start possible in basejumping at a sustained glide ratio of 3:1 and up. Together with the stable flight flight characteristics, this makes the suit an ideal choice for those with long distance flights in basejumping in mind, as well as the avid skydiving wingsuit pilot invested in performance flying races.
The Alpine sacrifices a small bit of agility from the Vampire Sukhoi its based on, but in return gives the user a glide capability unique to the suit, together with massive storage options for (climbing) gear for those with high altitude mountaineering jumps in mind.
The secret of the Alpine is the incredible pressurization of the arm wings, which allow the suit to fly at a much flatter angle achieving, with ease, very impressive glide ratios. The arm wing and tapered sleeve design allow for a good accessible pull, making it suitable for use with normal BOC deployment.
The inlet hole, unique to the Vampire series of Phoenix-Fly, creates an airflow over the back of the legwing that results in improved control as well as lateral stability that allows in sharper turns as well as more stable flight at maximum performance levels.
Due to the large wing surface area the Vampire-Alpine is not suitable for low experience pilots. We recommend a MINIMUM of 250 wingsuit jumps, and experience on intermediate surface wingsuits before trying the Vampire Alpine and experience on intermediate class suits.
Measure your height, without shoes, standing up straight, arms by your side, feet shoulder width apart. You may find it helpful to stand with your back against a solid surface.
Measure the widest part of your chest, stand up straight, arms by your side, muscles relaxed, be careful to keep the tape parallel to the ground.
Measure the narrowest part of your waist, stand up straight, arms by your side, muscles relaxed, be careful to keep the tape parallel to the ground.
Measure the widest part of your hips, stand up straight, arms by your side, muscles relaxed. Be sure that you measure over the widest part of your buttocks, be careful to keep the tape parallel to the ground.
5. Shoulder to floor
Measure the distance between the shoulder and the floor, without shoes, standing up straight, feet shoulder width apart. Use your other hand to feel the shoulder joint and find the “corner” of your shoulder joint.
Measure the length of your body. Be VERY careful with this measurement! Stand up straight, feet shoulder width apart, measure from under the crotch where seams of your trousers meet, straight up the front of your torso to the indention at the base of the throat.
Measure the distance between the crotch and the floor. Stand up straight, legs shoulder width apart, without shoes. Make sure the tape is vertical.
Measure the distance between the shoulders, lay the tape across the back of the shoulders and measure the distance between the two shoulder bones. Allow the tape to follow the curve of the shoulders. Feel for the bump on the back of each shoulder joint and measure the distance between them.
Measure the length of the arm from the shoulder to the bone of wrist. Stand up straight, arms by your sides. Start the measurement at the top of the shoulder, feel the joint with your other hand to find the “corner” of the shoulder. Finish the measurement where the wrist bone sticks out as a “bump” on the outside of the arm.
Measure the widest part of the thigh. Stand up straight, feet shoulder width apart with your weight equally supported on both legs, muscles relaxed. Make sure you measure the widest part of the thigh.
Measure the widest part of the bicep, with the muscle relaxed. Stand up straight, with your arms by your side, measure the widest part of the bicep with your muscles relaxed.
Measure the widest part of the wrist.
13. Shoe size
Include your shoe size, remember to specify the type of measurement UK, US or Continental.
Include your weight in either pounds or kilos (kg preferred)
For the track pants and jacket the leg measurement is required. Stand up straight, feet shoulder width apart and measure the distance between the hip bone and the ankle bone, ensuring the tape remains straight.
Please note: The current lead time on a new Phoenix-Fly suit is around 8-9 weeks.
Video Rigging Manual: Zipper Rigging
Presented here is a brief video manual on rigging your wingsuit. This manual applies to all current wingsuit models Phoenix-Fly has on the market with the over the shoulder zipper attachment