The Original Tony Suit it is known that the amount of fabric needed is dependent upon the desired fall-rate. Retaining some of its past history, the Tony Suit has gone through some refinements, but it is still the slowest falling RW suit. For comfort, this suit has an elastic waistband that also gives a fitted silhouette.
Standard fabric choices for this suit are supplex and 4-ply. You may select any or all of the following extras to slow your suit down:
Lining the arms and legs with heavy cotton and/or azero porosity material.
- Cordura is the most popular fabric to get for the booties because this also includes the knees, which is important area to protect from wear over time. Ballistic is a stiffer, heavier material and is reported to be more responsive in the air.
- Vented booties for inflation and super drag.
- Swoop Cords: Named after swooping (during freefall, not under canopy). This is the action of a skydiver swooping (or diving) down and braking at the appropriate altitude. This is created more effectively with "swoop cords", which loop over the hand and runs along the inner seam of the suit to the waist. The swoop cords are tightened with full arm extension (upon braking), creating an instant wing only when you need it. To avoid this wing being engaged when reaching for a grip, we offer the "continuous swoop cord" which is one continuous line that reaches down one side, across the back at the hip, and up to the other side.