This number can vary due to a few things - for example DZ location - if you're jumping somewhere like Dubai where it's dusty and the canopy sees a lot of sun then the material will degrade faster than if jumped somewhere like Norway where there's less direct sunlight and dust to wear it down.
Another factor is how you look after your canopy; where is it packed, how you store it when not jumping etc. Read our blog article '21 Ways to Keep Your Canopy Looking Good' for our top tips on caring for your canopy.
As a rule of thumb, we wouldn't jump a canopy much past 1200 jumps...and by this stage the canopy will have significantly less performance (mainly a weaker flare) compared to when new.
That being said, there are canopies out there that have been well looked after, jumped in less harsh conditions and have done many more jumps.
If unsure we would recommend having your rigger check your canopy for you or sending it back to the manufacturer for a full inspection. If your canopy was made by JYRO (previously NZA), get in touch with our Support Team if you have any questions about your canopy.
Watch one of our Quality Control Team members take us through caring for our canopies on our YouTube Channel.