As per the Topic Title this came out of the FFP (Federation Francaise de Parachutisme) and NOT the BPA.
The FFP have come up with regulations on how many jumps you need before you can downsize depending on your weight.
The page I've linked to is in French but Google Translate does a passable job on the web page (not the PDF) and luckily you can get the gist of the regs from the graph and table that I've posted below.
Graph showing the minimum canopy size for a given number of jumps, as introduced by the FFP.
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Table showing the recommended canopy size per body weight (not inc kit) and jump experience, as introduced by the FFP.
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I haven't been able to fully translate the PDF file unfortunately, just the web page. If someone knows a way, that would be helpful.
I'd like to see their incident list that caused them to bring this in.
Does anyone know if the French have been historically more aware and more pro-active of incident reduction than the BPA?
PS I'd be super interested to hear from you if you wouldn't be allowed to jump your current canopy in France. Anyone got a holiday planned?