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Duotone Unit vs Ozone WASP and F One Swing

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Created by mikesids Two weeks ago, 31 Jul 2020
mikesids
47 posts
31 Jul 2020 12:39PM
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Hi,
Wondering if anyone who has tried the new Unit and also has experience with the WASP and the Swing could share their thoughts with how the Unit compares ? Especially interested in the power delivery - is it a grunter ( low end biased like the WASP ) or more top end biased / lighter in the hands like the Swing ?

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DWF
224 posts
31 Jul 2020 8:11PM
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2nd gen wings have been better than older wings in most cases. I'm betting the Unit spanks these older wings. But I'd also bet Ozone and Fone release their new wings real soon....so there is that.

Shlogger
99 posts
1 Aug 2020 11:11PM
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It's been great for us consumers as everyone's next generation incorporates what works and discards what doesn't work. Looks like the new Starboard Air Rush has taken the best features of what's out there. Would love someone's input if they've tried one. Otherwise waiting on Ozone's and Fones next Gen.

StampnSteer
55 posts
2 Aug 2020 2:57PM
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Shlogger said..
It's been great for us consumers as everyone's next generation incorporates what works and discards what doesn't work. Looks like the new Starboard Air Rush has taken the best features of what's out there. Would love someone's input if they've tried one. Otherwise waiting on Ozone's and Fones next Gen.


I've got an airrush 7m and I love it. I've tried it back to back with a WASP 6m and it was more grunty for me. Very light.

warwickl
NSW, 1468 posts
2 Aug 2020 5:57PM
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Sorry but can't help saying this - who would have expected a 7m to be more grunty than a 6m.

Shlogger
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4 Aug 2020 10:39AM
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warwickl said..
Sorry but can't help saying this - who would have expected a 7m to be more grunty than a 6m.

hilly
WA, 5508 posts
4 Aug 2020 2:11PM
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DWF said..2nd gen wings have been better than older wings in most cases.



Agree with this. A mate has a Unit and it is very like my new Smik. Really efficient with a tight canopy so you they have a really wide wind range. They are a good wing, even with the window only slightly heavier than the Smik 2.1kg to 2.3kg from memory. Nice touches like padding under the front handle to protect your knuckles.

Piros
QLD, 5957 posts
4 Aug 2020 4:27PM
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Yeah Smiks just hit the Goldie very positive response.

northy1
248 posts
Tuesday , 11 Aug 2020 5:13AM
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Anyone know the wingspan of the unit 6m compared to the ozone wasp 6m...im a novice and found the ozone 6m quite a handful geometry wise in light winds at 5'9.

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I'm surprised that wingspan is a dimension listed as a matter of spec from the manufacturer

Alysum
NSW, 520 posts
Tuesday , 11 Aug 2020 7:51AM
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The wasp 6m is a monster. Too big. Smik 6m is much smaller and a great wing.

Foilbrained
WA, 1 posts
Tuesday , 11 Aug 2020 9:25PM
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I'm not sure what the hype is over the Smik wings, I tried out a mates 5m the other day and have literally no skin left on my knuckles (not an exaggeration, left the water with blood dripping off my fingers). Not sure if it's the webbing that's stitched into the strut that the handles are stitched onto, or if it's that combined with the handles being smaller than the other wings(haven't had any similar problems on my wasp)? Either way, I'll be steering clear of them for my next wing...

dejavu
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Wednesday , 12 Aug 2020 12:34AM
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Alysum said..
The wasp 6m is a monster. Too big. Smik 6m is much smaller and a great wing.


The 6 metre Wasp has the same wing span as the 4.2 F-One.

hilly
WA, 5508 posts
Wednesday , 12 Aug 2020 10:55AM
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Foilbrained said..
I'm not sure what the hype is over the Smik wings, I tried out a mates 5m the other day and have literally no skin left on my knuckles (not an exaggeration, left the water with blood dripping off my fingers). Not sure if it's the webbing that's stitched into the strut that the handles are stitched onto, or if it's that combined with the handles being smaller than the other wings(haven't had any similar problems on my wasp)? Either way, I'll be steering clear of them for my next wing...


I find the opposite due to the Smik handles being quite stiff my hands do not move around much so do not scuff my knuckles as I did frequently with my wasps. The other issue with the Wasp is the soft handles sit squashed down rather than proud so I would have to push my fingers through close to the strut. Quite often resulting in the seam going under my fingernail which is not enjoyable. Horses for courses.

Relapse
VIC, 367 posts
Wednesday , 12 Aug 2020 1:01PM
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Anyone heard anything about the Wasp V2 yet?

hilly
WA, 5508 posts
Wednesday , 12 Aug 2020 11:59AM
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Anyone heard anything about the Wasp V2 yet?


It will be better than V1



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