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Who uses woo?

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Created by Chris_M Two weeks ago, 31 Aug 2019
Chris_M
1808 posts
31 Aug 2019 7:16PM
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Thinking of getting a Woo but second guessing after reading about peoples gripes....

Anybody on here use them and what do you have to say about their durability or experiences dealing with the company?

Cheers

cauncy
WA, 7487 posts
31 Aug 2019 8:44PM
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Noo

Plummet
4541 posts
1 Sep 2019 2:43AM
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I kinda want one to see how high I jump but when it comes to spending 3hunge I always have better things to spend my money on.

Plus if I bought one I'd have to confront my own old man overexageration of Jump height when I jumped actually 3m but thought I was a legend and jumped 45m.

How could I proclaim insane boostage when in reality my ballsacks barely stopped scraping the water?

Scrubes
VIC, 115 posts
1 Sep 2019 8:44AM
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Plummet said..
I kinda want one to see how high I jump but when it comes to spending 3hunge I always have better things to spend my money on.

Plus if I bought one I'd have to confront my own old man overexageration of Jump height when I jumped actually 3m but thought I was a legend and jumped 45m.

How could I proclaim insane boostage when in reality my ballsacks barely stopped scraping the water?


They are a toy, I had the same thinking bought a second hand woo 2 after 2 failed attempts to start recording, my error, I finally got 1 session in, I know I don't jump high but I guessed I'd be at least 3m on average but when it downloaded info it said I had a 1.2 m jumps with a 4 sec hangtime, ant there was 1m kicker waves so I know I was more than 1.2 off the wave just from hitting them, so in conclusion they are toys, so treated as such. I will still try again just to see if it was an error, who knows next time it might go the other way and give me a 10m jump

Chris_M
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1 Sep 2019 10:12AM
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Scrubes said..

Plummet said..
I kinda want one to see how high I jump but when it comes to spending 3hunge I always have better things to spend my money on.

Plus if I bought one I'd have to confront my own old man overexageration of Jump height when I jumped actually 3m but thought I was a legend and jumped 45m.

How could I proclaim insane boostage when in reality my ballsacks barely stopped scraping the water?



They are a toy, I had the same thinking bought a second hand woo 2 after 2 failed attempts to start recording, my error, I finally got 1 session in, I know I don't jump high but I guessed I'd be at least 3m on average but when it downloaded info it said I had a 1.2 m jumps with a 4 sec hangtime, ant there was 1m kicker waves so I know I was more than 1.2 off the wave just from hitting them, so in conclusion they are toys, so treated as such. I will still try again just to see if it was an error, who knows next time it might go the other way and give me a 10m jump


Man reality can be a cruel mistress.

I know these things are a bit of a toy. But I'm not asking for opinions on that.

I specifically want to know:

A) If you have one, how long has it been running (ie has it leaked and become another broken electronic piece of junk)

B) If it broke, was woo willing to replace it? I can't see any info on their website re: warranty or even a "contact us" option.... a bummer because I want to "contact us" as in "them" to ask about what happens if it's leaky

C) I see on their website they have a guy with a waterproof smartwatch that it's linked to... where can I get one of those, how cheap, and I guess it links to my phone if I don't have a smart watch?

D) Do I get a chocolate fish if I pull the biggest air? Cause I will

Kamikuza
QLD, 4198 posts
1 Sep 2019 2:02PM
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They're a toy, but if they're internally consistent then you can compare yourself and your mates, which is a bit of fun. Just don't make claims real heights, I'm sure they're not that accurate.

Boosting off waves is an interesting thing, cos if you land in the flats between waves you don't get the credit for the drop.

Gives some appreciation of what the big boys are doing with them, anyway.

I got a 3 in the pre-order campaign so it was much cheaper. No issues with it so far.

Kamikuza
QLD, 4198 posts
1 Sep 2019 2:03PM
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Chris_M said..

Scrubes said..


Plummet said..
I kinda want one to see how high I jump but when it comes to spending 3hunge I always have better things to spend my money on.

Plus if I bought one I'd have to confront my own old man overexageration of Jump height when I jumped actually 3m but thought I was a legend and jumped 45m.

How could I proclaim insane boostage when in reality my ballsacks barely stopped scraping the water?




They are a toy, I had the same thinking bought a second hand woo 2 after 2 failed attempts to start recording, my error, I finally got 1 session in, I know I don't jump high but I guessed I'd be at least 3m on average but when it downloaded info it said I had a 1.2 m jumps with a 4 sec hangtime, ant there was 1m kicker waves so I know I was more than 1.2 off the wave just from hitting them, so in conclusion they are toys, so treated as such. I will still try again just to see if it was an error, who knows next time it might go the other way and give me a 10m jump



Man reality can be a cruel mistress.

I know these things are a bit of a toy. But I'm not asking for opinions on that.

I specifically want to know:

A) If you have one, how long has it been running (ie has it leaked and become another broken electronic piece of junk)

B) If it broke, was woo willing to replace it? I can't see any info on their website re: warranty or even a "contact us" option.... a bummer because I want to "contact us" as in "them" to ask about what happens if it's leaky

C) I see on their website they have a guy with a waterproof smartwatch that it's linked to... where can I get one of those, how cheap, and I guess it links to my phone if I don't have a smart watch?

D) Do I get a chocolate fish if I pull the biggest air? Cause I will


There's a list of watches they can pair with, but I don't think any are cheap.

Facebook seems to be the most reliable way to contact them.

manlykiter
NSW, 53 posts
1 Sep 2019 7:45PM
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I enjoy the game of Woo, but its quite humbling when your one of your crew is in the top 5 in AU!

Kamikuza
QLD, 4198 posts
1 Sep 2019 9:08PM
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manlykiter said..
I enjoy the game of Woo, but its quite humbling when your one of your crew is in the top 5 in AU!


You've got that Bridges chap, and we've got Marc Jacobs. Good luck with setting records

azza2u
QLD, 76 posts
2 Sep 2019 10:04AM
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Chris_M said..

I specifically want to know:

A) If you have one, how long has it been running (ie has it leaked and become another broken electronic piece of junk)

B) If it broke, was woo willing to replace it? I can't see any info on their website re: warranty or even a "contact us" option.... a bummer because I want to "contact us" as in "them" to ask about what happens if it's leaky

C) I see on their website they have a guy with a waterproof smartwatch that it's linked to... where can I get one of those, how cheap, and I guess it links to my phone if I don't have a smart watch?

D) Do I get a chocolate fish if I pull the biggest air? Cause I will


Have had a Woo 2 for about 2.5 years with 111 hours of use over 148 sessions so far. Only issues are the rubber exterior is starting to peel off which may affect watertightness soon, and the battery is starting to lose its charge a lot quicker that it used to.

As for the biggest air, the woo will give you some solid stats but can be quite variable in its accuracy. Based on my gut feeling it never seems to read higher than reality, but on occasions will record some jumps maybe up to 20% less than you thought they were in a session.

Chris_M
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2 Sep 2019 9:04AM
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azza2u said..

Chris_M said..

I specifically want to know:

A) If you have one, how long has it been running (ie has it leaked and become another broken electronic piece of junk)

B) If it broke, was woo willing to replace it? I can't see any info on their website re: warranty or even a "contact us" option.... a bummer because I want to "contact us" as in "them" to ask about what happens if it's leaky

C) I see on their website they have a guy with a waterproof smartwatch that it's linked to... where can I get one of those, how cheap, and I guess it links to my phone if I don't have a smart watch?

D) Do I get a chocolate fish if I pull the biggest air? Cause I will



Have had a Woo 2 for about 2.5 years with 111 hours of use over 148 sessions so far. Only issues are the rubber exterior is starting to peel off which may affect watertightness soon, and the battery is starting to lose its charge a lot quicker that it used to.

As for the biggest air, the woo will give you some solid stats but can be quite variable in its accuracy. Based on my gut feeling it never seems to read higher than reality, but on occasions will record some jumps maybe up to 20% less than you thought they were in a session.


Cool, this is the sort of stuff I want to know.

And u just used your phone with it?

azza2u
QLD, 76 posts
4 Sep 2019 2:43PM
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Woo2 I have doesn't have capability to use phone or watch pairing to get GPS integration like the Woo3 now has.

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1676 posts
5 Sep 2019 8:53AM
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Heres an example of Woo accuracy.

A few days ago at Woodies jumping off kickers 20-40 knots 12m..
Next day at Cottesloe doing little jumps 20-30 knots 13.9m..

Im giving it away for free to a hard charging gal that has a pb of 11m on Woo 2
Gonna buy a gayPro instead..



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