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Bigger Wing Dings in Perth +4m anyone given them a shot

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Created by AndyShwartz Saturday, 11 Jan 2020
AndyShwartz
WA, 19 posts
Saturday , 11 Jan 2020 5:13PM
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Hi All,

Anyone tried a bigger WingDing in Perth. The 4m is going well and interested to see if anyone has gone bigger?
Cheers

hilly
WA, 5022 posts
Saturday , 11 Jan 2020 6:22PM
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AndyShwartz said..
Hi All,

Anyone tried a bigger WingDing in Perth. The 4m is going well and interested to see if anyone has gone bigger?
Cheers


Just got a 5m. I have not used it yet though. The aim is to get out in 12 knots. All the crew who have them down here rave about the power difference compared to a 4m. It should be too @ 20% larger. Will report back.

Stingersup
WA, 13 posts
Saturday , 11 Jan 2020 9:24PM
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Using a 5m F-one wing and a 1900 foil can get going in around 10 kts with a bit of pumping. Have also used it in around 25kts with a smaller foil. My arms start to complain in the stronger winds though. Much nicer using a 3.5 in those conditions.

Clamsmasha
WA, 151 posts
Saturday , 11 Jan 2020 10:59PM
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Stingersup said..
Using a 5m F-one wing and a 1900 foil can get going in around 10 kts with a bit of pumping. Have also used it in around 25kts with a smaller foil. My arms start to complain in the stronger winds though. Much nicer using a 3.5 in those conditions.


Good to know, I'm considering a 6m for 8kts or there about. I want to go after offshore days in particular.

jt737
QLD, 405 posts
Sunday , 12 Jan 2020 1:33PM
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Had the first generation Gong 7m, easy to foil with in 12kts, the wing just pulls like a Mack truck. Found the wing well made with good service, price point (+/- $900) and delivery from Gong. Didn't like the batterns which Duotone also use as it made rolling up and carrying to the beach harder. I understand removing them just makes more flapping noise. The sheer size might be an issue for smaller riders and Gong now make and offer newer models. just bought an F-one 6m, insanely light but have yet to pump up and try.

Clamsmasha
WA, 151 posts
Sunday , 12 Jan 2020 1:35PM
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jt737 said..
Had the first generation Gong 7m, easy to foil with in 12kts, the wing just pulls like a Mack truck. Found the wing well made with good service, price point (+/- $900) and delivery from Gong. Didn't like the batterns which Duotone also use as it made rolling up and carrying to the beach harder. I understand removing them just makes more flapping noise. The sheer size might be an issue for smaller riders and Gong now make and offer newer models. just bought an F-one 6m, insanely light but have yet to pump up and try.


I'm hovering over the f-one or the Gong Superpower 6m. Have to wait til late Feb for that though..

warwickl
NSW, 1326 posts
Sunday , 12 Jan 2020 4:46PM
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jt737 said..
Had the first generation Gong 7m, easy to foil with in 12kts, the wing just pulls like a Mack truck. Found the wing well made with good service, price point (+/- $900) and delivery from Gong. Didn't like the batterns which Duotone also use as it made rolling up and carrying to the beach harder. I understand removing them just makes more flapping noise. The sheer size might be an issue for smaller riders and Gong now make and offer newer models. just bought an F-one 6m, insanely light but have yet to pump up and try.


To transport I leave the battens in slightly deflate the strut locking off the valve, fold in half and roll up.
Then slide my 5m Gong into a 6ft 3in short board bag.
Set up is then quick but do not forget to open valve to strut when pumping up otherwise it will be floppy .

hilly
WA, 5022 posts
Sunday , 12 Jan 2020 3:32PM
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Just used the 5m Ozone Wasp. Very impressed, heaps of grunt to get up, easy to go upwind as I could lean against the power and angle the foil. Just felt right. Bit bigger when riding a wave with it flagged out but not unmanageable. New go to wing

IWB
153 posts
Sunday , 12 Jan 2020 7:10PM
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Had my first go on the Ozone Wasp 6m in 12-18kts using the Starboard Ocean 2000 front wing. Wind were about 12kts initially and thus lots of pumping to get on foil. I had to be more careful not to catch the wing tip while pumping which I did a few times. Lots of power in the 6m and easy to handle while up and foiling. When Winds ramped up to 18 kts wing was lit but still in full control. Definitely a great addition to the 4m Ozone Wasp as now I can get out in lighter winds.

Stingersup
WA, 13 posts
Monday , 13 Jan 2020 7:51AM
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This is a recommended wing size vs wind strength chart from f one. After using both a 5 and 3.5, I find you can stretch the top and bottom ends out a bit depending on foil size and technique, but it's a good guide. Would imagine other brands would be very similar.
5kts with a 6m maybe?




Clamsmasha
WA, 151 posts
Wednesday , 15 Jan 2020 4:19PM
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I just paid for the Gong Superpower 6m. Preorder, prob 6 weeks away, but awesome price...just over $900 AUD landed.

I like the idea of the low aspect shape for low end grunt, get me through the potholes on low wind and offshore days.



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