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2024 duotone 5m unit

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Created by Dick Tatta 3 months ago, 22 Nov 2023
Dick Tatta
NSW, 340 posts
22 Nov 2023 7:10AM
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Anyone had any experience with the new 2024 duotone unit???There seems to be a consensus that they flip onto their backs??anyone experienced this.

Whats another good 5m wing,I'm only using it n flat water

thx

leepasty
311 posts
22 Nov 2023 4:13AM
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24 unit is amazing no problems flipping. Seen the ozone flux and Armstrong xps flip a lot more. but that's flagged out in waves, do you mean when wings on the water?

Dick Tatta
NSW, 340 posts
22 Nov 2023 9:15AM
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Yeah sorry should have written a better question

I mean when it's on the water

Dave J
VIC, 40 posts
22 Nov 2023 10:40AM
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I don't know about the 5m, but I've found the 4m & smaller have less propensity to flip over in the water than previous units.

Dick Tatta
NSW, 340 posts
22 Nov 2023 12:36PM
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Yeah thx I had the version 1 it always flipped over,after every crash

Dave J
VIC, 40 posts
22 Nov 2023 12:49PM
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I didn't have version 1, but V4 is definitely better than V2 & V3. It can still flip of course, but noticeably less than the older ones.

Rleshem
22 posts
22 Nov 2023 2:15PM
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I have the 5m 2024 and a 4m DLab 2023. The 5 m flips but seems calmer. Great wing. I like the long front handle.

WindWaterSailAU
WA, 39 posts
22 Nov 2023 2:38PM
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Without a doubt these flip very easily onto their backs - very noticeable after moving to these from another wing brand.
Have a 5m 2023 unit which is better behaved than my 4m 2024 unit - but they both flip often.
Not a deal breaker as they are otherwise good wings, but bloody annoying.

Keeping the leash shorter i.e pull it in quickly when the wing has been let go somewhat improves things.

omg
274 posts
22 Nov 2023 2:51PM
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How do you find the 24's front handle, is it stiff enough as the '22 is like a noodle and I believe the 23 is the same?

Another question; how is the high end of the 24's in smaller sizes?

Dick Tatta
NSW, 340 posts
23 Nov 2023 9:37AM
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WindWaterSailAU said..
Without a doubt these flip very easily onto their backs - very noticeable after moving to these from another wing brand.
Have a 5m 2023 unit which is better behaved than my 4m 2024 unit - but they both flip often.
Not a deal breaker as they are otherwise good wings, but bloody annoying.

Keeping the leash shorter i.e pull it in quickly when the wing has been let go somewhat improves things.


Thx will try that

Dick Tatta
NSW, 340 posts
24 Nov 2023 11:51AM
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Thx everyone for your time and efforts

Foxi
76 posts
25 Nov 2023 12:41AM
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I suggest this review, adressing the flip over question briefly in an objective manner !

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Dick Tatta
NSW, 340 posts
25 Nov 2023 7:02AM
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Thx Foxi,great find

Faff
VIC, 1139 posts
25 Nov 2023 11:06AM
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I think it's the big "kink" in the strut. The original Slick didn't have and it never flipped over (but it broncoed on the leash). The Slick SLS has probably the most bent strut and it lands upside down by default (but it's also easy to flip it back).

Dick Tatta
NSW, 340 posts
25 Nov 2023 11:35AM
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Faff said..
I think it's the big "kink" in the strut. The original Slick didn't have and never flipped over (but it broncoed on the leash). The Slick SLS has probably the most bent strut and it lands upside down by default (but it's also easy to flip it back).


Thx have the 6.5 new slick,it's better behaved

the 8m ventis is great it sits flat after a crash

thx for the reply

Faff
VIC, 1139 posts
25 Nov 2023 11:38AM
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Dick Tatta said..

Faff said..
I think it's the big "kink" in the strut. The original Slick didn't have and never flipped over (but it broncoed on the leash). The Slick SLS has probably the most bent strut and it lands upside down by default (but it's also easy to flip it back).



Thx have the 6.5 new slick,it's better behaved

the 8m ventis is great it sits flat after a crash

thx for the reply


Yeah, the strut is less kinked on the latest Slick.

foilstoke
8 posts
8 Dec 2023 11:32AM
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What's the low end of the 5m for you? My board is a semi sinker -20l.

Icebergmansion
WA, 69 posts
8 Dec 2023 10:43PM
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foilstoke said..
What's the low end of the 5m for you? My board is a semi sinker -20l.


I'm same position as you, approximately negative 25L board
Riding the 5m 2023 SLS with the right foil I can have fun in 8knots easy but you need correct pump technique and you need a good medium aspect foil

leepasty
311 posts
8 Dec 2023 11:03PM
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24 Unit has more power than a he slick sls and also much better top end ??

foilstoke
8 posts
8 Dec 2023 11:26PM
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Icebergmansion said..

foilstoke said..
What's the low end of the 5m for you? My board is a semi sinker -20l.



I'm same position as you, approximately negative 25L board
Riding the 5m 2023 SLS with the right foil I can have fun in 8knots easy but you need correct pump technique and you need a good medium aspect foil


Great! Sounds like 12-13knots should be ok with good pumping technique then.



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