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What 6m wing do I buy

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Created by Fitzsup A week ago, 22 Feb 2021
Fitzsup
NSW, 213 posts
22 Feb 2021 8:25AM
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hi,

Im wanting a 6m wing,but with all the new gear coming do I wait???

I know f-one have a new light wind dedicated 6m.

what other brands are releasing new gear ??

Are Naish,anyone know

thx

DavidJohn
VIC, 16649 posts
22 Feb 2021 9:24AM
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My 6m Naish is my favorite wing .. It has lots of grunt and a pretty good wind range.

Try and demo or try others before buying.

WINDSURFnSNOW
NSW, 1594 posts
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22 Feb 2021 9:33AM
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Fitzsup said..
hi,

Im wanting a 6m wing,but with all the new gear coming do I wait???

I know f-one have a new light wind dedicated 6m.

what other brands are releasing new gear ??

Are Naish,anyone know

thx



New Naish S26 in store now and on demo in 6m. Haven't had time to try myself but hopefully this week.

Sam.

Clamsmasha
WA, 263 posts
22 Feb 2021 7:21AM
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Cabrinha 6 goes great.

marco
WA, 155 posts
22 Feb 2021 8:30AM
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My 6m ENSIS pulls like a truck

Stingersup
WA, 70 posts
22 Feb 2021 11:42AM
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I think you'll find any of the gen 2 wings and some of the gen 1 wings will work for you.
Find out what's available from your local area retailers and support them.

surfcowboy
106 posts
22 Feb 2021 12:23PM
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Think light. First, it's big so heavy anyway. Second, you're not going to use it in heavy winds so go light. Third, you might end up holding it more if you are testing the low end of the range.

Bender
WA, 2162 posts
22 Feb 2021 2:05PM
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Cant recommend my SMIK 6m enough. Its good from 8-10 kts all the way to 20knts then I switch to my 3.5m SMIK

Gone to dark side
NSW, 341 posts
22 Feb 2021 5:53PM
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6 M SMIK light wave wing,

robbo1111
NSW, 543 posts
22 Feb 2021 6:26PM
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Of all the 6m wings I have tried the Smik felt the best - super light, narrow wingspan, smallish leading edge. Until I tried it I never entertained buying a 6m (5'2 is my biggest) but I would definitely buy one of these. There are some negatives - wingtip reinforcing non existent, centre strut stitching destroys knuckles, too many handles.

If you are a heavyweight then I can recommend Ensis and PPC, they are both very powerful wings for their size, especially for me at 70kgs.

Floter
VIC, 123 posts
22 Feb 2021 6:29PM
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Gone to dark side said..
6 M SMIK light wave wing,


Smik is Smik

AlexF
334 posts
22 Feb 2021 8:15PM
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6.4 Slingwing is amazing. Feels small and light and has such a huge range 8 - 20 knots is easy.
The short wingspan concept really works for me.
For my 1.92m, 92 kg body it's the go to size on almost all days ate our gusty lake.
My 4.4 Slingwing only comes out when windsurfing works with 5.3 and smaller

felix1111
26 posts
22 Feb 2021 8:27PM
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any experience with the starboard freewing at 6m ?

foilthegreats
95 posts
22 Feb 2021 10:55PM
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AlexF said..
6.4 Slingwing is amazing. Feels small and light and has such a huge range 8 - 20 knots is easy.
The short wingspan concept really works for me.
For my 1.92m, 92 kg body it's the go to size on almost all days ate our gusty lake.
My 4.4 Slingwing only comes out when windsurfing works with 5.3 and smaller


I love the Slingwing V2 6.4 as well! I'm 75kg and this is my most used wing. It is so forgiving and handles so well for such a large wing. Only thing that is not great are the handles are a little small, especially when wearing gloves. I'm starting to see clearout pricing on the Slingwing V2 so you should be able to find a deal.

IanInca
124 posts
23 Feb 2021 2:53AM
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100% 6.4m V2 Slingshot. Have tried others but it's low end is awesome, small wingspan and is v. light. Use it 8 to 15 knots then my awesome little 4m Takoon takes over..

Pasquales
89 posts
23 Feb 2021 3:18AM
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I own the 6.4 m2 slingwing, and use it a lot for lite wind conditions. It's been a good wing. My only complaint is the reach from the front handle to the back one is a little wide for my arm span. I realize slingshot was trying to keep weigh down, but it would be nice if there were one additional handle. Overall, it has a lot of power to get my 90 kgs off the water.

Fitzsup
NSW, 213 posts
23 Feb 2021 7:28AM
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Thank you for all the reply's and time put in

To many choices,not enough money ??

We have no real outlets here selling foil gear,so very difficult to try.

Thats the reason I seek advice on Seabreeze,read what other people say then try and make an informed decision.

Seajuice
NSW, 710 posts
23 Feb 2021 8:13AM
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Hi Fitzsup. If you live near Wollongong. Unhooked watersports could help you. They are at Warrawong. They sell & teach kiting etc as far as I know. Check their website.

paul.j
QLD, 3067 posts
23 Feb 2021 7:20AM
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Fitzsup said..
Thank you for all the reply's and time put in

To many choices,not enough money ??

We have no real outlets here selling foil gear,so very difficult to try.

Thats the reason I seek advice on Seabreeze,read what other people say then try and make an informed decision.


Heaps of good wings now on the market but in the bigger sizes I have felt some good and some pretty average. I won't say what ones are what as we have our own wings arriving this week finally so can be called one sided if someone does not like me saying something bad about a wing they ride. I will say on the bigger wings the two things I look at is how heavy it is to fly as some are super heavy on the arms and making sure the wing tips don't grab the water which with the bigger wings and lighter winds becomes more of a problem.

Price wise some of the new wings prices are stupid so recommend looking around.

Fitzsup
NSW, 213 posts
23 Feb 2021 9:35AM
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Seajuice said..
Hi Fitzsup. If you live near Wollongong. Unhooked watersports could help you. They are at Warrawong. They sell & teach kiting etc as far as I know. Check their website.


Yeah mate live between Lennox and Ballina NSW

BobP
QLD, 4 posts
23 Feb 2021 1:01PM
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PPC 5.8 is awesome

Ioz
WA, 474 posts
23 Feb 2021 11:09AM
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any experience with the starboard freewing at 6m ?

Hey Felix,

I really like my 6m Freewing and is a lot of fun to fly, I still can't get over how much power it has while still not feeling too heavy.

The build quality and reinforcing is about the best I have seen when comparing them to the other wings on the beach.

hilly
WA, 5907 posts
23 Feb 2021 11:13AM
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SMIK 6m is an amazing wing. Floats well and has a massive range, exceptionally light. PPC is good if you want build quality, power and upwind ability. Lots of good wings out there, demo if you can.

NordRoi
368 posts
23 Feb 2021 11:21AM
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hi,

Im wanting a 6m wing,but with all the new gear coming do I wait???

I know f-one have a new light wind dedicated 6m.

what other brands are releasing new gear ??

Are Naish,anyone know

thx


What do you have now?

Fitzsup
NSW, 213 posts
23 Feb 2021 3:05PM
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NordRoi said..

said..
hi,

Im wanting a 6m wing,but with all the new gear coming do I wait???

I know f-one have a new light wind dedicated 6m.

what other brands are releasing new gear ??

Are Naish,anyone know

thx



What do you have now?


A 5m Duotone

felix1111
26 posts
23 Feb 2021 1:29PM
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Ioz said..
any experience with the starboard freewing at 6m ?

Hey Felix,

I really like my 6m Freewing and is a lot of fun to fly, I still can't get over how much power it has while still not feeling too heavy.

The build quality and reinforcing is about the best I have seen when comparing them to the other wings on the beach.


thanks

Goofcat
31 posts
23 Feb 2021 4:53PM
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5.5 Armstrong will pull as hard as many 6m

NordRoi
368 posts
23 Feb 2021 10:12PM
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Fitzsup said..



NordRoi said..




said..
hi,

Im wanting a 6m wing,but with all the new gear coming do I wait???

I know f-one have a new light wind dedicated 6m.

what other brands are releasing new gear ??

Are Naish,anyone know

thx






What do you have now?





A 5m Duotone




So you already winging. I guess you want a 6 to have more speed in light wind for transition etc, I'll do the same soon. What I can say is just don't pick a random brand, check what you have and make a choice that will give you what you want as a step-up size. I've measured a few 6.0 one over the other...some 6 has at least 0.5 and more than other 6.0, meaning, depending of your 5.0 wing...and the next 6 you will purchase, you can have not much of a gain...or a big gain! ;-)

Shlogger
145 posts
Wednesday , 24 Feb 2021 3:06AM
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NordRoi said..

Fitzsup said..

I agree w the above. We put a 5.2 Ensis over the 5.0 Swing, 5.0 Strike and a 6.0 Cabrinha.
Someone's math is off .5+ sq mt's and it wasn't because of different aspect ratios. I recommend watching the Supboard Mag review, they did a great job. Obviously if you're like me, I want my 6.0 to be a powerhouse.


NordRoi said..





said..
hi,

Im wanting a 6m wing,but with all the new gear coming do I wait???

I know f-one have a new light wind dedicated 6m.

what other brands are releasing new gear ??

Are Naish,anyone know

thx







What do you have now?






A 5m Duotone





So you already winging. I guess you want a 6 to have more speed in light wind for transition etc, I'll do the same soon. What I can say is just don't pick a random brand, check what you have and make a choice that will give you what you want as a step-up size. I've measured a few 6.0 one over the other...some 6 has at least 0.5 and more than other 6.0, meaning, depending of your 5.0 wing...and the next 6 you will purchase, you can have not much of a gain...or a big gain! ;-)

Fitzsup
NSW, 213 posts
Wednesday , 24 Feb 2021 1:07PM
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I tossed up between the Cabrinha X2, the slingshot and the new Naish S26 mk3

Spoke to Ben at Ocean Addicts (good salesman)brought the new Naish

Bold call,good call,dumb call ,who knows,time will tell.

I've brought gear from Ocean Addicts before sight unseen,they've never put me a bum steer yet.

Good service ,good price.

marco
WA, 155 posts
Wednesday , 24 Feb 2021 11:43AM
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good call, as the Cabrinha have issues with their solid handle.



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