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Swing V2
« on: April 12, 2021, 11:30:14 AM »
Not immediately clear how this differs to the Strike, perhaps a more introductory rather than performance model?

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Re: Swing V2
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2021, 12:35:37 PM »
..... perhaps a more introductory rather than performance model?


Thatís what I heard from a dealer.

Did you see this one? 3 struts is an interesting way to make a big wing with less span.


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Re: Swing V2
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 12:49:43 PM »
Interesting.

The Strike marketing video is big airs and wave riding, while the v2 is cruising and beginners on inflatables.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykmOmMlcr9s

Curious to hear what the differences are between the 2 wings.
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Re: Swing V2
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2021, 01:43:15 PM »
..... perhaps a more introductory rather than performance model?


Thatís what I heard from a dealer.

Did you see this one? 3 struts is an interesting way to make a big wing with less span.



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Re: Swing V2
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2021, 06:16:58 PM »
Curious to hear what the differences are between the 2 wings.

One aspect I've seen coming up in reviews is the leap in upwind performance in the Strike.

They've singled out the Strike 6M saying:

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6m has a completely different design and concept from the other sizes and is dedicated to light wind

I haven't seen one anywhere nor did I hear about anyone put that claim to the test
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Re: Swing V2
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2021, 09:59:46 AM »
I can testify to the upwind performance. I was on my 5.0 Strike yesterday on the Southside and carved an upwind line that felt downright weird. I was balanced right on the edge of being backwinded and it seemed like I was flying straight into the wind swell.
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Re: Swing V2
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2021, 10:12:44 AM »
I can testify to the upwind performance. I was on my 5.0 Strike yesterday on the Southside and carved an upwind line that felt downright weird. I was balanced right on the edge of being backwinded and it seemed like I was flying straight into the wind swell.
Was it the 5m Strike that rocked you upwind or the axis 1300 foil wing?? Maybe both!!

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Re: Swing V2
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2021, 11:05:38 AM »
I was on the 1150, and I'm sure it helped.
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Re: Swing V2
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2021, 01:32:57 PM »
I can testify to the upwind performance. I was on my 5.0 Strike yesterday on the Southside and carved an upwind line that felt downright weird. I was balanced right on the edge of being backwinded and it seemed like I was flying straight into the wind swell.

To quote yourself!  I assume you have been on the 1150 foil before but the STRIKE was the new ingredient.  I have heard that these wings MOTOR upwind, and watched Jeff Clark come on the same tack from downwind pointing higher and going faster and catching up to me. 

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Re: Swing V2
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2021, 10:29:51 PM »
Yes, they do. Sadly I stuck my stabilizer through my 5.0 today, so it's gotta go up to Haile Maile tomorrow, but the 4.2 behaved well and seems to gain a couple of degrees on the 5.0. Crazy wings.
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