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Re: 2022 New Wings Thread
« Reply #75 on: October 06, 2022, 07:32:47 PM »

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Re: 2022 New Wings Thread
« Reply #76 on: October 12, 2022, 08:30:03 PM »
Picked up a 5.5m Takoon V2 while up at the AWSI this year, and love it so much, that I've since bought a 4m and a 7m (to replace my F-One CWC 7m...that I loved, just like the Takoon that much more).

Apparently I'm not the only one loving them...

https://youtu.be/DPUNTJGLvK4

https://youtu.be/1Ge9SxXQHQo?t=344
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Re: 2022 New Wings Thread
« Reply #77 on: October 13, 2022, 06:40:27 AM »
Picked up a 5.5m Takoon V2 while up at the AWSI this year, and love it so much, that I've since bought a 4m and a 7m (to replace my F-One CWC 7m...that I loved, just like the Takoon that much more).

Apparently I'm not the only one loving them...


Are Takoon wings available in the US?  I'm not seeing any for sale online.

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Re: 2022 New Wings Thread
« Reply #78 on: October 13, 2022, 09:25:21 AM »
Picked up a 5.5m Takoon V2 while up at the AWSI this year, and love it so much, that I've since bought a 4m and a 7m (to replace my F-One CWC 7m...that I loved, just like the Takoon that much more).

Apparently I'm not the only one loving them...


Are Takoon wings available in the US?  I'm not seeing any for sale online.
Yes, and no. They have the same direct to consumer business model as Gong eliminating the middleman, but unlike Gong they do have a US distribution center.

So no retailers in the US, but you can order them directly from their website, and depending on your location, it's a couple days delivery (you don't have to wait for your gear sitting for however long in US Customs like Gong stuff)...it took two days from order to my door in CA.


Several friends hopped in on my last order also, and are really happy with their new wings as well.   ;D

Most ordered the 7m for the light winds we have in SoCal most of the time, and 3 of us were out yesterday flying in 7-8 mph winds, with 9-10 mph gusts - with bigger foil wings (I was on the Axis 1060/425P), and had a blast!!
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Re: 2022 New Wings Thread
« Reply #79 on: October 13, 2022, 03:03:45 PM »
I have a Takoon v2 as well.  Its a very good wing for the money.  Its not the best wing I have tried, and it doesn't have a very premium feel, but the things that matter are well designed (good handles, good canopy tension, luffs stable, very grunty for the size) and it cost about half what a premium wing costs.  I use them to fill sizes that I don't use often and I buy more premium wings for my 1 or 2 most used sizes. I bet resale is not very good though.  Windance has a few sizes used at the moment.

If cost were a priority I would have no qualms with a quiver of these.  Performance would be 95% as good as anything else out there. 

I bought mine from the EU distributor and had it shipped to the US (US distribution is very new for them).  I also have a board travel bag from them that has served my purposes well.

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Re: 2022 New Wings Thread
« Reply #80 on: October 13, 2022, 03:37:15 PM »
Here is the Takoon USA website.  https://us.takoon.com/
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Re: 2022 New Wings Thread
« Reply #81 on: October 25, 2022, 06:45:10 PM »

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Re: 2022 New Wings Thread
« Reply #82 on: December 17, 2022, 06:44:53 AM »
Now we're into the 2023 wings and things keep evolving.  More booms, rigid handles, different canopy materials and no doubt more expense:

https://ensis.surf/product/score-limited-edition/

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Re: 2022 New Wings Thread
« Reply #83 on: December 17, 2022, 10:23:53 AM »
I'm going to have to find out more about an outrageously good-looking wing I saw at Ka'a last week. The frame was less than half the diameter of typical wings but was still quite rigid. The canopy was tight and the material felt ridiculously thin and light. In the gusty wind, the wing held its shape beautifully, with a smooth, controlled curve I've never seen on any current wing. I probably could have tried it--some other folks did and raved about it--but I hate to try other people's stuff, especially prototypes. I'm just too hard on equipment in every way. I'd feel like shit if I stuck a stabilizer through it.
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Re: 2022 New Wings Thread
« Reply #84 on: December 17, 2022, 12:36:16 PM »
Here's NP's entry into the fray -- nice Takuma RS like padded handles (longer handles for the larger sizes) and lots of draft in the wing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZEV8hnqRE8

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Re: 2022 New Wings Thread
« Reply #85 on: December 20, 2022, 10:04:35 AM »
Anybody have a look /try of Kaupers boomed 5mt I 6mt wing called Tyron?

https://en.kauper-xt.com/tyron-wing

I really love my glide 6mt all the way up to 20 knots.. But im not sure how much Longer the aluula material is going to hold up.. The yellow is flaking off a over the place and no idea how that "de lamination" will effect the longevity... So I'm just beginning to look at light-ish options for my big wing before it becomes an "emergency" purchase! Jeje..

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Re: 2022 New Wings Thread
« Reply #86 on: December 20, 2022, 11:38:04 PM »
Alula is a sandwich of two layers of some kind of resin over woven aramid thread, basically threads of spectra. I'd expect the structure to hold up even with the outer layer flaked off. But you can tell us how that goes. My Dlab seems fine for now but it hasn't seen much use.
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Re: 2022 New Wings Thread
« Reply #87 on: December 21, 2022, 05:46:17 PM »
Anybody have a look /try of Kaupers boomed 5mt I 6mt wing called Tyron?

https://en.kauper-xt.com/tyron-wing

I really love my glide 6mt all the way up to 20 knots.. But im not sure how much Longer the aluula material is going to hold up.. The yellow is flaking off a over the place and no idea how that "de lamination" will effect the longevity... So I'm just beginning to look at light-ish options for my big wing before it becomes an "emergency" purchase! Jeje..

Such a nice design. The handles just look right. The boom option, the weight has a lot of my boxes checked. I'd really wanted to order one. The sad thing it that they don't ship the USA or Canada. :(
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