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Re: Slingshot UFO V3

Postby KVL » Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:05 pm

marinjo77 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 6:03 pm
Somebody try Ufo v2 or v3 with duotone bar??

I did. Works fine, though lighter bar/lines is a better setup.

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Re: Slingshot UFO V3

Postby nixmatters » Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:53 pm

I haven't, but I've used low-V bar with 18m lines, which gives same angle between the front lines as a 24m Dutone bar with high-Y at 6m. My 6m UFO V2 flew OK, but I didn't get a chance to test it back to back with a low-V longer lines.

I'm no fan of the Duotone lines, but have to admit that being thinner than almost every other stock lines, they should work well on UFO.

Yet, try the UFO with low-V 20-22m when you get a chance. It has fix bridle (no pulleys) and is by default more sensitive to different angle between the front lines.

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Re: Slingshot UFO V3

Postby purdyd » Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:30 pm

marinjo77 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 6:03 pm
Somebody try Ufo v2 or v3 with duotone bar??
Yes with a click bar. Have flown low and high vee. I think the biggest difference is a low vee has a longer center line.

Mind you this is with 6m and smaller v2 and v1

I have one duotone click bar with liros dc301 lines and the front leader lines are dc401.

So overall smaller slicker lines versus duotone. think it makes a difference especially in lighter winds.

With the v2 I hardly ever adjust the trim so I’m thinking a fixed trim system like slingshot joystick might be in my future, I assume it will go on sale at some point.

But the click bar is pretty nice because there is very little crap above the bar,

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Re: Slingshot UFO V3

Postby echo123 » Sun Feb 04, 2024 11:53 pm

i have the 2022 clickbar in size s and I buy now the joystick bar. The clickbar in s is for foiling to short and its too heavy. Joystick has reduce weight and the safety click system is great. I didn't want to keep rebuilding the Y !
disadvantage: no adjuster (I hope I won't miss it)
Does anyone have a UFO V3 in 9m too ?
Is the 9m enough for light wind with a 1200ccm wing and 170 lbs ? Can anyone report? I will test it soon


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