I just received my new Unik 6.8, Gong bar, Alu 5.9 board and Lethal 5.4 board.
The Freewave 9 is on her way.
After my very positive experience with the Unik 10.2 I decided to go all the way with these French guys
Unfortunately there is no wind at all these coming days here in The Netherlands, looks promising at the end of the week!
The boards came really well packed within 5 working days, FCS2 fins included (Oh boys and girls.... I love these FCS connections, these should be the standard, no screws necessairy anymore) Click on, Click off !! Also some screws and plates for footstraps mountings. (Footstraps not included)
The bar at first sight looks very clean and simple, tough dynema (from the Dutch of course
) but a little bit stiff
Bar reminds me of going back in time, clean and sufficiant,but....not complete to meet the expetations from nowdays.
I usually go out with the Click bar from Duotone so this bar is a few steps back, but who cares, as long as it works fine and safe!
The red release works really great, so simple it can be to reset the loop again, comes close to Ozone’s release system, I think that’s the most efficient system out there at the moment, so ...thumbs up for this one.
The downside: 2 things, what makes this bar not complete and I hope to see this in 2020, a stopper ball to use on the fly and a bungee cord with velcro, or even better super-magnets, at the depowerstrap in order to prevent the tangling around issue when fully depowered, could be very annoying when powering quickly and miss your best wave or move because your depowerstrap is tangled around your powerlines.
The Unik 6.8 looks the same (of course) as the 10.2.
Again I changed the Ronstan Pulley’s for Ronstan sliding Pulley’s, again, the rolling pulley’s works fine but personally I like the sliding ones, very clean and no moving parts.
Detailled Updates and reviews will follow soon!
So far, only some pics.