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Takoon v2 Wing

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Created by Velocicraptor 8 months ago, 10 Dec 2021
Svendson
19 posts
21 May 2022 5:51AM
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SpokeyDoke said..

Svendson said..

The pump hose compatibility issue Hadou mentions on the v2 is real



Can you explain this a bit and what if any suggestions there are to address it?


Some pump hoses don't have a big enough diameter deep enough to lock onto the inflation port. My ocean rodeo pump hose is like this, I can get it on if I line it up and wiggle juuust right. Solutions are modify the hose end (grind out a bit of material), modify the inflation port on the wing by shortening it, or use a different hose. Not a deal breaker at all but good to be aware of and check at home. Pump issues have to be one of the most frustrating reasons to lose a session.

Alysum
NSW, 897 posts
21 May 2022 11:37AM
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I got to try a Takoon v2 in 6m.

It's definitely the best wing money can buy for the budget conscious.

Overall it performs well. The frame is VERY stiff, like PPC. Which means it doesn't flex when you pump and you'll be surprised, it actually makes pumping harder to get going. A bit of flex like on the Fone Strike actually helps.
The Takoon is very much a set and go wing, super grunty and beware it has an incredible amount of load in your arms & shoulders....
It it a good wing for pure power for getting top speeds.

I still prefer my Fone Strikes as they fly so much better but the Takoon is pretty good. Just wished it had harness loop attachment points.

Alysum
NSW, 897 posts
21 May 2022 11:39AM
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I have heard of issues with their pumps too. I have ordered a Takoon pump for when I go to Europe, I hope the hose can take my Fone adapters... Will find out in a month.

mcrt
478 posts
21 May 2022 1:33PM
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No problems with the pump for me.
For those with "slipping front hand" trouble this might help, i meant it as a quick temporary fix but it works fine so it will stay.It lets me ride with a relaxed front hand in the first half of the front handle and also keeps the harness line from sliding back.
Just a heavy duty zip tie 8mm wide.
Double loop around handle,lock and tighten hard with lock on the inside of handle.I then loop it around harness line bight (i use the takoon leash) and under the tie itself a couple times.Cut the excess and file the end so it will not be sharp.Can be undone leaving wing unmodded for resale.









SpokeyDoke
19 posts
31 May 2022 1:08AM
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So its been a bit of a PITA trying to get my wings from Takoon...apparently Customs and Border Patrol for the US has put a hold on the package at the Fedex main hub in Memphis, and wants me to file my tax ID# (social security number) as the importer.

Fedex says that its because of the value of the package (a 6M and a 4M wing).

I really don't like that info. floating around, and am not so happy about either the hold or the sensitive info request.

I've ordered gear from foreign countries before and never had this issue...anyone else?

UkWinger
48 posts
31 May 2022 4:34AM
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Some of my friends in the uk have ordered direct from gong in France.
The vat is taken of the purchase price when ordering online then once it's arrived to a depot in the uk they have been contacted and charged vat plus a small import tax and delivery charge.I'm not sure what personal Id /info was require but I couldn't believe how well priced the foils are ! Pretty much half the price of the leading brands .

UkWinger
48 posts
31 May 2022 4:34AM
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Some of my friends in the uk have ordered direct from gong in France.
The vat is taken of the purchase price when ordering online then once it's arrived to a depot in the uk they have been contacted and charged vat plus a small import tax and delivery charge.I'm not sure what personal Id /info was require but I couldn't believe how well priced the foils are ! Pretty much half the price of the leading brands .

Alysum
NSW, 897 posts
31 May 2022 7:11AM
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That's normal the duty taxes, there's been a huge crack down since covid

martyman
WA, 221 posts
31 May 2022 12:46PM
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Velocicraptor said..

randomfoiler said..


Velocicraptor said..
Any impressions from people who have tried this wing? Looks pretty compelling - particularly for the price and particularly for sizes that might not get a ton of use. Looking for hands on reviews or feedback.




this guy is a big fan and does good reviews. You might have seen that one already:




Yes thank you. Saw that and did my best to decipher the language gap. I think he might be affiliated with the brand as well.

Things are moving so fast in wing design that if these lower priced wings can get me to 90%-95% of the performance of a wing priced twice as much, its a pretty compelling option. Particularly if it is only going to last a season.

I didn't have an issue paying up for a premium kite that I could use for 3 years, but the combination of (a) fast paced evolution of the equipment and (b) lack of durability, makes it harder for me to stomach the premium priced gear in winging. All that said, I'm still considering an aluula 5m though!

I have a couple of Allula wings. 1 of them I've had over 50 days on. The airframe has maintained almost all of its stiffness-still far beyond a dacron wing.
The canopy is getting a bit worn, not real bad but it is clearly showing wear. That said, i spoke to a local sailing loft and the figured they could sew on an entirely new canopy with the best materials, for about $300 Canadian. Seems like a pretty solid option.

Other Dacron wings I've used were bagged right out in 25 days or less. I think there is a case to be made for buying an allula wing and keeping it for a couple or more years.
everyone talks about how much the wings have changed...I personally think they have just gotten more refined, other than a few total failures of design(Gen1 SS, Duotone, etc)
I picked up a 6m Gen1 WASP to use the other day, and it was great!
Point is, at this point there shouldn't be any complete game changers that make a wing obsolete in a year(although some will say so)

King Crash
NSW, 210 posts
31 May 2022 4:34PM
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martyman said..

Velocicraptor said..


randomfoiler said..



Velocicraptor said..
Any impressions from people who have tried this wing? Looks pretty compelling - particularly for the price and particularly for sizes that might not get a ton of use. Looking for hands on reviews or feedback.





this guy is a big fan and does good reviews. You might have seen that one already:





Yes thank you. Saw that and did my best to decipher the language gap. I think he might be affiliated with the brand as well.

Things are moving so fast in wing design that if these lower priced wings can get me to 90%-95% of the performance of a wing priced twice as much, its a pretty compelling option. Particularly if it is only going to last a season.

I didn't have an issue paying up for a premium kite that I could use for 3 years, but the combination of (a) fast paced evolution of the equipment and (b) lack of durability, makes it harder for me to stomach the premium priced gear in winging. All that said, I'm still considering an aluula 5m though!


I have a couple of Allula wings. 1 of them I've had over 50 days on. The airframe has maintained almost all of its stiffness-still far beyond a dacron wing.
The canopy is getting a bit worn, not real bad but it is clearly showing wear. That said, i spoke to a local sailing loft and the figured they could sew on an entirely new canopy with the best materials, for about $300 Canadian. Seems like a pretty solid option.

Other Dacron wings I've used were bagged right out in 25 days or less. I think there is a case to be made for buying an allula wing and keeping it for a couple or more years.
everyone talks about how much the wings have changed...I personally think they have just gotten more refined, other than a few total failures of design(Gen1 SS, Duotone, etc)
I picked up a 6m Gen1 WASP to use the other day, and it was great!
Point is, at this point there shouldn't be any complete game changers that make a wing obsolete in a year(although some will say so)


Spot on Marty. It'll just be minor refinement, maybe new LE cloth. But I don't see much changing other than what we've seen.

mcrt
478 posts
16 Jun 2022 2:44AM
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Handle mod for my V2's.
Hate grabbing air :) , plus i think i can get a harness line that is not so wide and tangly now.
35 eur at a kite repair local guy.




surfel
NSW, 1 posts
28 Jun 2022 6:24PM
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Hello Wingfoilers,
We, Hydrofoil Academy Australia have the owner to represent TAKOON here in ANZ.

If you have any Takoon related questions, warranty inquiries or anything we could help with please get in touch !

We just received the latest version of the V2 Wing and have been testing the sizes 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5 and 5.5 over the last couple of days. Everyone who has been testing the wings so far has been impressed by the characteristics and the ultra light construction of the wing. The upwind ability and speed it generates truly impressive. Pumping has been incredibly efficient with the sizes tested above.

If you like to test one of the wings in Sydney, please feel free to call me (Chris) on 0405 174 027 or Gavin on 0426 551 033 at any time. We got stock of all wing sizes from 2.5 to 7m

Look forward to hearing from you ??



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