We had a closer look on the Duotone Unit 2022 – size 4.5 – over the last weeks. Watch our Duotone Unit Review on the WINGFOILDAILY YouTube.
The wing has been tested in wind conditions from 10 to 20 knots. Our Duotone Unit Review and Test video contains five parts to explain you this wing foil wing in detail:
Part 1: INTRODUCTION
We all know that Duotone had the Unit already in 2021. For the new Duotone Unit 2022 they made a few major changes like the new rigid handles or the more tensioned canopy. Besides the UNIT Duotone has other great wing options for wing foiling: the Slick, Slick SLS and the Unit DLAB (Aluula Wing).
Part 2: THE WING
The Duotone Unit comes in a stylish bag. Thanks to the rigid handles, you can still fold the wing to a small piece and still advance from a much stiffer and more direct wing. Duotone offers two colour options – purple and mint. Furthermore the Unit 2022 is available in 10 different sizes, from 2.0 m up to 6.5 m.
In our Duotone Unit Review, we found the 4.5 m wing is with its 2.2 kg very light. Similar wings with rigid handles from other brands are definitely heavier.
Part 3: ON LAND
Where Duotone did a great job is on the wight of the wing. Even with using rigid handles, the unit is one of the lightest wings on the market. Lighter is probably only possible, when using Aluula material.
Due to the wight, the new shape and the tensioned canopy, the Duotone Unit flies very stable and smooth in the air – it floats above you.
Part 4: ON WATER
A highlight on the water are definitely the rigid handles on the Duotone Unit 2022. We found them one of the best handles we tested.
The wing performance on the water is simply great. The Unit is so easy to fly, easy to handle, nice and powerful, direct and stiff – the wing just works perfect!
Moves like jiibing, tacking and jumping feel so easy and free. This wing is a lot of fun on the water as you can see in the Duotone Unit Review video for sure.
Part 5: CONCLUSION
To summarise the Duotone Unit Review we can say Duotone did a very good job, with a great allrounder wing for beginners up to pros. What we didn’t like that much, is the front handle on the leading edge – it feels very soft and floppy – and we think Duotone could include a leash when buying an expensive wing.
For more details – please watch the Duotone Unit Review Video!
On this side also a big THANK YOU to Duotone for sending us the Test Wing!
If you just want to get an idea, what the Unit 2022 looks like, have a look at the ‘THE WING’ video on our YouTube Channel.
Duotone Unit Review | THE WING
Duotone about the Duotone Unit 2022
The new Unit will impress you from the first flight. Light, lifty and stable, yet incredibly easy to handle and control with our new rigid handles.
The design goal of the new Unit was simple, we wanted to create a wing with a stable drift that can follow you effortlessly without pulling left, right, up or down when depowered on the wave. At the same time, we wanted a wing that created more lift for improved hang time in jumps and easier handling in maneuvers, all of this combined with a boom-like control and steering. The results will blow your mind, the unit has proven to be our best performing wing to date with unrivalled flying performance.
The slightly wider span of the Unit offers great luffing stability when on the wave and significantly better hang time in the jumps. Yet the wingspan and dihedral still make it easy for less experienced riders, freeriding, cruising or rotational freestyle moves.
Increased segments to the leading edge and panel layout of the Unit have allowed designer Ken Winner to finely optimize canopy tension and twist. The new window layout has led to weight savings without compromising comfort and safety. Simulations on airflow have helped the final tweaks and attention to detail, giving the Unit such a light feel in your hands with an incredible lift through jibes and tacks and instant response when you need it!
Forget what you know about handle equipped wings, our new screwed-on rigid handle still covers pump-and-go simplicity but feels more responsive and direct than any handle wing you’ve touched.
From the superior flying behavior and handling all the way to packing down and the new bag the Unit wing ticks all the boxes to be your new favorite!
For more product info on the Unit – check the Duotone Website.
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