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Tim Vandekerckhove

Beginner wing that's worth keeping.

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Hi,

I'm a Belgian beginner ppg pilot. Following lessons at an official school/shop. I baught a second hand ppg set, with a (for me) unusable Dudek Hadron and now I am in the process of buying a wing.  I would like a safe wing that let's me gain experience but that I don't regret buying after a few flights.  

A wing that progresses with me. A wing that I keep in the bag as a forgiving wing for windy/bumpy/thermally days and has a good balans between speed/lift so I can use it as a stable XC wing. 

School wants to push a sting 140, but that is way to sluggish and slow for me.

Been looking at the Niviuk link2, but read mixed reviews.

Open for any suggestions! And thanks for the help!   

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Hi,

I can recommend the Dudek Universal as a very good beginner wing with potential upwards.
Only the complex harness could confuse a beginner.

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Why is the school pushing what you regard as a wing that's too sluggish for you?  Not being funny but are you correctly reading your own competence vs confidence? Or do they just have a job lot of stings to sell?

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13 hours ago, DavidG4 said:

Why is the school pushing what you regard as a wing that's too sluggish for you?  Not being funny but are you correctly reading your own competence vs confidence? Or do they just have a job lot of stings to sell?

Hi,

No, it's the standard wing they push on all the new students. Feels like they want to cash 2 times, when after a few flights you want something more agile. (And them they push the niviuk link).

The thing is, in belgium every shop is a school aswell. You don't have any 'standalone' shops. So every school has it's own selection of brands.  Locally almost everybody has a flyproducts ppg with a niviuk link and a sting in the bag😂. They talk down other brands.

I'm not offended by the suggestion, I don't overestimate my own competence. Just don't have the cash to step in their  'system.

 

 

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The Link 2 is a great wing for beginners and to progress on, yes I am biassed to the brand but there is always a reason, Niviuk's build quality is second to none and they fly great 

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I'm biased and i'd say Universal 1.1 everyday as it's beginner to intermediate and holds good resale value, but above all excellent XC wing and still agile plus fast as well 75% trims 25% speed bar.

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