The Duotone Slick is our favorite wing for freeriding. We recommend the Unit for downwinding and surf use. The reason for that is the full-length boom is not the best when the wing is used at the hip. With that said we LOVE the boom for freeriding. The extra hand positions and more rigid frame simply can not be matched. The boom stabilizes the draft like no other wing leading to a more stable draft that allows for bigger wind range use and boosting higher more controlled jumps. With more low end grunt and higher wind control the Slick is by far the best dedicated wing for just sailing on San Francisco Bay. The SLS version offers all the same features with an even lighter overall weight.
The all-new Slick is designed around the Mini Boom concept, which offers some unique advantages over other wings on the market. This system gives you all the control of a boom, along with all the benefits of a center strut. You get improved control over the profile and luffing stability, plus a much more integrated connection to the wing itself through the Mini Boom. You can choose between aluminum or carbon booms (see below), and one size fits all the wings.
Dihedral angles on wings are critical, the team spent a long time working out the best angle to offer maximum stability when riding using the front handle. The canopy tension has been tuned to offer maximum power with an absolute minimum of flutter. The window shape has also been refined to provide unrivaled visibility without making it larger than it needs to be.
The Slick is the versatile all-rounder in the range, being the most innovative and most advanced design out there. It is perfect for beginners and experts alike and is the go-to wing for most riders. If you want a wing that can do it all, is forgiving and easy to fly, while being packed with the latest technology, and a perfect blend between simple and elaborate, the Slick is the ideal choice for you.