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    Wing for twin 7s?

    I have recently acquired a pair if 300 bar 7s with a narrow manifold & bands, and would like some advice on a suitable wing. I have a Frog Midnight and a KT backplate which I use for twin 12s but I think it may wrap around the much narrower 7s. I also have an Apeks WTX3 which I have used with twin AL80s in the Red Sea but I don't think that has anything like enough lift.

    So what do people use with twin 7s?

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    I use a 94 pound OMS it works but is not ideal I have also used my inspiration wings the small one will not float the set on the surface though.

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    IIRC the WTX3 is good for upto twin 10s or an 18L but I could be wrong on that
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    I was using an Explorer 55 with my 300 7s. Now we have either a Niord or an Evolve on the 7s. All work very well as will your Midnight.
    My 300 7s are wide mounted and the wifes 300 7s are close mounted.
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    Wing for twin 7s?

    I used to use a wtx3, but they were 232bar 7's. I never once felt they didn't have enough lift.


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    Thanks for the quick responses, I'll have a play with the Midnight and WTX and see which works best.

    I thought I might have had an excuse to spend some more money

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    I've been using an evolve 40 on narrow 7's for a couple of years. It does taco something shocking, and I found I had to pay a bit more attention to dump gas.

    I recently changed the bands and set it wide, much nicer.

    The evolve 30 would be nice I reckon.

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    Re: Wing for twin 7s?

    Have been using an oms 45lb for a few years and its fine. Certainly enough lift

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    Lift being enough, the key is the spacing of the 7s. With narrow band/manifold spacing you might be well suited for using the WTX3.

    I tried out of interest the WTX3 in the pool with my twin 8s, 300b. They were only filled to 210bar but mated with a thick 5mm steel BP. Inflated to the point where the OPV was read to hiss I only just stayed afloat at the surface but with the water at eye level. My twinset has wide manifold and bands, which prevented full expansion of the wing.
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    I've seen people using a Dive Rite Venture wing with twin 7s and it seems to work.


 
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