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Offline sns2

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Ice Helix 7 G2 - Thoughts
« on: Dec 06, 2018, 09:51 AM »
Hi Fellas.  I just picked up an Ice Helix 7 G2.  Will be a while before I get out.  For those of you that have fished with a G2 Ice Helix (7 or 5) can you give me your impressions of them both good and bad.  I know I had heard there was some lag issues with the Gen1 units; is this still an issue with the Gen2 models?  Also, how do you find them compared to your traditional flashers, as I'm assuming most came from a dedicated flasher.  Thanks in advance for all replies.

Offline sledneck22

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Re: Ice Helix 7 G2 - Thoughts
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2018, 09:52 AM »
Same boat^
interested on thoughts as well or intial settings.
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Re: Ice Helix 7 G2 - Thoughts
« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2018, 11:35 AM »
g1 here, 0 lag

https://www.in-depthoutdoors.com/community/forums/topic/flasher-upgrade/ ready the reply by mike e

Get used to the menus before you go out - practice on simulation mode and get familiar with the units. I can guarantee you that 99% of the people who don't like using a HB on ice never figured out how to use it and gave up.

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Re: Ice Helix 7 G2 - Thoughts
« Reply #3 on: Dec 06, 2018, 01:55 PM »
I own the G2 my uncle had G1 there is a big difference in side by side comparison the G2 with chirp is so snappy and fast well the G1 was laggy no matter the setting. Needless to say, my uncle bought the G2 the next day! It is an amazing unit I promise!
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Re: Ice Helix 7 G2 - Thoughts
« Reply #4 on: Dec 06, 2018, 01:56 PM »
G1 here as well, fish comes off the bottom, spring bobber moves, there's a fish. Zero lag. I thought about going to G2, but the bene's for how I fish wouldn't be worth it.

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Re: Ice Helix 7 G2 - Thoughts
« Reply #5 on: Dec 06, 2018, 02:12 PM »
I've used both generations through the ice and on my boats. ZERO LAG on either generation. If somebody claims otherwise I'd like to see what they did to cause it. As far as fishing, they're great! I had used plenty of flashers, and really liked flashers. I just like the features and performance of the helix much more. I never use the flasher mode, all graph mode/zoom graph

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Re: Ice Helix 7 G2 - Thoughts
« Reply #6 on: Dec 06, 2018, 02:19 PM »
I've used both generations through the ice and on my boats. ZERO LAG on either generation. If somebody claims otherwise I'd like to see what they did to cause it. As far as fishing, they're great! I had used plenty of flashers, and really liked flashers. I just like the features and performance of the helix much more. I never use the flasher mode, all graph mode/zoom graph

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Re: Ice Helix 7 G2 - Thoughts
« Reply #7 on: Dec 06, 2018, 02:24 PM »
I also love mine. I only graph mode over Flasher because I like the history. Having two unit for the boat and the ice is great. Multi tasker's are good bang for the buck. Not to mention the GPS is nice.

Offline ccsmith

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Re: Ice Helix 7 G2 - Thoughts
« Reply #8 on: Dec 06, 2018, 02:38 PM »
Thanks for all the info.

 



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