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Classifieds / Re: New Gong 7M "Plus" Wind Wing - $675
« on: January 08, 2020, 04:50:44 PM »

Classifieds / New Gong 7M "Plus" Wind Wing - $675
« on: January 06, 2020, 08:46:54 PM »
I am selling my brand new Gong 7M "Plus" wind wing. Only pumped up once to take the pictures. I'm selling because I only need the 5M where I live and at my weight. This would be a great wing for light wind days or for heavier riders. These wings are sold out at this size, save on shipping and customs fees from France. Comes with a nice bag/backpack. Buyer pays shipping.

Here's the information on the new Wings - click on "En" at the top of the english translation.

You called it Rastaman,
Looks like two new models to be announced shortly.

Thanks for the update. For those that don't want to click through to SeaBreeze, here's the quote from Colas (a Gong ambassador)

"As some of you have spotted in the photos of the new Gong Wing-specific boards by glimpse of new graphics in the wing tips, there are going to be 2 new Wing models announced in the coming days:
- The Pulse, rigid and stable, geared for higher winds and speeds and low angles of attack (more efficient upwind, and handling of higher apparent wind speeds)
- The Superpower, more powerful in the low end and marginal conditions
I guess we are going to see in all brands more and more specialized Wing sails lines , just like for Windsurfing and Kite sails."

I wonder where the Plus model will fit in with these new models? Bummed that I jumped the gun on the Plus model. I should've waited.

Different sizes soon.

They're up and flying in 5 knots with the 6M? I'm a little skeptical of that, even if the rider is super light weight. I do hope it's true though, imagine foiling around in near glassy water!

Ya, I haven't even had a chance to ride my 7M Plus yet haha. Considering this new model hasn't been officially announced I'm guessing it will be a quite a long time before they actually ship out.

Check out these photos of a new wind wing design from Gong - this is not the "Plus" model. It appears that this will be their follow-up to the (now discounted) "Original" model (which had no windows and had a very basic design/colors).

I notice big windows, 1 on each side of the center strut (compared to 2 small windows on each side of the strut on the "Plus" model), cool new colors/design, and in photo on their website it looks like there are less handles towards the trailing edge. It's amazing how quickly these manufacturers are coming out with new equipment!

Gong released information and specs on their new foil boards on their website

The photos of the new boards are focusing in on the boards themselves, but take a close look at the wind wings that are being cropped out of the photos...this is a new design if I'm not mistaken. Does anyone have any info on these? Perhaps this is the first glimpse of the upcoming Wing 2 model (since the + model is marketed as a limited production model anyway).

It also looks like full carbon masts are being shown here in a few of these pics.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« on: December 08, 2019, 02:54:23 PM »
Picked up the 6 Meter Swing at Windance today.  It weighs in at 4.8 lbs.  Stoked to see what the range is.  20% more area than the 5 should get us down to some silly low wind speeds.

Wow - 4.8lbs, so light! Can't wait to hear how low you can go with the new 6M.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Boards
« on: December 07, 2019, 07:53:13 AM »
Somebody thinks like me.  ;D

Check out this preview of Gong’s 2020 wing boards. Short, thick, chunky monkeys. Easy high performance winging.

The stubby wide boards are interesting. I currently ride a 7'10 x 30" 138L board (Takuma BX Hybrid) and I really like it for winging. It's stable in the chop but fun and relatively maneuverable once flying. The thing that I like about it most is that before I'm up on the foil and just getting going it carries good speed with its long shape...I need to going 5++ mph to even think about pumping on the foil.

Aren't stubby (short and wide) boards known for being slow to accelerate? In light wind I wonder how these would perform, if it would make it difficult to get up to speed to pop-up on the foil. Once you're up and flying I'm sure it's a blast though not to have so much board under you, I imagine it would make pumping way easier too.

I sure wish Gong sold boards to the US, as of a few months ago they weren't shipping them to the US due to size. Maybe the stubby little boards will be a different story.

I just weighed both my Gong wings with a handheld luggage scale...

7M+ is 8.2 lbs.

5M Original is 6.1 lbs.

How does this stack up against the 5M Duotone and the 5M F-One? Has anyone weighed the new 6M F-One?

I read all of your comments about how amazing the F-One wings are in light wind, I wonder how the Gong 7M+ will compare to the new 6M F-One.

supunk: You'll likely get a chance to ride your new 7M before me, the wind forecast for our area is basically glassy for the next week at least, which is really rare for this time of year. Report back if you get a chance to ride it!

Foil SUP / Foil Wing Repair - Damaged in Shipping
« on: December 05, 2019, 12:03:07 PM »
I received my new Gong XXL Pro foil wing this week and unfortunately one side of the wing poked through the protective foam and was chipped. I'm going to have this repaired professionally or do it myself. What is the best material and process for repairing these wings?

Fishman: the 7M+ came in the same exact bag as my 5M original. I'm going to weigh the 7M+ and 5M today using that method.

jt737: Yes, it has 2 battens, same as the regular (original) wing.

Thatspec: I haven't had any customs duty on any Gong shipments (I've had at least 4 packages from them this year). Be aware that the XXL Pro wing is so wide that they don't have a proper bag to ship it in, I just got mine but the corner is chipped so I'll have to have it repaired. Even though they packed it up with foam and bubble-wrap, it still managed to poke through (not outside the box though). It's the only item I've received damaged from them so far.

Admin: I will weigh it with my luggage scale the next time I pump it up.

Quickbeam: I'm in Seattle, Wa. This order only took a week, which is the fastest I've received a package from Gong. Normally it takes closer to 2 weeks to get a big package from them.

JEG: I'll report back as soon as I ride it, unfortunately there is very light wind forecasted for the next week. In the US we don't have to pay VAT, which is 20% (prices listed on their site include VAT). A lot of people don't know if you go to the Gong website and create an account and enter your shipping information then it will remove the VAT if applicable. This wing was nearly half that of an equivalent from the other major manufacturers, at least for me here in the US.

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