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I haven't tried the 2023 but most reviews are consistent with this guy's review.

Great low wind performance but hard to master the new recommended pumping technic for people. The PLUS is their easy pump wing.
Put on English subtitles.

Windfoiling, Windsurf Foiling / Re: Cordless Electric Pump
« on: November 04, 2022, 01:52:27 PM »
I used one for a while, maybe a year, then just bought a full on battery inflator for about $120

The Ryobi hand blower was good for the first 1 PSI. Then I used the hand pump to top it off. It probably reduced 75% of the pumping on my 7m with in use 90% of the time.

Classifieds / Gong front wing wanted
« on: November 01, 2022, 08:49:14 AM »
I want to try the Fluids "small" wings and before I order just thought I'd check to see if anyone wants to part a...
Fluid LS or XLS or XXLS

Would also consider buying a Veloce XXL or XXLH if someone wants to part with those.

I do have a couple of Gong wings I need to sell or trade if interested.

I switched mine out for the stainless from the Foil-Mount. Their SS nuts have better tolerances and larger contact surface area with the tracks so less likely to pull out.

  "M6 Stainless Replacement T-nuts each –"

General Discussion / New Amazing Surf Shop
« on: August 04, 2022, 11:20:42 PM »
Gong calls their new facility "The Space Center," I call it sweet.

New huge retail space and even more impressive is the behind the scene tour.
 A video worth looking at.

Inside look at their business kind of shows why they have grown so fast.

Looks like good option to me.

Some aluminum mast have pop in rubber  plugs. Like a cork in a bottle, you just push them in place. Get a good close tolerance fit and that solves that.

I've used lock tight expansion foam which seems to hold up good too.

Classifieds / Re: GONG Curve L-T Foil Package $400obo
« on: July 27, 2022, 07:49:43 PM »
Nice deal!!

Is the fluid for sale also if so what size is it.?

Tefgel is great.
Only other nice, clean, long lasting option is wax. I use warm water board wax, wetsuit zipper wax/lube is ok too. Other greases are too messy in my opinion.

I wonder how big those battens are. On my swx they are way bigger than on any other wing I’ve seen, to the point that I wonder if their propensity to drop when flagging is due to the heavy battens out where they weigh it down, and not as much from the fabric. My short stint as a sailmaker made me suspicious of having such rigid battens on such light fabric, and lo and behold after pulling it through the surf once they all came unstitched at the ends. So I took them off, and together they weigh 180 g. Idk yet how much of a difference that will make a I haven’t been out with it since. But I did fly it with half of them on, and when luffing the batten side quiet while the non batten side obviously fluttered loudly. This is all to say that I wonder if x-ply doesn’t handle luffing well, and this requires burly battens, that affect the flagging performance?

Edit: looking at that clip above they seem pretty flexible, so different from reedin.
Looks like the new V2 Reedin swx has some changes with the battens added and what looks like some reinforcements


Dig that. At the end he says he doesn't recommend sanding aluminum masts but who wants to try with a little matte clear poly or other matte paint?

Axis is anodized. Gong is painted and not glossy.

Windsurfers, who knew they knew stuff? 😉
This makes the most sense to me as a contributing factor, when we accidently introduce more low pressure on one side of the mast. How much of a factor... maybe more than we would think???
Waxes, nano coating, oils from you hands and uber smooth surfaces all push water away. Replaced by air, so yeah.
 Not sure of any other reason to not have the same rule to "aluminum" masts.  I suspect the only reason he may have not recommended sanding for aluminum mast, is  maybe for concerns of removal of the  protective anodized coating on most brands.

The paint coating on the Gong v2 aluminium mast even thought it's "textured", it is very hydrophobic. Even after sanding one of mine it remained hydrophobic until I got all the texture removed. The paints so thick it might be better to strip it chemically, then paint it, then sand. I'm only sanding my 95cm for now.

The parallel sides of the universal masts are plain ole not going to have as much low pressure at the same mast angle as the more hydro dynamic shape (except for the trailing edge which less likely to cause any control problem. Just maybe more drag which probably wouldn't matter for most of us.

Found the name of this air foil mentioned on a GoFoil thread. Apparently they use it also on there new RS foils, and maybe there GT foils too.
Supercritical airfoil.

Random / Re: Omicron is here
« on: January 13, 2022, 06:21:21 PM »
He did great work pointing out the probably problem of injections hitting veins. And the simple solution of aspirateing injections. (Still not addressed by governments) 

Right On! My wife (a retired nurse) has been complaining about that exact issue when she got her shots. She’s like WTF, is nobody being taught how to give proper shots anymore, or is everyone giving these shots, just some bum off the streets, and not nurses.
Dr. Campbell recently talked about a study from Denmark where the techs are required to aspirate the syringe to insure they are not on a vein.  In a comparison with one of the neighboring Scandinavian countries, this little precaution had significant benefits in reducing heart issues.

I also liked the Dr's interview with Kyle Warner (Kyle and April) pro-mountain biker.  He unfortunately developed some major side effects.  He commented that he had a metallic taste in his mouth at the time of the injection.  The inference is that the injection hit a vein as opposed to the desired muscle tissue.
Hoping for a very positive outcome for him.
Nice to hear. There are so many simple low hanging fruit type things like that, that we could have been doing to save lives but instead we got vaccine / no vaccine tunnel vision.

 A few countries have stoped using Moderna in the under 40 year old's which is another easy thing we would benefit from. An Ontario CA study showed the Moderna shots were about 7 times more likely to cause myocarditis / pericarditis than the Pfizer vaccine in the under 40 crowd... So many easy things could have been done better.

Random / Re: Omicron is here
« on: January 13, 2022, 05:31:02 PM »
My only criticism is he's still a little too pro vax,  and stays away from some of the negative efficacy issues of our vaccines.

I wonder why you view this is a problem?  Are you looking for "experts" who will confirm your opinion or are you listening to experts in order to form an opinion?

The data helps me form my opinion. The experts reviewing the data helps me better understand the data. When some data is ignored, censored, or demonized it makes it harder to be objective. The negative efficacy data is real and plentiful and just deserve a bit more attention IMO.
But in all fairness things are changing so fast it is hard to keep up with and he does a good job with what he works with.



Random / Re: Omicron is here
« on: January 13, 2022, 06:53:00 AM »
We’ve been enjoying this guys daily updates on the data.
Yeah, I like him too. He's pretty objective on most things Covid. I really like his work with the vaccine injured. He did great work pointing out the probably problem of injections hitting veins. And the simple solution of aspirateing injections. (Still not addressed by governments)   He's focus on treatment options is very good also.
The fact he uses international data gives him good clarity. I wish more would listen to him.

 My only criticism is he's still a little too pro vax,  and stays away from some of the negative efficacy issues of our vaccines.

A smaller channel of Dr Been is another good one still very pro vaxx but has a good way of simplifying subjects and tends to covers more treatment options and data than most.

What is the best pump for accurate and higher PSI?
You unscrew most gauges and replace it with a good digital one with a little hardware froms Lows.
0-15 PSI is spot on.

1/8” NPT 1.5” face center bottom mount will replace a duotone gauge with no modification. Use a little Teflon tape and keep the rubber gasket. Mcmaster has them certified. Only issue is the you can’t cut the plug or it will drop glycerin so you burp it with a screw driver otherwise keep it facing up in storage. Pretty nice knowing your psi witching a couple % . I have one one each pump and a spare in my kit.
I found the glycerin filled to be very temperature sensitive, off by as much as 30% as the temp dropped. The digital were far more accurate regardless of temperature. I use them both parallel from 40f to 95f.

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