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Rastaman3030

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Re: Got New Gong 7M Pro Wing
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2019, 01:19:45 PM »
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!

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Re: Got New Gong 7M Pro Wing
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2019, 01:22:34 PM »
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.

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Re: Got New Gong 7M Pro Wing
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2019, 09:36:06 PM »
That's a good weight Rastaman3030 as I'm thinking about getting the new version 5M wing.

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Re: Got New Gong 7M Pro Wing
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2019, 11:22:52 PM »
That's a good weight Rastaman3030 as I'm thinking about getting the new version 5M wing.

If you do get one JEG, be sure to let us know.
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Re: Got New Gong 7M Pro Wing
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2019, 11:34:57 PM »
Thanks for the info!
The only thing that was stopping me was deciding between the 3 and the 5M. Now that there's a 4M I'll pick one up in the spring assuming they're in stock. I definitely want to give the winging a decent effort but it's hard to give up my kites for propulsion...

I just received two of their kites, a 4.4 and 6.8M single strut Unik and like everything else I've received from these guys I'm very impressed. Best built kites I've owned at any price and so far they're flying beautifully.


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Re: Got New Gong 7M Pro Wing
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2019, 02:28:21 AM »
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.

Thanks Rasta. 

My 6 Meter Swing is on its way.  I will weigh as soon as it shows up.  Sadly, that is about all I am going to be doing with it until Feb :).  The 5 meter is 4.2 lbs.  Stoked to hear how you go on this big, new beauty!
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Re: Got New Gong 7M Pro Wing
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2019, 12:34:39 PM »
It looks like the weight of the 7m orginal and the plus are about the same. I went weighed my orginal again. It's 7lbs 9.6oz without the batons, and 8lbs 1oz with the batons.
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Re: Got New Gong 7M Pro Wing
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2019, 12:59:46 PM »
The weight of 5M wing between gong and fone is not a major issue but the price is almost double on fone wing. I have never wing it so it will be nteresting to see the performance deference between the two wings. Looking at all the vids both wings perform well except fone riders take it at ths extreme downwinding and surfing and it looks good too. Gong on the other hand make it look cruisey and making it look easy but I'm sure it will perform on any condition with a skilled rider.

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Re: Got New Gong 7M Pro Wing
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2019, 01:45:19 PM »
Hi Folks -  I have received (but yet to use) Gong Plus 5m and 4m wings, and they weigh 3.14kg (3.29 with battens) and 2.56kg (2.70kg with battens) respectively.

My foiling journey (aka my midlife crisis - I turned 40 this year) is probably slightly unusual as I've been learning exclusively on a wakeboard tow cable as it allows me to fit it in with family life and ignore the tides / weather, so I don't expect to break them out until I'm comfortable riding switch and can switch feet consistently - I can learn that effectively on the tow. It's also winter, and having a hot tub to jump into straight after a tow session is pretty nice!

I'm a competent windsurfer (don't kite), and I'm hoping the wing is going to be the easier bit! I'm sure someone else will report back ahead of me on how they feel, but will feed back once i get a few sessions under my belt.
I'm 5'10", 65kg riding:
Naish Hover Crossover 120
Gong Catch 5'3"
on Naish foils (1250 & 1650).

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Re: Got New Gong 7M Pro Wing
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2019, 02:27:39 PM »
Just to add - I didn't order any leashes, as I wanted to make my own based on the ones supplied with the Swing which seem to be the biz.

I'm taking the cuff from this https://www.decathlon.co.uk/bodyboard-100-wrist-leash-id_8358172.html, and going to take a length of spectra / dyneema cord, splice eyes in both ends and run some bungee elastic through the middle to make an elasticated wing leash. Should work well, and be cheap too!

Will post pics when I get round to it...
I'm 5'10", 65kg riding:
Naish Hover Crossover 120
Gong Catch 5'3"
on Naish foils (1250 & 1650).