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Re: Armstrong HS1850 Vs Gong Curve (Pro) XL
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2020, 05:22:03 AM »
Holy cr*p, that is the 70cm mast too. Massive wing for that little kid, maybe even a 2XL?
I appreciate the opinions guys, I only have hit or miss 4g internet this week though.
Probably will just let the 70cm arrive, could be helpful at least getting up on foil for downwinding. At worst I sell it down the road.

Clearly I am going to have to pick up a Curve T in large as well if it really rides like an XL (Suspicious ::) )

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Re: Armstrong HS1850 Vs Gong Curve (Pro) XL
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2020, 06:18:38 AM »
.... or is that a new size of carbon mast between the 70 and 100?
I just canít tell, the kid is pretty short so it could just be the 70.
Could tell the XL-T is 2100sqcm and 102cm span though 8)

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Re: Armstrong HS1850 Vs Gong Curve (Pro) XL
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2020, 07:01:48 PM »
Yeah, gotta remember that Malo gets a lot of prototypes Iím sure. But yeah, Iím def ordering the L-T as my next wing. I was torn between the Curve and Veloce. They mustíve heard my bitching. ;)

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Re: Armstrong HS1850 Vs Gong Curve (Pro) XL
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2020, 02:25:45 AM »
Yeah, gotta remember that Malo gets a lot of prototypes Iím sure. But yeah, Iím def ordering the L-T as my next wing. I was torn between the Curve and Veloce. They mustíve heard my bitching. ;)

Went ahead and canceled the 70cm, any day now they may announce a new 85cm carbon mast, plenty of people were requesting one on their forum. Unfortunately Iíve developed an issue with my hip that might keep me from foiling for a bit anyway. Winter plans are really in flux for a number of reasons...

Wonít keep me from ordering an L-T as well depending on specs, based on the XL-T Iím assuming itíll be about 1600 / 85ish span.

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Re: Armstrong HS1850 Vs Gong Curve (Pro) XL
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2020, 07:10:30 AM »
I only saw it in video and wing foil group on Facebook. We need a damn French logistics person (I may take this on, actually) thereís got to be a better way to get this stuff. What part of the country you guys in? We might need a Gong Buyers Club.

I sent you a PM on combined purchase possibility.
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Re: Armstrong HS1850 Vs Gong Curve (Pro) XL
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2020, 07:26:08 AM »
Whoever sees the Curve-T show up on the website first, please post the link. Iíve checked several times and donít see it. Sometimes they put stuff where you wouldnít expect.

Wish I could commit to bringing back a load but the way things are over here (Deutschlandia) I couldnít say when Iíll be able to go anywhere, much less the US. Enjoy your relative freedom.

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Re: Armstrong HS1850 Vs Gong Curve (Pro) XL
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2020, 10:18:53 AM »
Model Ts are up and the LT looks fantastic!
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Gong: Hipe 5í3, Rise/Curve/Veloce XL, Pulse 3/5/7 -- still waiting on gear to begin!

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Re: Armstrong HS1850 Vs Gong Curve (Pro) XL
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2020, 10:43:22 AM »
Model Ts are up and the LT looks fantastic!
where? I don't see it, do you have a link?
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Re: Armstrong HS1850 Vs Gong Curve (Pro) XL
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2020, 11:12:43 AM »
Found em, thanks. Pretty big gap between the XL-T and the L-T but went with an L-T anyway. The XL-T range I have pretty well covered and for 249.17 Euro, it's practically disposable :o

Wanted to mention that I've recently returned two items to Gong and had great customer service with super fast refunds. A board bag that I bought way too oversized I just shipped back and then the recently cancelled 70cm mast pre-order. My card was refunded in less than 12 hours from my first email on the mast, even made four bucks on the worsening exchange rate ;D
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Re: Armstrong HS1850 Vs Gong Curve (Pro) XL
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2020, 02:20:25 AM »
Didn't get this at first, the "T" series are supposed to be in between sizes as well as higher aspect.
Explains the large-ish gap between the XL-T and L-T. Higher aspect ratio makes up for a surprising number of square centimeters.

Had considered just getting the Axis 910 to compliment my 1010 but never got around to it. It would appear the L-T should have very similar lift and glide to the 910 at my weight AND be easier turning. If this new setup works out (Veloce's for the larger sizes and the L-T just in case) I may end up selling my Axis kit. Will keep an Axis 75ish mast and top plate though for the Gong alu fuse mod.

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Re: Armstrong HS1850 Vs Gong Curve (Pro) XL
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2020, 09:29:16 AM »
Couple of pics of the Large Curve Pro-T along with the Veloce XL and XXL for comparison. Unfortunately the phone camera distortion is noticeable, the XXL Veloce is bigger than it looks here. The thinness of the Veloces is impressive to the point I'm a little concerned about snapping the XXL.




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Re: Armstrong HS1850 Vs Gong Curve (Pro) XL
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2020, 06:57:48 PM »
Got one on order. Cannot wait. Thx for this.

 


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