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GlennvanRooij
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Local Beach: Kessenich, Ouddorp, Maasvlakte
Favorite Beaches: Kessenich
Style: Hydrofoil
Gear: Maui Cloud 10m + 17M
Slingshot Rally 8m
Best Kahoona 5.5m
SPX II 9m - 12m
Cabrinha Double Agent (Switching to Zeeko)
Brand Affiliation: Owner of http://www.kitefoiling.nl

Re: Strutless kite review Gong vs Cloud

Postby GlennvanRooij » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:23 am

chirojoseph wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:32 am
have a 9mt gong strutless for about a year....works great, very light bar pressure...does NOT fall out of the sky..just like the Clouds though...if it goes in the drink or in the waves in very light wind and you get water between the LE and teh canopy....good luck getting her up again. VERY hard to put it in the water though unless you totally sh#t the bed.

Could there be a LITTLE less reinforcement on it? I guess but ive flown it back to back with clouds and not much difference. Maybe the cloud feels a LITTLE more like the kite is "lubricated"...the sining of the cloud kite is amazing feeling...super smooth...its a rounder kite while my GONG seems more rectangular..maybe even higher aspect, when I fly it low in front of me and really sheet in.....definately pulls more like a 10.5 than a 9...and for the price I got it for it was a STEAL compared to the Clouds.

Like anything else....gotta try to fly before you buy.
Tnx for the feetback,

Please find my video howto waterstart the Gong in ligjt winds
[youtube]https://youtu.be/z6i6I0TrKoo[/youtube]

Glenn

GlennvanRooij
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Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:59 am
Kiting since: 10
Local Beach: Kessenich, Ouddorp, Maasvlakte
Favorite Beaches: Kessenich
Style: Hydrofoil
Gear: Maui Cloud 10m + 17M
Slingshot Rally 8m
Best Kahoona 5.5m
SPX II 9m - 12m
Cabrinha Double Agent (Switching to Zeeko)
Brand Affiliation: Owner of http://www.kitefoiling.nl

Re: Strutless kite review Gong vs Cloud

Postby GlennvanRooij » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:24 am

GlennvanRooij wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:23 am
chirojoseph wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:32 am
have a 9mt gong strutless for about a year....works great, very light bar pressure...does NOT fall out of the sky..just like the Clouds though...if it goes in the drink or in the waves in very light wind and you get water between the LE and teh canopy....good luck getting her up again. VERY hard to put it in the water though unless you totally sh#t the bed.

Could there be a LITTLE less reinforcement on it? I guess but ive flown it back to back with clouds and not much difference. Maybe the cloud feels a LITTLE more like the kite is "lubricated"...the sining of the cloud kite is amazing feeling...super smooth...its a rounder kite while my GONG seems more rectangular..maybe even higher aspect, when I fly it low in front of me and really sheet in.....definately pulls more like a 10.5 than a 9...and for the price I got it for it was a STEAL compared to the Clouds.

Like anything else....gotta try to fly before you buy.
Tnx for the feetback,

Please find my video howto waterstart the Gong in light winds

phpBB [video]


Glenn

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Re: Strutless kite review Gong vs Cloud

Postby nayy » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:44 pm

ankers wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:47 am
am in same doubt as BWD

Wanted to try the 3m as it is less than 300 our. can't go wrong i thought
Asked them is they had 3m gong in stock and there is no more
Anybody knows when the V3 comes out, as V2 is not being produced anymore

Ankers
the new one V3 is announced for september. (info from the owner on their FB page)
At the moment they are still testing prototypes and now and them they show a glimp from the proto's :-)

You can ask them directly on their forum. mostly french, but they answer in english too ...

Nayy


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