Peter_Frank wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:48 am
So, in same order as posted, of course profile and outline means a lot but the outer measurements are the first we meet and also crucial in terms of how fast they turn versus how lousy they go upwind.
Depends from setup
, the gong wings are pretty fat with more than 3 cm of thickness. Tried the 70 cm two times with and two without stabi. Once in a maybe much to big wave (think 1,4 m) it felt much to slow and blocked to react on the wave and to escape, but another time in much smaller waves it felt pretty nice and as the stabi is pretty flat it felt as free as such a big wing may feel. But as expected and bought for, the best feeling was after the mod. Not just upwind, but also here, at least I wouldn't call nearly 30° to the wind "lousy"
AR = span*span/area:
Ketos 1200 ................. Area 1200 cm2 span 66.0 cm AR 3.6
Kenalu ...................... Area 1500 cm2 span 77.5 cm AR 4.0
Axis 820 .................... Area 1490 cm2 span 82.0 cm AR 4.5
LF Impulse ................. Area 1126 cm2 span 61.0 cm AR 3.3
Moses Onda 633 ........... Area 1239 cm2 span 63.3 cm AR 3.2
Naish Thrust Surf Large .. Area 1236 cm2 span 66.2cm AR 3.5
Gong Surf ................... Area 1450 cm2 span 70 cm AR 3.4
Gong SUP ................... Area 1926 cm2 span 80 cm AR 3.3
I have given the "developed" area while gong additionaly gives the "projected" area, but till now I always thought all values are ment to be the full area as used to give it for kites.
Now also have to try the 80 cm wing in this setup. But also don't think those wings will be my future all day wings, as looking for a < 500 cm² wing at the same time. But for experimenting and maybe small waves could be nice.
And to not confuse anybody, the black big part without the straps is the wing, not the board
Oh and also something I didn't expect: I was happy with the just 80 cm strut, even when doing 360s, could be longer but as everything is slower, less incline and free yaw, it works, also as wing tip breathing behaviour is also pretty good. And another benefit of such a setup is, that all parts with nearly the same size are great to pack: