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Wielandt
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Re: Gong single strut kite

Postby Wielandt » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:54 pm

My experience with Gong strutless started with the V1 models. I can not compare V2 to V3 as I never had the V2. As I mentioned the V3 has 6 attachments points to the leading edge pr. frontline. Further more you can attach a nylon “stringer” in the middle. Didn’t use the stringer yet, but guess it will keep the shape in upper wind range.

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Re: Gong single strut kite

Postby Naucala » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:02 pm

Hello,
I own the struttless 12m an 9m V2 from Gong. I foil often on very gusty lakes here in Germany. The Gongs don´t have the depower I need , so I´m often overpowerd with the 12m when its over 12 kt for example. I would like to know, if the V3 has more depower and does it go more upwind?
Cheers Vik

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Re: Gong single strut kite

Postby Huib » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:52 pm

I checked the weight of the Gong strutless V3 10 meter kite Kite weight : 2,6kg + 90g fiberglass strut
That is not very light in comparison with the Ozone Alpha 10m2 which weight 2,2kg and Ultra 9m is 2,3kg. These kites have both one strut.

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Re: Gong single strut kite

Postby BJkitesurf » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:14 pm

Another new Swiss kite is called Gin Angel. It doesn’t say anything about any review and weight. www.ginkites.com

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Re: Gong single strut kite

Postby nothing2seehere » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:22 pm

Huib wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:52 pm
I checked the weight of the Gong strutless V3 10 meter kite Kite weight : 2,6kg + 90g fiberglass strut
That is not very light in comparison with the Ozone Alpha 10m2 which weight 2,2kg and Ultra 9m is 2,3kg. These kites have both one strut.
Wierd. The strutless V2 was reported at 2.3kg on the Gong website (https://gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707. ... TRUTLESSV2)

Either thats a big underestimation(on the Gong site) or the new fabric is a lot heavier? Did you weigh it fresh out of the packaging or after use?

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Re: Gong single strut kite

Postby Huib » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:48 pm

nothing2seehere wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:22 pm
Huib wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:52 pm
I checked the weight of the Gong strutless V3 10 meter kite Kite weight : 2,6kg + 90g fiberglass strut
That is not very light in comparison with the Ozone Alpha 10m2 which weight 2,2kg and Ultra 9m is 2,3kg. These kites have both one strut.
Wierd. The strutless V2 was reported at 2.3kg on the Gong website (https://gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707. ... TRUTLESSV2)

Either thats a big underestimation(on the Gong site) or the new fabric is a lot heavier? Did you weigh it fresh out of the packaging or after use?
Yes, indeed wierd. But is standing on there webpage under stockdimensions.
https://gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707. ... N9KITESTRU


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