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Gong foils?

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:45 pm
by GTC
Hi,

I am looking for my first foil and I found this French company.
The Allvator foil and board comes at 799€, which is a fraction of a "top brand" foil set.

Anyone tried these foils?b Their kites also look nice.

Thanks in advance!

Re: Gong foils?

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:35 am
by GTC
Cmon! No one tried these foils?

Re: Gong foils?

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:49 am
by winduser

Re: Gong foils?

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:16 pm
by FLandOBX
GTC wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:35 am
Cmon! No one tried these foils?
Use the "search" feature, good friend.

Re: Gong foils?

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:30 pm
by GTC
FLandOBX wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:16 pm
GTC wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:35 am
Cmon! No one tried these foils?
Use the "search" feature, good friend.
Very helpful on your part.
I already did! And I posted a new topic because that's what I get when searching for "Allvator" in topic titles.

Re: Gong foils?

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:39 pm
by elguapo
all i know is ol boy's beard game is hellava impressive...


Re: Gong foils?

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:47 pm
by jamescarlyle
Hi

I've had both Hellvator (older carbon) and Allvator (newer alloy) foils from Gong. The Allvator is good value - I've had zero problems with it over the last 6 months. Board quality is OK. With a medium Surf foil I can ride down to walking speed, so gybing, toe-side etc. is much easier. No issues with the foils (moulded carbon) or the mast and fuselage (chunky heavy-duty alloy).

The Hellvator had a design quirk - the stabiliser was intended to provide lift, but this led to a broncho'ing ride, and pretty soon it started to ship with negative AoA shims. The older Hellvator board quality on my board also wasn't great - the skin was very prone to dings.

Overall I think you get what you pay for, though. My Horue was 1/2 the weight and a thing of beauty - but also much harder to use.

James

Re: Gong foils?

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:54 pm
by elguapo
jamescarlyle wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:47 pm
Hi

I've had both Hellvator (older carbon) and Allvator (newer alloy) foils from Gong. The Allvator is good value - I've had zero problems with it over the last 6 months. Board quality is OK. With a medium Surf foil I can ride down to walking speed, so gybing, toe-side etc. is much easier. No issues with the foils (moulded carbon) or the mast and fuselage (chunky heavy-duty alloy).

The Hellvator had a design quirk - the stabiliser was intended to provide lift, but this led to a broncho'ing ride, and pretty soon it started to ship with negative AoA shims. The older Hellvator board quality on my board also wasn't great - the skin was very prone to dings.

Overall I think you get what you pay for, though. My Horue was 1/2 the weight and a thing of beauty - but also much harder to use.

James

which horue?

Re: Gong foils?

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:46 pm
by Windigo1
I just got an Allvator it's a really nice foil well made but I haven't been able to ride it yet the weeds are out here and it gets stuck in the weeds a lot more than my Shinn foil who is almost weedproof! I will post a review when I get to try it!

Re: Gong foils?

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:04 pm
by jamescarlyle