Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Can someone advice me on gong foils?

A forum dedicated to Hydrofoil riders
wallydog
Rare Poster
Posts: 27
Joined: Tue May 28, 2013 7:41 pm
Local Beach: Barbwire beach
Favorite Beaches: Los Barriles and Gorge
Style: surf and foil
Gear: North Pacific surfboard. Cloud X22 and X24 wings. Slingshot SSTs
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Can someone advice me on gong foils?

Postby wallydog » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:18 pm

Looking forward to your Gong Veloce opinions.......

Balticrider
Rare Poster
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:53 am
Kiting since: 2010
Gear: North, Kauper XT
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Can someone advice me on gong foils?

Postby Balticrider » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:17 pm

By the way. What is the difference between "projected" area and "developed" at Gongs Galaxy?
I think the other brands just use projected area in their advertising? Don´t they?

User avatar
Flyboy
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1644
Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2002 1:00 am
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 49 times
Been thanked: 58 times

Re: Can someone advice me on gong foils?

Postby Flyboy » Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:00 am

To the OP: I have a Gong MPro with a 90cm & 65cm mast. I learned on a 700sq cm wing & a 90cm mast. Like other have commented, I would say that a 1000cm wing is an ideal size for starting. I'm not sure massive front wings necessarily make things easier as they generate a huge amount of lift which is hard to control when you're learning.

A shorter mast helps with less intimidating falls at the beginning, but the key is to progress to committing to the wing & the 90cm works fine with that. In any case, as they are not expensive, I would recommend getting the 90cm mast together with the 65cm, so that your first sessions can be on the shorter mast.

Finally, a good board size is around 4'6". Much smaller makes getting up on the foil much harder when you're starting out, larger is not really necessary to learn & becomes unnecessarily bulky after you have mastered the basics.


Return to “Hydrofoil”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: marlboroughman and 4 guests