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Re: Can someone advice me on gong foils?

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

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

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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?

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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.

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