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Re: Gong Veloce impressions

Postby AndersP » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:32 pm

The kite stab 40 is smaller than the veloce stab 43. You could try that stab to get less lift at high speed on your Veloce wing. A perfect tuned wing-stab combo let you have the same stand regardless of speed.

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Re: Gong Veloce impressions

Postby seppalord » Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:50 pm

Can someone share some thoughts about the Curve Pro M vs the Curve Pro MT vs the Veloce M ?
I'm undecided between Curve M and Veloce, and from the descirption on the gong page, the MT sounds like an inbetween.

I have a dwarfcraft micro 3,6 does the 100cm CF " monoblok" mast fit to this board ?

Thanks in advance :thumb:

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Re: Gong Veloce impressions

Postby Flyboy » Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:14 am

seppalord wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:50 pm
Can someone share some thoughts about the Curve Pro M vs the Curve Pro MT vs the Veloce M ?
I'm undecided between Curve M and Veloce, and from the descirption on the gong page, the MT sounds like an inbetween.

I have a dwarfcraft micro 3,6 does the 100cm CF " monoblok" mast fit to this board ?

Thanks in advance :thumb:
That's a good question. The Veloce M clearly seems to be designed to be a faster wing than the Curve M. However, even though the Curve MT is higher aspect than the Curve M, I would guess that it's not going to be faster, because it's larger. It seems that the T's might make more sense in the larger sizes where they would offer a step in-between the Curve & the next size up Veloce.

Incidentally, I have the Curve M Pro, NOT the "Clear". I have to say it has held up extremely well over the last year of use. It has spent a fair amount of time banging around in the shore break because of the self-landing situation I have at my local spot. Any nicks just sand out very easily - I'm not sure in what way the Clear would be "stronger" in an impact.

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Re: Gong Veloce impressions

Postby TomW » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:31 pm

seppalord wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:50 pm
Can someone share some thoughts about the Curve Pro M vs the Curve Pro MT vs the Veloce M ?
I'm undecided between Curve M and Veloce, and from the descirption on the gong page, the MT sounds like an inbetween.

I have a dwarfcraft micro 3,6 does the 100cm CF " monoblok" mast fit to this board ?

Thanks in advance :thumb:
I used the Curve M 6 months then got the veloce M. I have also considered getting the Curve MT.
There's a noticeable difference between the curve and veloce. But its not huge. I think its splitting hairs if you put MT between.

About stabs. The kite stab 40 stalls and slide a lot in carves. The surf stab 40 don't, but are slower. The veloce stab ( with veloce M) does not stall and slide and is fast.

I was thinking of getting Curve MT and using veloce 43 stab. Its probably a waste of time and money.

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Re: Gong Veloce impressions

Postby seppalord » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:32 pm

Thanks Flyboy and Tom for your reply.

How is the difference between veloce m and curve m regarding slow speeds and the bottem end of the range, do they drop at similar speeds?
I'm hesitant towards the veloce, due to the fact that gong recommands it for people under 75 kg (I have ~80kg).
Low end is a big factor in my equation and I fear the veloce has too littel to offer in that regard.
On the other hand am I quite tempted towards the sporty character of the veloce.


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