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Erik de Berik
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Re: Gong kites reviews and tests

Postby Erik de Berik » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:47 am

Hi Alpaia,
For very light wind I should use the Gong Strutless, I have the 12 and I’ts a magic kite, no backstall nothing just sits there in the sky waiting for your input, incredible stable and fast.I’m considering to buy an 8 strutless.
viewtopic.php?t=2402456&start=40

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Re: Gong kites reviews and tests

Postby Huib » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:39 am

Weight of tubekites (found on this forum)
Gong Strutless 10m - 2,7 Kg
Gong Unik 10.2m - 2,9kg
10mtr Alpha - 2.12 kg
12mtr Alpha - 2.45 kg
8m Cloud is 1.65 kg
10.4m Cloud is 1.9kg
OR Aluula Roam 10m 2,1kg (production model)
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Re: Gong kites reviews and tests

Postby alpaia » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:28 am

Yes, but
Unik 12.9m : 745 e
Aluula Flite 12m : 2429 $

So you are paying nearly 3x the price to save 28% weight based on your 10m kite data.

It is good to have brands making affordable "good enough" products for 95% kiters,
and other brands pushing the boundaries of technical innovation and price tags
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Re: Gong kites reviews and tests

Postby alpaia » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:43 am

For those who are looking for a good perf / price tradeoff for light kite, other options :

Takoon ONE LIGHT : less than 3kg in 12m. 819 e. independant test in kiteboarder mag.
https://takoon.com/products/one-light-v ... 8483714083

Kauper XT discussed somewhere else in this forum : 12m less than 2.8kg, 770 e

Both above are quality build with Teijin canopy similar to gong.

Your data raises an interesting question though :
why choose a single strut kite if you can have a 3 strut around the same weight & price ?
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Re: Gong kites reviews and tests

Postby Erik de Berik » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:58 am

👍🏻👍🏻I’m receiving my Kauper xt Maverick incl. Carbon bar next week. Of course I give my reviews and shots about this innovated kite and bar by Rainer Kauper, inventor of the Spleene Door! (who did not grow up with it!😂)
See ya within 2 weeks ( if the wind is sufficient) with new posts!
(Way to less Video info about this Maverick on the forums)

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Re: Gong kites reviews and tests

Postby alpaia » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:37 pm

Great it will be interesting to compare super light 3 skinny strut kite vs single strut for light wind, kauper is interesting with the streamlined bar having backline trim.
looking forward to your review for sure kauper is a bit of a confidential brand so far focussing on r&d and not image, still would be interesting to see some videos.

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Re: Gong kites reviews and tests

Postby mar menor » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:00 pm

Have you tried the Maverick kites yet?

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Re: Gong kites reviews and tests

Postby apollo4000 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:29 pm

This is my favourite thread. Keep it going guys. Lots of Unik and Maverick reviews please 😀🙏🏻

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Re: Gong kites reviews and tests

Postby a99 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:15 am

Please not forget new slingshot UFO foiling kite, very light as clouds.

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Style: Wave, Foil, Freeride
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Gong Freewave 9, 10.2
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Re: Gong kites reviews and tests

Postby Erik de Berik » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:41 am

Hi all, my Kauper XT Maverick experience 👇🏼

viewtopic.php?t=2403644&start=240

And/or 👇🏼

https://oaseforum.de/showthread.php?t=175914&page=33

I still love the Gong Unik’s and Strutless too 😘


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