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Re: Gong Veloce impressions

Postby tegirinenashi » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:57 pm

TomW wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:27 pm
...Using kite fuselage, you can then move to smaller and substantially faster racy wings that Gong doesn't make and probably never will.
They used to have pretty fast rig -- Hellvator -- with thin fast wings. I measured it 4 mph faster than LF Rocket foil. It is the law of diminishing return after that, and I'd suggest that the difference between freeride and race rigs is much smaller than people think. As in any other sport discipline, it is about the skill, not the rig.

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Re: Gong Veloce impressions

Postby TomW » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:54 pm

tegirinenashi wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:57 pm
TomW wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:27 pm
...Using kite fuselage, you can then move to smaller and substantially faster racy wings that Gong doesn't make and probably never will.
They used to have pretty fast rig -- Hellvator -- with thin fast wings. I measured it 4 mph faster than LF Rocket foil. It is the law of diminishing return after that, and I'd suggest that the difference between freeride and race rigs is much smaller than people think. As in any other sport discipline, it is about the skill, not the rig.
Yes, you're right. But even Gong in its videos say " dont buy the small kite wing". Have not heard anything positive about it.
Im cruising at 30km/ hr on the veloce m. Hit 38 without effort. 41 with some effort. But still pop out of water in light wind and do almost standing still transitions.
Not gonna win any races, but its enough for me. Falling off at 41 hurts. :D

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Re: Gong Veloce impressions

Postby Flyboy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:23 pm

Tom - can you confirm the length of the fuselage on the Gong mast/fuse combo?

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Re: Gong Veloce impressions

Postby TomW » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:21 pm

Flyboy wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:23 pm
Tom - can you confirm the length of the fuselage on the Gong mast/fuse combo?
Its the same as the aluminum one as far as i can tell.

I sold the pro m and alu mast setup. So cant make measurement comparisons now.
Had a friend of a friend who was looking to buy one. Resale value and demand for this foil is is high.It was 6 months used and i took off 10% and threw in the wing cover free, and he was very pleased. Lost the shipping costs. I probably could have got a bit more on the open market, but it always takes hours to talk with people.

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Re: Gong Veloce impressions

Postby gregkn73 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:40 pm

Hi Tom,

Do you think veloce L, is a nice wing for light wind kitefoiling?

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Re: Gong Veloce impressions

Postby TomW » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:24 pm

gregkn73 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:40 pm
Hi Tom,

Do you think veloce L, is a nice wing for light wind kitefoiling?
Have not tried the L size.
Thing is, if I can fly my 13m hyperlink on the beach without stalling, I can foil on the veloce M. If I go out in too light wind, In the water, I start to drift and lose what little power there is and kite will stall. So it won't matter that I have M or L.
So if its a solid 7 knots or more I can go out and have fun. Under that I'm doing something else with my time.

For kiting, the only reason you will need the L size in any of the Gong wings is if you are heavy, 100kg or more, or want more stable wing. The trade off is going to be slower overall and less agility.


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