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Re: Gong foils: discussion

Postby kit3surfer » Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:14 pm

Thanks for your comment. I experienced the same as you. 100cm nearly in all aspects better. Only nice roundhouse cutbacks (frontside) are a bit fickle and feel not very loose and relaxed as with my shorter mast. It is more kind of short snap or hack. Backside turns and carving rail to rail is more fluid though.

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Re: Gong foils: discussion

Postby faklord » Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:46 pm

azoele wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:11 pm
kit3surfer wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:33 am
Would it be possible for anyone to measure the exact lenght of the 85cm monobloc ( the v2 version with integrated fuselage) from top of the plate - bottom of fuselage?
My 100cm monobloc is actually 105cm, so maybe interested in the shorter one for better carvability.
Thanks

But now, this has been solved too: the v.3 carbon masts accept the new PRO fuselages with the faster/less draggy stabs, so they are a win-win proposition.
For the 150€ (or so) difference, I'd go for the v.3 mast myself just for the added benefits.

That said, good luck, and have fun! :thumb:
I can’t see v.3 carbon masts on the gong website?
The most recent ones I can find are these https://www.gong-galaxy.com/en/product/ ... n-mast-v2/

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Re: Gong foils: discussion

Postby Flyboy » Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:27 pm

Surely the normal thing for all brands is for the mast height to be the height of the mast not including the fuselage?

90cm gives you a little extra leeway when it comes to breaching ... and 100cm a bit more. I've been using the 85cm mono bloc carbon mast for 2 years now. I'm very happy with it. I very rarely find myself breaching, even in larger waves. I think you adjust your riding to the height of the mast you're using. I guess a shorter mast offers more ease in transporting, carrying & maneuvering the foil, as well as better clearance when you're heading out from the shoreline. I've never ridden the same wings back-to back with different length masts to really evaluate the difference in carving feel.

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Re: Gong foils: discussion

Postby azoele » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:33 am

faklord wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:46 pm
azoele wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:11 pm
kit3surfer wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:33 am
Would it be possible for anyone to measure the exact lenght of the 85cm monobloc ( the v2 version with integrated fuselage) from top of the plate - bottom of fuselage?
My 100cm monobloc is actually 105cm, so maybe interested in the shorter one for better carvability.
Thanks

But now, this has been solved too: the v.3 carbon masts accept the new PRO fuselages with the faster/less draggy stabs, so they are a win-win proposition.
For the 150€ (or so) difference, I'd go for the v.3 mast myself just for the added benefits.

That said, good luck, and have fun! :thumb:
I can’t see v.3 carbon masts on the gong website?
The most recent ones I can find are these https://www.gong-galaxy.com/en/product/ ... n-mast-v2/
My bad.

I keep calling it v.3 because it is effectively GONG's 3rd carbon mast.
They had Monoblock v.1, Monoblock 2nd edition (currently available), and this new non-monoblock carbon mast (in my mind sort of v.3)

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Re: Gong foils: discussion

Postby faklord » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:47 am

azoele wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:33 am
faklord wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:46 pm
azoele wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:11 pm



But now, this has been solved too: the v.3 carbon masts accept the new PRO fuselages with the faster/less draggy stabs, so they are a win-win proposition.
For the 150€ (or so) difference, I'd go for the v.3 mast myself just for the added benefits.

That said, good luck, and have fun! :thumb:
I can’t see v.3 carbon masts on the gong website?
The most recent ones I can find are these https://www.gong-galaxy.com/en/product/ ... n-mast-v2/
My bad.

I keep calling it v.3 because it is effectively GONG's 3rd carbon mast.
They had Monoblock v.1, Monoblock 2nd edition (currently available), and this new non-monoblock carbon mast (in my mind sort of v.3)
Thanks for clarification. :thumb:


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