GONG WING FOIL ALLVATOR RISE ALULearn to fly in wing foiling and progress quickly and without stress.Available on:
GONG WING FOIL ALLVATOR V2 X-OVER ALUThe easy and versatile wing foil.Available on:
GONG WING FOIL ALLVATOR V2 CURVE ALU CARBONThe magical wing foil for curves.
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- Beginners without experience: GONG WING FOIL ALLVATOR RISE
- Athletic beginner: GONG WING FOIL ALLVATOR V2 X-OVER
- Experienced looking for the high-performance swiss army knife: GONG WING FOIL ALLVATOR V2 CURVE
- The GONG WING FOIL ALLVATOR RISE is ideal for learning to fly in wing foil and progressing smoothly with its two lengths of masts. It will fly with great stability, even at low speed. A very safe foil to fly, but also to handle, so that your beginnings are really easy.
- The GONG WING FOIL ALLVATOR V2 X-OVER is the smoothest of foils while offering great handling. This is especially true at low speeds, in light winds or in soft waves where it will really perform. Playful, easy, relatively fast, it has all the qualities for someone who is not looking for radicalism.
- The GONG WING FOIL ALLVATOR V2 CURVE is the magic foil for foilers looking for maximum performance in the curves. We all love the unique feeling of speed and pure glide that a wing foil provides, but imagine it being able to turn on the spot at very low speed, snapping without stalling and carving healthily at high speed: the Foil Curve is a curve monster.
What sizes of foil wings?
Beginners will have the fastest progression with an XL front wing (any rider between 50kg and 100kg) and a 45cm Stab Rise.
If you are shy, start with an XL Rise Front Wing.
If you are skilled, start with an XL X-Over Front Wing.
In the Rise and X-Over range: very easy and efficient wings at low speed
- L for small riders and strong winds.
- XL for everyone and all wind speeds.
- XXL for very large riders and unstable winds below 15 knots.
For the experienced
In the Curve range: highly maneuverable wings, fast and efficient even at low speed:
- M-T for under 70kg or very good level and steady wind.
- L for under 75kg or good level and steady wind.
- L-T for under 90kg or good level and windy.
- XL for 75kg and over, or light beginners.
- XL-T forget or light and irregular wind.
The size of the front wing determines the speed/lift ratio. The smaller the wing, the faster you will go but will be uncomfortable at low speed.
The stabs have a major role. They determine the stability of the foil and help the lift, but at the expense of the maximum speed of the foil.
Which foil mast?
Apart from launching in shallow waters and your first hazardous flights, you have everything to gain using a long mast (over 80cm).
More length = more margin = easier = more efficient.
Unlike kite foil, in wing there’s little opposition to the wing because it doesn’t pull as hard. So we put relatively little angle on the mast to counter the pull. Thus mastering a large wing mast isn’t an issue.
And since the boards used are much bigger than for kite foil, the inertia is greater. As a result your foil is less crazy. Everything is calmer. So don’t be afraid of a long mast, it will only make your life easier.
In choppy water, in transitions, in challenging winds, a large mast will be ten times more pleasant.
- For beginners: Alu 65cm at the start then 80cm.
- For the experienced: Alu 80cm or 90cm, and Monobloc 85cm or 100cm in carbon as soon as possible.
- For the Pros: 85cm carbon monoblock for freestyle and surfing; and 100cm to race or do DW for example.
You have two main choices:
1/ Aluminum foils
Aluminium foils are those with an aluminium structure: platinum, mast, fuselage. But the wings are generally made of fiberglass, or glass plus carbon.
It is easy, quick to produce, and not expensive. Ideal for beginners but limited in dynamism and therefore in performance. The biggest disadvantage is corrosion, which requires good maintenance. The multiple pieces have inevitably some looseness.
2/ Carbon foils
All the pieces are made of carbon, which doesn’t mean they are 100% carbon. The mechanical and technical constraints often require the addition of foam, Kevlar, glass, in key areas to mix the qualities and have no weakness.
The huge advantage of carbon is its dynamics. It is not necessarily stiffer than aluminium, contrary to what many people think, as an aluminium foil is by nature quite thick. But it will return to its original shape twice as fast as aluminium.
The sensations are maximum, and the piloting is precise and light at the same time.
Solidity of aluminium or carbon mast
- Aluminium can bend but rarely break. The carbon will return to its original shape unless you go beyond the critical point, which will cause it to break like glass…
- Aluminum can be bent and welded, but repairs are difficult. Whereas repairing carbon is very simple.
- We only make top-of-the-range foils. Whether they are made of aluminium or carbon, they are well made and well thought-out foils. Our low prices can only be explained by our choice of exclusive direct distribution. At GONG you will not find Asian copies of well-known foils. We are shapers, designers, engineers and developers of our profiles, architectures, technologies and production processes, and all the skills that make a GONG product come alive are in-house.
You have the choice between
- GONG WING FOIL ALLVATOR RISE ALU
- GONG WING FOIL ALLVATOR V2 X-OVER ALU
- GONG WING FOIL ALLVATOR V2 CURVE ALU/CARBON
This can be complete by :
- A GONG FRONT WING RISE PRO CLEAR and/or a STAB RISE PRO CLEAR
- A GONG FRONT WING X-OVER PRO CLEAR and/or a STAB X-OVER PRO CLEAR
- A GONG FRONT WING CURVE PRO CLEAR and/or a STAB CURVE PRO CLEAR
- A GONG FRONT WING FLUID PRO CLEAR and/or a STAB FLUID PRO CLEAR
- A GONG FRONT WING VELOCE PRO CLEAR and/or a STAB VELOCE PRO CLEAR
What quiver of wing foils?
You don’t need a lot of foils in wing, because often you will do everything with just one set of foil after reaching a certain level.
But the development of trends in racing, surfing, freestyle etc… will inevitably lead you to switch from a foil for everything to a foil for this or that program.
The huge advantage of the GONG range is that everything is compatible. You can start with an economical foil and go from a crescendo of practice to a totally unreasonable one with a crazy quiver of wings 😉
To date the most common type of wing foil quiver is to have a very lifted light wind front wing and a strong wind front wing which will be faster. You can also play a lot with the stabs because they influence the speed and the liveliness of your set.
For the GONG foils, place the top plate on the back third of the US rails.
The more you move it forward, the more it lifts the board. The more you move it backwards, the more the nose of the board dives.
Be careful not to move it too far forward. We often tend not to let the rear foot work, especially when we come from a kitefoil background. However, moving the foil back a little forces you to put more weight in the back foot and gives a more harmonious attitude and reduces the effort.
Good to know:
Usually, we recommend the same assembly as in surf foil but with a longer mast. This will give you more margin and make all your evolutions easier. We advise you to do the first five Wing sessions with a 65cm short mast, and then switch to 90cm or more from the sixth session, usually the one where you fly correctly.