In feedback shared on our GONG Galaxy page, Tien compares the Neutra 2023 with rigid handles to the Neutra Team Series in UPE techno.
Impressions on land
“I inflated the wing much harder than my Neutra RH. Real sheet metal! Nothing moves.
Visually we can see some differences. The leading edge has been re-segmented, a little thinner.
The new UPE fabric is soft, it almost feels weird 😁
The Neutra is really lighter, it gives the impression of having the weight of a Neutra 2023 in hand but with rigid handles as a bonus😮.”
Impressions on the water
“First test in wind which does not exceed 14-15 knots. It holds in a breath of air. When pumping, the weight of the wing coupled with the rigid handles as well as the rigidity of the wing makes pumping much more effective! Amazing 😱
In surfs the wing is perfectly neutral. You can feel that it drags less wind, it’s obvious.
In maneuvers it is simply even easier. This is obvious in tacks where the wing neutralizes itself perfectly and takes less wind when changing tack.
Heading upwind is even more efficient. I tried to follow Yohann who had it in hand with the same foil and the same board, it was just impossible for me to follow his course.
On the speed runs, the slightest gust turns into acceleration, above 20 knots, the profile of the wing does not move at all.
The Neutra UPE is truly a supercharged Neutra. A sort of premium version 😜
So powerful that I wonder if I should take my entire quiver down half a size.
If you have the budget, go for it, you won’t be disappointed😁.”