GONG FOIL ALLVATOR FRONT WING FLUID PRO CLEAR

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The radical, fast and maneuverable wings.

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279,00339,00
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Description

Program :

The radical, fast and maneuverable wings.

 

Introduction :

The Fluid is halfway between a very fast Veloce and a Curve dedicated to curves.

If you’re keen on curves but want to take it up a notch, the Fluid is just what you need.

With its lightning top speed, each action is boosted. The driving is as radical as you want and you alone set the limit. You can tighten the curves or go full throttle. And the more it accelerates the more it lifts and asks for more.

With its fine points and curved leading edge, we have a hyper intuitive and progressive rail to rail under our feet. This wing is really “curve” oriented.

The Fluid really is the limitless front wing in surfing and tricks.

 

To fully understand the range:

Fluids have a high and fast ratio as standard. Unlike the other ranges, we have declined the intermediate sizes called S for Small by reducing the ratio. Indeed, speed is omnipresent on the Fluid, but some will want even more maneuverability by turning to the S which will be more compact.

 

Understand each wing in detail:

The M is 71 cm wide, 900 cm², 1.5 cm thick for a volume of 0.7L.

  • In Surf Foil, it’s a very small front wing for pros, lightweight and tow in. It is super manoeuvrable but very healthy.
  • In Wing it is very small but perfect for a very good level lightweight who wants to carve at high speed and jump high.
  • In Kite Foil this is a key wing for a lot of riders who want the mix of good top speed and handling.

The L-S is 76 cm wide, 1100 cm², 1.8 cm thick for a volume of 1.0L.

  • In Surf Foil, it’s a small wing for the good and the light. It’s super fast like the L but with more maneuverability (less wingspan and ratio).
  • In Wing it’s small but perfect for a good level lightweight who wants to carve at high speed and jump high, without completely sacrificing low range.
  • In Kite Foil this is a key wing for a lot of riders who want the mix of good top speed and handling.

The L has a wingspan of 81cm, 1200cm², 1.8cm thick for a volume of 1.1L.

  • In Surf Foil, it is suitable for lightweight riders who want a large, fast and manoeuvrable wing, or for strong people who want a small, fast and ultra manoeuvrable wing. The pumping / handling compromise is ideal for fit foilers.
  • In Wing it is perfect for a good level rider who wants to carve, go fast, jump, do good DWs, with a decent low range.
  • In Kite Foil, it’s really big. It is ideal in turns and moves without traction, in surfing for example.

The XL-S is 86cm wingspan, 1400cm², 2.0cm thick for a volume of 1.5L.

  • In Surf Foil, it is an intermediate + front wing that is suitable for riders less than 80kg who want an easy perf wing after their beginner wing, or for strong ones who want a fast and ultra maneuverable wing. The pomping / handling compromise is great for energetic riders.
  • In Wing it is perfect for a good level rider who wants to carve, go fast, jump, do very good DWs, with a very decent low range. Best seller!
  • In Kite Foil, it’s a very / too big front wing.

The XL is 91 cm wingspan, 1500 cm², 2.0 cm thick for a volume of 1.54L.

  • In Surf Foil, this is a large wing which is suitable for lightweight people who want a very fast perf wing to connect a lot of waves on short days, or for big guys who want a fast and very maneuverable wing. The pumping / handling compromise is great for strong and energetic foilers.
  • In Wing it is perfect for a resourceful rider who wants to fly early, go fast, surf aggressively, carve cool but efficient, work his transitions, put on tricks in glide, do excellent DWs, with a great low range.
  • In Kite Foil: forget it, it’s too big.

The XXL-S is 96 cm wide, 1750 cm², 2.2 cm thick for a volume of 2.0L.

  • In Surf Foil, this is a very large wing which is suitable for lightweight dock / beach starters, but especially strong ones who want a load-bearing wing that is very easy to pump and which remains maneuverable. The pumping / handling compromise is ideal for strong foilers. You can do 100kg and go over great distances in pumping, do 5 waves without throwing up. It’s great in soft waves.
  • In Wing this size starts to be very large. It’s perfect for flying very, very early, going faster than a beginner wing, surfing very soft waves, working your transitions, doing DWs, with an unbeatable low range.
  • In Kite Foil: forget it, it’s too big.

The XXL is 101 cm wingspan, 1850 cm², 2.2 cm thick for a volume of 2.1L.

  • In Surf Foil, it’s a very tall, slender kite that is suitable for big guys. You can go over great distances in pumping. It’s a super efficient wing in surfing due to its great finesse, and it is a hit in very soft waves.
  • In Wing this size is very large. Great in light wind.
  • In Kite Foil: same, it’s too big.

 

Understand their shapes:

The best mix of speed and maneuverability for a smooth and radical ride.

A round general outline, fine tips, and a concentrated volume make this wing a machine for curves. With its high ratio and moderate thickness, the Fluid score is strong in top speed. To top it off, its close to zero camber gives it that sharpness we love when riding.

The magical distribution of the surface on this very smooth outline maximizes passage from one rail to another. And the small tip surface gives a lot of control at high speed. We’re in control, so we’re going big!

Our shaper, Patrice Guénolé, exacerbated the characters in each size to get the most out of each range of use. Small wings are therefore suitable for high speeds and large ones at lower speeds. The criterion of choice is therefore not only the size of the foiler.

Safety issue, the ends have an almost flat and thick face to limit the risk of injury. Ideal for performance would be a sharp shape. We refuse to do this. The peak vortex is therefore slightly higher but it is better to have a wing that flies at 25 knots instead of 27 knots but which does not pierce your stomach if you fall on it. The shape of the tips of the Fluid is not sharp but it’s thinner than on the other wings in the surf range. We draw your attention to this point because without being sharp, they represent a real danger for you and others in the event of a collision. You must do everything possible to avoid having an accident, of which you are responsible and probably the victim.

 

Construction :

Our wings are made of 90% Prepreg 3K carbon, with over 15 layers of fiber in total. High stress points like joints and connections are reinforced with Kevlar to resist tearing and with glass for tolerance. High pressure and high temperature molded on a foam core, our wings are virtually indestructible. Both rigid and floating, they‘re the perfect balance between low weight and infinite durability.

All of our wings and stabs have soft “tips”. Their ends are rounded and voluminous to limit the danger. We invite you to exercise the utmost caution nonetheless. Likewise, the trailing edges are blunt so as not to be sharp.

Note: These wings are only compatible with the Allvator Surf/SUP V1 and V2 fuselage.

 

Your benefits are clear:

1. An efficient shape created by one of the leaders in the world of foiling.
2. A design at the cutting edge of R&D and ahead of its time.
3. Proven construction on thousands of foils.
4. Full Option finishing at a great price.
5. A light and solid foil with one of the best technos on the market!!!
6. An incredible price that can only be explained by our direct relationship with you.
7. Simple maintenance and easy repairs because we have all components in stock.

Innovation is at the core of our products

GONG Foil Technology:

Our wings are made of 90% Prepreg 3K carbon, with more than 15 layers of carbon fiber in total. High tension points such as the joints and connections are reinforced with Kevlar to resist tearing and glass for tolerance. Moulded at high pressure and high temperature on a foam core, our wings are practically indestructible. Both rigid and floating, they are the perfect balance between contained weight and infinite durability.

This technology has been tested and proven for over three years without any breakage on 30,000 ALLVATOR foil wings. In the event of a violent impact on a rock, you can easily repair them and they will be as good as new.

You will never see a GONG wing open on a leading edge because our unique draping technique crosses the layers of fibres. So there is no parting line on our wings. The entire outline has overlapping gaps, just like the rails on your top of the range boards.

This foil is completely dismountable to adapt to all sports at a lower cost and give you the possibility of replacing a damaged part. A complete catalog of spare parts is available, to allow you to make it compatible with multiple supports (Surf / SUP / Kite / Wing), and to explore the entire range of use of the foil in each sport and at all levels.

Please note that GONG is at the forefront of foil development. We have been at the origin of the creation of the biggest foil factory that produces the major brands today. 18 months of intense work and dozens of tools developed. So don’t imagine that our foils are made in a gloomy garage. We develop all our products according to the rules of the art, with many internal engineers, with state-of-the-art 3D software, countless tests, with a Team at the highest level. That’s one of the reasons why we can offer low prices and refined products: we know what we’re doing from A to Z. We do not sell freelance designed foils. Our teams are at work year round and dedicated to the development of our products.

Buying guide

For whom? 

It takes a good level to appreciate it. It’s not a difficult wing, quite the contrary. But it’s a wing that requires commitment to get to its highest level of performance. A technical background is required.

In Surf foil, you must have an intermediate level because this foil is not as tolerant at low speed as beginner foils like the Rise or the X-over are. With this minimum level and more, you will have a blast.

In Wing, the Fluid is close to the Grail. If you have the level to fly with thin wings, therefore a very efficient pumping, it will propel you into another dimension.

In Kite foil, the Fluid can be your beginner’s wing, provided you have good knowledge of gliding. It is nevertheless recommended to the experienced to get the most out of it.

For what?

Radical and limitless drive, on the border between surfing and freestyle.

Its top speed allows it to excel in race with an exceptional performance in low range in particular.

In Surf Foil, it’s really great with a natural glide that generates lift and record handling. You can alternate between super tight curves and incredible acceleration.

In Wing, it is the most radical wing in surf and freestyle riding.It goes fast and is great for tricks. In surfing it feels like velvet as the name suggests.

In Kite foil, the Fluid goes fast and connects the curves. The more you ask for it, the more it speeds up and into the curves. Best of all, it’s a gem in tricks. It’s all up to you.

What size ?

The M is 71 cm wide, 900 cm², 1.5 cm thick for a volume of 0.73L.

  • In Surf Foil: less than 65kg in mellow waves and less than 75kg in waves with size.
  • In Wing: less than 65kg or very good level and strong wind.
  • In Kite Foil: less than 85kg or good level.

The L-S is 76 cm wide, 1100 cm², 1.8 cm thick for a volume of 1.04L.

  • In Surf Foil: less than 70kg in normal waves and less than 95kg in waves with size.
  • In Wing: less than 70kg or very good level and steady wind.
  • In Kite Foil: less than 95kg.

The L is 81 cm wide, 1200 cm², 1.8 cm thick for a volume of 1.09L.

  • In Surf Foil: less than 75kg in normal waves and more than 85kg in waves with size.
  • In Wing: less than 75kg or good level and steady wind.
  • In Kite Foil: forget, it’s starting to get really big.

The XL-S is 86cm wingspan, 1400cm², 2.0cm thick for a volume of 1.45L.

  1. In Surf Foil: less than 85kg in normal waves and more than 90kg in waves with size.
  2. In Wing: less than 90kg or good level and steady wind. The key size !!!
  3. In Kite Foil: forget.

The XL is 91 cm wingspan, 1500 cm², 2.0 cm thick for a volume of 1.54L.

  • In Surf Foil: from 80 to 95kg in normal waves.
  • In Wing: 75kg and more, it is the benchmark wing for people in the progression phase.
  • In Kite Foil: forget.

The XXL-S is 96 cm wide, 1750 cm², 2.2 cm thick for a volume of 2.0L.

  • In Surf Foil: more than 90kg in normal waves or for light ones in soft waves.
  • In Wing: great in light and / or irregular winds.
  • In Kite Foil: forget.

The XXL is 101 cm wingspan, 1850 cm², 2.2 cm thick for a volume of 2.1L.

  • In Surf Foil: pumping and soft waves for all sizes.
  • In Wing: it’s big but nice under 12 knots.
  • In Kite Foil: forget.

You will use a larger foil in low ranges, soft conditions. And conversely a smaller foil in those recommended for muscular conditions. The important thing to remember is that the choice of your wing depends on your size which requires lift and your average speed which generates lift.

When pumping from dock start or beach start, we recommend the wings as follows:

  • The M, the L-S, the L: forget them for dock starts, it’s pointless.
  • The XL-S: less than 55kg.
  • The XL: less than 75kg.
  • The XXL-S: less than 95kg.
  • The XXL: above 95kg.

In DW, we tend to think that the bigger front wing is the more efficient. With some moderation though, but yes that is often the rule.

Quiver partners ?

The Fluid foil is ideal with all the perf boards. 

Positioning of the foil ?

For the GONG foils, place the top plate at the rear third of the US rails for surf, SUP and kite. Place it in the middle of the US rails when using it with a wing foil.

The more you move it forward, the more it makes the board pitch up. The further you move it backwards, the more the nose of the board dives.

Be careful not to move it too far forward. We often tend to forget to use the back foot, especially when we have a kitefoil background. However, moving the foil back a little forces you to put more weight on the back foot and gives a more harmonious attitude and reduces effort.

Included equipments

Screws M6x12 included

Pricing

GONG FOIL ALLVATOR FRONT WING FLUID PRO CLEAR: from 279 €

  • We make quality products. We are not “low cost”.
  • We sell simply without an intermediary thanks to the internet : direct from shaper to surfer.
  • If we sold this item in a surfshop, it would cost 549€. (taking into account traditional margins that we should offer to distributers and stores).

Shipping

Availability:

The dates of availability of all our products are written on each product page, in the size and colour of the product concerned.

These dates are valid at the moment you consult the site and/or place an order. It is possible that this product may be ordered a few seconds after your consultation. It then becomes unavailable. If you have placed an order, this change does not concern you: the product you order is still available on the date indicated at the time of your order.

We sell several thousand products per week. The stocks are therefore very evolutionary. But our management always shows you the real availability live.

If it’s available online: it’s available 😉

 

Pre-order:

Some articles are proposed in pre-order during their routing to our premises. You can buy this article which will arrive at our place in a few weeks. This method avoids the fair to grab upon receipt of the lot and the disappointed ones who would not order within the hour.

Upon receipt, we will ship it to you as a regular order.

The times indicated on the pre-orders are 95% reliable. First of all, because we only pre-sell finished products that are arriving to us after Customs, and therefore shipped right after. And also, because we add decent margins with concern to the dates announced by the shipping companies or railways.

However, a Worker Strike, a breakdown, an overbooking, can unfortunately happen. In the case of a delay, you will be notified by email (check your spam). It is generally less than a week and totally independent of our good will.

As soon as we receive the container in La Baule, we ship your order within three working days. Then the carrier takes over: delivery time and tracking numbers are under their responsibility.

It is possible that the date displayed on the online for the pre-order of the item you have ordered and paid for may change for two reasons:

  1. All quantities of the batch are sold (most common reason). In this case, orders placed for the first container will be delivered as scheduled.
  2. The container is late and we have to shift the date by a few days. (Strikes, breakdowns, overbooking, can unfortunately happen). You will be notified by email.

We never change the delivery dates of a container without notifying customers.

 

Delays:

The dates that we announce are shipping deadlines, which GONG has in stock and available here physically.

We usually give a shipping time within 3 days, but in most cases, we ship within 24/48 hours. Normally morning orders leave in the afternoon for example.

Then the transport service takes over. The variables are then important between the customer being delivered to France (very fast) or Bulgaria (a good week) or to a forwarding agent or to Asia or the USA… You understand that each location has its own type of delay.

We work with serious and well-known carriers. They do their utmost to make you happy even if a snafu can happen. In any case, we are there to make things easier and to arrange our customers.

 

Shipping Fees: 

Contrary to others, we do not hide shipping costs in the price of our products. At GONG everyone knows exactly what he pays. The transport is charged at its strictest value, and the person who comes to pick up his products does not pay hidden transport fees.

Shipping costs are calculated according to the weight and volume of each package, and your delivery address. To this is added a labour time of order preparation.

The invoicing of the shipping costs is identical in continental France and in the bordering European countries. A surcharge is automatically invoiced for deliveries to the most distant European countries and all European islands.

For a shipment in French overseas departments and territories or outside Europe, our logistics department will contact you before the payment stage to give you an estimate of the shipping costs. You will be able to accept this estimate and pay your order, or refuse it and cancel your order.

 

Any questions:

We answer you within 24 hours by email. But 95% of your questions are answered on the site. Try to use our contact form which will guide you to all these answers.

Don’t forget to read the Forum, where thousands of users exchange information and experiences.

In any case, don’t panic. If you don’t get an answer during the weekend, it’s normal: the team is resting 😉

We are passionate and professional in our job. Our only goal is to make you happy, as much as possible 😉

 

Tracking of your parcels :

The tracking of deliveries is directly ensured by the carriers to whom we have entrusted your parcels. They will contact you by email or SMS to allow you to choose the delivery methods and to follow the route of your package.

If you ask us for this tracking, we will have to do as you do: we will go see on the carrier’s app because they are the ones who manage and are responsible for this job.

 

Delivery:

We collaborate with the best transport providers to deliver you everywhere in Europe and in the world in very short delays.

We have chosen them for their quality of service and their respect of deadlines. 80% of your orders reach their destination in less than 48 hours of processing in metropolitan and continental France.

For Europe, the delays vary from 3 to 6 days depending on the country of destination.

For the rest of the world, delays can be up to 15 days.

Please note that the transport time is added to the preparation/shipping time. Two companies work on your order (GONG and the carrier). Each one controls its activity and commits itself to optimize its delays so that you are delivered as soon as possible, in good condition and at a reasonable price.

 

Reception of your Board:

Upon delivery, simply open and inspect the condition of your Board in the presence of the carrier. A complete email explaining the procedure to follow will be sent to you when your order is shipped.

In spite of our requirements and all the care we take in packaging and protecting your Board, transportation hazards may occur. Even if it concerns less than 2% of everything we ship around the world, a Board can suffer a more or less important transportation shock.

But in any case, don’t worry, just refuse it, and a new Board will be shipped back to you.

 

Returns:

You can choose to return your products if:

  • You are not satisfied (14 days right of retraction).
  • You want to change an item.
  • You have refused your package.

 

For each situation, contact us by our contact form to help you.

4 reviews for GONG FOIL ALLVATOR FRONT WING FLUID PRO CLEAR

  1. François

    Aile reçue, pesée à 900g, elle est superbe. Test ce matin dans le chantier, session hygiénique pour au moins voir ce qu’ elle a dans le ventre… Le vent souffle à 15/19 nœuds plein onshore et sud… pas de vagues, clapot …merdouille… Tant pis, Fluid M fixée, stab Fluid 43, Lethal 5’1 et 5m Neutra
    Il faut pomper avec la wing et non avec la wing. Oui, il faut pomper avec ses bras donc, et non avec le foil pour décoller… ou très peu sinon ça ne fonctionne pas. Un peu de vitesse et hop !
    Une fois en l air c‘est 🚀🚀🚀 🤩
    La moindre risée se transforme en accélération fulgurante. J’adore !! Ça ne tire plus dans les bras. Ça glisse juste. Topissime.
    Je comprends les jumpers car là oui, avec 900g ça donne clairement envie de sauter… Prochaine étape ?
    C’est instable pour un niveau débutant ou intermédiaire. Il faut juste de la vitesse, mon passif de kitefoiler m’aide énormément et tous mes tacks passent faciles malgré un énorme chantier.
    Ça surfe sur place , ça tourne sur place. Je ne retrouve pas le rebond au pumping comparé à d’autres ailes de copains que j’ai pû essayer dans les mêmes tailles ou presque mais ça pompe quand même sur les bumps. Elle se relance aussi super bien en fin de courbes. Je suis bluffé par la portance.
    Bref, merci à ceux qui ont pû m’aiguiller sur ce groupe pour valider cette M. De belles sessions en perspective !
    Ah oui, j’oubliais, 22.1 nds ce matin Vmax dans le chantier ! Je suis comblé ”

  2. Bruno

    “J’en suis à ma 5ème session avec le combo mât alu V2 85 cm, Fluid L et Stab Veloce 43 sur une HIPE 5’3 V1 (qui va avoir 1 an dans 1 mois cette bonne “vieille” HIPE, qui est ma seule planche, extraordinaire de résistance).

    Au premier essai il y avait 10 à 13 noeuds sur un spot avec vagues (plus souvent 10 d’ailleurs), ou 18-20 à un autre spot mais flat… choix cornélien par excellence…Mais pas tant que ça vu que c’est pour l’utilisation vagues que j’ai pris la Fluid.

    Personne à l’eau, je me lance! Ma Neutra 5m me permet de sortir mes 74 kg beaucoup plus facilement que je ne pensais, à ma grande surprise. En effet, il me faut pomper à peine plus pour sortir qu’avec ma Curve LT qui est (était) mon foil de prédilection. Je vais directement en mer, le vent y est mieux établi, et lors du premier jibe sur une vague, la claque! Dans tous les sens du terme puisque je tombe à l’eau tellement je suis surpris par la vitesse et l’accroche, tout bonnement incroyable. La Fluid reste dans l’angle que je lui donne, tout au long de la manœuvre, j’ai l’impression d’être dans un rail, ou dans un virage relevé d’où tu ressors pleine balle. Vraiment impressionnante!

    Je suis déjà content de mon nouvel achat, et je ne l’ai pas encore essayée dans les vagues… A ce propos, elle se révèle plus joueuse que la LT. La Fluid est plus instable en roulis, mais c’est justement ce qui fait sa réactivité, je kiffe. Certes, les vagues sont petites, j’ai donc dû me rapprocher du récif pour surfer sur 80 cm, et là encore la différence se ressent. De plus, un pote me rejoint (Lemon 4’8 je pense, Curve LT) et je tiens beaucoup plus longtemps sur la vague que lui. Par contre la plage basse est diminuée, mais à peine car le pumping est plus efficace.

    En conclusion de cette première sortie en light, la FLuid L nécessite un peu plus de vitesse et de pumping que la Curve LT, elle est plus instable latéralement ce qui peut être un inconvénient pour certains, mais est un atout pour son programme. La plage basse est correcte, bien qu’un peu moins que la LT. En ce qui concerne la vitesse je n’ai pas noté de différence car les conditions ne s’y prêtaient pas, et surtout que je me base uniquement sur mes sensations n’étant pas équipé de GPS. Mais le plus remarquable est sa tenue dans les courbes, tout simplement bluffante.

    Heureusement, il y a 3 semaines de cela j’ai pu la tester dans du 15-20 nœuds avec mon acolyte. Et là j’ai pu comparer cette aile de foil en vitesse, car mon pote était doublé plus rapidement que d’habitude, donc un point de plus pour cette Fluid. Plus tard je l’ai testé dans les vagues. Le vent de 15-18 noeuds était parfait pour cette première sortie depuis trop longtemps, les vagues aussi, un bon 2 m dans les séries. Et c’est en surfant ces vagues qui déroulent vraiment bien que le potentiel de cette aile s’est complètement révélé : une vitesse jamais atteinte en vague, une stabilité franche (due aussi au mât alu V2 que j’utilise depuis peu), bien que je sois en backside, bref ma meilleure session!
    Depuis que j’ai arrêté le funboard et le kite je n’avais jamais eu de telles sensations sur ce spot, entendre et voir la vague casser derrière moi, me faire rattraper par la mousse, waow, génial.

    Conclusion du comportement de la Fluid L dans les vagues, carrément top, nettement mieux que mes Curve L et LT. Un grand merci à GONG, vraiment, pour me permettre d’atteindre autant de plaisir.”


    “I am in my 5th session with the V2 85 cm aluminum mast combo, Fluid L and Stab Veloce 43 on a HIPE 5’3 V1 (which I have been using for a full year now, it’s my only board, extraordinary resistance).

    At the first test the wind was blowing at 10 to 13 knots on a spot with waves (most of the time closer to 10…), and 18-20 at another spot but without waves… tough choice… But not that much considering that I chose the Fluid for wave riding.
    No one in the water, I’m going in! My Neutra 5m allows me to take off with my 74 kg much easier than I expected, to my surprise. Indeed, I have to pump barely more to take off than with my Curve LT which is (was) my favorite foil. I went directly offshore, the wind is better established there, and during the first jibe on a wave, it hit me ! In every sense of the word since I fell into the water ! I was so surprised by the speed and the grip, just incredible. The Fluid remains in the angle that I give it, throughout the maneuver, I have the impression of being on a rail, or in a crazy turn from which you come out full throttle. Really impressive!
    I’m already happy with my new purchase, and at this point I haven’t tried it in the waves yet… In this regard, it turns out to be more playful than the LT. The Fluid is more unstable in roll, but that’s precisely what makes its reactivity, I love it. Admittedly, the waves are small, so I had to get closer to the reef to surf 80 cm, and here again the difference is felt. In addition, a friend joins me (on a Lemon 4’8 I think, Curve LT) and I stay on the wave much longer than him. On the other hand, the low range is reduced, but hardly because the pumping is more efficient.

    In conclusion after this first light wind sesh, the FLuid L requires a little more speed and pumping than the Curve LT, it is more unstable laterally which can be a disadvantage for some, but is an asset for its program. The low range is okay, although a little less than the LT. Regarding the speed I did not notice any difference because the conditions did not allow for speed runs, and especially because I can only rely on my feelings not being equipped with a GPS. But the most remarkable is its hold in the curves, quite simply stunning.

    Fortunately, 3 weeks ago I was able to test it in 15-20 knots with my buddy. And there I was able to compare its speed, because my friend was overtaken faster than usual, so one more point for the Fluid. Later I tested it in the waves. The 15-18 knot wind was perfect for this first session for too long, the waves too, a good 2m in the sets. And it is by surfing these waves which peel off really well that the potential of this wing is completely revealed: a speed never reached in waves, a clear stability (also due to the aluminum V2 mast that I have been using recently). In short my best session!
    Since I stopped funboarding and kiting I had never had such sensations on this spot, hearing and seeing the wave breaking just behind me, being almost caught by the foam, waow, great.

    Conclusion of the behavior of the Fluid L in waves, downright top, much better than my Curve L and LT. Many thanks to GONG, really, for allowing me to have so much fun.”

  3. François

    “Voici mon feedback sur la plage basse du set up Lethal FSP Pro 5’1 / Front Wing Fluid XLS / Stab Fluid 43 / Wing Neutra 5m² pour mes 85 kg.

    Arrivé sur le spot, j’hésite vraiment sur mon aile avant et stab car ça ne dépasse pas les 13 nds, voire les 14 en risée, avec de grosses molles à 9/10… Comme d’hab, je me préoccupe plus des rafales qui me permettent de décoller. Pour les molles, je gère au cardio et à la technique. Alors, Front Wing Curve XL-T avec laquelle je suis sûr de m’amuser … ou Front Wing Fluid XL-S pour tester sa plage basse et continuer de l’apprivoiser tellement j’aime sa glisse. Allez hop, Front Wing XLS et Stab Fluid 43cm, c’est parti !
    La Lethal que j’adore est parfaite avec ses 95 litres, elle passe dans toutes les conditions. Son volume s’oublie en vol et en plage ultra basse, une fois debout, on reste debout ! J’attends la risée. Je ne vole pas. Je reste à plat en direction du large puis je fais demi-tour pour être sur mon bon pied. Oui, en plage basse, j’ai une belle différence entre mes 2 pieds… y’a pas photo !

    Demi-tour, toujours debout malgré les 10 noeuds… La risée arrive, allez hop, prise de vitesse, pumping et hop ça voooole !! Yipaaaaaaa !!!

    C’est parti pour 1h30 de glisse sur la Front Wing Fluid que j’adore et ça tiendra sans plus jamais toucher. Je passe les molles quasi sans pomper, juste 1 ou 2 pumps de temps à autre, mais cette XL-S est très bonne ! Quelques bumps, ça tourne efficacement et tellement facilement… et c’est là que le Stab Fluid intervient : cela donne un ensemble super cohérent dans les manœuvres. Hyper neutre au point de se croire limite sur un ensemble de kite. Tu n’as pas le rebond du Set up LT et Veloce 43cm par exemple.

    Là, tu ne sens rien. Enfin tu crois ne rien sentir…. MAIS tu sens tout en fait ! De manière beaucoup moins significative en portance mais tellement plus précise et sans peur de rentrer dans le foil en se faisant déborder lors de grosses courbes. Ça ne décroche pas et ça accélère tout seul ! Pour le coup, on est vraiment sur un snowboard pleine balle sans frein à main.

    Belle vitesse de croisière malgré ce vent faible, cap parfait et encore une session heureuse sur cette Front Wing Fluid et Lethal.

    Je me dis qu’en 5m² et Lethal 5’1, je vais peut être pouvoir sortir ma Front Wing L Fluid dès 15/16 noeuds et être encore dans un autre monde. La Lethal y est aussi pour beaucoup pour la plage basse du foil, cette board est vraiment efficace pour le lightwind, une évidence mais aussi dans le vent fort. Vivement la prochaine !”


    “Here is my feedback on the low end of the Lethal FSP Pro 5’1 / Front Wing Fluid XLS / Stab Fluid 43 and Neutra 5m² set up for my 85 kg.

    Arriving on the spot, I really hesitated on the choice of my front wing and stab because it does not exceed 13 knots, maybe 14 in the gusts, with mostly wind around 9/10 knots… As usual, I focus more on the gusts that allow me to take off. During the wind holes, I can manage with cardio and technique.

    So, I hesitate between the Front Wing Curve XL-T, with which I am sure to have fun, and the Front Wing Fluid XL-S to test its low range and continue to tame it because I love its glide. In the end I went for the XLS and Stab Fluid 43. Let’s go!

    The Lethal, which I love, is perfect with its 95 liters, it works in all conditions. Its volume is forgotten in flight and in ultra low range, once standing up, I keep standing! I’m waiting for the gust that will launch me. I don’t fly. I ride without flying in the direction of the open sea then I turn around to be on my good foot. Yes, in the low range, there’s a big difference between my 2 feet … there’s no contest! U-turn, still standing in spite of the 10 knots… The gust hits me, let’s go, I pick up speed, pump a little and I take off !! Yipaaaaaaa !!!

    Let’s go for 1h30 of flight on the Front Wing Fluid which I love. I could hold the flight without ever touching again. I pass the wind holes almost without pumping, just 1 or 2 pumps from time to time, but this XL-S is very good! A few bumps, it turns efficiently and so easily … and this is where the Fluid Stab comes in: it gives a super coherent whole in the maneuvers. Hyper neutral to the point of believing yourself on a kite stab. You don’t have the rebound from the LT and Veloce 43 set up for example.

    There, you don’t feel anything. Actually you think you don’t feel anything …. BUT you actually feel everything, but in a less significant way in lift but so much more precise and without fear of being overwhelmed by the foil during big curves. It does not stall and it accelerates on its own! As if we are riding a snowboard full throttle without a handbrake.

    Good cruising speed despite this weak wind, perfect heading and another happy session on this Front Wing Fluid and Lethal.

    Really a success this XL-S and I tell myself that in 5m and Lethal 5’1, I may be able to take out my Front Wing L Fluid from 15/16 knots and still be in another world. The Lethal also has a lot to do with the low range of the foil, this board is really effective for lightwind, obviously but also in strong winds. Can’t wait for the next one! ”

  4. François

    “Le plan d’eau est haché menu mais avec un bon thermique de 17-19 nœuds pour tester ma Front Wing Fluid L de 1200 cm² et le Stab Fluid 43cm. J’hésite un peu car les risées ne dépassent pas 21/22 nds grand max….plus souvent 20 nds d’ailleurs… Finalement j’y vais, au pire je changerai pour la XLS.

    Mes craintes seront vite éteintes, la Fluid L a une trèèèès bonne plage basse. Il suffit de laisser glisser la planche et hop, un petit coup de pumping et ça décolle….j’étais bluffé pour mon poids (88 kg).

    Une fois en l’air, tu peux y aller fort. Ca ne décroche pas une seconde ! Ça cape fort comme la XLS par exemple et ça fend le clapot avec une douceur incroyable.
    J’ai des sensations bizarres au départ avec le Stab Fluid, plus joueur, plus nerveux peut-être… moins stable que mon Stab Veloce 43cm ?
    Après 30mn de glisse, je suis habitué à l’ensemble et pour être franc, je n’ai jamais passé de 360 aussi radicalement et rapidement qu’avec cette Front Wing Fluid L !! Boooooooooum, pleine balle sans sourciller. Impressionnante de “facilité” !
    Dans les bumps (de 50cm max) elle porte moins que la 1400, moins de relance car il lui faut de la vitesse. Par cotnre dans de jolies vagues et/ou du vent fort, elle doit être complètement folle :-))

    De plus elle tourne dans un mouchoir de poche si tu es sur la bonne “vague” (bump) et le stab Fluid est d’une précision incroyable. Tu tournes comme sur une dérive de surf, avec de l’appui et de l’enroulement. En version skaty ou version longue courbe ça ne décroche pas ! J’adore !
    Sur la même session, j’ai essayé la Front Wing Curve LT d’un pote, et clairement, la différence est flagrante en portance…dans le mini, la LT s’en sort mieux …mais comparé à une XLS de 1400….je préfère la XLS
    Bref, ça va être fou dans les bonnes conditions. En fin de session, je regarde ma trace GPS : je suis passé de 19.4km/h en vitesse de déplacement moyenne en Front Wing Curve LT à 21.7km/h avec la Front Wing Fluid L. Il n’y a pas photo comme dirait l’autre. Bon ride à tous !”


    “The spot is quite choppy but with a good wind of 17-19 knots to test my Fluid L Front wing of 1200 cm² and the Fluid Stab 43cm. I hesitated a bit because the gusts did not exceed 21/22 knots. They’re closer to 20 knots. In the end I went for the Fluid L, at worst I could have switched to the XLS.

    My fears were quickly extinguished, the Fluid L Front Wing has a very good low range. Just let the board slide and hop, a bit of pumping and it takes off. I was amazed for my weight (88 kg).

    Once in the air, you can go for it. It does not stall for a second! It‘s heading upwind strongly like the XLS for example and it slices through the choppy water with incredible softness.
    I had strange sensations at the start with the Fluid Stab, more playful, more nervous perhaps… less stable than my Veloce Stab 43cm?
    After flying for 30 minutes, I’m used to the whole thing and to be honest, I’ve never done 360’s so radically and quickly as with this Fluid L Front Wing!! Boooooooooom, full throttle with an impressive “ease”!
    In bumps (50cm max) it lifts less than the 1400, not as easy to relaunch because it needs speed. On the other hand, in pretty waves and / or strong wind, it must be completely crazy :-))

    In addition it turns on the spot if you are on the right “wave” (bump) and the Fluid Stab is incredibly precise. You turn like on a surfboard. Whether in skaty surfs or long curves it does not stall! I love it !

    In the same session, I tried a friend’s Curve LT Front Wing, and clearly, the difference is obvious in lift … in the light wind, the LT is doing better but compared to a 1400 XLS… I prefer the XLS
    In short, it will be crazy under the right conditions. At the end of the session, I had a look at my GPS track: I went from 19.4km / h in average travel speed with the Curve LT Front Wing to 21.7km / h with the Fluid L Front Wing. There is no contest. Have a good ride everyone! ”

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The practice of the Foil carries risks of major accidents. A bad mastery of the Foil can cause cuts, serious wounds, even death, for you and/or others.

The Foil must be practiced taking all the precautions when used in Kite because they are increased in comparison to those related to the Foilsurf. Remember that the Foil is long, sharp, and can reach high speeds. To be hit by a Foil, or to strike a third party can have dramatic consequences.

Foil always far from others, in safe and unobstructed water.

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