GONG FOIL BOARD CRUZADER FSP PRO 2023

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For crazy downwinders!

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Description

Use

The ultimate board for downwinds and ultra light wing foiling conditions.

Presentation

The Cruzader is our extreme downwind board. Extreme in its performance, extreme in its uncompromising shape, and extreme in the programs it offers.

Very narrow and relatively long, this board is a real rocket that takes off earlier than any other board.

Its tail, directly inspired by the magic tail of the Lethal, produces almost no drag. Worked on two lines, it offers the best take-off potential. The outline line sees the edge rise sharply after the boxes to help lift this long tail. And in the center, the line is extended by a monumental V-shape which perfectly releases the water. Preflight acceleration is extremely effective. This makes the difference because you don’t have to exhaust yourself paddling and/or pumping.

The rails are vertical with sharp edges to favor stability on this toothpick board. It also does wonders for the glide and take-off. You quickly find your balance with a large foil. The board does not roll on the surface.

Its bulbous nose allows you to carry volume while keeping a flat deck for your feet. The assurance of starting early because you can paddle hard in the bumps while maintaining control, even at full speed. This relatively thin nose keeps a little surface so as not to struggle in balance or to have to take a board that is too long. The tail is also a little more generous for a better push on the swell bumps and to maintain a decent balance in choppy conditions.

 

Downwinders are its thing, connecting bump after bump, optimizing the lines for non-stop accelerations. Its generous tail and the centered boxes greatly facilitate the take offs. With its bulbous nose, you have the stability you need to press firmly on the front and row like there’s no tomorrow. The board is incredibly efficient.

In surfing, it gets going earlier than any board for a ride that is as cool as it is majestic.

In wing foiling it is simply stunning. Obviously we prefer it in the small sizes but it allows you to break world records in early take-offs. 6 knots is all you need, and sometimes less for the pros. Obviously it is an ultra specific use, but what a feast!!!!!!

Having this board in a quiver is almost essential as you will be able to do the downwinds of your life, surf unsurfable bumps and fly a wing in practically no air! And what about taking off on the flat with your buddies, for fun or to do some cardio!!!

Shape

Thanks to a width that’s barely larger than the length of your feet, you are on the ultimate board for gliding.

Let’s first talk about its nose bulb which gives that little extra tolerance that changes everything. With this additional volume at the nose, we are obviously more stable when stationary. But we also have a real gain when sailing, especially when pearling or landing: the board pops up again immediately.

Adding volume to the nose allowed us to lower the deck plan at foot level for the same volume. This volume that has slipped at the nose allows you to be closer to the foil with a lower deck under your feet, and therefore have much more control and responsiveness. Here too the gain is considerable because control is fundamental in Downwind.

Its extremely narrow outline boosts its preflight speed and take-off. Once in the air, you enjoy a unique ability to go for almost every angle in the curves without ever touching the water.

Its veeeeeery hydrodynamic tail allows you to embark “hidden volume”. Indeed, the tail is thick but with its magical glide it’s only positive. Unlike beveled tails, our Magic Tail promotes flow. The board glides much better before the flight. We don’t have this depression at the tail that sucks the board back. With our magic tail, we therefore gain in glide, takeoff, repop, and in complicated out of balance situations where the volume at the tail becomes a real plus.

 

 

The facets on the rails allow you to fly without fearing a crushing blow at the slightest touchdown on a chop or in tight curves. Even smaller, they do their job with an 85 cm mast. The top rails are full to keep a flat deck closer to the outline and maximize lateral stability.

The very soft double concave under the nose coupled with the bulb and the very narrow outline make the touchdowns inconsequential. Instead of braking, the Cruzader will bounce off the water and immediately fly back up. It’s really unbelievable.

 

 

Finally, the rounded point nose develops the liveliness of a thin nose but brings some additional comfort, reinforced by the bulbous nose. The wide round point tail frees the board at take-off and in the curves.

Equipments

The set of footstraps is offered with the board. For 2023 we have reviewed the outline of our straps to further improve comfort. Developed for wing foiling, these straps with less cover do not bend when put on.

More rigid, they offer a more precise steering but are still as comfortable. There is less surface area on the feet so there is less risk of staying stuck in the straps or banging your foot on the edge of the strap when rushing into it. It also allows better leeward control (tip of the foot) and therefore a more natural attitude in wing foiling.
We have worked on every detail to improve your experience on the water.

The V-shaped footstraps perfectly center the foot on the front of the board. The position is thus more natural and allows direct and precise control in maneuvers.

 

 

For 2023, our SCS system launched on the HIPE is integrated on all our foil boards. It’s beautiful, efficient and above all it saves time you can spend on the water. With its 4 entries, the GONG double entry box facilitates the assembly and adjustment of the foil. Performance without the hassle. We leave the nuts and the screws on the plate, just insert the foil, screw and off we go! Setting up the foil is much faster and easier. It is the plug and play solution which facilitates adjustments! (inserts not supplied with the board).

 

 

A handle developed by our R&D and our ergonomics engineer has been integrated into our boards this year. We can better close our hands in it: firmer and more comfortable grip. The depressurization screw is directly integrated into the handle.

It is placed on the hull to allow one-handed carrying. You can have the wing and the paddle in the other hand to get past the whitewater or to get out of the water. And as we always do things seriously, the handle is placed in a block of hydrophobic PVC foam and covered with fiber.

 

 

The top-of-the-range 5mm thick integral pad provides maximum grip and comfort when sailing, while protecting the board from shocks. This year we have changed the grooving to provide even more comfort and more grip. This hard brush pad sublimates the board. This flat pad provides absolute comfort and a magical grip with more precision. This is obvious on long sessions: the feet are less tired.

Construction

These boards are equipped with our innovative technology called FSP Pro. The highest quality on the market.

This full PVC Carbon sandwich offers the best dynamism while preserving strength, at an incredible weight. It’s quite simply the ultimate in vacuum technology for customs, used as standard on our production models : the same tech as the one used on our prototypes made in our shape rooms in France.

FULL sandwich means that the entire board is covered with a layer of 3mm high density hydrophobic PVC foam. This includes the rails, which allows better resistance and perfect sealing in the event of an impact. Above all, the sandwich on the rails are essential to have a rigid board as they work as a solid frame when the board takes flex. The dynamism is really superior and the durability of the board is second to none. This tech is not adopted by all competing brands. What they call sandwich construction is often a simple PVC reinforcement under the feet (and sometimes on the hull). At GONG we do things as seriously as they can be, so in full sandwich.
The carbon fiber that completely covers the board boosts its performance. It is clearly much livelier. Its response time is ultra fast, it does not twist, you are in direct contact with the foil and the elements.
All the lamination steps of the high density sandwich and then of the fiber are carried out under vacuum. The board is under strong pressure, from 2 to 4 tonnes depending on the stage, to ensure flawless bonding of the layers. With the use of drains we optimize the amount of resin on the board leaving only the optimum. Your board is light and super compact. A durable board made to handle all the stresses of a board’s life, its construction also offers a sound basis for any future repairs. So your board will stay like new for years or decades with proper maintenance. This durability will make a lot of people happy from one owner to the next, and avoids polluting with “disposable” boards.

To implement this very complex technology, we need time. A board without a full sandwich is built in 6 to 8 hours. GONG full sandwich boards take 12 to 14 hours of work. You understand that all these steps lengthen the production circuit and are therefore a monumental investment in quality.

For 2023 we have replaced the classic US Boxes, which everyone uses but which were not originally designed for foiling, with our own US Double Entry GONG Boxes designed and tested by our design office for extreme use in foiling. These new boxes are specifically reinforced in areas of high stress and are molded with a high fiber content. Durability is increased tenfold. We are clearly on the best BOX on the market which corresponds exactly to our needs in terms of resistance and functionality. What could be simpler than aligning the 4 nuts with the 4 entrances and sliding the foil into the box? 3 turns with a screw tightener and it’s ready. It’s so easy that you’ll wonder how you could do it the old way for years hahaha.

The foil boxes are placed in a large PVC 80kg/m3 reinforcement thicker than the boxes. Without any risk of water infiltration in the EPS sandwich, even with an intense impact. This reinforcement is connected to the PVC sandwich of the deck with PVC slats to ensure the cohesion of the whole and to avoid any play in the reinforcements over the years. Everything is fitted with fiberglass reinforcements for tolerance and carbon to limit bending. The handle is also set in a waterproof PVC block.

Remember that the high density PVC blocks that house the boxes and the handle are in addition to the full PVC sandwich. The anchoring is absolutely perfect. Not to compare with a reinforcement simply held by layers of fiber. Our reinforcements take hold on a high thickness of rigid material that you would not be able to bend by hand for example, which you could if it was only layers of fibers.

 

 

Our technology is truly the ultimate in board construction. Durable, efficient, repairable, we can count on one hand the number of brands able to offer a total PVC sandwich on a big scale production of wing boards. GONG is the leader!

At GONG, our boards are the highest quality. Our low prices can only be explained by our direct sales model, eliminating margins. If by misfortune you break them, they can be repaired from A to Z with the components we keep in stock for your favorite repairer.

3D View

 

 

Your benefits are clear:

1. An efficient shape created by the wing foil world champions.
2. A design at the cutting edge of R&D and ahead of its time.
3. A proven construction on thousands of boards.
4. A “Full Options” finish at a crazy price.
5. A light, solid board 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. A simple maintenance and easy repairs because we have all components in stock.

 

We recommend to complete this board with our bag luxe.

Shape

  • Rocker: relatively low for glide but important on the high lines of the shape.
  • Deck: flat for a perfect connection with the foil.
  • Bottom: Vee at the tail, flat at the boxes and light double concave at the nose.
  • Rails: beveled but very full and almost totally vertical.
  • Volume: generous not to have an excessive length
  • Outline: very narrow and very elongated for maximum glide.
  • Tail: rounded point tail.
  • Nose: rounded point nose.

Instructions

Innovation is at the core of our products

  • 3D shapes on modeling software.
  • Preshape by numerical control for total reliability.
  • Shape control by traditional templates, finishing off the last mm 100% by hand.
  • Epoxy resin and EPS foam blank: solid and lightweight.
  • Deck, hull, and rails in vacuumed PVC sandwich: incomparable strength and incredible dynamism.
  • Deck: full PVC/Fiberglass and Carbon sandwich composed of a high-density PVC foam core and 1 layer of 4oz fiberglass and 1 layer of 6oz Carbon fiber, fiberglass reinforcements on sensitive areas.
  • Hull: integral PVC/Fiberglass and Carbon sandwich composed of a high-density PVC foam core and 1 layer of 6oz carbon fiber, fiberglass reinforcements on sensitive areas.
  • Specific foil reinforcements: high-density PVC block housing the two US rail boxes. Four layers of carbon cover the boxes. Laminated PVC slats connect the reinforcement to the deck for maximum durability.
  • Rails: the PVC sandwich structure completely covers the rails: increased structural strength, very good shock
    resistance (paddle, knee and harness hook impacts).
  • Carrying handle integrated into a PVC block : limits infiltration, avoids breakage in the surroundings.
  • Hot coat with integrated tinted resin: nobility of the process, weight reduction and solidity of the finish.
  • Matt custom finish, hand-made, for weight reduction and better glide.

 

These boards are equipped with our innovative technology called FSP Pro. The highest quality on the market.

This full PVC Carbon sandwich offers the best dynamism while preserving strength, at an incredible weight. It’s quite simply the ultimate in vacuum technology for customs, used as standard on our production models : the same tech as the one used on our prototypes made in our shape rooms in France.

FULL sandwich means that the entire board is covered with a layer of 3mm high density hydrophobic PVC foam. This includes the rails, which allows better resistance and perfect sealing in the event of an impact. Above all, the sandwich on the rails are essential to have a rigid board as they work as a solid frame when the board takes flex. The dynamism is really superior and the durability of the board is second to none. This tech is not adopted by all competing brands. What they call sandwich construction is often a simple PVC reinforcement under the feet (and sometimes on the hull). At GONG we do things as seriously as they can be, so in full sandwich.

The carbon fiber that completely covers the board boosts its performance. It is clearly much livelier. Its response time is ultra fast, it does not twist, you are in direct contact with the foil and the elements.

All the lamination steps of the high density sandwich and then of the fiber are carried out under vacuum. The board is under strong pressure, from 2 to 4 tonnes depending on the stage, to ensure flawless bonding of the layers. With the use of drains we optimize the amount of resin on the board leaving only the optimum. Your board is light and super compact. A durable board made to handle all the stresses of a board’s life, its construction also offers a sound basis for any future repairs. So your board will stay like new for years or decades with proper maintenance. This durability will make a lot of people happy from one owner to the next, and avoids polluting with “disposable” boards.

To implement this very complex technology, we need time. A board without a full sandwich is built in 6 to 8 hours. GONG full sandwich boards take 12 to 14 hours of work. You understand that all these steps lengthen the production circuit and are therefore a monumental investment in quality.

For 2023 we have replaced the classic US Boxes, which everyone uses but which were not originally designed for foiling, with our own US Double Entry GONG Boxes designed and tested by our design office for extreme use in foiling. These new boxes are specifically reinforced in areas of high stress and are molded with a high fiber content. Durability is increased tenfold. We are clearly on the best BOX on the market which corresponds exactly to our needs in terms of resistance and functionality. What could be simpler than aligning the 4 nuts with the 4 entrances and sliding the foil into the box? 3 turns with a screw tightener and it’s ready. It’s so easy that you’ll wonder how you could do it the old way for years hahaha.

The foil boxes are placed in a large PVC 80kg/m3 reinforcement thicker than the boxes. Without any risk of water infiltration in the EPS sandwich, even with an intense impact. This reinforcement is connected to the PVC sandwich of the deck with PVC slats to ensure the cohesion of the whole and to avoid any play in the reinforcements over the years. Everything is fitted with fiberglass reinforcements for tolerance and carbon to limit bending. The handle is also set in a waterproof PVC block.

Remember that the high density PVC blocks that house the boxes and the handle are in addition to the full PVC sandwich. The anchoring is absolutely perfect. Not to compare with a reinforcement simply held by layers of fiber. Our reinforcements take hold on a high thickness of rigid material that you would not be able to bend by hand for example, which you could if it was only layers of fibers.

 

 

Our technology is truly the ultimate in board construction. Durable, efficient, repairable, we can count on one hand the number of brands able to offer a total PVC sandwich on a big scale production of wing boards. GONG is the leader!

At GONG, our boards are the highest quality. Our low prices can only be explained by our direct sales model, eliminating margins. If by misfortune you break them, they can be repaired from A to Z with the components we keep in stock for your favorite repairer.

Buying guide

For whom?

You must have a good level because the Cruzader is very demanding. It’s easy for wing foiling but it’s fairly technical to paddle.

With bigger volumes it is doable, but if you take a volume adapted to your weight, keeping balance on your knees in the chop will not be easy. So, you also need to be in good physical shape to be reactive.

This is clearly a board for those who want to reach their maximum potential. A board for the pros.

For what?

The Cruzader is the ultimate board for downwinders and ultra light wing foiling conditions.

As it is very narrow, it is comfortable in all performance registers, including top speed in Downwind because the control at “high speed is fantastic”.

Ideal for surfing on soft bumps, it allows you to make the most of mediocre days.

In wing foiling, it is the absolute tool to fly in super light wind conditions.

On windless flat days, it’s a fantastic toy to have fun with friends, flying with a huge foil, or to work on cardio.

What Size?

The Cruzader is the ultimate SUP board but by playing on the volumes, we can adapt it to our needs.

To SUP foil, you absolutely must have a positive volume balance. Your weight plus the weight of the board should be less than the volume of the board. Do not hesitate to go for extra volume and width if you are not sure you can handle it. You should have enough volume to float, around your weight + 10 = volume.

  • Example: I weigh 80kg + 10 = 90L to float. Which means that with a 95L I will float, provided I have a good level in SUP foiling. If I want comfort, I will have to add 20 instead of 10 and therefore switch to the 110L.

To wing foil, you can take it very generously. If you already have a good level you will on the contrary seek a volume closer to floating limit by following the same rule as for SUP foiling above.

Comfort

You can select a volume large enough to float, which is your weight +10 = volume

  • Example: I weigh 75kg + 10 = 85L to float. This means that with 85L I’ll be all good as long as I have a good wing foiling level.

Sport

You can also sub-liter because the Lethal is large enough to be stable. If you have a great level and want maximum responsiveness, you can switch to negative volumes.
Up to your weight = volume, you can go on your knees while leaning on your wing in the water.

  • Example: I weigh 75kg = 75L to slightly sub-liter. This means that with 75L my board will sink lightly and I will have to be precise and sporty at each start.

Finally, the most unstable volume is often the one between 10L and 20L less than your weight.

How to choose the size of the board bag for my Foil Board Cruzader FSP Pro?

Understanding the GONG range?

The concept of each board of the range can be summed up very simply:

  • HIPE First: the perfect inflatable board to learn wing foiling!
  • HIPE Free Fly: the best of strapless on an inflatable foil board.
  • HIPE Perf: the inflatable foil board with 95% of the performance of a rigid board, in an easy and scalable shape.
  • HIPE Pro: the inflatable board with 95% of the performance of a rigid one with a shape dedicated to advanced foilers who want fluidity and maximum responsiveness!
  • Mob 2taste: three sports in one board: SUP, SUP foiling and wing foiling.
  • Zuma: the easy rigid board for SUP foiling and wing foiling, and with good performance.
  • Lance: the compact Zuma, with great lateral stability, ideal for beginnings in wing foiling.
  • Cruzader: fantastic in SUP downwinders, pumping on the flat, but also in light wind conditions in wing foiling.
  • Flint: high performance in SUP foiling, great in wing foiling because it is simple and efficient in light wind.
  • Kube: pure freestyle board. Minimum length for maximum rotation.
  • Mint: compact without being too technical thanks to a perfect length and its round nose. Great performance in strapless too.
  • Lemon: maximum reactivity and liveliness, while maintaining stability.
  • Lethal: Absolute radicality among volume boards

Some will go for even more extreme with low volume boards like:

Which foil wings?

In general, we recommend the same assembly as for surf foiling.

In wing foiling: Beginners will have the fastest progression with a X-Over Wing Foil in size XL (whatever their size between 65kg and 100kg) If you’re good, start with a Curve Front Wing in size XL.

In SUP foiling: Beginners will have the fastest progression with a X-Over Surf Foil in size L (whatever their size between 50kg and 85kg) If you have very small waves or you are a large rider, start with a X-Over Surf Foil in size XL. If you’re good, start with a Curve Surf Foil in size XL, which is faster.

For the intermediate riders or the one’s in the process of learning manoeuvers

In the X-Over range: super easy and efficient foils at low speed:

  • M for the under 65kg and all wind conditions or powerful waves.
  • L for the under 75kg and all wind conditions.
  • XL for the under 85kg and all wind conditions or mellow waves.
  • XXL for the riders above 85kg and wind under 15 knots or very mellow waves.

For the experienced riders

In the Curve range: high performance and easy foils that love curves:

  • M for the under 65kg and wind above 15 knots or powerful waves.
  • M-T for the under 70kg and wind above 12 knots or powerful waves.
  • L for the under 75kg and wind above 10 knots.
  • L-T for the under 90kg and wind above 15 knots.
  • XLS for riders above 70kg and wind above 12 knots.
  • XL for riders above 75kg and all wind conditions, or for light riders in light wind or in SUP foiling for the 80kg -> 95kg or mellow waves.
  • XL-T for riders above 85kg and wind below 15 knots or in SUP foiling for the riders above 90kg or mellow waves.
  • XXL for riders over 95kg in light wind.

In the Fluid or Veloce range: very high performance and fast foils:

  • M for the under 65kg and wind above 15 knots or powerful waves.
  • Fluid LS and Veloce M-T for the under 70kg and wind above 12 knots or powerful waves.
  • L for the under 75kg and wind above 10 knots.
  • Fluid XLS and Veloce L-T for the under 90kg and wind above 15 knots or in SUP foil for the less than 85kg.
  • XL for riders above 75kg and all wind conditions, or for light riders in light wind or in SUP foil for riders of 80kg to 95kg or mellow waves.
  • Fluid XXLS and Veloce XL-T for riders above 85kg and wind below 15 knots or mellow waves.
  • XXL for riders above 95kg in the light wind or the veeeeerrry mellow waves. For pumping only.

For the pros in wing and SUP foil

In the Fluid H, Veloce H or Ypra range: very high performance and fast wings:

At this level, everyone will be able to adapt their gear to their needs. Just remember that the wingspan is a point to take into consideration when riding high aspect ratio foils. The glide is fabulous, but be careful not to sacrifice maneuverability and rail-to-rail precision by using large sizes if you are looking for a very reactive drive.

The size of the front wing and in particular its surface and its volume condition the speed/lift ratio. The smaller the wing, the faster you will go but the more uncomfortable you will be at low speeds. The bigger the wing, the earlier you will fly but with a loss in maneuverability and top speed.

The stabs have a major role. They determine the stability of the foil and help with its lift, but to the detriment of the maximum speed of the foil and its maneuverability if they are too large. The role of the stabilizer is to stabilize the foil but also to compensate for the natural tendency of the front wing to dive. So you must have a good balance of surfaces between your stab and your front wing. A 38 cm stab with an XXL wing will give a catastrophic result at high speed: the foil will dive because the stab will no longer be able to lift enough to counteract the nosediving torque of the front wing.

Remember that the stab must be proportional to the front wing. Creating an imbalance brings no benefit except the illusion of a better glide.
For instance, the X-Over Stabs are slower than the Fluid Stabs or the Veloce Stabs, but are much more buoyant, and therefore effective at low speed or with a large front wing (for beginners for example). Conversely, the Pro Stabs are very thin and not very buoyant, therefore delicate with large thick wings which have an important nosediving torque.

Which foil mast?

In wing foiling

In other words, everything will be played out between 85cm and 100cm. You can find all our advice on choosing between these two lengths by clicking here.

In summary, for waves and freestyle, but also for beginners and progressing, an 85 mast is ideal. Simple to put in the water, an easy rail to rail, it’s perfect. A 90 cm mast and above is great for Racing by offering more margin at high speed, namely in choppy conditions, but isn’t as maneuverable. All our masts : here.

In SUP foiling

The 65cm aluminium Allvator V2 is perfect. If you are a pro, go for the 70 HM Carbon Mast: amazing.

Positioning of the foil?

For GONG foils, place the plate in the rear third when you start and in the center of the US rails when you progress. The Pros can position the foil even further towards the front for more lift and maneuverability.

The more you move it forward, the more the board will pitch nose-up. The more you move it backwards, the more the board nose-dives.

Be careful not to move it too far forward. We often tend not to let their back foot work, especially when we come from kite foiling. However, moving the foil back a little, forces more weight on the back foot and gives a more harmonious attitude and reduces effort.

How long is the paddle?

If you want to use the Flint in SUP foil you will need a paddle between your height -10cm and your height. The easiest and least traumatic for your back is to have a paddle at your height.

A long paddle relieves the physical exertion, especially in the lower back as you have to work yourself up at the take off. The effort is intense.

A short paddle gives more speed and less discomfort in the air. But it damages the back because we tend to row too much behind our feet, which forces on the lumbar vertebrae.

What length of paddle?

Which leash?

Take a 6′ of 7mm minimum diameter.

Check its condition before each session and change it every year. It is your lifejacket and the life insurance of the people in front of you.

Strap or Strapless?

Riding strapless is sexy because it makes you feel free. But quite honestly, it’s not the best for performance…

So, it’s up to you to see if sensation prevails over performance. On a Cruzader, you will have the choice according to your practice: strapped in wing foiling and strapless for downwinders and pumping.

Put your straps in a central position (3rd hole) for the front, and the same goes for the back strap if you always ride with the back strap (it can be used as a marker stop).

Included equipments

  • 2 US GONG Box Double Entry for standard foil plates equipped with 4 screw + nuts (9cm center distance). Compatible with our SCS system. This new system allows ultra-fast assembly of GONG foils. (inserts not supplied with the board).
  • 5 x 5-hole footstrap inserts to optimize your position.
  • 1 x large light double V-shaped front footstrap and 1 x large light rear footstrap (screws included).
  • 5 mm hard brush pad: deck covering designed for great comfort and absolute grip.
  • GONG carrying handle integrated in the center of the board on the hull.
  • Leash plug to never lose your board.
  • Automatic vent screw. (LINK TO THE HOW TO)

Pricing

GONG FOIL BOARD CRUZADER FSP PRO: from 1199€

  • We make quality products. We are not “low cost”.
  • We sell simply without an intermediary thanks to the internet: direct from Shaper to Surfer at the LOWEST price.
  • If we sold this board in a surf shop, it would cost 2999€ (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 😉

 

Eco-responsible packaging:

Preserving the environment is a top priority. That’s why we are doing everything possible to reduce our environmental footprint.

The first thing is to sell quality products that will last, be repairable and will please you for a long time.

The second thing is to sell for less. Most of the pollution coming from a Board is in its use (the km driven to use it) and in the countless environmental damages you have to do to pay for it. Each euro spent is a sum of damage related to your life quite simply: eating, working hard etc… By reducing the price of our products, we significantly reduce your ecological footprint on this item.

For our shipments we use:

  • Flexi-Hex: ecological packaging of very high resistance.
  • Paper Craft Scotch Tape.
  • Final packaging made of high-end cardboard.

All this for:

  • Reusable and recyclable packaging.
  • An almost total reduction of single-use plastic.
  • Maximum protection and impact resistance thanks to the innovative design of Flexi-Hex honeycomb (35mm thick).

 

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.

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Warning

When you practice foil you expose yourself to possible serious risks. A poor mastering of a foil can expose you to cuts and/or serious bodily harm, even death for yourself and possibly others around you.

Foiling should be practiced, in all circumstances, by taking precautions and taking into consideration all that is involved and associated with surf/SUP sports. Remember that a foil is long and has an edge that could cause slicing and is capable of reaching very high speeds. Getting hit by a foil, or hitting another, can have dramatic and highly unwanted consequences.

Always foil far from others, and in waters that are secure and without obstacle.

Always wear a helmet and protective vest that assures floatability. Always wear a full body neoprene wetsuit.

When handling and manipulating a foil be careful not to cut yourself along its edges.

GONG does not accept and declines any and all responsibility in case of accident that implicates a GONG foil. The practicing of this sport and the use of our equipment makes the user fully responsable for his/her actions while being a foil user.

 

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