GONG KITEBOARD ALU FSP 2X

449,00
Price includes VAT, shipping excluded

The Kite Alu is the Shape for killing it in onshore Surfing.

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449,00
Price includes VAT, shipping excluded
  • Direct sale from shaper to surfer.
  • Quality boards conceived in France
  • Shipping possible all over the world
GONG KITEBOARD ALU FSP 2X
GONG KITEBOARD ALU FSP 2X
GONG KITEBOARD ALU FSP 2X

Description

Introduction:

The Alu is THE Onshore Surfboard!

It planes early, a very evident back foot that offers support for upwind and getting passed the bar, but still remains a Board dedicated to radical surfing.

The big plus with this Board is its incredible blend of control/radicality. When riding onshore we often need more power and speed. The Alu allows you to have more Kite surface but still have a Board that is precise and controlable. It’s flagrant in the turns, but also in the chop.

The Rocker is little more accented towards the back in comparison to a side shore Board, this combines a larger tail and a straighter outline for better starts and easy planing, upwind and real stability at high speeds. Her thin nose blasts through nasty chop.

In the Surf, it has been shaped for our (European) conditions. It works just as well in small, mushy waves as it does in heavier, punchier waves. Currents, choppy waves or high onshore winds, it knows how to get radical in a maximum of conditions.

Built in FSP 2X for a better compromise between weight/solidity and equipped with a 3D Function Pad that covers 2/3rds of the deck for comfort and maximum grip. The 3 Boxes are FCS II, for more rigidity and easier, tool-less, in and out.

The Alu is a pure & ideal onshore surf Kite Board.

Ideal Conditions:

  • Ideal wave size: ankle to big.
  • Strength: at its best in mushy/normal waves, and doesn’t shy away from ripping in the shorebreak!
  • Type: all conditions, even in the chop and wind.

Shape

  • Rocker: sweet surf rocker with slightly less lift at tail to diminish rebounding.
  • Rails: full and hard at tail and round up front.
  • Volume: the minimum for mad performance in small waves and onshore.
  • Outline: slighty large at tail, thin trough center with a medium wide point and thin point nose.
  • Tail: large bat tail.
  • Nose: point nose.

Instructions

Innovation is at the core of our Boards

FSP 2X Kitesurfing Technology:

  • 3D Shape on modeling software.
  • Preshapsd with numerical control for total reliability.
  • Shape control by traditional templates, finishing up to the last mm 100% by hand.
  • 100% Epoxy Board on 15kg/m3 EPS foam blank : solid and light.
  • Deck and Hull in PVC Sandwich under a 3mm 80kg/m3 vacuum: incomparable solidity and incredible dynamism.
  • Deck: Full PVC/Fiberglass sandwich composed of a core of high density PVC foam and 2 layers of 6oz Biaxial fiberglass, one layer of 4oz fiberglass, 6oz Biaxial fiberglass reinforcement on the foot area.
  • Hull: Integral PVC/Fiberglass sandwich composed of a high density PVC foam core and 2 layers of 4oz fiberglass, one layer of 6oz Biaxial fiberglass, and fiberglass reinforcements on the sensitive areas such as the Fin boxes.
  • Rails: the PVC sandwich structure completely covers the rails: increased structural strength, incredible impact resistance.
  • Tinted Resin hot coat: nobility within the process, weight saving and solidity of the finish.
  • Flat custom finish, hand-made, for weight saving and better glide.

The FSP 2X technology is easily repairable to new in case of dings. The PVC foam of the sandwich is waterproof and avoids water intake from everyday shocks.

This technology offers, at an affordable price, the incomparable solidity/lightness ratio of the Full Vacuum PVC Sandwich.

Buying guide

Included equipments

  • 3 FCS II Glass Flex Fins, 115mm for Tri-Fin mounting.
  • 2 lateral boxes and 1 central box FCS II, highly resistant for trifin mounting.
  • New 3D Function: front pad + tail pad + boomerangs, 5 mm thick, grooved, installed during fabrication and procure absolute comfort and feeling.
  • Inserts, screws and washers included for mounting your straps (straps not included).
  • Concrete Fixed Plug.

Pricing

GONG Kiteboard Alu FSP 2X: 449€ 

  • 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 board in a surfshop, it would cost 899€ (taking into account traditional margins that we should offer to distributers and stores).

Livraison

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 email to help you.

1 review for GONG KITEBOARD ALU FSP 2X

  1. Yann Guigard

    Hello,
    
j’ai reçu et essayé l’Alu 5’9 2020.
La finition est sublime.
    Le poids mesuré avec ailerons est de 3.4 kg (600 gr de moins que ma Lethal 5’9 PU), c’est beau et ça a l’air bien solide !
2 naves avec un bon 20 nœuds, rafales à 30 nœuds. L’autre avec un 16-25 nœuds les deux en 9m. Spot on de chez on.

La première impression c’est la facilité, la marge d’erreur est énorme. On se surprend à faire des transitions n’importe comment et ça passe !
La remonté au vent est fantastique, la planche est super confortable, ça ne tape pas dans le clapot. Il faut cependant l’utiliser avec le poids plus en arrière que sur la Lethal. Je me suis fait surprendre à me faire tasser vers l’avant quelques fois.

    En surf, le volume en plus ce sent bien dans les vagues molles. Ca aide bien. Cela permet de gagner en enchainement. C’est moins radical que la Lethal mais ça reste très maniable (toujours en chargeant un peu l’arrière).
On arrive dans les courbes rapides à prendre beaucoup d’angle c’est jouissif !

En bref c’est une vraie réussite à consommer sans modération. »


    Hello,

    I’ve received and tested the 5’9 2020 Alu.
The finish is sublime. The weight measured with fins is 3.4 kg (600 gr less than my Lethal 5’9 PU) it’s beautiful and it looks very solid!
2 sessions with it. 1 with a good 20 knots gusting to 30 knots. The other with a 16-25 knots both in 9m. Spot with on shore wind.

    The first impression is the ease, the margin of error is huge, you catch yourself doing transitions anyhow and it goes!
The upwind ride is fantastic, the Board is super comfortable, it doesn’t get faded the chop. however, you have to use it with the weight more on the back foot than on the Lethal. I’ve been caught being pushed forward a few times.

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