GONG KITEFOIL ALLVATOR FREERIDE

399,00
Price includes VAT, shipping excluded

Accessible and performing Kite foil. A large spare parts offer enables evolution.

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399,00
Price includes VAT, shipping excluded
  • Direct sale from shaper to surfer.
  • Quality boards conceived in France
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GONG KITEFOIL ALLVATOR FREERIDE
GONG KITEFOIL ALLVATOR FREERIDE
GONG KITEFOIL ALLVATOR FREERIDE

Description

Usage :

Foil : Foils allow you to ride hard at 6kts, and even less.

Introduction :

The foil is the ultimate tool to go off in light wind and more. 3 times the speed of the wind, incredibly tight angles with an “in-flight” navigational pleasure unheard of before now.

The Allvator Foil by GONG has been developed to become the reference point of easy access into the sport not only technically but financially and also for an evolution to the highest level.

The main difference between the version Full Carbon/G10 Hellvator resides in the entry facility and the Alleviator stability at low speeds.

The largest part of the work done on this Foil was intended to leave you with fully stable ensemble at low speeds and which conserves the right aptitudes at higher speeds and proper navigation with stronger winds.

The spec sheet is fully respected, this Foil makes it incredibly easy to get into the sport for beginners, it is reassuring, its behavior precise and easy to anticipate.

It is also an interesting choice for an experienced rider who wants a Foil with the right lift in lower speeds allowing them to work the kite high without having to constantly work in opposition to the Foil.. Its upwind performance is excellent, and her max speed isn’t hindered, and much higher than what most of the other Foils on the market offer which are more focused on lift at low speeds.

It is available today with a 65cm (712 cm2) Wing and a 45cm (272 cm2) Stab, a configuration that permits the exploitation of the slightest breeze as much as the strongest winds. It is completely dismountable and the customization choices are many, cost effective and our spare parts catalog well stacked.

Instructions

Innovation is at the core of our Boards

  • Aluminium mast and fuselage.
  • Fiber wing and stab (50% Glass, 50% 3K Carbon).
  • This foil setting weight 3,9kg.

Buying guide

Included equipments

  • 1 Allvator Aluminium 80cm mast.
  • 1 Allvator aluminium kite fuselage.
  • 1 Allvator Fiber (50% glass, 50% 3K carbon) kite 65cm wing.
  • 1 Allvator Fiber (50% glass, 50% 3K carbon) kite stab.
  • 1 top plate adapter.
  • 1 screw and tool complete kit.
  • 1 transport bag (disassembled foil).

Pricing and payments

GONG KiteFoil Allvator 80 : 399€

  • 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 Foil in a surfshop, it would cost 799€. (taking into account traditional margins that we should offer to distributers and stores).

1 review for GONG KITEFOIL ALLVATOR FREERIDE

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Thomas Horton

    Fun and user friendly!
    Gong foils review by Chris Beech and Tom Horton ALLVATOR 65CM (bigger) WING WITH 90CM MAST: (I won’t review the 60cm wing set up except to say it is nearly identical in all respects to the 65, except you gain about 2mph top speed.) Pro: Planes up very early. Stable at low end speeds as well as high end speeds. Pitch: Neutral even as speeds increase with no tendency to pitch up. Roll: Stable, but not so much as to be difficult to turn, and remains playful even at speed. Yaw: Stable, but again, not so much as to inhibit turning or maneuvering. No tendency to wander in choppy water, as some foils that are maneuverable tend to do. Stalling is gentle and not abrupt as some foils are. Nice speed range of probably about 7mph with a top end around 18mph with a push to 20mph (maybe 22mph for the smaller wing) on a broad reach. Build quality seems to be quite good. That will be more of a “time will tell” thing though. Cons: Heavy. On paper saying a foil is 1-2lbs heavier doesn’t seem like that much, but carrying to the water, moving the foil around in the water to position for water starts and trying to water start, especially strapless as I was, definitely more difficult because of the weight. Occasionally had a tendency to “fall out” when pushing hard upwind in light chop (caused by the mast going through a small bit of white water which causes the mast cavitation). Many foils I have ridden exhibit this tendency except for higher performance/speed focused foils. Not sure about the finish on the wings/masts, just touched the soft mud bottom in the bay and the wings show surface scratches already. I would say it is an extremely good foil for the price except, IT REALLY IS JUST A VERY GOOD FOIL. Easy to ride yet playful and fun. Let’s be clear, it’s a freeride foil and not going to please someone looking for speed. GONG ALLIVATOR SURFOIL M 150cm2/70cm Basically all of the characteristics listed above except: Planes up very, very early at low speed, like maybe less than 5mph. Slower speed wing so freeride maneuvering is super fun. You can turn toward the kite when jibing, and because you don’t accelerate nearly as much, you don’t “run over the kite” so it doesn’t fall out. Makes learning to maneuver on a foil easier than most, and more fun for advanced riders. I didn’t get to ride it in the waves but rode a wake wave from a boat for a bit and the advantage of the slower foil means you don’t out run the wave and can stay in it to play. Most foils I have ridden quickly get “runaway train” and run well past the wave unless you are very skilled at controlling speed. This foil looks to be huge and unwieldy, but in the water it is fun and playful while remaining stable as described above. Maybe only 2-3 mph slower top speed than the 65cm wing reviewed. It really opened my eyes to riding a much larger surf-foil as a freeride foil. I think I would also recommend it for a beginner as the planning speeds are so low and it doesn’t have the potential to get “runaway train” syndrome if you mishandle the kite or get into overpowered conditions. It’s only real con is it planes so easily, it really needs quite a bit of forward foot pressure to keep it down on initial water starts. This could be hard for a beginner but if used with a board that has tracks, it could be adjusted for by setting the foil at the most rearward setting. Likely as I move forward with buying new foils, they will be of this style/design.

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Warning :

When you practice Foil you expose yoursef to possible serious Risks. A poor mastering of a Foil can expose you to Cuts and/or Serious Bodily Harm, even Death for youself and possibley others around you.

Foiling should be practiced, in all circumstances, by taking precautions and taking into cosideration 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 incrue 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 Neoprane 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 responsability in case of accident that implicates a GONG Foil. The practicing of this sport and the use of our equipment makes the user fully resposable for his/her actions while being a Foil User.

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