GONG SUP INFLATABLE COUINE MARIE CRUISING

569,00649,00
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The SUP cruising board. Fast and easy: ready for adventure!

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GONG SUP INFLATABLE COUINE MARIE CRUISING
GONG SUP INFLATABLE COUINE MARIE CRUISING
GONG SUP INFLATABLE COUINE MARIE CRUISING

Description

Program

The stand-up paddle of choice for strolling, easy and goes everywhere.

 

Introduction

The Couine Marie are high-end boards created by a renowned shaper and passionate engineers.

The Couine Marie Cruising is a fast AND stable board, ideal for long rides.

When rowing, it reassures from the first strokes of the paddle. You can start even if you don’t know anything about surfing or if you have a sturdy body frame. We are high enough on the water to take on a passenger. It is very rigid. And when we paddle harder, it propels forward with its fast rocker.

But what you need to know is that its stability, with its generous width, will make it possible to engage in long hours of pleasure without tiredness, and to carry enough load to make breaks to eat or even to spend the night under the stars.

This board is the queen of the relaxed ride, but also of long excursions. 90% of users will do nice strolls lasting an hour or two. But the Couine Marie Cruising is ready for adventure!

We like to define our Couine Marie line as the full option version of inflatable SUP boards. They are equipped with all the top of the line accessories and a beautifully worked pad.

With a superb design, the Couine Marie Cruising is really a beautiful stand up paddle board at a record price and at the top of the range.

It has it all:

  • a super comfortable foam lined bag,
  • a US box compatible with all the best fins,
  • ergonomic silicone “racing” carrying handles,
  • a central foam handle in soft neoprene,
  • a tail pad with kicker for better control in the surf and good positioning of your back foot in turns.

 

Construction

With its top of the range inflatable technology in Doubled Layered Welded Woven Dropstitch, this GONG board is beautiful, light, very rigid and really solid.

The Couine Marie are the best, yet still accessible with our direct sales distribution that does not add margins. We are far from the low cost boards made in low end factories by people who know nothing about it.

GONG is a serious and renowned brand, which got into stand up paddling in its very early days and brought it to the level of respectability that we know today. It is therefore unthinkable for us to make low-end products that we see in supermarkets.

 

Equipements

The Couine Marie CRUISING comes with a US central fin because the objective of the Couine Marie range is to have a high performance SUP. When we know that the fin makes 50% of the performance of a board, GONG had to come up with a relevant solution. This is why our inflatable SUPs offer a US box for the center fin. Thus, you will have access to the largest standard on the high-end fin market. A huge choice of fins to adapt according to your level, your practice and the conditions.

It is equipped with five carrying handles to grab it easily.

  • A central padded and neoprene handle to carry the board under your arm.
  • Two ergonomic silicone “turtle” handles in the front third that allow you to either pass the foams by pulling the board, or to get out of the water by dragging the board over the water.
  • Ergonomic front and rear silicone grips for easy launching and handling of the board in the water and on land. Really practical!

The bungee cord at the front of the board is super practical for securing a dry bag or the paddle. Perfect for bringing safety gear, water and a snack.

The large diameter leash ring is the strongest on the market. And we’ve added a towing ring for safety, but also because it’s really handy to have an attachment point on the nose during transport, at anchor, or to secure a camera.

The Deck Pad is particularly designed to be efficient and comfortable. At the level of the bungee cord, the 5 mm Double Diamond Deck Pad allows the equipment to be well wedged during navigation. It does not move! When cruising, the grooved Deck Pad is super comfortable, the feet are well anchored. At the tail, we find the 5mm Double Diamond Deck Pad with kicker which offers flawless grip and comfort, perfect for surfing and maneuvering.

The supplied double-action inflation pump is super efficient to be the first in the water.

A repair kit is also included in the event of damage (note the kit is delivered without glue which you will easily find in your DIY store). Note that we have the components of your board in stock in order to repair it fairly easily.

Everything comes in a super practical and solid rolling carry bag.

  • The wheels are on the opposite side to the carrying face so as not to pinch your buttocks when walking and not to roll on the carrying straps.
  • These backpack straps are very padded and comfortable.
  • The handles are super strong and comfy.
  • The large front pocket allows you to store your accessories and personal effects without risking losing them.
  • And the compression straps keep the bag volume to a minimum.

Nothing is missing !

 

Shape

This shape is designed for adventure. Its taut lines are designed to promote paddling speed and comfort. It is a clever adaptation of the thousands of templates that we have developed over the past 30 years that allows us to have such efficient and facilitating behavior.

In cruising, we appreciate its glide specific to inflatable boards, all in fluidity. Thanks to its volume and large width, this shape offers great paddling comfort, which is essential for long excursions. If you want to pick up the pace, its contoured nose will accelerate with ease. In more difficult conditions, its raised and slender nose allows the choppy water to flow calmly like a bow. The outline with its round tail is very buoyant, it accepts positioning errors and allows you to turn without forcing.

On waves or swells, the take off is early because the distribution of the volume of an inflatable makes it start early on the wave. It’s a very fast board thanks to its almost constant rocker. Its voluminous round tail allows you to step back in the surf or downwind, it’s super stable. Once back, it’s really fun!

For each size, the volume is important, it can accompany you from your beginnings to excursions of several hours. It’s the versatile shape between 90% ride and 10% surf for all sizes.

 

3D View:

 

The Benefits are clear:

  • An efficient shape created by the pioneers of SUP in Europe.
  • Proven techno on tens of thousands of boards.
  • The “Full Options” finish of inflatable boards.
  • A record weight for the best rigidity on the market!!!
  • An incredible price that can only be explained by our direct sales relationship with you.
  • Simple maintenance and easy repairs because we have all components in stock.

Shape

  • Rocker: almost constant and nose up. Quick and easy rowing.
  • Rails: by nature, soft and round all along, which provides a very fluid glide.
  • Volume: the ideal thickness to offer generous volume and rigidity.
  • Outline: an easy round tail, very stable in the center with a thinner nose for cutting through the chop.
  • Tail: easy and soft round tail to turn without forcing.
  • Nose: point nose for rowing speed.

Instructions

Innovation is at the core of our products

TECHNOLOGY GONG COUINE MARIE CRUISING WOVEN DROPSTITCH



Technology Couine Marie

  • Woven Dropstitch Double Layer Welded technology, the best compromise between weight/stiffness/strength. Combining our historical Double Layer Welded technology with the new Woven Dropstitch, this technology is by far the most reliable, lightest and stiffest.
  • Weight savings of around 20% compared to the classic Double Layer (no glue between the 2 welded PVC layers).
  • Rigidity gain of 30% compared to standard technology.
  • Strength gain: twice as thick as standard technology.
  • Double layer of PVC on the rails.
  • Triple layer central stringer on deck and hull for maximum rigidity and reduced vibration.
  • Premium Woven Dropstitch: the slightest irregularity is refused and the batch is resold to low cost factories.
  • High density Dropstitch Woven: with more threads per square meter than a basic Woven, it resists much higher pressures, lasts much longer, and does not present a risk of explosion.
  • Working pressure: 15 PSI. Our Stand Up Paddle Boards are perfectly rigid at 15 PSI. There is no need to overinflate them, but you can mount them at 20 PSI without any problem.
  • Two-year Warranty on all our Inflatable Boards.
  • We keep in stock all the elements that make up your Board because we are manufacturers. So, you can easily repair them and make them last for more than ten years. It’s as simple as repairing a bicycle wheel.

What is Woven Dropstitch?

To understand Dropstitch, it is two skins that are connected by threads every x millimeters. These skins are made of waterproof PVC and the threads are ultra-resistant. All these threads are vertical and of the same length. They allow the two skins to be parallel under tension. When we create this mesh of threads, we are going to make “knots” on the surface a bit like canvas. Then we drown these surfaces in PVC to form the waterproof skins.

We then describe the particularities of the Woven under two axes:

1/ Vertical

The Dropstitch threads are no longer aligned vertically but crossed at different angles, thus forming oblique struts that are cleverly distributed to balance each other. This concept gives much more rigidity to the whole.

2/ Horizontal

The flat braiding of the Dropstitch (the knots) becomes a very compact mesh which brings a great rigidity to the Board. In Woven Dropstitch the fibers are spread out instead of being in cylinders. This mesh is tighter and more homogeneous. It consumes less PVC in the interstices, like combed fibers which consume less resin in the Carbon.

The density of the mesh naturally increases rigidity and requires a thinner PVC backing than conventional Dropstitch (1.9mm vs. 2.5mm for equivalent rigidity).

This optimized weave therefore allows the material to be considerably lighter, without altering its qualities.

Always Double Layer please!!

Attention, our techno remains a Double Layer thermo-welded with all its advantages of rigidity and strength.

What we call the Woven Dropstitch is the heart of the Inflatable Board, which makes the inner dynamics of the Board. But on the outside, nothing is better than a Double Welded Layer to protect your Board from aggressions.

For your information, the Woven can be offered in single or double layer. It’s obviously cheaper in single layer 😉 Inform yourself and ask questions…

The Double Layer Woven is the high-end version of the Inflatable Boards.

Which Boards are made of Woven?

The Woven Dropstitch is the techno for all our Couine Marie SUP, but also in the HIPE.

The 3″ thick Boards like the Couine Marie Surfboards and the smaller HIPE, remain in classic Dropstitch since the Woven is not produced in 3″ to date.

Buying guide

For whom?

The shape of this board makes it suitable for SUPers of all levels. From pure beginners to experienced enthusiasts.

First, because it is easy. This will help beginners, but offer a lot of comfort to the pro who will use it in a relaxed mode.

For what?

For a cruise, more cruising and a whole lotta cruising. Of course, this Couine Marie will take you everywhere. In nice little cruising or expedition mode, the CM Cruising is just great because of its comfortable width combined with a real fast shape.

Which size SUP Couine Marie Cruising ?

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR COUINE MARIE CRUISING

Even if anything is possible, we list here the main uses:

 

The 11’6 x 32’’ Cruising

  • Outings of less than an hour and a half on all types of water.
  • Not great for surfing. More like 80% cruising and 20% surfing. It glides well and straight ahead.
  • Rider size: less than 85kg ideally but it doesn’t matter because it’s very easy.

 

The 12’6 x 33’’ Cruising

  • Outings of more than one hour on all water bodies. Perfect to go on an adventure.
  • Not great in surfing. Rather 80% riding and 20% surfing. It glides well and straight ahead.
  • Rider size: Very easy for everyone. No stress.

 

The 13’6 x 35’’ Cruising

  • Outings of several hours on all water bodies. Perfect to go on an adventure.
  • Not great in surfing. Rather 80% riding and 20% surfing. It glides well and straight ahead.
  • Rider size: Very easy for everyone. No stress.

Understanding the GONG range?

Understanding the GONG range Stand Up Paddle Inflatable ?

What is the difference between our Chip range and Couine Marie range ?

What is the difference between our Couine Marie range and our Chip range? Our summary table

Best quiver choices?

This board is perfect with a Carbon Mix 100% GONG Paddle cut to the right size or adjustable, and a top of the range fiberglass or carbon fin.

What length of paddle?

If you want high performance, you will need a paddle between your height and + 10cm.

For cruising, a paddle your size +15 to +20 cm is ideal.

Its length determines your paddling frequency.

What length of paddle?

Which leash?

For the Couine Marie Cruising range, a 10 ’leash is ideal. Depending on your preferences and your use, you can choose a classic ankle or knee leash for a mixed cruising/surfing use, or a coiled leash that limits drag for a 100% cruising use.
Check its condition before each session and change it every year. This is your life jacket.

 

Good to know:

Never leave your board in the sun, let alone an inflatable board which will heat up very quickly. You risk seeing it peel off because the materials it is made of become flexible in the heat. Never store it under a car window, or in contact with a heat source.

Never let your board get roughed up in the waves, especially when you’re close to the beach. You have to protect it from major strains. A wave that takes your board and rolls it can do damage.

Do not hold it by the leash indefinitely because it can give way under very high tension. Avoid big waves and don’t resist. If it breaks, it’s easy to change but annoying.

Stay away from oysters: this is one of the few seashells that can cut your board and sink it in seconds. Be careful +++

Don’t let your inflatable board rub on something for a long time. It can happen on a boat, for example, that your board moves with each wave and rubs for hours in the same place. The material will disintegrate because it will be as sanded. You will have a hole that will need to be covered with a patch.

Never put the board between the wave and you: risk of a broken nose type injury 😉

Do not paddle far at sea with an offshore wind, and avoid windy outings as it is rarely fun and always dangerous. SUP is an activity that involves real risks, even in seemingly peaceful conditions. Always anticipate these risks and protect yourself.

Included equipments

  • 1 removable single fin with US Standard box allowing the use of a variety of fins.
  • 2 forward ergonomic carry handles for transport, rolling over in the waves and for passenger comfort.
  • 2 centered carry handles, 1 at the nose and 1 at the back to facilitate board manipulations.
  • 1 neoprene centered carry handle in the middle for easy transport and entering the water.
  • Deck Pad 5 mm: for maximum comfort and adherence.
  • Tail pad with kicker for perfect foot placement on the tail.
  • Leash ring on tail to not lose your board.
  • Inox tow ring under the nose that serves as added camera security.
  • Double laced bungee cord attached to 6 deck mounts permitting to secure your waterproof bag and paddle in case you want a quick dip or have a yoga session!
  • High pressure inflation valve under the nose to facilitate deflation and storage.
  • Double action inflation pump.
  • New transport bag with wheels and padded shoulder straps for comfortable carrying.
  • Repair kit (glue not supplied).

Pricing

GONG SUP INFLATABLE COUINE MARIE CRUISING: from 569€

  • 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 1138€ (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.

1 review for GONG SUP INFLATABLE COUINE MARIE CRUISING

  1. Marie

    Hello, voici un petit retour d’expérience en eau vive sur la Couine Marie Cruising 11’6 montée avec un aileron court de 4’’6.
    Une pépite cette planche !
    C’est ma première fois en eau vive, ainsi que ma première course (Tawara Race Millau 2021).

    Planche très très stable, suffisamment rapide grâce à son profilage fuselé.
    Lors des passages des rapides, malgré l’aileron court, il a frotté à quelques reprises. J’ai adopté une technique afin d’éviter le frottement, je me suis mise au maximum sur l’avant de la planche.
    Des fois ça passait des fois non, le manque d’eau était conséquent par endroit.

    Exceptionnel ! Aucune perte d’équilibre ! Très facile de pouvoir se déplacer sur l’avant et le milieu de la planche.
    Pour finir, j’aime beaucoup cette board. Elle m’a permis de tenir sur 18 km très facilement. Sa largeur permet une stabilité vraiment confortable. Elle est rapide, et j’ai pu lever la tête à plusieurs reprises pour profiter du paysage, des truites énormes qui passaient à côté de ma board ! Prochain défi, 78 km .


    Hello, here is a little feedback on a white water experience on the Couine Marie Cruising 11’6 mounted with a short 4”6 fin.
    This board is a gem!
    This is my first time in white water, as well as my first race (Tawara Race Millau 2021).

    Very very stable board, fast enough thanks to its tapered profiling.
    During the rapids, despite the short fin, it touched the bottom a few times. I adopted a technique to avoid this, I put myself on the front of the board as much as possible.
    Sometimes it happened, sometimes not, the lack of water was significant in places.

    Exceptional! No loss of balance! Very easy to move on the front and the middle of the board.
    Finally: I really like this board. It allowed me to hold on for 18 km very easily. Its width allows a really comfortable stability. It’s fast, and I was able to lift my head several times to enjoy the scenery, huge trout passing by my board! Next challenge, 78 km.

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