GONG SURF FORK EPS

299,00
Price includes VAT, shipping excluded

Modern and performant swallow.

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299,00
Price includes VAT, shipping excluded
  • Direct sale from shaper to surfer.
  • Quality boards conceived in France
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GONG SURF FORK EPS
GONG SURF FORK EPS
GONG SURF FORK EPS

Description

Function:

The ultra-modern Swallow that will wreak havoc in so-called “imperfect conditions” or for surfers who want a board less demanding than a Comp. Board.

Introduction:

The Fork is THE modern swallow, a perfect mix of perf Shortboard and classic Fish.

It combines an early take-off for its size, psychotic acceleration, and remarkable maneuverability. What’s better for everyday waves?!?

Its Round Point nose offers more lift than a Comp. Shortboard, which helps you not to suffer when you’re not a star of the CT. The entry into wave is really easy.
The generous volume is just what it takes to not become annoying in the maneuvers.

The relatively “flat” rocker gives a formidable acceleration. From the first pump the Board springs and you can send a real maneuver.

It’s very responsive and dynamic large Swallow Tail allows you to push harder in the acceleration phases and curves.
In addition, the quad assembly offers more grip than a classic twin and facilitates the distribution of support. We have grip but we keep mania, ideal for high speed control.

We offer the Fork in EPS in 6 sizes: 5’2 to 6’9 to meet all the templates and to match your usage. You can get the volume that is just right for you. No need to overdo it this board that Glides naturally.

This is a great Board for all confirmed riders, able to do everything in imperfect conditions without struggling!

Ideal Waves:

  • Ideal wave size: from knee height to shoulder height ++.
  • Power: it gives the best in soft to normal waves.
  • Features: it goes everywhere, even in the chop and the wind.

Shape

  • Rocker: Tense enough for an early take-off.
  • Rails: 100% perf.
  • Volume: without excess for crazy perfs in the small conditions.
  • Outline: advanced wide point and a thin tail for speed.
  • Tail: Large Swallow tail to accelerate and trace in soft sections.
  • Nose: round point nose for lift.
  • Fins: Quad Fins for drive and acceleration.

Instructions

Innovation is at the core of our products

Technology EPS surf 646:

  • High Quality Materials: EPS Blanks, Epoxy resin, Glass Fiber. Material chosen for its adequacy with the demands of our technical specifications.
  • Board 100% Epoxy resin over Polystyren stringered Foam Blank 28kg/m³ (wood stringer 3mm).
  • Deck details: 2 layers of Fiber Glass 6oz + 4oz.
  • Bottom details: 1 Fiber Glass 6oz layer, plus 1 patch of Fiber Glass 4oz wrapping the tail and the Fin Boxes.
  • Numerically controlled Preshape, modeled after traditional templates, 100% Hand Finished.
  • Mate finished for a better glide, less sensitive to scratching and a competative look.
  • This technology is easily repairable in case of damage and presents an excellent ratio solidity/reactivity/weight with all its technical qualities of its shape up front.
  • It’s THE lastest in modern technology sought after by the most technical surfers for the best performances.
  • These boards are 100% shaped and glassed in China, in the factory with the most experience in the construction of surfboards.

Buying guide

Included equipments

  • 4 FCS II plugs: the Rolls of fin Boxes.
  • 4 FCS II Glass Flex Fins.
  • Concrete Fixed Plug on the tail for your leash. ​

Pricing

GONG Surfboard Fork EPS: 299 €

  • 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 599€ (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.

5 reviews for GONG SURF FORK EPS

  1. Julien Cros

    Premier test de la board aujourd’hui, dans 1,50 à 2m et même plus sur les sets. Pas très creux mais qui déroule avec pas mal d’épaules, avec tout de même de la puissance (Méditerranée). Tout de même une des meilleures sessions depuis janvier 2020 avec ce petit offshore de 5 nœuds qui soufflait.

    Alors je ne sais pas si mon avis est biaisé grâce aux conditions qui étaient parfaites, mais cette Fork en 5’6 est juste OUF !!!
    Je lui ai trouvé les avantages de la Pie :
    – take-off aussi facile voire plus facile (malgré 3L en moins). Rame facile (moins de roulis), malgré combi 5/4, chaussons, gants, cagoule (3 degrés pendant la session). Je pèse 66kg pour 1,68m (32 ans extrêmement sportif et en canne, niveau “correct” en shortboard sans être très bon)
    – une maniabilité à couper le souffle. La board possède ce petit truc qui permet de tenir une ligne, faire une grande courbe, ou alors changer de direction d’un coup sec. Ça ne bloque pas, ça tourne tout seul, on a un skate sous les pieds, comme une Pie ou autre twin fish. Mais je maintiens que ça tient également une ligne droite à grande vitesse. J’imagine qu’on peut remercier le quad légèrement avancé pour cette extrême polyvalence.
    – une super vitesse même sans faire travailler la planche, sans être excessive, juste ce qu’il faut.
    MAIS je ne retrouve absolument pas les défauts que je reprochais à la Pie. A savoir son instabilité, notamment au take-off, je suis beaucoup plus serein. On a la faculté de tourner aussi court et facilement, mais quand on appui ça tient !

    Et alors là où elle m’a carrément bluffé, c’est quand en fin de vague ça se ramollit. J’essaie d’appuyer un peu devant pour chopper la reforme, ça suffit pas c’est trop juste, je tente à l’arrache en sachant que je vais me casser la gueule en posant mes 2 pieds devant pour faire un nose (un pseudo nose hein, pas un vrai hang ten, mais quand même mes 2 pieds sur le premier tiers de la board, zone où on ne va jamais sur un shortboard 5’6 !)

    Là je rattrape la reforme, je me repositionne normalement et continue à envoyer sur ma vague. Je me dis bon t’as vraiment eu du bol, c’est pas un endroit très stable où tu étais. Sauf que 10 min plus tard, je refais la même sur une autre vague. Si c’est pas une preuve de stabilité ça !
    J’ai trouvé qu’elle pardonnait énormément les erreurs. On aurait dit que la Fork se drivait toute seule ! Comme sa description l’indique, elle possède vraiment les qualités du shortboard perf et du fish, sans les inconvénients de l’un ni de l’autre.
    Autant je n’ai pas vraiment adhéré à la Pie, autant cette Fork j’en suis gaga. Pour l’instant je ne lui trouve que des qualités, on verra au fur et à mesure des sessions. A voir dans du plus creux.


    Today I had my first surf on the Fork, in 1.50 to 2m and even more on the sets. Not hollow at all but rolling through nicely with a decent shoulder, still with power (Mediterranean). One of the best sessions since January 2020 with this small 5-knot offshore blowing.

    So I don’t know if my opinion is biased thanks to the conditions which were perfect, but this Fork in 5’6 is just MIND BLOWING !!!
    It had the same advantages I enjoyed on the Pie:
    – take-off is easy or even easier (despite 3L less). Easy paddling (less roll), despite 5/4 wetsuit, booties, gloves, hood (3 degrees during the session). I weigh 66kg for 1.68m (32 years old and extremely athletic, I have a “correct” level in shortboard without being very good)
    – breathtaking handling. The board has this little something that allows you to hold a line, make a big curve, or change direction with a snap. It does not block, it turns on the spot, like having a skate under your feet, like the Pie or other twin fish. But I maintain that it also holds a straight line at high speed. I imagine that we can thank the slightly advanced quad for this extreme versatility.
    – super speed even without working the board, without being excessive, just enough.
    I absolutely do not find some things I disliked on the Pie. Namely its instability, especially on the take-off, I am much more serene. You have the ability to turn so short and easily and when you push on your legs it holds!

    Where she bluffed me downright is when at the end of the wave it softens. I tried to press a little on the front to catch the reform, just not enough at this point so I tried harder by putting my 2 feet in the front (not like a hang ten but with my 2 feet on the first third of the board, area where you never go on a 5’6 shortboard!). There I catch up with the reform, I reposition myself normally and continue to surf my wave. I tell myself: “you really were lucky, it’s not a very stable place to be on”. Except that 10 min later, I repeat the same move on another wave. If that’s not proof of stability!

    I found that the board was extremely forgiving. It looked like the Fork was driving itself! As its description indicates, it really has the qualities of a performance shortboard and a fish, without the disadvantages of either.
    As much as I did not really totally enjoy the Pie, I am so gaga over this Fork. For now, I can only find qualities in it, we will see how it goes in the next sessions, in hollower waves.

  2. oblanchard.13giraud (verified owner)

    Planche légère et réactive. Le démarrage est rapide sur les molles même s’il faut parfois mettre un bon coup de rame pour un gabarit de 80 kg. on peut se permettre de la faire tourner court ou long, avec une vitesse toujours accessible sauf dans le vague qui a un peu plus de pêche où là il ne faut pas hésiter à avoir des appuis plus francs. C’est une bonne planche dans la plage de conditions indiquées et la construction est plutôt soignée même si on pourrait lui reprocher un risque au niveau de la longévité. Cela reste un bon rapport qualité/prix.

  3. Pierre

    Très bonne planche. Je l’ai surfer juste quelques sessions mais j’ai pu apprécier qu’elle prend effectivement de la vitesse rapidement. Le montage en quad est parfait pour accrocher dans du creux. Elle m’a permis de sortir de tubes shorebreak bien rapide et de taper des airs comme avec un skateboard. Vraiment bonne board ! Ça fait plaisir.

  4. Inconnue

    Très bonne planche qui prend de la vitesseRapidement je suis satisfait

  5. Charles

    Très bonne planche, rapide et réactive mais très franchement je trouve ça très dommage que la planche soit monté en quad et pas en thruster.

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