GONG WING FOIL BOARD CRUZADER DIAMOND FSP PRO

999,001149,00 Price includes VAT, shipping excluded

The board with ultimate glide and spectacular stability

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Description

Use

Take off super early with perfect balance and a compact length.

Presentation

The shapes of downwind boards have truly changed the perspective on spots and weather around the world. Now there are zero days off!

With the new Cruzader Diamond, we offer a shape that is both high-performing and accessible, with a compact length designed for use in SUPfoil and Wing activities.

Flying in 6 knots with a 5m2 sail, surfing in 30cm waves, pumping to take off on the flat, cruising in downwind conditions, jumping like in windsurfing, and flying full tilt with a double-skin wing… The Cruzader Diamond is the board that makes all these activities easier than ever.

Its concept features a “double tail” with a wide diamond at the top. This stabilizes the board when stationary and boosts takeoff efficiency whether paddling or in the bumps. It has a planing hull that maximizes glide and minimizes the impact of touchdowns.

Modern and responsive, it provides sensations similar to a shorter board since the foil and rider are centered: the nose is short in front of the feet, ensuring high reactivity.

Available in eight sizes ranging from 5’6 to 7’1, accommodating volumes from 70L to 150L, the Cruzader Diamond perfectly adapts to your size, whether in SUP downwind/surf or in Wing freeride/downwind/waveriding/race.

If freestyle didn’t exist, it would be the ultimate all-in-one board.

Innovation through practice

The compact sizes of the Cruzader Diamond and Point boards embody a new emerging trend in wing foiling.

If you are an intermediate to expert winger, dedicating your practice entirely to carving through swell or on waves, you are likely looking for boards that will allow you to use the smallest wing and foil possible. You are also seeking boards that are as narrow as possible but close to the 5′ mark for minimal interference in your turns and maneuvers.

Inspired directly by the shapes of larger-sized downwind SUPs, this trend aims to capitalize on the exceptional planing ability of such shapes but in “miniature” versions.

Once again, GONG pioneers by introducing two series models, available in over 10 sizes smaller than 6′, ideal for pure gliding in wing foiling.

Shape

Outline

An outline worth two. When you step onto the Cruzader Diamond, you immediately feel the stability provided by its outline and the upper part of the diamond tail. Once you stand up, you only feel the hull and its excellent glide, allowing you to take off effortlessly.

In the waves, the responsiveness of your centered stance and the compact design of the Cruzader Diamond enable you to push the radicalness of your turns even further, even in 6 knots or 30cm waves.

 

Rocker

Thanks to a fairly flat rocker, sharp and straight rails, the glide of the Cruzader Diamond is optimal, allowing you to ride any foil size. From a 2000cm2 front wing in super light conditions to the 600cm2 wing that gets you airborne 5 knots earlier than on another board, the choice is limitless.

The very relaxed rocker and slim outline provide all the characteristics needed for racing mode, boosting your speed record.

 

Hull

A perfectly flat hull at the rear with the contacting surface being pintailed for ultimate glide.

 

Tail

Diamond tail on the deck for increased stability and boosted takeoffs, and pin tail on the hull for excellent glide.

 

Nose

Rounded point nose to combine maximum responsiveness with a touch of comfort, enhanced by the volume of the nose.

 

SCS System

Equipped with the extra-long XL foil box system (+10cm) for the SCS system, the Cruzaders provide an extensive range of adjustments, allowing for optimal use in Wing and SUP foil activities.

 

Multiple inserts

The numerous strap inserts (13 strips of 5 inserts) allow you to mount the straps in SUP or Wing configurations. They also meet the common demand for offset rear inserts for more natural support in surfing or freefly. With the Cruzaders, you have a ready-made solution.

A construction with multiple world titles to its name

The FSP PRO construction is a multiple world champion in Surf-Freestyle, Big Air and even Race. There is no doubt that you will find the performance and solidity you need to progress at your best level.

These boards showcase our cutting-edge FSP Pro technology. The Full Sandwich PVC & full carbon construction ensures optimal dynamism without compromising strength, all at an astonishingly low weight. It stands as the epitome of custom vacuum-sealed technology, employed in production—identical to the technology used in our prototypes crafted in France at our workshop.

This lightweight, high-performance technology, known for its exceptional durability, is consistently utilized by our Team Riders in competitions.

It truly signifies the pinnacle of board construction—durable, high-performing, and repairable. Brands offering a full PVC sandwich series for wing foiling are rare, and GONG leads the way in this field!

 

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Stock Dimensions

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 EXTRA LONG 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.

With an additional length of 10 cm compared to classic US boxes, the double entry GONG XL US BOXES offer a wider range of settings for your Cruzader, depending on your foil sport, your stance or your foil for the day.

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.

The multiple positions of the inserts allow you to ride in wing or SUP foiling depending on your program of the day. With a total of 13 lines of inserts, each offering 5 different positions, you can be sure to find the ideal position, whatever your size, level and practice.

 

 

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

Who is it for?

For SUP foiling, you need to have a good skill level, especially when paddling and especially in choppy conditions: it’s very technical.

For wing foiling, it’s “easy” but requires athleticism.

A board for everyone, not just for professionals. Simply aim for the right size.

Why choose the Cruzader Diamond?

The Cruzader Diamond is a pure SUP foiling board designed for downwind runs and surfing. In waves, it’s a fabulous concept that allows you to take off well before the wave breaks and ride consecutive surfs for long minutes, seamlessly pumping from one line to another.

It’s also an incredible board for wing foiling in downwind, waves, freeride, freerace, and freefly. We’ve pushed the limits of wing foiling in light winds with the Cruzaders, opening new perspectives for designing even more versatile boards, highly performant in wing foiling, and suitable for use in waves, downwind, and freerace, even in strong winds.

So, it’s clearly the board for those who want to be on the water every day: never miss a session due to equipment or weather. And being narrow, it excels in all performance aspects, including achieving high speeds in wing foiling or downwind, thanks to fantastic high-speed control. Remember that on the Cruzader, it’s easy to fly a smaller foil.

It’s truly an excellent board for light wind wing foil racing, say under 20 knots. We optimize takeoff so effortlessly that using a small foil in light wind is a breeze. The speed is impressive.

Ideal for surfing on soft bumps, it allows you to make the most of mediocre days and also engage in downwind surfing. In wing foiling, it’s the ultimate tool for flying in light wind and, with the smaller sizes, even in strong wind for those who prioritize pure glide.

And on flat, windless water, it’s a fantastic toy for getting in shape and having fun with friends, flying with a huge foil using just the paddle.

What board size?

The Cruzader Diamond is the ultimate SUP board. However, by playing with volumes, it can be adapted to your needs.

In SUP foiling, it is imperative to have a significantly positive volume balance. The combined weight of the rider and the board must be less than the volume of the board. Don’t hesitate to opt for a bit more volume and width if you’re unsure of your balance.

A confirmed and athletic SUPer would choose a volume sufficient to float with a margin, around their weight + 30 or + 40 = volume.

  • For example, if I weigh 80 kg + 40 = 120 L to float, it means that with a 120 L board, I will float, provided I have a good level in SUP foiling. If comfort is a priority, it would be wise to add width and length.

A pro would choose a volume sufficient to float, around their weight + 10 or + 20 = volume.

  • For example, if I weigh 80 kg + 10 = 90 L to float, it means that with a 90 L board, I will float, provided I have a good level in SUP foiling. If comfort is a priority, it would be necessary to add 20 L instead of 10 L, thus switching to the 100 L.

In wing foiling, you can go for a generous volume to have a versatile and easy board. However, if you already have a good level, on the contrary, you will seek a volume limit following the same rule as in SUP foiling above.

Comfort:

You can choose a volume sufficient to float, roughly your weight + 10 or more = board volume.

  • Example: I weigh 75kg + 10 = 85L to float. This means that with 85L and more, I will be at ease, provided I have a good level in winging.

Sport:

You can also underlitre it to gain responsiveness. It requires a superb skill level and a desire for maximum responsiveness to transition to “negative” volumes, meaning your weight > volume.

Up to your weight – 15 = volume, you can easily start kneeling by leaning slightly on the wing on the water.

  • Example 1: I weigh 75kg = 75L to slightly underlitre, and it remains simple. This means that with 70L, my board will slightly sink when stationary, and I will need to be precise and athletic at each takeoff.

In competition, our team uses between 10L and 15L less than their weight. This is currently the compromise that offers them the most performance because it boosts responsiveness and secures landings.

  • Example 2: I weigh 75kg, and I take 65L to underlitre without going to a pure sinker. This means that with 65L, my board will partially sink when stationary, and I will need to be very precise and athletic at each takeoff.

 

Sinker

At your weight – 30 = volume, you’ll need to start with the board sinking: it’s technical, very physical, and you lose some of the low wind range. And most importantly: you need depth, which can be annoying. The performance gain is debatable based on your skill level, but the gain in sensations and responsiveness is interesting for some. It’s also the best way to have lightweight equipment, which is essential for pros, especially for stronger individuals.

  • Example: I weigh 75kg – 30 = 45L to use my board in Sinker mode. This means that with 65L and less, my board will completely sink, and I’ll have to start with the help of the wing to get out of the water. In this case, less volume often makes things easier because you sink the board effortlessly to place it under your feet and get on top of it. A smaller board creates less buoyancy, making it simpler to put on and less prone to takeoff. Its stability qualities on the surface remain the same underwater.

Ultimately, the most unstable volume is often around 20L less than your weight.

How to choose the size of the board bag for my Wing Foil Board Cruzader Diamond FSP PRO?

Understanding the GONG range?

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

  • LETHAL: Absolute surfing radicality for a magical ride in all types of waves.
  • STUNT: 100% surf-freestyle. Great maneuverability. Instant take offs and re-pops.
  • LEMON: top-notch responsiveness and liveliness in surfing, high performance in freestyle, great stability and lots of glide.
  • MINT: absolute efficiency and ease thanks to its glide. A first-class wing board for take offs in a versatile shape geared towards surfing and freeride.
  • CRUZADER POINT: fantastic in SUP downwinders, pumping on the flat, but also in light wind conditions for wing foiling, freefly, surfing, etc…
  • CRUZADER DIAMOND: compact and easy to paddle shape for downwind SUPing. In wing foiling it’s ideal for light wind conditions, surfing and downwinders.
  • FLINT: high performance in SUP foiling, really cool for wing foiling because it is simple, stable and efficient. All in one.
  • LANCE: the compact Zuma, with great lateral stability, ideal for beginnings in wing foiling.
  • ZUMA: the easy rigid board for SUP foiling and wing foiling, and with good performance.
  • MOB 2TASTE: three sports in one board: SUP, SUP foiling and wing foiling.
  • HIPE CRUZADER STRAPPED : the inflatable board with 95% of the performance of a rigid board with an ultra specialized shape, for the highest performance in light wind winging.
  • HIPE CRUZADER STRAPLESS: the strapless inflatable board with 95% of the performance of a rigid board with an ultra specialized shape, ideal for light wind winging and chilled out SUP foiling.
  • 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!
  • HIPE PERF: the inflatable board with 95% of the performance of a rigid board, in an easy and efficient shape.
  • HIPE FREE FLY: the best of strapless on an inflatable foil board.
  • HIPE FIRST: the perfect inflatable board to learn wing foiling!

Included equipments

The set of footstraps is offered with the board. Since 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: a 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 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 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.

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).
  • 13 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 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)

How to place and adjust your straps?

 

Pricing

GONG WING FOIL BOARD CRUZADER DIAMOND FSP PRO: 999€

  • 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 1749€ (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.

3 reviews for GONG WING FOIL BOARD CRUZADER DIAMOND FSP PRO

  1. David

    Petit test express de la Cruzader point 5’6 XL 87 litres et de la Cruzader diamond 5’8 80 litres
    Mon profil 55 ans 75 kg navigue 100 % strapless planche unique depuis quasiment 2 ans 4’8 x 21’5 x 60 litres
    Je vais m’équiper d’un deuxième flotteur pour le Ligth wind dans les vagues, prone de façon très occasionnelle et j’imaginais également l’utiliser de temps en temps en sup foil vague et DW, mais je mets un peu de côté cette dernière option.
    Pour les deux sessions j’ai utilisé le même foil 950 cm2 et la même surface 4.5 M2
    Conditions similaire sur les deux sessions
    Vent 10/15 nds, un peu de houle qui permettait d’aller chercher quelques vagues à surfer sur notre banc de sable et plan d’eau un peu remuant ”courant”
    Cruzader diamond 5.8 80 litres
    Stable à genou et passage debout très confort malgré la faible largeur
    Il m’a fallu attraper les risées les plus fortes pour m’arracher de l’eau (13/15 nds peut être un peu moins mais pas certains) la glisse est bonne et facilite le vol précoce
    Pont très agréable avec de bons appuis pour un contrôle max, on se sent en confiance à toutes les allures
    Les touchettes se font en douceur sans ”trop” perturber le run
    Excellente maniabilité dans les vagues de part sa faible largeur. C’était assez petit (hauteur de bassin max) aucune touchette du tail ou du n’ose sur les courbes les plus engagées.
    En fin de session lèvent est complètement tombé, donc retour à la nage. Quand il n’y a plus de vent, y a plus de vent 😁 20 litres de plus m’aurait permis de revenir debout mais sans voler (2/5 nds)
    Cruzader point 5’6 XL 87 litres
    Plus courte plus large et plus volumineuse que la Diamond.
    Pas sûr que le gain en plage basse soit meilleur que la Diamond 5’8. Je dirais équivalent. Le manque de longueur et la largeur en plus pénalise peut être un peu la glisse pour qu’elle surclasse la Diamond au décollage.Attention ça ce joue à rien.
    La stabilité genou est très bonne et le passage debout confortable
    Une fois en vol, les sensations sont un peu différentes mais toujours aussi bonnes.
    Pour résumer. Deux excellentes board pour une utilisation ligth wind et vague petit temps.
    Pour ce que je cherche, je partirai sur un peu plus long, surtout pas plus large et un peu plus volumineux
    Trop tôt pour en tirer une conclusion, mais ce qu’il y a de sûr, ces deux modèles vont faire le bonheur de tous leurs utilisateurs. Juste bien choisir son modèle en fonction du programme souhaité. Faites vous conseiller 😉
    Pour terminer, j’ai pris beaucoup de plaisir sur ces deux modèles que l’on m’a prêté (merci les copains 🤗) et surtout, sur ces deux sessions, il m’aurait été impossible de naviguer en 4.5 M2 avec ma 60 litres. Il ‘aurait fallu ma 5.8 m2.

  2. pascal latry (verified owner)

    Bonsoir a tous, première session ce jour en Diamond 6,3/110ls., histoire de bien finir 2023🎉
    je sors d’une Cruzader 6,3 naviguée depuis plusieurs mois et prise pour le très light, utilisée très fréquemment dans le light,les conditions irregulieres en 5,5 et 4ms jusque 15/18 nds(plus fort,Mint 4,10/65 kgs).
    Déjà le shape est superbeau,☀️légère à la prise en main,la marque progresse fortement d’année en année .Démarrage en 4ms Droid 24 et Veloce 23 XLça glisse, ça glisse,on la sent plus stable à l’arrêt et à la glisse.Une fois en l’air,on oublie la longueur,le volume, maniabilité au top.Je me forçais a retoucher l’eau pour sentir la glisse aquatique de l’engin🏄.je me suis règaaaaalè😁🎉.
    Prochaine étape,tester une petite taille😁
    Bon Ride a tous et bon réveillon .
    Basco

  3. Moritz

    After extensive sessions with the Cruzader Diamond, I can confidently assert that this board is a true standout! Whether you’re into light wind foiling, mastering flat water take-offs, or conquering radical SUP Downwinds, the Cruzader Diamond excels in every condition and discipline.
    One standout feature is the innovative Diamond tail, which significantly enhances stability when not flying. However, once you pick up speed, only the lower part of the pin tail touches the water, delivering exceptional glide. This design allows you to take flight even in minimal wind or speed, especially when paired with a paddle.
    The user-friendly SCS System adds to the overall appeal, saving valuable minutes during board setup. The extra-large boxes prove to be incredibly useful, offering a myriad of options to fine-tune your board for various foiling sports and disciplines. Additionally, the numerous strap inserts provide maximum customization, ensuring optimal performance across all water sports.
    Anticipation builds for my next session on the Cruzader Diamond – a board that truly excels in both design and performance!

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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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