GONG WING FOIL BOARD FLINT FSP PRO

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949,001049,00 Price includes VAT, shipping excluded

The SUP foiling board dedicated to high performance surfing

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949,001049,00 Price includes VAT, shipping excluded

  • Direct sale from shaper to surfer.
  • Quality boards conceived in France
  • Pay in multiple installments or deferred payment 30 days Service available for orders of €150 or more.

Description

Use

The SUP foiling board dedicated to high performance surfing

Presentation

Shaped for wave performance in SUP foiling and freeriding in Winging, the versatility and performance of the Flint have never been pushed this far.

In SUP foiling, this board is designed for high-performance surfing! With a solid skill level, you’ll appreciate its compact design, ideal for tight trajectories, shifts in weight, and efficient pumping. Paddling is made relatively straightforward with its advanced wide point, especially if you opt for a generous volume. The broad tail enables you to tilt the board, utilizing its volume for very early drop-ins. The double concave beneath the nose channels the board, enhancing straight paddling.

Unlike the Cruzader, the goal isn’t flatwater takeoffs, but achieving balance is much more straightforward! Consequently, you drop in at the peak, mimicking traditional surfing. During flight, the board’s impressive maneuverability, achieved through its minimal length, new tail, hull, rails, facets, and double concave, allows for faster and more controlled flights without the fear of significant slowdowns from minor touches or tight turns.

Thanks to the paddle, the board offers a level of maneuverability comparable to a surf foil, providing an enjoyable and responsive feel. This compact board loves executing turns and airs, making it a genuine SUP foil designed for shortboard-style surfing!

In winging, the Flint excels with stability on the water and takes flight effortlessly. Surfing, jumping, cruising, turning – everything is easy with the Flint. Even in the event of a plunge, getting back up isn’t a hassle. It will motivate you to progress and maximize your flight time in all conditions.

Whether executing top-tier moves in SUP foiling or enjoying a laid-back wing session, it’s the versatile foil board that can do it all. A significant advantage for optimizing both budget and space in your quiver. High performance without the drawbacks of a complicated board, both in SUP foiling and winging.

Shape

Outline

With a highly compact and harmonious outline, the new Flint 2024 provides even greater maneuverability in turns and enhanced pumping performance. Its substantial width, coupled with an advanced maximum width, ensures constant stability, making waiting at the peak a breeze.

Rocker

Its rocker is relatively flat for a smoother and easier takeoff while paddling, yet it maintains a good nose kick to prevent nosediving during take-offs and landings.

Hull and rails

The flat hull on the rear ⅔ of the board combined with straighter and sharper rails offers better glide for even easier paddling and less energy-consuming takeoffs.

The double concave under the nose smoothens landings and touchdowns and slightly limits the row effect.

Tail

A very wide faceted diamond tail on the deck allows the Flint to have very significant stability when at a standstill, allowing you to wait for the sets with great comfort. The quiet faceted rails reduce the hull which ends in a square tail and which translates into less bulkiness and more maneuverability. The traditional tail kick adds a final touch of comfort for take offs and in touchdowns.

Nose

The double concave under the nose, combined with the bulb, narrow outline and faceted rails, makes touchdowns completely painless. Instead of slowing down, the Flint will bounce on the water and take flight immediately. It’s truly incredible when landing jumps or for airs in surfing. This lack of punishment encourages attempting tricks and will help you progress.

SCS system + extra long boxes

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

Multiples 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.

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 you need to progress to 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!

3D View

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 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.

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.

 

FOCUS TECHNO

 

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?

This is the board for those who want a high-performance short SUP foiling board, but not complicated (more stable than a Cruzader shorter than 7′ for example).

You must already have a good level of foiling to fully benefit from the Flint because there’s not much room for improvisation when rowing on a 6′ board.

This is typically the board for those who want a do-it-all board, but high performance.

In SUP foiling, you must first of all know how to row straight on a small board. Otherwise you won’t catch any waves. If you know how to fly and row, the rest is easy because it is an undemanding board for its size, physically and technically.

As a wing, the Flint is an accessible board. You don’t need to be a world champ to have fun with the Flint. It is both easy for a beginner and efficient. A 2 in 1 board that will make many people happy by dividing the budget and needed space in the trunk.

In large volumes it is easy, but in small sizes you will need to be in good physical condition.

Why choose the Flint?

The Flint is the compact and high-performance board that works equally well as a wing as a SUP foiling board.

It will give you great stability when at a standstill with its generous outline. And it will take off very early thanks to its tight rocker and the very central positioning of the foil. This very centered placement of the foil and straps in a board with a compact outline gives a lot of stability.

  • In SUP foiling, it is the most radical board in the range. Ideal for short turns, putting on airs and rotations.
  • In wing foiling, it is the balance of a compact and easy board that will seduce you. It has all the advantages of a short board but none of the drawbacks. And it takes off like a breeze.

What size?

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.

You can take a sufficient volume to float, of about your weight + 10 = volume.

  • Example: I weigh 80kg + 10 = 90L to float. Which means that with a 5’6 and 95L I will float, provided I have a good level in SUP foiling. And if I want comfort I will have to add 20 instead of 10 and therefore switch to the 5’8 of 115L.

In wing foiling, you can take it very generously if you are starting out. And if you already have a good level, you will on the contrary go for a volume closer to the limit by following the same rule as in SUP foiling above.

How to choose the size of the board bag for my Wing Foil Board FLINT 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

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 FLINT FSP PRO: from 949€

  • 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 1699€ (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.

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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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