GONG WING NEUTRA UPE ARAMID

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The 100% wave riding / freefly wing, ultra light and ultra responsive in UPE Aramid.

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Description

Limited sale until 28/02/2024 for a delivery at the end of April 2024. These wings are sold exclusively on pre-order.

Use

This is the wing for wave riding enthusiasts seeking lightness, glide, and stability in freefly.

Comfort, a light and ‘discreet’ feeling, and fluidity in the air are the hallmarks of the Neutra UPE Aramid.

The wing is designed for minimalist sessions, without a harness or even straps, to get as close as possible to the freedom sensations of surf / prone foiling.

Introduction

The Neutra UPE Aramid is a wing that combines all the qualities sought after by surfers. It is designed for you to forget about it and focus solely on carves and glide.

The leading edge and strut are made of UPE Aramid, simply the lightest and stiffest material on the market. This revolution by GONG allows us to enhance our shapes and boost our performance, as evidenced by our results in competition.

Whether on long rides or in freefly, it fades into the background. It is highly performant but smooth, with a drift and freefly neutrality that make it completely disappear from your mind. It has been designed for excellent upwind performance, allowing the rider to maximize time surfing and downwind in a session. The goal is 100% wave riding.

The best of wave wings, thanks to the collaborative efforts of our team riders, designers, and engineers with one goal: to offer you excellence in surfing.

BOOM ONLY STRUT

The central batten of the Neutra has evolved compared to its UPE 200 version: it now has a “wasp waist” shape and is boom only.

Our prepreg carbon boom also allows for significant weight savings compared to rigid handles, saving over 200 grams removing two attachment points. We also saved 30 grams thanks to the thinner batten, and every gram counts at this level. In surfing and freefly, this weight savings is essential, keeping the wing perfectly neutral and balanced.

The flex of the strut is close to zero thanks to the carbon boom that absorbs the forces at play. A non-bending strut results in a wing that stays tight, a powerful wing that never flaps and glides perfectly through the air.

Lightness and responsiveness are always prioritized in the Team Series range.

At the front of the boom, there is a pistol grip, providing a steady power that you can adjust as needed, eliminating possible flaps of the wing that slow you down when surfing in offshore wind.

The batten shape and boom angulation are strategically designed to handle the wing instinctively without constantly having to bend the rear arm. In addition to providing balanced traction in the arms, this allows for effortless, maximum power generation, ideal for jumps, for example. It’s also very effective when you’re overpowered: no more feeling of being ripped off your board, the wing remains perfectly controllable to maintain maximum comfort.

UPE ARAMID

Another major evolution of this Neutra lies in the revolutionary material of its inflatable structure. GONG innovated with the material on the Pulse DP, and this is just the beginning!

The UPE Aramid is the lightest and stiffest material on the market. The sensations in hand are simply astonishing. The wing is both one of the stiffest and one of the lightest on the market, providing an entirely new sailing experience, all at an amazing price. It’s simply incredible and perfectly in line with our commitment to offering the best to as many people as possible.

At 85g/m2 (2 times less than Dacron!), this UPE Aramid present on the leading edge and the central batten ensures, in addition to a considerable weight savings (400g on a 5m2), an unparalleled gain in stiffness and reactivity. It’s simple: the wing no longer bends! We control its twisting through the Aramid axis and the design of the shape. Thus, deformations are no longer present.

In addition to its exceptional mechanical properties, this material also has a very low absorption rate. The wing gains very little weight when wet.

Obviously, a superb material without perfect assembly is worthless, and we have worked in infinite detail to ensure the reliability of the technical solutions for its implementation. For this, we have tested all known assemblies on traction machines and innovated with new and exclusive assembly methods at GONG to surpass the standards. Our wings have never been so robust.

Better than gold !!!

REDUCTION OF DIAMETERS

On this Neutra, the diameters of the inflatable structure are very reduced to minimize drag.

This reduction in diameters is more pronounced at the tips to create controlled dynamic twisting in gusts and during pumping. The tips slightly open in gusts and during pumping to maintain a soft feel in the arms for maximum comfort. This parameter brings fluidity to the behavior of the wing, and that’s exactly what we expect from a 100% waveriding wing. Highly performant but capable of fading.

OUTLINE

The outline of the Neutra is sleek, and its moderate aspect ratio is the perfect compromise for increased maneuverability and high efficiency. It goes upwind effectively and allows great fluidity in maneuvers.

The curved leading edge and slightly open tips add smoothness to its entry into the air. The curve of its leading edge allows for a gradual and highly predictable behavior. It’s an intuitive wing that operates smoothly and pivots in a very fluid manner. Everything seems simple and light. Fantastic for waveriding, including rotations, tricks, and, most importantly, surfing!

We avoid sharp angles on the leading edge so as not to catch water when the wing touches the surface—an essential advantage for landings and waveriding. Its segmentation ensures perfect controlled rigidity throughout its span.

DIHEDRAL

The V-shaped dihedral of the Neutra is optimized. It is the perfect balance for maximum precision and control in your hands while maintaining an ultra-maneuverable wing.

On fast tacks, the wing is securely positioned, allowing for serene navigation at high speeds. When sailing with a harness, the wing is stable, and one can appreciate the full power it offers for unlimited acceleration.

The tips are more twisted and dynamically “twistable” than in previous versions, providing a lighter steering feel.

Note: The reduction in diameters does not impact the central rigidity of the Neutra, which remains infallible thanks to UPE Aramid. The wing never folds at the center. It is simply allowed to twist at the tips in case of overload! An important nuance 😉

PROFIL

The draft of the profile of the Neutra is moderate. This wing has excellent upwind performance, allowing for multiple downwind runs in a session.

It maintains an easy takeoff without having to overpower or use an oversized foil. The flexibility of the tips allows for easy and effective pumping with maximum comfort.

 

3D view

 

 

Stock Dimensions

  • 100% Boom Carbon
  • UPE Aramid 85g/m2 Leading edge
  • UPE Aramid 85g/m2 Strut
  • Canopy triple ripstop 54g/m2

Instructions

Innovation is at the core of our products

The Neutra UPE Aramid benefits from the most advanced technology to excel in wave riding:

The UPE Aramid, a true gem of textile technology developed by experts in nautical textiles.

How does it work?

  • The PET film ensures the connection between the elements and waterproofing.
  • The Aramid fibers are arranged at a chosen angle to block the fabric’s extension under load without unnecessarily adding weight to the structure.
  • The thin layer of UPE, lighter than on UPE 200, ensures strength. This tight weave of Dyneema fibers is a veritable shield.

These three laminated layers create a fabric that is both extremely lightweight, highly rigid, and very resistant to tearing.

Our exclusive assembly, tested in the laboratory and by the Pro Team, ensures unparalleled longevity for UPE Aramid.

The whole system is so rigid that 8 PSI gives you the rigidity of a UPE 200 at 15 PSI. It’s truly deformation-resistant.

Less pressure = less stress in the wing = less time spent pumping.

More durability, performance, and lightness: the holy grail. 

The boom with prepreg carbon applied in 4 directions enjoys the most high-end construction on the market to allow optimal rigidity with very low weight. Its oval shape offers an ideal grip which prevents fatigue, reduces the overall diameter of the boom, and increases rigidity. It is also covered with embossed EVA for perfect grip and comfort.

The fixing parts of the boom are designed to cancel out any play and to be completely removable, therefore scalable but above all extremely durable. We made the choice not to use sewn soft plastic whose lifespan is quite poor in the marine environment, under heavy loads and because of UV exposure. We have therefore chosen to make our fixing parts in a rigid plastic heavily loaded with fiberglass to offer them a longer life than those of soft handles.

The boom is screwed onto webbing reinforcements that go around the central batten to distribute the forces over its entire circumference. This system has already proven itself for many years on our wings with soft handles. The assembly sandwiches the strap for maximum strength and does not allow any twisting.

And the ultimate trick: the screwing nut is a standard nut for US foil box. A smart choice to never find yourself helpless 😉

The boom has an ideal opening angle for your wrist and for a pistol grip which allows you to have a new way of gripping the wing which can be extremely useful in maneuvers, in freeflying or simply on land.

In order to protect the wing from rigid parts, we use Kevlar reinforcements, very expensive materials but which offer incomparable abrasion resistance.

Our spinnaker is made of triple Ripstop throughout the canopy. Firstly because the feeling is much more rigid, firmer. Then because it is the best against tearing without affecting the lightness. Three large diameter fibers reinforce the fabric at regular intervals and in two 90° axes. This mesh strengthens the fabric against heavy shocks and tears.

Our freefly handle has been redesigned to provide more control during your extended surfs or during the most committed surf maneuvers. It’s the small details that make all the difference.

Buying guide

For whom?

The Neutra UPE Aramid is designed for riders seeking pure gliding sensations and a wing that “disappears” during surfing and freefly.

It is a wing for those looking for high performance with comfort, not overwhelming the rider even in strong winds. So, the Neutra doesn’t require a gladiator physique 😉 It’s cool.

No specific skill level is required; it’s an easy and versatile wing. Its lightness greatly facilitates various situations.

For what?

An ultra-light wing, highly maneuverable, and perfect for freefly.

Plenty of reasons to choose the Neutra UPE Aramid:

  • Minimalistic sessions, without a harness, and even without straps.
  • Waveriding sessions with a wing that slips off your mind.
  • Comfortable navigation with an ultra-light wing.
  • The pinnacle of performance in complete smoothness.

What size?

Which material ?

The choice of the type of material for the inflatable structure of your wing primarily depends on your program and ambitions.

If you prefer sailing leisurely in freeride during occasional outings, a Dacron inflatable structure will suffice. However, if you enjoy sporty, agile navigation and tricks, don’t hesitate! The UPE Aramid will provide undeniable advantages. The performance gap is significant. It goes faster, higher, and turns incredibly well.

Best quiver choices?

To complete your freefly/waveriding quiver, we recommend:

A wing board: Lethal FSP Pro, Lemon FSP Pro, or Mint FSP Pro
A front wing: Curve*, Fluid*, or Ypra Surf, or S depending on your style and preferences.
A stabilizer: Curve or Fluid H, depending on your front wing.
Mast: HM 85CM or 92CM for very choppy spots.

*Choose between Regular or H version.

With or without a harness?

The Neutra is designed to prioritize harness-free sessions. Its comfort and progressive traction are such that your sessions can be long, even without a harness. If you choose to use a harness, it is easy to move your harness lines up or down the boom to find your sweet spot.

 

Included equipments

The Neutra UPE Aramid is equipped with the most prestigious components in wingfoil:

  • The Boom made of prepreg carbon wrapped around the boom in 4 directions to maximize its rigidity, it is the most high-end technology on the market! Its oval shape offers ideal ergonomics to be able to sail with this powerful wing without paralyzing the forearms.

  • A downwind handle on the leading edge which allows the shocked wing to be manipulated on land as well as on the water. The handle has been reinforced to provide more control during freefly maneuvers.
  • The inflation/deflation valves are directly connected to the hose of the pump (pump not supplied). No more incompatible or lost nozzle!
  • The neoprene valve caps have been pierced to facilitate air evacuation when folding, even closed! And with the valve caps in the neoprene, it prevents damage to the canopy.
  • The micro-slats at the trailing edge are ultra light for considerable weight savings.
  • The wing is always supplied with its repair kit.
  • To comply with sailing regulations, we have integrated a laminated label on the underside, close to the tip, to write down the owner’s personal information: name, first name, telephone number and address.
  • The Neutra UPE Aramid is supplied with a high-end bag whose dimensions will allow you to store the wing easily and without dismantling either the boom or the LDS slats by rolling the wing like a windsurf sail. It’s really practical and space-saving since it’s smaller than your board. The bag is equipped with 2 ventilation hatches that allow your wing to dry even in its bag.
  • A small strap on each wingtip allows you to secure your GoPro leash to a Flymount: everything is planned for!

Pricing

GONG WING NEUTRA UPE ARAMID : from 699€

  • 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 Wing in a surfshop, it would cost 1479€ (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:

  • 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.

 

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.

 

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

You must read the detailed user manual completely before using your wing for the first time.

Be sure to have a full understanding of it. Wings can be dangerous depending on their size and the strength of the wind. You have to check the wind range of your wing so that it corresponds with conditions and your actual skill level.

For the first few sessions, never use your new wing in its high wind range. Use your wing in a secure environment. Take the necessary time to learn how to handle the equipment under optimum safety conditions. Never underestimate the traction power of your wing. Even a beginner’s wing can develop a pulling force of several hundred kilos depending on its size and the strength of the wind. Do not overestimate your abilities. Misuse can cause serious injury or death to the practitioner or others. Do not use your wing at sea in offshore winds. Use your wing equipped with a leash. Be careful to avoid any collision. Be extremely careful if you sail with your wing and a board equipped with a foil. The manufacturer declines all responsibility for damage or damage caused by improper use of the wing or carelessness of the user.

Dry your wing ?

Unless you end your session with a long ride in the sun and land on a pontoon, it’s rather rare to get out of the water with a completely dry wing. ? Note that there is no need to dry your wing if it is to be used regularly in salt water, as the salt protects the materials from mold.

If, however, for transport or storage reasons you want to dry them, you must absolutely avoid hanging the deflated wing by the handle on the leading edge. It’s however very practical but it is the best way to obtain a hernia on the central strut at the junction with the leading edge following the collapse of the bladder inside. The bladders are movable in the strut and the leading edge. So if you hang it up deflated to dry, the bladder can slip, or even crumple, in the strut sleeve.

So ideally, you dry your inflated wing in the shade, and at worst flat or at least with just the inflated central strut.

Find all our How to : Dry your wing

How to inflate your wing?

Inflating your wing while it is still rolled can cause movements and twists of the bladder which will have the effect of deforming the inflated wing or causing hernias. It is therefore essential to fully unfold your wing before inflating it using the inflation valve on the leading edge.

Generalities about the wing

The wing is a machine with an inflatable structure directly in the rider’s hands. Handgrips are used to control its flight and the power delivered.

The wing’s number one advantage is the absence of a mast rig. This allows you to switch from a horizontal windsurf-type traction to a vertical kite-type traction. The best of both worlds can be combined in total freedom.

Much less complicated than a kite and much lighter than a windsurfing sail, the wing lightens you to the zenith and accelerates in front of you.

The wing combines the advantages and moves of these two sports, and it gives even more with all the possibilities linked to neutrality in surfing, and the rotations under the wing and other offsets… the potential of moves is endless.

Ideal when combined with a Foil, it is much more reassuring than a kite and much more manoeuvrable than a windsurf sail.

The wing is by far the simplest support to learn how to foil, far ahead of all other sports. A great way to learn to foil afterwards in other sports.

It is the perfect machine:

  • Compact, it fits in a car and is easy to fly.
  • Lightweight, you can ride your Quiver without having a hard time.
  • You can go in the water anywhere, except in the shorebreak.
  • Very little sensitive to the quality of the wind. If it falls we return quietly.
  • A potential in surfing and tricks almost infinite without a mast rig.
  • High performance for a minimum of constraints.
  • The attraction of novelty, it’s good to change sometimes.
  • No major danger.
  • Smile, smile and smile.

With its glide, you don’t have to overcast to have fun. In gusts of wind, its structure naturally absorbs excess power. The pros will be able to put on a harness to size up and boost performance. But amateurs will also find real relief in the harness. Contrary to popular belief, it’s the Wing that carries your arms, not the other way around. But after two hours without a harness, you have to admit that fatigue is there. Everyone is free to hold on with bare hands or to relieve themselves.

Ideal with a foil, it requires more air than a kite which will always have the advantage of pulling a lot from 4/5 knots. The wing will require between 10 and 15 knots to express itself on a Foil and will remain super easy even in 35 knots, even 50 knots, where the kite often rhymes with big risks.

It is great with a pure wing board, but also with multiple supports such as :

  • SUP foil
  • Surf foil
  • Stand Up Paddle “SUP” (rigid or inflatable)
  • Skate
  • Rollerblade
  • Mountain board
  • Anything that slides on snow
  • Etc.

The advantages of the wing are clearly identified: simplicity, compactness and lightness provide unequalled freedom of movement and ease of use. The wing is ready to fly in 1min chrono: no line to unroll, just two flexible slats to insert in their sheath, a few strokes and off you go.

The technology used to make the wings is very similar to that of our kitesurfing wings, but much stronger. Multiple reinforcements are present on the stress zones according to the different uses.

The shape of the wing is “self-stabilizing”. Don’t imagine orienting it by the force of your wrists like on a boom: it doesn’t work like that. You put your back hand down: the Wing will lay flat above your head. You put it up and the wing goes vertical. Easy! This is called umbrella or screen piloting. It is often said that the beginnings of the Wing are more like pole dancing than windsurfing. Indeed, you almost have to have the back hand vertically under the front hand when you are not flying, to keep the wing as an umbrella. This way you keep it away from the water, and you use its traction with the same angle as a kite to lighten up. So, think pole dance ;-))))))

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