GONG WING NEUTRA

395,00595,00
Price includes VAT, shipping excluded

Waveriding in all its splendour!!

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395,00595,00
Price includes VAT, shipping excluded
  • Direct sale from shaper to surfer.
  • Quality boards conceived in France
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Description

The Neutra is the 100% waveriding wing

Surfing, jumping, linking transitions, this is what the Neutra is made for.

A wing that becomes perfectly neutral in surfing. Lightweight, it makes you forget all about what’s behind you. Its curved leading edge boosts its maneuverability while preserving its smoothness. You can make a series of turns with absolute pure glide.

Its architecture is built to keep the canopy super tight boosts its acceleration and you only have to look at it to understand that this wing is dedicated to high level flights. Its bird profile is magical in the air. It carries super high and really far.

Feel like putting some rotations? Its curved leading edge seems made for that. It concentrates all its hollow and power at your hands on the center strut. The tips are truly free. This shape gives you a feeling of absolute lightness. Really perfect in the moves and especially the rotations.

In hands the Neutra is firm but soft. You just have to slide it in your back while surfing to make it disappear from your mind. Its lightness is mind-blowing.

You want to surf, surf, launch, jump and spin???? This is it!!

 

Shape:

The tips are reduced and at 90°. So, they are further away from the water. It’s a Wing that’s easy to pump and less hooking, which maximizes your success in tricks, even when in contact with water.

The Neutra’s architecture is slender for fluidity. But we have reduced the negative curve on the trailing edge, to maximize the surface area on a given span.

Its hollow section is moderate. With the Neutra we want finesse! But its hyper nervous architecture makes it take off in three dry pumping strokes. The Wing Neutra offers an important high range especially if you groom yourself to jump.

Seen from the front, the Wing Neutra has less V than its sisters. It develops more traction. The de-segmentation of the leading edge in its central portion is a key to this shape. The hollow faces a long seamless section on the leading edge that makes the Neutra hyper rigid. Characteristics doubled by our double layer reinforcement in this section!

 

Equipments:

  • The Neutra has only four handles: a considerable weight saving! Ideally placed, you will always be comfortable to pilot your Wing. And they are rigid enough to offer a good grip but soft enough not to damage your Board, break, or ruin your hands.
  • Two fiberglass micro slats to stabilize the trailing edge when you sheet hard. It’s super light and strong.
  • The window greatly reduces the risk of collision. Around the edges, you’ll often be too busy to look through, but when attacking a leeward maneuver, the window saves you from having to slow down by lifting the Wing, or head down. A quick glance and you can attack full bore without risk of collision. Our window PVC is super strong, and their surface is reduced to save weight.
  • In the series of little tricks that change everything: the double valve. The big fast
    inflation/deflation valve on the leading edge is doubled on the slat for immediate deflation and storage. Still a one-pump system, it inflates through the leading edge in a matter of seconds. Then open the two large valves to deflate everything instantly.

 

Construction:

It benefits from the strongest construction on the market with its double thickness leading edge center segments, triple Ripstop Teijin T9669 spinnaker, drop reinforcements, thick 0.1mm TPU struts, Dacron DP175LL skeleton, handle reinforcement straps, and reinforced seams.

This is the opposite of the basic Wing technology of low cost brands. Our low prices can only be explained by the absence of intermediaries. Our Wings are built according to the rules of the art, to last and accept the normal constraints of this new sport.

At GONG our Wings are the highest quality and if you should have the misfortune to break them, they can be repaired from A to Z with the components we keep in stock for your favourite repairer.

 

Your benefits are clear:

1. An efficient shape created by one of the leaders in the world of Wings.
2. A design at the forefront of R&D and ahead of its time.
3. A construction proven on thousands of Wings.
4. The “Full Options” finish of the inflatable.
5. A light, strong Wing with the best rigidity on the market!!!
6. An incredible price that can only be explained by our direct relationship with you.
7. Simple maintenance and easy repairs because we have all components in stock.

Shape

The tips are reduced and at 90°. So, they are further away from the water. It’s a Wing that’s easy to pump and less hooking, which maximizes your success in tricks, even when in contact with water.

The Neutra’s architecture is slender for fluidity. But we have reduced the negative curve on the trailing edge, to maximize the surface area on a given span.

Its hollow section is moderate. With the Neutra we want finesse! But its hyper nervous architecture makes it take off in three dry pumping strokes. The Wing Neutra offers an important high range especially if you groom yourself to jump.

Seen from the front, the Wing Neutra has less V than its sisters. It develops more traction. The de-segmentation of the leading edge in its central portion is a key to this shape. The hollow faces a long seamless section on the leading edge that makes the Neutra hyper rigid. Characteristics doubled by our double layer reinforcement in this section!

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It benefits from the strongest construction on the market with its double thickness leading edge center segments, triple Ripstop Teijin T9669 spinnaker, drop reinforcements, thick 0.1mm TPU struts, Dacron DP175LL skeleton, handle reinforcement straps, and reinforced seams.

This is the opposite of the basic Wing technology of low cost brands. Our low prices can only be explained by the absence of intermediaries. Our Wings are built according to the rules of the art, to last and accept the normal constraints of this new sport.

At GONG our Wings are the highest quality and if you should have the misfortune to break them, they can be repaired from A to Z with the components we keep in stock for your favourite repairer.

 

Your benefits are clear:

1. An efficient shape created by one of the leaders in the world of Wings.
2. A design at the forefront of R&D and ahead of its time.
3. A construction proven on thousands of Wings.
4. The “Full Options” finish of the inflatable.
5. A light, strong Wing with the best rigidity on the market!!!
6. An incredible price that can only be explained by our direct relationship with you.
7. Simple maintenance and easy repairs because we have all components in stock.

Buying guide

For whom?

Whatever your level, the Neutra is accessible. It allows the most technical maneuvers but it is not technical. You want to surf: it is the perfect wing.

For what?

The Waveriding program traditionally brings together three aspects: a first edge where you jump, a transition maneuver, a surfing edge, a transition maneuver, and you start again and again?
Our Neutra is exactly made for these three areas.

Of course, she is crazy in Downwind for her surfing performance.

What size?

  • The 2m² is dedicated to very strong wind (45 knots), and/or ideal for land (skate).
  • The 3m² is dedicated to strong wind (35 knots), and/or ideal for land (skate).
  • The 4m² is top from 20 to 35 knots. Ultra maneuverable, a must.
  • The 5m² is great from 15nds to 25nds. It’s the key size that is used all the time.
  • The 6m² is great from 15nds to 25nds. This is the key size for heavier people.

Don’t overestimate the power of the wing. The ambient blah blah consists in making you believe that you will have fun with a 4m² in 12nds, even 8nds… It is really just BS that aims to make you crack on a cheaper wing and make you believe that this sport is magic.

The reality is that an 85kg wing needs 20 knots in 5m² to fly at the beginning. After about 15 sessions, it will fly at 15 knots in 5m². And if it is sporty it will pump hard and take off at 12 knots in 5m² to go from soft to 8 knots. All this can be learned and requires water time.

Best Quiver choices?

The Wing Neutra works with everything but especially with a compact and light board. Obviously, it will be more in phase with a foil dedicated to performance, in 85cm or 100cm for example.

You can (should) add to this combo a SUP for windless days, and surely a board dedicated to surfing. But if you’re heading towards the wing, you may already have these toys in the garage 😉

Which Leash ?

Take a 5′ to 6′ Wing Leash in light wind and a 10′ Leash in strong wind. Preferably a model dedicated to the wing and of telephone type. A short leash allows you to resume the wing quickly.
A long leash protects the wing from the foil falling into the canvas by letting it go further.
Check its condition before each session and change it every year. This is your lifejacket.
Don’t let your wing flap in the wind at the end of the Leash, it is not unbreakable! Also in waves, do not hold your wing by the Leash, it will explode or you will hurt yourself.

Harness or Harness free?

Riding without a harness is sexy because it makes you feel free and it’s stlyin’. You can move in all directions, it’s really nice.

On the other hand, it is necessary to use less canvas to avoid having your arms extended. This means having to pump often to take off.

All our Wings 2021 have harness line attachments. So, you have the choice.

So, if on the other hand you like to ride with more canvas, the use of a harness is almost mandatory if you don’t want to do sessions bridled at one o’clock. In this case, the installation of harness lines is super simple, (see our tutorials on the forum). We advise you to use a harness that is as stiff and as soft as possible, with a windsurfing type hook.

Tips of 24 to 28cm of distance between the batten and the V-shaped hollow will be perfect. Use a small diameter rope and a thin sheath because the ends of the rope are heavy and rigid, and therefore dangerous for turns and other tricks.

So, it’s up to you to see if sensation and aesthetics prevail over performance. But it is a safe bet that soon all riders will have harnesses because the evolution will go towards more powerful Wings and more performance.

Wishbone or Handles?

We have tried everything, in every conceivable combination. The Wish is great but is not at all suitable for a beginner public who needs a light Wing.
With a Wish, he’ll hit the Board and damage it, as well as hit themselves in the shoulders for nothing. And it’s as hard to transport as it is to install.

In 2021 we reduced the number of handles to a minimum and saved almost a kilogram per Wing.

The choice is therefore four ideally placed handles:

  • One for handling and surfing on the leading edge.
  • One front hand grip on the batten.
  • A space to put a piece of harness between the front and rear handles.
  • A low power rear handle and tricks on the center strut.
  • A full power rear handle on the center strut.

Full Window or Canopy?

wings without windows are cheaper, lighter and easier to store.
wings with windows are safer, stiffer and more responsive.

For committed jibes, a wing with a window is a must because safety comes before the few grams you could gain. It is not used to admire the landscape: it is used to see a silhouette to abort a dangerous curve that would cause a collision.

With Battens or without?

In Waveriding, you need light wings. So, your Wing Neutra 2021 does not have full fiber battens. Just 2 small anti-flap battens.

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

Included equipments

  • The Neutra has only four handles: a considerable weight saving! Ideally placed, you will always be comfortable to pilot your Wing. And they are rigid enough to offer a good grip but soft enough not to damage your Board, break, or ruin your hands.
  • Two fiberglass micro slats to stabilize the trailing edge when you sheet hard. It’s super light and strong.
  • The window greatly reduces the risk of collision. Around the edges, you’ll often be too busy to look through, but when attacking a leeward maneuver, the window saves you from having to slow down by lifting the Wing, or head down. A quick glance and you can attack full bore without risk of collision. Our window PVC is super strong, and their surface is reduced to save weight.
  • In the series of little tricks that change everything: the double valve. The big fast
    inflation/deflation valve on the leading edge is doubled on the slat for immediate deflation and storage. Still a one-pump system, it inflates through the leading edge in a matter of seconds. Then open the two large valves to deflate everything instantly.
  • High quality Wing bag, with thick foam padding and large U shaped opening for no-hassle packing.
  • Repair kit.

Pricing

GONG WING NEUTRA: from 395€ 

  • 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 1029€ (taking into account traditional margins that we should offer to distributers and stores).

Shipping

Availability:

The dates of availability of all our products are written on each product page, in the size and colour of the product concerned.

These dates are valid at the moment you consult the site and/or place an order. It is possible that this product may be ordered a few seconds after your consultation. It then becomes unavailable. If you have placed an order, this change does not concern you: the product you order is still available on the date indicated at the time of your order.

We sell several thousand products per week. The stocks are therefore very evolutionary. But our management always shows you the real availability live.

If it’s available online: it’s available 😉

 

Pre-order:

Some articles are proposed in pre-order during their routing to our premises. You can buy this article which will arrive at our place in a few weeks. This method avoids the fair to grab upon receipt of the lot and the disappointed ones who would not order within the hour.

Upon receipt, we will ship it to you as a regular order.

The times indicated on the pre-orders are 95% reliable. First of all, because we only pre-sell finished products that are arriving to us after Customs, and therefore shipped right after. And also, because we add decent margins with concern to the dates announced by the shipping companies or railways.

However, a Worker Strike, a breakdown, an overbooking, can unfortunately happen. In the case of a delay, you will be notified by email (check your spam). It is generally less than a week and totally independent of our good will.

As soon as we receive the container in La Baule, we ship your order within three working days. Then the carrier takes over: delivery time and tracking numbers are under their responsibility.

It is possible that the date displayed on the online for the pre-order of the item you have ordered and paid for may change for two reasons:

  1. All quantities of the batch are sold (most common reason). In this case, orders placed for the first container will be delivered as scheduled.
  2. The container is late and we have to shift the date by a few days. (Strikes, breakdowns, overbooking, can unfortunately happen). You will be notified by email.

We never change the delivery dates of a container without notifying customers.

 

Delays:

The dates that we announce are shipping deadlines, which GONG has in stock and available here physically.

We usually give a shipping time within 3 days, but in most cases, we ship within 24/48 hours. Normally morning orders leave in the afternoon for example.

Then the transport service takes over. The variables are then important between the customer being delivered to France (very fast) or Bulgaria (a good week) or to a forwarding agent or to Asia or the USA… You understand that each location has its own type of delay.

We work with serious and well-known carriers. They do their utmost to make you happy even if a snafu can happen. In any case, we are there to make things easier and to arrange our customers.

 

Shipping Fees: 

Contrary to others, we do not hide shipping costs in the price of our products. At GONG everyone knows exactly what he pays. The transport is charged at its strictest value, and the person who comes to pick up his products does not pay hidden transport fees.

Shipping costs are calculated according to the weight and volume of each package, and your delivery address. To this is added a labour time of order preparation.

The invoicing of the shipping costs is identical in continental France and in the bordering European countries. A surcharge is automatically invoiced for deliveries to the most distant European countries and all European islands.

For a shipment in French overseas departments and territories or outside Europe, our logistics department will contact you before the payment stage to give you an estimate of the shipping costs. You will be able to accept this estimate and pay your order, or refuse it and cancel your order.

 

Any questions:

We answer you within 24 hours by email. But 95% of your questions are answered on the site. Try to use our contact form which will guide you to all these answers.

Don’t forget to read the Forum, where thousands of users exchange information and experiences.

In any case, don’t panic. If you don’t get an answer during the weekend, it’s normal: the team is resting 😉

We are passionate and professional in our job. Our only goal is to make you happy, as much as possible 😉

 

Tracking of your parcels :

The tracking of deliveries is directly ensured by the carriers to whom we have entrusted your parcels. They will contact you by email or SMS to allow you to choose the delivery methods and to follow the route of your package.

If you ask us for this tracking, we will have to do as you do: we will go see on the carrier’s app because they are the ones who manage and are responsible for this job.

 

Delivery:

We collaborate with the best transport providers to deliver you everywhere in Europe and in the world in very short delays.

We have chosen them for their quality of service and their respect of deadlines. 80% of your orders reach their destination in less than 48 hours of processing in metropolitan and continental France.

For Europe, the delays vary from 3 to 6 days depending on the country of destination.

For the rest of the world, delays can be up to 15 days.

Please note that the transport time is added to the preparation/shipping time. Two companies work on your order (GONG and the carrier). Each one controls its activity and commits itself to optimize its delays so that you are delivered as soon as possible, in good condition and at a reasonable price.

 

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.

7 reviews for GONG WING NEUTRA

  1. François

    “J’ai eu l’occasion de sortir de ma zone de confort en wing 😉 J’arrive sur le spot et je me rends compte que je me suis trompé de sac. Je lis bien 3 mètres Neutra… Et il y a 15/17 nds. J’hésite sérieusement. Je suis très déçu sur le coup. Un pote me motive en me disant qu’après tout, si ça ne le fait pas, je risque juste de rentrer énervé.

    Ok t’as raison, c’est parti mon kiki ! Avec Neutra 3m, Lethal 5’1, Fluid XL de 1500 et Stab Fluid 43. Le vent est de 15/17 nœuds pendant les 3/4 de la session puis aux alentours des 16/20 sur la fin. J’ai finalement volé toute la session… J’étais littéralement impressionné en fait.

    On crée du vent apparent en pompant avec ailes, bras et jambes compris… ça avance même très bien et ça cape. Il m’aura fallu 17 nœuds pour décoller.
    Et le combo 3m / Fluid XL est vraiment top. Ca glisse et du coup la 3m s’oublie complètement dans les surfs de bumps. Elle ne prend pas le vent, elle ne me freine pas dans les courbes.

    Vraiment une bonne session, je suis heureux d’avoir essayé et me prouve bien qu’il ne faut pas écouter les idées reçues. Il faut dans tous les cas tester par soi-même et en tirer les conclusions. Une vraie réussite cette session et j’en sors conquis et surpris à la fois, surtout pour mes 86 kg du moment. A refaire même si c’est plus exigeant physiquement.”


    “I had the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone with a wing 😉 I arrived at the spot and realized that I got the wrong bag. My bag read “3 meters Neutra” 😉 … And there’s only 15/17 knots. I did seriously hesitate for a while. I was very disappointed at the time. A friend motivated me by telling me that after all, if it doesn’t work out, the worst that could happen is to be pissed off.

    Ok you’re right, let’s go! With Neutra 3m, Lethal 5’1, Fluid XL 1500 and stab Fluid 43. The wind was blowing at 15/17 knots for 3/4 of the session then at about 16/20 at the end. At the end of the day I flew for the whole session… I was super impressed.

    Apparent wind was created by pumping with the wings : arms and legs… I was even picking up a very good speed and heading upwind very well. It took me 17 knots to take off.
    And the 3m / Fluid XL combo is really great. It glides and suddenly the 3m is completely forgotten when surfing the wave bumps. It does not take the wind, it does not brake me in the curves.

    Really good session, I’m happy to have given it a try and prove to myself that you shouldn’t listen to preconceived ideas. In any case, you have to test for yourself and draw your own conclusions. This session was a real success and I left the spot convinced and surprised at the same time, especially for my 86 kg. To be repeated even if it’s physically more demanding! ”

  2. François

    Voici une Wing qui fait exactement ce qu’on lui demande : elle est très stable en position neutre et puissante en navigation afin de bien remonter au vent.
    Les extrémités des boudins sont fins, ce qui rend les touchettes presque indolores. La forme globale de la wing lui permet vraiment de tenir toute seule en position neutre sans aucun effort. En 5m² c’est vraiment appréciable. En 3m² c’est un véritable jouet. Il m’est arrivé de la lâcher en surfant la houle : elle a volé toute seule au bout du leash !
    Les mini-lattes permettent à la toile de spi de ne presque jamais flapper.

    En gonflant au “toc” et au “T” du boudin qui se plie légèrement, c’est nickel. Ça donne toute la puissance nécessaire pour pomper au démarrage et bien remonter au vent ensuite. Qui plus est j’ai l’impression qu’elle absorbe bien les rafales : grâce à sa maniabilité et sa légèreté on la met facilement à 45°.

    Bref, on ne se fait pas arracher les bras dans les inévitables moments où on est surtoilé (rafales, vent qui monte…).

    Les petites fenêtres sont pour moi le meilleur compromis vis-à-vis de la légèreté. En bougeant un peu la wing on a une bonne vision de ce qui se passe à côté de nous, surtout si on a déjà une idée de la position du rider/pote qui nous accompagne. C’est toujours beaucoup plus simple que de soulever la wing et ça permet de ne pas perdre de vitesse.
    Avec la Neutra, GONG nous a concocté un best-seller dont le succès est amplement mérité.


    Here’s a wing that does exactly what is asked of it: it is very stable in a neutral position and powerful when heading upwind.

    The ends of the struts are thin, which makes the touches with the water almost painless. The overall shape of the wing really allows it to stand on its own in a neutral position without any effort. In 5m² it is really appreciable. In 3m² it is a real toy. I let go of it while surfing the swell: it flew on its own at the end of the leash!
    The mini-battens allow the spinnaker fabric to hardly ever flap.

    By inflating with the “knock” sound and the “T” of the leading edge which bends slightly, it is perfect. It gives you all the power you need to pump to get started and then go upwind. What’s more, I have the impression that it absorbs gusts well: thanks to its maneuverability and lightness, it can easily be set at 45 °.

    In short, we do not have our arms torn off in the inevitable moments when we are overpowered (gusts, rising wind …).

    Small windows are for me the best compromise when it comes to lightness. By moving the wing a little, we have a good vision of what is happening next to us, especially if we already have an idea of ​​the position of the rider / buddy who is accompanying us. It’s always a lot easier than lifting the wing and it keeps you up to speed.
    With Neutra, GONG has concocted a bestseller for us, the success of which is well deserved.

  3. Pascal

    Comme prévu, gros carton ce jour avec un vent établi à pratiquement 30 nds, et des bonnes rafales montant l’anémomètre à 35. L’occasion rêvée pour tester cette Neutra 2m².
    Pour cette première je me suis rabattu sur un plan d’eau intérieur, de toute façon la mer était trop galère pour moi.
    Sur ce test, Mint 4’6 avec une aile avant de 1100 cm² et le mât carbone 85.

    Déjà au déballage et gonflage, le smile au visage, impression de jouet dans les mains. Sur le sable quand on borde, il y a du power, zou à l’eau !
    L’aile est très stable, pas l’impression de on/off dans les molles à 28/30 nds. On borde et les chevaux arrivent. Le top bien sûr est la manipulation, transitions, jibes…etc. Elle est ludique à souhait, on a vraiment envie de jouer avec.

    Pour conclure c’est une bonne aile de baston que je peux sortir à 28/30 nœuds établis (pour mes 63/64 kgs).
    Je la conseille si des petits gabarits veulent aller dans le vent fort. Attention la surface ne fait pas tout. Ces conditions demandent un minimum de technique. Prudence !
    Merci au Boss d’avoir finalement décidé de sortir cette 2m² !


    As expected, big conditions today with a wind established at almost 30 knots, and good gusts raising the anemometer to 35. The perfect opportunity to test this 2m² Neutra.
    For this first I went back to an inland waterway, the sea was too much for me anyway.
    In this test, I was riding a Mint 4’6 with a front wing of 1100 cm² and the carbon 85 mast.

    When unpacking and inflating, I already had a smile on the face, having the impression of a toy in my hands. When sheeting in on the sand there’s power. Time to hit the water.
    The wing is very stable, no feeling of on/off in the wind holes. You sheet in and the horsepower is there. The best part of course is handling, transitions, jibes … etc. It is as playful as you want, you really want to play with it.

    To conclude, it’s a good wing for strong conditions that I can use at 28/30 knots (for my 63/64 kgs).
    I recommend it if small riders want to go in strong winds. Be careful, the surface is not everything, these conditions require a minimum of technique. Be careful.
    Thanks to the Boss for finally deciding to release this 2 m²!

  4. François Couret

    Voici une Wing qui fait exactement ce qu’on lui demande: elle est très stable au neutre et puissante en navigation afin de bien remonter au vent.

    Le shape est très bien travaillé: les extrémités des boudins sont fins, ce qui rend les touchettes presque indolores. La forme globale de la wing lui permet vraiment de tenir toute seule au neutre sans aucun effort. En 5m² c’est vraiment appréciable. En 3m²… c’est un véritable jouet. Il m’est arrivé de la lâcher en surfant la houle: elle a volé toute seule au bout du leash!
    Les mini-lattes permettent à la toile de spi de ne presque jamais flapper.

    La rigidité est au rendez-vous: en gonflant au “toc” et au “T” du boudin qui se plie légèrement, c’est nickel. Ca donne toute la puissance nécessaire pour pomper au démarrage et bien remonter au vent ensuite. Qui plus est j’ai l’impression qu’elle absorbe bien les rafales: grâce à sa maniabilité et sa légèreté on la met facilement à 45°. Bref on ne se fait pas arracher les bras dans les inévitables moments où on est surtoilé (rafales, vent qui monte…)

    D’un point de vue sécurité, les petites fenêtres sont pour moi le meilleur compromis vis à vis de la légèreté. En bougeant un peu la wing on a une bonne vision de ce qui se passe à côté de nous, surtout si on a déjà une idée de la position du rider/pote qui nous accompagne. C’est toujours beaucoup plus simple que de soulever la wing et ça permet de ne pas perdre de vitesse.

    Avec la Neutra, Gong nous a concocté un best-seller dont le succès est amplement mérité.

  5. NICOLAS TEBOUL (verified owner)

    Top top top! Navigué avec la neutra 5m, j’ai été bluffé par sa stabilité, nervosité, tenue dans les rafales, compacité aux tops qui ne touchent jamais l’eau, neutre au surf…que dire? Une vraie réussite, perso venant des voiles à wish (6 et 4 echo) je retrouve autant de nervosité mais nettement plus de stabilité et légèreté !! Même en approche en la tenant pour franchir les vagues elle vole tranquillement au dessus des vagues sans guidonner. Bravo à toute l’équipe gong!!
    Nico. Lemon 5′, curve LT (génial ) et bientôt tout le quiver en neutra!!

  6. Matthieu Philippe

    GONG frappe fort, très fort.

    J’ai gonflé à 6/7 sur mon manomètre et l’aile est d’une rigidité exemplaire. Le profil ne bronche pas. Plus de soucis à se demander si l’aile est assez ou trop gonflée, à la louche, ce sera toujours assez. Sa tenue est irréprochable.

    On fait un gros gros pas en avant. J’imagine que la stabilité d’une board vient de son volume couplé à un shape adapté, la légèreté de l’aile vient de son poids couplé à un profil finement étudié. Il y a un monde avec la Pulse 2020 (qui reste une wing très efficace mais bien plus lourde, c’est flagrant)

    Du coup, pour moi qui passe mon temps à surfer de la houle de vent en conditions onshore, et donc à faire déventer ma wing, elle tient nettement mieux en l’air.

    Rien de neuf sous le soleil, c’est clairement expliqué dans sa fiche descriptive : l’aile est ultra stable en navigation, comme en drapeau.

    Elle supporte le bout de harnais et respire mieux que ma Pulse 2020 pour qui le harnais représentait seulement un plus dans la plage haute, mais était contre productif en plage basse à moyenne. Avec la Neutra le harnais n’étouffe pas la wing qui délivre ensuite tout ce qu’elle a dans le ventre sans arracher les bras.

    Elle a gagné en compacité, là ou parfois les pointes touchaient l’eau quand on baissait la garde ou dans un pumping désordonné. C’est devenu anecdotique.
    Je vais être obligé de partir sur la prochaine fournée en 4… BRAVO !


    “GONG hits hard, very hard.

    I inflated to 6/7psi on my manometer and the wing is exceptionally rigid: The profile does not flinch. No more worrying about wondering if the wing is inflated enough or too much, it will always be enough. The profile is impeccable.

    We take a big big step forward. I imagine that just as the stability of a board comes from its volume coupled with an adapted shape, the lightness of the wing comes from its weight coupled with a finely-tuned profile. There is a world of difference with the 2020 Pulse (which remains a very efficient wing but much heavier and it is obvious).

    So, for me who spends essentially time surfing wind swells in onshore conditions, and therefore putting my wing in neutral position a lot, it holds up much better in the air.

    Nothing new under the sun, it is clearly explained in its description: the wing is ultra stable in navigation, as in neutral position.

    It supports the harness lines and breathes better than my 2020 Pulse for which the harness only represented a plus in the high range, but was counterproductive in the low to medium range. With the Neutra, the harness does not choke the wing which then delivers everything it has in its stomach without tearing the arms.

    It’s more compact, where sometimes the tips touched the water when we lowered our guard or in a messy pumping, it has become anecdotal.
    Looking forward to testing the 4m in the next session… BRAVO!”

  7. François Cholet

    Belle matinée en perspective, le soleil est à peu près de la partie, mais on sentait bien la présence de grains en approche. Direction le spot rejoindre les copains, le vent est bien là.
    Nous allons avoir 20/30nds le matin puis 15/25 l’après-midi. La houle est encore présente, et les conditions vont donc être parfaites pour tester cette si belle Neutra 🙏😋.

    Aile avant LT sous les pieds avec mon stab kite, c’est parti en 4m ! La plage basse est vraiment exemplaire…ça décolle tout seul dans 20 nds en LT pour mes 86kg… La remontée au vent est bluffante, la vitesse également, que du bon. On peut vraiment tenir la Wing à la verticale pour aller vite, elle ne bronche pas, elle est très stable, très équilibrée.
    La position des poignées est vraiment parfaite, dans les grains j’ai même pû tester la position numéro 2 pour la main arrière (low power) et c’est là aussi très équilibré, limite comme si j’avais la main arrière en guise de harnais et que je pouvais quasiment lâcher la main avant…top ! Le confort est donc de mise avec cette Neutra !
    Dans les jibes, la Wing est très réactive, très légère. Parfait pour tourner court face à la vague qui arrive devant moi. Je pars au surf, aile au neutre… Sensation de stabilité immédiate et ça sera le cas tout au long de ma session avec la 4 et la 5.

    À aucun moment de la session la Wing ne s’est retournée pendant la phase de surf…
    Et j’ai souvent connu ça avec d’autres Wings que l’on me prêtait par exemple… Ce n’était pas si dérangeant que ça mais je préfère franchement avoir une Wing qui reste dans sa position initiale.

    Le spi flappe par moment, selon la position de l’aile pendant le surf, mais franchement cela ne gêne pas du tout la stabilité de l’aile, c’est juste que ça fait un peu de bruit. Un point clé également qui est très positif sur cette Neutra, et qui n’était pas le cas sur la Pulse 2020 par exemple, c’est que dans les vagues, la position de la poignée sur le bord d’attaque, mais surtout sa ” flexibilité”, font que même après 4h de surf, tu as la main qui ne saigne pas et qui n’aura jamais frotté le boudin pendant la session. Et ça c’est du régal!

    La session se répétera en 5m, tout aussi agréable qu’avec la 4m, exactement le même comportement, et ce même sous les grains… La position des poignées est idéale.
    Je ne vous cache pas qu’après 2h en 4 m, prendre une 5 est un peu déroutant au départ… La 4 est un vrai jouet, la 5 un peu plus pataude mais c’est logique… J’aurais fait que de la 5 je n’aurais pas ce sentiment.
    Bref je suis complètement conquis par cette Wing, et je lui mets une très bonne note sur tous les tableaux. La fin de session est tout aussi remarquable lorsque tu dois te dépêcher pour rentrer chez toi… La valve de gonflage sur la latte centrale est jouissive 😁… Tu comptes jusqu’à 10 et tu peux déjà remballer, quel bonheur !!


    It all started with a beautiful morning, the sun was coming out, but we could feel stormy weather approaching. I headed for the spot to join my friends, the wind was there. We had 20/30 in the morning and then 15/25 in the afternoon. The swell was still present, and the conditions were therefore perfect to test this beautiful Neutra.

    LT front wing underfoot with my stab kite, and off I was with the 4m! The low end is really exemplary … it takes off super easily in 20 knots LT for my 86kg … The upwind performance is bluffing, as is the speed. You can really hold the Wing vertically to go fast, it doesn’t flinch, it’s very stable, very balanced. The position of the handles is really perfect, in the gusts I was even able to test position number 2 for the rear hand (low power) and it is also very balanced, almost as if I had the rear hand as a harness and that I could let go of my hand before … just great! Comfort is therefore amazing with this Neutra! In the jibes, the Wing is very responsive, very light. Perfect for going for snappy turns on the wave heading towards me. While surfing I put the Wing in neutral… Immediate feeling of stability and that will be the case throughout my session with the 4 and 5.

    At no time during the session did the Wing turn over during the surf phase … And I have often known that with other wings that were lent to me for example … It was not that disturbing but I frankly prefer to have a wing that stays in its initial position.

    The spinnaker flaps at times, depending on the position of the kite during the surf, but frankly it does not affect the stability of the Wing at all, it only makes a little noise. A key point also which is very positive on this Neutra, and which was not the case on the Pulse 2020 for example, is that in waves, the position of the handle on the leading edge, but especially its “flexibility” means that even after 4 hours of surfing, your hand does not bleed and will never have rubbed on the leading edge during the session. And that’s a treat!

    The session will be repeated in 5m, just as pleasant as with the 4m, exactly the same behavior, even in the bad gusts… The position of the handles is ideal. I won’t hide from you that after 2 hours in 4 m, taking a 5 is a bit confusing at the start … The 4 is a real toy, the 5 a little less handy but it makes sense. If I had started the session on the 5 I would not have had this feeling. In short, I am completely won over by this Wing, and I give it a very good rating on all counts. The end of the session is just as remarkable, when you have to hurry to get home… The inflation valve on the central strut is enjoyable … You count to 10 and you can already repack, awesome !!!

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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 :

  • SUPfoil
  • Surfoil
  • 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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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.