GONG WING PLUS

399,00599,00
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Light Wing for the fastest progression.

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399,00599,00
Price includes VAT, shipping excluded
  • Direct sale from shaper to surfer.
  • Quality boards conceived in France
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Description

The Wing Plus is perfect to progress fast.

When you are a beginner, you need a light Wing with a wide range of use. We have made the GONG 2021 Wings considerably lighter with almost 1kg less weight. And the Wing Plus 2021 has been refashioned with excellent power.

As soon as you take it in hand, you feel a light and tolerant Wing, but also reactive enough to encourage your progress. All you have to do now is multiply your flying hours.

This new Wing, redesigned from top to bottom on the basis of all your feedback, is radically different from the 2020. Much more power through the low range; less wingspan and therefore less touching the water ; much lighter which means less fatigue.

 

Shape:

Its hollow section is the most pronounced in the range after the SuperPower. Perfect for taking off early and facilitating frequent re-starts when starting out. What could be better than flying with two pumping strokes! From the lightest to the strongest wind, the Wing Plus offers a huge but lighter range.

Seen from the front, the Wing Plus has a little more V than its sisters. This makes it easier to fly. It has less tendency to straighten up, and therefore to touch the water, than high performance kites for those who have this attitude it brings more traction. With the Plus, you want simplicity to build up your arms step by step without getting them ripped off, nor having your tips constantly touching the water.

Its tips have been redesigned. First of all, the architecture of the Plus is bulkier to reduce the wingspan. We also have less curve on the leading edge, to have a maximum surface on this given wingspan. Finally, the ears have lost 10° of angle to come almost at 90°. They are also slightly advanced. So, they are further from the water in the three axes. This is for sure an easier Wing and creates less traps for beginners.

 

Equipments:

The window considerably reduces the risk of collision. For us this is fundamental. Certainly, at the beginning you will surely be too busy trying to control everything to see through, but soon it will be the safety ally of your jibes. And our window PVC is super strong, no stress.

In the series of small changes that change everything: the big fast inflation/deflation valve on the leading edge is doubled on the slat for immediate deflation and storage. Still in one pump mode, you inflate through the leading edge in seconds. Then open the two large valves to deflate everything instantly.

The Plus 2021 has four handles that are stiff enough to provide a good grip but soft enough not to damage your Board, or break, or ruin your hands. Four handles mean considerable weight loss.

 

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

Its hollow section is the most pronounced in the range after the SuperPower. Perfect for taking off early and facilitating frequent re-starts when starting out. What could be better than flying with two pumping strokes! From the lightest to the strongest wind, the Wing Plus offers a huge but lighter range.

Seen from the front, the Wing Plus has a little more V than its sisters. This makes it easier to fly. It has less tendency to straighten up, and therefore to touch the water, than high performance kites for those who have this attitude it brings more traction. With the Plus, you want simplicity to build up your arms step by step without getting them ripped off, nor having your tips constantly touching the water.

Its tips have been redesigned. First of all, the architecture of the Plus is bulkier to reduce the wingspan. We also have less curve on the leading edge, to have a maximum surface on this given wingspan. Finally, the ears have lost 10° of angle to come almost at 90°. They are also slightly advanced. So, they are further from the water in the three axes. This is for sure an easier Wing and creates less traps for beginners.

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Innovation is at the core of our products


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?

Designed for beginners, the Wing Plus is really perfect to discover this sport and progress quickly.

 

For what?

Clearly its role is to facilitate your first year of Wing.

Light, powerful, easy, it has all the qualities to bring you to a good level.

 

What size?

When you start, in 99% of the cases you start in 5m2. Its ideal range is from 15 knots to 25 knots. Once in flight with a gust at 15 knots, you will easily pass the soft at 12 knots.

  • The 3m2 is dedicated to strong wind (35 knots), and/or ideal for children and land (skate).
  • The 4m2 is top from 20 to 35 knots. Fast and ultra-light, a must.
  • The 5m2 is great from 15nds to 25nds. It’s the key size that is used all the time.
  • The 7m2 is awesome from 10nds to 18nds. The power background is delectable in the light.

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 Plus goes perfectly with a Hipe or a Zuma and our Allvator Aluminum Foil. It’s the magic combo.

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 window are safer, stiffer and more responsive.

For committed jibes, a Wing with 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?

Beginners want light Wings, and they’re right. So, we reinvented the Wing Plus 2021 without a Battens. Ultra light.

Included equipments

  • The window considerably reduces the risk of collision. For us this is fundamental. Certainly, at the beginning you will surely be too busy trying to control everything to see through, but soon it will be the safety ally of your jibes. And our window PVC is super strong, no stress.
  • In the series of small changes that change everything: the big fast inflation/deflation valve on the leading edge is doubled on the slat for immediate deflation and storage. Still in one pump mode, you inflate through the leading edge in seconds. Then open the two large valves to deflate everything instantly.
  • The Plus 2021 has four handles that are stiff enough to provide a good grip but soft enough not to damage your Board, or break, or ruin your hands. Four handles mean considerable weight loss.
  • High quality Wing bag, with thick foam padding and large U shaped opening for no-hassle packing.
  • Repair kit.

Pricing

GONG WING PLUS: from 399€ 

  • 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 759€ (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.

1 review for GONG WING PLUS

  1. Michel Salvadori (verified owner)

    Débutant avec uniquement une quinzaine de session en wing foil. J’ai commencé avec une Plus 2020 5m.
    J’ai maintenant la Plus 2021 dans les tailles 7m et 4m. Ces tailles sont parfaitement complémentaires pour mon home spot : elles sont légères, puissantes et pas violentes.
    J’ai pris la 7 pour naviguer par vent léger car je ne souhaitais pas attendre qu’il y ait 15 nœuds pour progresser. C’est parfait dès qu’il y a des risées à 12 nœuds je suis à fond (78 kg). Les plage haute est très confortable et la plage basse descend avec le niveau de pumping. La 4 a suffisamment de coffre pour sortir dès 15 nœuds et reste très sécurisante dans 30 nœuds.
    J’ai hésité avec les gammes de wing plus performantes ou plus typées mais je ne regrette pas du tout. En bleu, elles sont magnifiques. Elles sont légère et donne une forte impression de rigidité et de solidité.

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More info

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 ;-))))))

To go and ask all possible questions about this product and read all user/rider feedback, click on the link below:
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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.

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