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Stability, speed, rigidity for racing and freeriding.

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Description

Program

The Pulse Boom will break records without breaking a sweat.

Presentation

An hyper rigid wing, with a firmly set hollow and a dynamic twisting of the tips, that acts as a true racing sail. We go fast and without effort, similar to a camber sail in windsurfing, and let ourselves be taken along for long speedy glides.

This new edition of the Pulse comes in a shape developing unprecedented performance in wing foiling. More slender, with completely revised aerodynamics, the Pulse makes no compromises.

Our new generation of profiles develops performance comparable to strut kites and windsurfing sails. It is completely stable to evolve at high speed. The edge of the profile has been reworked as well as its morphing to offer more air to the wing. The upwind gain is amazing. At beam reach, the profile accepts much more wind speed and continues to pull forward. The top speed and the accelerations are boosted. We are really full power and full speed!!!

Equipped with an innovative and high-end boom, we immediately feel that this design by our R&D is the real deal. The boom is fixed with two screws on US nuts: the same as those of your foil! Our system leaves no play to the boom. It is perfectly rigid and impossible to untighten while sailing. No hook and loop, no rope, no fragile parts, no plastic parts that fail after a year, nothing that can ruin your session. On the contrary, our parts enclose the straps which encircle the entire central strut, as on wings with handles: total reliability proven for years.

 

Our boom is made of prepreg carbon applied in 4 directions for minimum weight and maximum strength/stiffness. It’s the most high-end tech on the market to make no concessions between stiffness, weight and performance. With its oval section, it offers better grip for less fatigue and maximum comfort. The ovalization also offers more rigidity while allowing the diameter to be reduced. Our boom is covered with a textured molded grip which further improves its grip and reduces effort. It’s velvet…

The boom on the Pulse allows a new wing architecture and in particular a central batten called “wasp waist”. The boom takes up a very large part of the bending forces exerted on the central batten: the Wing is more rigid, and the trailing edge retains its tension and opens less. It is therefore possible to reduce the diameter on a large part of the central batten to save weight and drag, while maintaining the rigidity and precision of the Wing. The boom is not just another form of handle: it is a performance element! The profile is more effective in multiplying the acceleration capacity and the upwind performance of the wing. The accelerations are stunning and don’t seem to have any limit. This is crucial for a wing that will be used rather overpowered in the upper range. Manage the deformation well and not drag air for a perfect glide, stay light… the must!

The tips are “central” in the design of a wing dedicated to speed and well powered sailing. Twisting is skilfully controlled by a calculated decrease in the leading edge sections. The Low Drag System (LDS) makes the wing faster, more maneuverable and much more efficient at all speeds. This GONG innovation, which also equips the Droid and SuperPower, halves the drag of the tips. This technology completely frees the tips of the wing which can breathe deeply. The gain in speed and stability is extreme. The Wing is locked, silent, fluid because the air escapes twice as easily. And the reduction in tip drag also makes turning easier: the Pulse 2023 is much livelier when changing tack.

On the water, the Pulse is a blade, its low dihedral gives it a super stable and healthy behavior, you can then accelerate hard without being overwhelmed, especially since the torque is absolutely stunning. The high end is certainly more physical, but wearing a harness is always an option.

Thanks to its construction with proven high-end materials and its 100% carbon boom, we obtain one of the lightest wings, which brings dynamism and boosts its potential in transitions. Tacks and gybes are a formality and the acceleration capabilities haul you to the next checkpoint.

With its two ideally placed windows and a third one added to the panel between the center strut and the hollow part of the wing, you end up with amazing visibility to gybe with confidence.

A boom wing that takes almost no weight, that does not deform and that does not drag air, it’s magic.

If you’re into windsurf slalom, blasting over the spot with a kite foil, you will love this new Pulse.

3D view

Shape

The Pulse retains the characteristic advantages of its original shape, tips almost at 90°, a slender architecture and the virtual absence of negative at the trailing edge tip to reduce the wingspan, and keep the ears away from the water. It is a wing that is easy to pump and less tricky in flight.

This new edition of the Pulse with a boom offers a direct link with the wing which allows precise piloting thanks to optimal profile hold. The absence of deformation of the boom allows the profile to remain in its optimal shape. Even at high speed or overpowered, the wing remains locked and healthy.

In addition, it takes up almost all of the bending forces exerted on the central batten, allowing its diameter to be reduced by almost 50%!! The air flows are then completely released in the center of the wing where the profile is most effective. The gain in power to get going is stunning and the traction never seems to stop, even at very high speed the wing remains stable and driving.

The rear third of the batten remains sewn to the canopy without a recess panel. This translates to a better reactivity of the wing by giving it a more direct and much more precise feeling which brings a valuable constancy in the behavior to accelerate serenely.

The new leading edge segmentation includes a short (of a large diameter) center section to stiffen the dihedral. This also reinforces the connection between the strut and the leading edge, which blocks all deformations and this unpleasant feeling of seeing the leading edge twist leeward at the strut. The strut and the leading edge stay in the original plane, even if you pull hard.

The sections close to the tips that have been optimized to twist slightly in the gusts and absorb the overpower. The wing’s heart does not flinch! We are really going faster and with solid accelerations!

The profile of the Pulse has been reworked on the front third to improve its penetration in the air. On the other hand, the hollow of the tips has been moved back to facilitate the release of excess air into the Wing. Which in addition to the already very set back hollow of the Pulse gives a very locked wing for a better heading and a better top speed.

This shape is equipped with LDS technology: Low Drag System. This GONG innovation allows a new management of the drag with the integration of a removable rigid batten which allows a perfect tapering of the last section of the tips. The flow of the airflow in the wings is not linear or parallel to the batten. They essentially go sideways towards the tips. This diagonal tendency in the flows creates an overpressure in the intrado on large tips with a voluminous section. Our innovation is to drop the volume of the tips almost to zero so that the air is no longer retained. The wing enjoys deep breaths of air! The gain in speed and stability of the Wing is stunning. The system is perfectly rigid but removable with a discreet, reliable and super classy system.

 

 

The ratio has been slightly increased to improve its smoothness: it glides better and is more comfortable.

Instructions

Innovation is at the core of our products

 

It benefits from the strongest construction on the market. And yet it is lighter! While nothing is indestructible, we still want wings capable of coping with the worst treatments and equipping the best riders.

Our boom is made of prepreg carbon applied in 4 directions, it is the most high-end construction on the market, allowing optimal rigidity for very contained weight. This new Pulse does not gain any weight compared to the 2023 version!
The oval shape of the boom offers an ideal grip which prevents fatigue, reduces the overall diameter of the boom, and boosts rigidity. It is also covered with an 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 😉

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

 

 

Our canopy is of triple Ripstop on the entire surface. Firstly because the feeling is much stiffer, firmer. Then because it is the best against tearing without affecting lightness. Three large-diameter fibers reinforce the fabric at regular intervals and in two 90° axes. This mesh reinforces the fabric against hits.

The skeleton, leading edge and central batten, are Dacron DP175LL, the world reference for Dacron. It’s the most proven Dacron material on the market, and the most expensive. Rigid and resistant, it is perfect to get excellent performance for as long as possible. It is also easy to find for discreet repairs.

The seams are further reinforced on all our models. First those of the batten which are now like those of the leading edge and therefore capable of withstanding significant pressure. Then in the spinnaker with panel cutouts that take advantage of the direction of the seams to improve the wing’s rigidity.

The support straps on which the boom is fixed take up all the load of the rider and diffuse this effort around the entire circumference of the central batten. It is clearly the most durable : both for huge one-time loads, and for long term use beyond 12 months. At GONG we want durable and repairable wings.

We are 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 endure the usual constraints of this new sport.

Each seam is designed according to the specific constraints of the wing, our uses and our level of performance which is at the best level in the world with Malo, multiple world champion. At GONG our wings are top of the range and if by bad luck you were to break them, they are repairable from A to Z with the components that we keep in stock for your favorite repairer.

Dimensions (Length):

  • Total: 114 cm
  • Eva section: 98,5 cm

2023 wings technology

The structure of our wings is composed of a leading edge and a central strut in Dacron DP175LL which form a rigid skeleton when the internal TPU bladders are inflated.

Dacron DP175LL is a very durable and very rigid polyester fabric, and this particular variant is also light.

The panels are cut using a numerical control. Accuracy is absolute to guarantee you a shape that is 100% compliant with our 3D design.

The assembly of the panels is achieved by a succession of sometimes very complex seams. Indeed, while the flat seams in the canopy remain simple, other assemblies such as the batten for example must be sewn using specific techniques, to withstand the constraints of this new sport.

 

 

GONG’s experience as a pioneer in the sport with a Team of the highest level, combined with the know-how gained over decades in our production plants, guarantee you an end product that is durable, light and perfectly in line with our design and our expectations .

The inflation of the structure is ensured by bladders in the leading edge and in the central batten. Our bladders are made of 80 microns thick TPU for added strength. The tubes themselves and all the accessories are heat-sealed to withstand significant pressures.

 

To reinforce the rigidity of the structure, we worked on the longitudinal and volumetric dimensions of the sections of leading edge Dacron DP175LL panels. In the center, the sections are reduced and with a large diameter, the closer you get to the tips, the thinner the leading edge becomes to reinforce the rigidity of the arc of the wing.

Being the control area of the wing, the central strut has also undergone major transformations to stiffen the structure of the Wing. The assembly technology for the strut is the same as the one used for the leading edge, with specially reinforced seams on our 2023 wings.

Our expectations are clear: a very rigid, resistant and light structure.

 

We dress the structure of the wing with a 50g/m² spinnaker canvas, so very light, but weaved in triple ripstop to stiffen and strengthen it. The triple ripstop will stop the tears, preventing them from spreading any further. But it will also lock the deformations of the fabric to guarantee the stability of the shape when sailing.This fabric is coated with a protective layer that forms a near impermeable barrier to air and protects it from the sun and humidity so that it lasts as long as possible. This surface treatment also has a water-repellent effect to repel water on the spinnaker instantly and lighten the Wing when sailing.

The canopy is an assembly of spinnaker panels that define the profile of the wing with cutouts precisely defined in design on the 3D software SurfPlan. Our huge laser cutting board combine precision and assembly speed.

 

The shape evolves considerably from one model to another depending on the wing program: ease of use, range of use, nervousness, reactivity, performance… And it is our R&D center made up of engineers, 3D-designers, our shaper and GONG Team who are responsible for developing the best solutions for your uses.

 

 

The need for visibility, especially for security, led us to offer a panoramic view from your control room. The two large PVC windows centered on the canopy and a PVC window on the small canopy panel between the strut and the main canopy guarantee you an exceptional panorama at first glance. These PVC panels fit perfectly into the profile of the wing and are very durable, especially against low temperatures and folding.

Wing foiling is an extreme sport. The equipment has to cope with harsh conditions and this requires the integration of reinforcements.

  • The seams subject to these heavy loads have been reinforced by the addition of a strip at the seam. Collages, specific stitches, multiple layers for example.
  • The tips of the leading edge and of the strut are lined with a thick and robust Nylon layer.

 

 

This shape is equipped with the new LDS (Low Drag System) technology, this world first allows a new management of the drag with the integration of a removable rigid batten which allows a perfect tapering of the last section of the tips. The flow of the airflow in the wings is not linear or parallel to the batten. They essentially go sideways towards the tips. This diagonal tendency in the flows creates an overpressure in the intrado on large tips with a voluminous section. Our innovation is to drop the volume of the tips almost to zero so that the air is no longer retained. The wing enjoys deep breaths of air! The gain in speed and stability of the wing is stunning. The system is perfectly rigid but removable with a discreet, reliable and super classy system.

 

A wing is also made of many essential accessories:

The large rapid inflation/deflation valve on the leading edge which is doubled on the strut for immediate deflation and compact storage. Thanks to its one-pump system, the wing always inflates at once from the leading edge.

 

 

The leash attachment point on the leading edge is even more reinforced than the bridle anchors on a kite. It’s super strong and it’s essential because a break there would cause the wing to explode.

 

Your benefits are clear:

  1. An efficient shape created by one of the world leaders in wing foiling.
  2. A design at the cutting edge of R&D and ahead of its time.
  3. A construction proven on thousands of wings.
  4. The “Full Option” finish of inflatable wings.
  5. A light, solid 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 as we have all the components in stock.

Buying guide

For whom?

As part of a Freeride / Freerace program, it can enter your quiver very early because it is the least technical sailing format when compared to freestyle and wave riding.

It is not particularly technical to use. All the levels starting from the intermediate wingsurfer will be happy with it.

For what?

It’s the fastest wing in the world: what more can we say!

You like long speed runs, heading upwind, cruising, flying in the air, surfing from time to time. It can do it all wonderfully.

What size?

 

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

The reality is that for a 85kg winger, you need 15/20 knots with a 5m² to fly to get flying the first times. After about 15 sessions, you will fly at 15 knots with a 5m². And if you’re athletic, pumping hard can make you take off at 12 knots in 5m² and hold the flight through 8 knots lulls. All this can be learned and requires practice.

 

Best quiver choices?

The wing Pulse works with everything. Obviously it will be more in tune with equipment dedicated to performance.

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 wing foiling, you may already have these toys in the garage ?

Which leash?

A 5’5 to 8’ Wing leash will be ideal. Preferably a model dedicated to wing foiling and of the coiled type. A short leash allows you to get back on the board quickly. By letting the board go further, a long leash prevents contacts between the foil and the wing.

Check its condition before each session and change it every year. It’s your life jacket.

Don’t let your wing flap in the wind at the end of the leash, it’s not unbreakable! Ditto in the waves, do not hold your Wing by the leash, it will explode and/or you will get hurt.

With or without a harness?

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

But it is necessary to be slightly underpowered if you do not want your arms to burn too quickly. This also means more pumping to take off.

All our wings have harness line attachments since 2021. So, the choice is yours.

So, if you like to ride with more power, the use of a harness is almost mandatory if you don’t want your sessions to be limited to one hour. In this case, the installation of harness line is super simple, (see our tutorials on the forum). We advise you to use a harness that is enveloping and as soft as possible, with a windsurfing type of hook.

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.

Windows or full canopy?

Wings without windows require a maneuverable, responsive wing and an experienced rider who sails instinctively. Always check your trajectory, especially in maneuvers and tricks.

Wings with windows are safer.
For beginners, a wing with windows is a must because safety comes first. They are used to see a silhouette to abort a dangerous curve that would cause a collision, without having to manipulate the Wing and expose yourself to a fall.

Included equipments

  • Our boom is made of prepreg carbon applied in 4 directions, it is the most high-end construction on the market! Its oval shape offers ideal ergonomics to be able to sail with this powerful wing without paralyzing the forearms.

  • The Low Drag System technology on each tip consists of a removable rigid batten tightened by a profiled clip to allow a fluid flow of air.
  • A revolutionary boom attachment system, simple, scalable and super resistant, it is proven by our team riders.

  • The windows have been positioned to have a panoramic leeward view. This is a real plus for your safety and that of others.

 

  • The handle for the front hand is placed ideally. Its position depends on the hollow, so it is more precise to have a small front handle because on a good wing the profile does not move back. There is no need to move your front hand.
  • A downwind handle on the leading edge that allows you to handle the shocked wing on land as well as on the water.
  • Two harness loops placed on the strut allow you to attach your GONG harness line to sail for long hours without getting tired.
  • The inflation/deflation valves are used directly with the tip of the hose (not supplied). No more non-compatible or lost nozzles!
  • The neoprene caps of the valves have been drilled to facilitate the evacuation of air when folding, even when closed!
  • The mini fiber battens at the trailing edge have been lightened for a considerable weight gain.

 

 

  • The wing is always supplied with its repair kit.
  • To comply with navigation regulations, we have integrated a plastic label on the intrados, close to the tip, to write down the owner’s personal information: surname, first name, telephone and address.

 

  • The Pulse Boom is supplied with a high-end bag whose dimensions will allow you to store the wing easily and without disassembling either the boom or the LDS by rolling the wing like a windsurf sail. It’s really practical.

 

Pricing

GONG WING PULSE BOOM 2023 : from 729€

  • 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 1199€ (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.

8 reviews for GONG WING PULSE BOOM

  1. Martin

    En sensation :
    Une wing de race / freerace et ça se sent ! La wing demande que d’accélérer ! ça accélère sans fin, la puissance m’a vraiment marqué. C’est pas une puissance qui tire juste dans les bras mais une puissance propulsive qui vous emmène vers l’avant. Strapé + harnais + le boom j’ai parfois l’impression d’être calé comme en windsurf c’est vraiment confort pour être au taquet sur des longs bords.
    Le cap :
    Elle cap fort ! Et c’est vraiment agréable quand on navigue en mode race d’être aussi mobile sur le plan d’eau et de remonter au vent sans se traîner.
    Dans le light wind :
    (Avec une cruzader pour décoller tôt) une fois en vol la pulse permet d’aller vite dans du vent vraiment light. J’ai pas l’impression que la pulse me fait voler plutôt qu’une autre wing, mais par contre une fois en vol ça va clairement plus vite. Le light deviens alors super fun.
    Conclusion :
    Vous naviguez sur du flat et vous voulez vous faire des bords au taquet dans tous les sens avec des gros caps c’est la wing qu’il vous faut !

  2. Jérôme

    Wing commandée le 2 août et livrée le 12 août en Martinique, merci la team GONG Galaxy pour votre efficacité.
    Une vraie révolution cette voile, stabilité et remontée au vent géniale 🤙🏽😉

  3. Warrick

    Currently have a Pulse 5m with me and one of my riding buddies had a session on it the other day. Normally he rides Cabrinha Mantis, so here is his feedback after flying the Pulse in 5m. He is 80kg, and rides Fluid XXLS in this session in the Baltic… here’s the feedback – thank you Jonas!
    Pulse Report:
    1. Packaging
    Good quality bag and fits easily into any car. Leaves space for a pump.
    2. Set up.
    Super quickly inflated, no extra adjustments to be made. Just pump it up and go!
    3.Handling
    The boom makes it super easy to get up on the board. No need to hold on to the handle when getting up.
    Super easy to spin the wing arround. The boom permits to find just the best hand position for your surf style and getting the best speed and control out of your turns and flights.
    The compact designs (not as wide as my mantis 5m) lets it catch the water surface less often.
    I enjoyed the extra power and the possibility to keep the wing in the wind with just 1 hand during turns or just riding.
    4. Speed and waves
    In comparison to bigger sized and equally sized wings I had the impression the pulse just had more power and wind efficiency.
    Also when lining up for a wave it was great to just slide up the hand to the end section of the boom and let it disengage and reengage with ease.
    Very good balance between compactness and definitely a great step up in ease of handling and making it easier to progress my (medium but with good surf experience) wing foiling path.

  4. Stef

    Bonjour à tous,
    Test hier de la pulse Boom en 5m.
    Pas d’expérience de la Pulse préalable (je navigue en Neutra et en Superpower habituellement).
    Super agréable ce boom pour les manœuvres.
    C’est incroyablement joueur.
    Le pumping avec un boom est terriblement efficace, c’est direct on a un bon ressenti de la voile.
    Je trouve la Pulse très rigide, c’est super agréable mais sur les rafales ça peut surprendre la puissance passe direct sans filtre!
    Mef peut-être lorsque l’on est au harnais …
    La prise d’angle pour remonter au vent est fantastique. Je testais aussi l’Ypra XLS, le combo est démoniaque pour remonter au vent! Génial pour le freeride / la race…
    Après cette découverte j’en viens à me poser des questions sur mes futures ailes.
    Pour sûr la solution développée sur la neutra de pouvoir disposer de poignées rigides/souples/boom est vraiment une super idée.
    Peut-être qu’il faudra exporter cela sur d’autres ailes car je trouve la solution boom agréable/super joueuse dans les manœuvres.
    Merci à Gong de faire évoluer notre matériel de la sorte, j’ai hâte d’être dans 5 ans 😀.

  5. Pol

    Hello tout le monde !
    Je tenais à faire un retour sur la pulse Boom 2023 en 6M. C’est une voile que j’ai acheté pour le vent léger à soutenu. Je n’avais jamais eu de Pulse au paravant (seulement des Neutra) et il est vrai que ça a été une vraie révélation de par le boom mais aussi le “feeling” au pumping et en vol.
    Déjà vu que il y a un boom, le sac est complètement différent des autres voiles. On a l’impression de porter un parasol 😂. Ce n’est pas dérangeant et ça passe bien dans mon sac Gong Travel Bag 4,8. Je dirais que il faut juste prendre un peu plus son temps au moment du rangement.
    Sur l’eau on a une voile qui est puissante et qui permet de décoller facilement dans 10-13 nds (Lemon 48L, Ypra M-S et 75kg). On sent vraiment que la voile est super rigide. En plus le boom et la mini latte qui se rajoute aux deux autres déjà présentes sur version “normale” rendent la voile super rigide.
    Le plus gros avantage que m’a apporté le boom est dans les manoeuvres. Les virements deviennent tellement plus fluides et faciles c’est dingue. Pareil pour les jibes, y’a juste a faire glisser sa main sur le grip du boom. D’ailleurs parlons en : on a une barre à mine entre les main qui est bien plus fine que les wishbone de planche a voile. Résultat : meilleur grip et meilleur confort.
    Dernier avantage que j’ai a relever : la navigation a une main ! C’est super cool et on retrouve un peu le sentiment de la planche a voile !
    Conclusion : une voile au top pour les conditions moyenne qui se tient super bien 👍. Il faut néanmoins faire attention à ne pas taper la planche avec car je pense que il y a moyen de faire quelques dégâts lors des chutes.
    Bonne journée !!

  6. Yohann

    J’ai pu tester la Pulse boom en 5 cette après midi.

    En résumé, j’ai trouvé l’aile très agréable, le boom ne révolutionne pas ma pratique mais c’est un plus sympa. J’imagine par contre que si tu prends trop tes aises, ça doit vite devenir difficile de revenir sur des poignées souples, à la fin de la session j’avais déjà commencé à prendre certaines nouvelles habitudes.

    Les conditions du test :
    Vent faiblard, qui tombe vraiment entre les rafales. J’avais laissé ma Veloce XXL-H à quelqu’un donc normalement j’aurais pris la Plus 6 et la Veloce XL-H, pas une 5. Pour assurer le décollage, je gonfle donc la HIPE pro 5’3 et je ressorts la Veloce XL-T. Pas de vagues significatives, juste une houle très longue très très plate qui autorisait de mini downwind quand elle était combinée au petit clapot.

    En détails : Je ne vais donc pas vraiment pouvoir vous parler de ses performances.

    Ce que je peux vous dire :
    – Le pumping est un poil déroutant, mais je n’ai pas eu de réelle difficulté à décoller.
    – au pumping elle vie beaucoup plus que mes Plus ou Neutra, les pointes s’ouvrent plus et reviennent vite en place. J’ai eu un doute de savoir si je l’avais assez gonflée ou si c’est une fonction pour amortir les rafales. Peut être plus le second vu que je n’ai pas ressenti le besoin de remettre un coup de pompe, même lorsque j’ai pris une pause au milieu.
    – j’ai retrouvé la glisse dans l’air de la SP 2023 ?
    – au premier freefly j’ai eu l’impression que l’arrière de la wing tombait un peu plus qu’en Plus ou Neutra, ensuite je me suis adapté et ça ne s’est plus reproduit. Et puis j’ai commencé à jouer avec le boom de temps en temps pendant les freefly suivants : dans ces micro bumps, c’est assez rigolo de tricher en tenant la boom à une main mais pas forcément exactement au neutre.
    – tenir la wing par le bord de la boom au lieu de la poignée de freefly est vraiment très agréable, maintenant j’ai hâte de tester la poignée pistolet des Neutra.
    – dans les manœuvres il y a un vrai plus, au bout de deux heures j’avais modifié mes passages de wings en jibes ou tack avec une sensation de précision et de rapidité supplémentaire.
    – je n’ai pas trouvé d’inconvénient au boom en dehors du sac long.
    – la wing est vraiment stable, à force de jouer à la tenir à une main, j’ai fini par essayer de lâcher le boom pour la tenir la main dans le bout de harnais : ça s’est passé étonnamment bien.

    Au final c’est plutôt rigolo de faire la majorette avec la wing. Si le boom était disponible pour la Plus, je pense que je craquerais tout de suite et que je remplacerais mes grandes (6+5). Là je suis dans l’hésitation pour la 5.

    Sur la même session, j’ai pu tester une Slick SLS en 4.5, pas assez longtemps pour vraiment comparer mais j’ai été étonné de constater comme le placement du boom rentré dans la wing donne un feeling différent du boom décalé de la Pulse.

  7. Titouan

    La précision de pilotage est juste incroyable!!

    La rigidité apportée par le boom est vraiment bluffante, l’aile ne se déforme pas, même surtoilé, le pilotage est super précis, le feeling direct, ça met vraiment en confiance. Et que dire de la remonter au vent, si au largue celui qui va le plus vite c’est celui qui ne lâche pas, pour remonter au vent les qualités de la wing jouent beaucoup avec cette Pulse boom je mets 10° à tous les copains ?

    Bref, encore un super nouveau jouet !!

  8. Antoine

    Enfin une wing spécialisée pour aller vite ! pour moi l’objectif est atteint, cette nouvelle pulse à boom procure un vrai sentiment de stabilité (en up et down wind). Elle offre la possibilité de pouvoir se toiler davantage ou bien même de tenir l’aile plus loin dans ses retranchements (en plage haute d’utilisation). J’ai opté pour la 5.0m2 pour favoriser une grande plage d’utilisation. J’ai été agréablement surpris par l’équilibre général et sa faible présence en main arrière (probablement du à sa grande envergure et sa faible longueur de la latte centrale), ça glisse à n’en plus finir.

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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 or a boom 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 ;-))))))