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Surf Technos

More than 20 years of innovations

GONG PU Technology

High Quality Material : Bennett Australian Blanks, Polyester Resin, Fiber Glass, Patented FCS2 Boxes. Materials chosen for their compatibility with our design specifications.

This is the traditional technology and noble of the artisan Shaper. It offers an unequalled feeling. It’s the reference for highly skilled Surfers.

Technical details :

  • Board, 100% Polyester Resin over Polyurethane Bennett Foam Blanks (50 kg/m3).
  • 3-5mm High Quality Wood Stringers to avoid folding.
  • Deck detail : 2 layers of 4oz or 6oz (depending on Board) Fiber Glass.
  • Hull detail : 1 Layer of 4oz or 6oz (depending on Board) Fiber Glass.
  • Reinforcements : a large patch of 4oz Fiber Glass enshrouds the Tail and the Fin Boxes.
  • Pre-shape by digital control, and shape controlled by traditional templates, 100% Hand Finished.
  • Mat finish for a better glide, less sensitive to scratching, comp look.
  • This Techno is easily repairable, most notably with UV Resin.
  • Hydrophobic foam that sucks less water in case of damage.
  • These Boards are produced in China in the most experienced and specialized Surfboard factory.

description of the PU technology

Our boards with PU surf technology

GONG EPS Technology

High Quality Material : EPS Blanks, Epoxy Resin, Fiber Glass, Patented FCS2 Boxes. Materials chosen for their compatibility with our design specifications.

This is the most modern technology designed for the most technical surfers looking for the best performance in small to medium waves.

Technical details :

  • Board, 100% Epoxy Resin over 28kg/m3 Polystyrene foam Blank.
  • Wood Stringer, high Quality and 3-5mm for limiting folding.
  • Deck detail : 1 layer of 6oe Fiber Glass plus 1 layer of 4oz or 6oz.
  • Hull detail : 1 layer of 6oz Fiber Glass.
  • Reinforcements : a large patch of Fiber Glass Glass enshrouds the Tail and the Fin Boxes.
  • Pre-shape by digital control, and shape controlled by traditional templates, 100% Hand Finished.
  • Mat finish for a better glide, less sensitive to scratching, comp look.
  • This Techno is easily repairable, most notably with UV Resin.
  • Hydrophilic foam that will oblige you to get out of the water quick in case of damage.
  • Foam will melt if in contact with Acetone or Polyester Resin. Epoxy Only.
  • Excellent Blend for the best solidity/nervosity/weight while keeping in the forefront the characteristics of the Shape.
  • Resin that is 6 times more dynamic than Polyester.
  • These Boards are produced in China in the most experienced and specialized Surfboard factory.

description EPS board constitution

Our boards with EPS surf technology

GONG WCKF Technology

High Quality Materials : EPS Blank, Epoxy Resin, Fiber Glass, PVC reinforcements, 0,6mm wood veneer, Patented FCS2 Boxes.

This technology is rock solid, performant and at a great price. Beautiful construction with modern composites.

Technical details :

  • Board, 100% Epoxy over EPS foam : solid and light.
  • Deck and Hull in vacuumed wood sandwich : the wood is more resistant to shocks and absorbs the vibration.
  • Deck detail : 3 layers of Fiber Glass + wood core + reinforcements at sensitive points.
  • Hull detail : 2 layers of Fiber Glass + wood core + reinforcements at sensitive points like the Fin Boxes.
  • Rails : Full Kevlar Belt plus 5 layers of Fiber Glass overlay on the rails.
  • Reinforced Boxes and glued into a high density PVC foam with layers of FCV over them.
  • Pre-shape by digital control, and shape controlled by traditional templates, 100% Hand Finished.
  • Semi mat Pro Finish for a better glide, less sensitive to scratching.
  • This WoodCKFusion Techno is easily repairable, we have all the components necessary.
  • The WoodCKFusion is light, dynamic and remains supple and diminishes rebounding in the water.

The pros of the GONG WoodCKFusion Technology :

  • Esthetic, the result is very pretty.
  • Solid : serious resistance against dings.
  • Supple and Dynamic at the same time.
  • Durable : 100% repairable.
  • More Green and Eco friendly, the use of wood over PVC for the sandwich.

We’ve been producing GONG Boards with this type of technology since our first GONG Board in 1996.

With over 15 years of experience with this technology, we have been able to perfectly master all the components and its assembly. Choosing the good foam blanks. Stratification with no bubbles and with perfect cohesion to the foam and remaining ultra-light. Gluing the wood veneer as well as the Kevlar Belt by vacuum. Re-stratifying over this layer for the sandwich effect. Obtaining perfect water resistance.

And finalizing with a finish that makes it beautiful. That’s our Savoir Faire, and made better year after year.

Our factories work according to our specifications and it’s Patrice Guenole, our Shaper, that forms those who intervene in the fabrication of our technology.

It is no small task and is expensive but is the best way to insure and guarantee the best quality for the buyer. Our returns statistics are incredibly low and the testimonials on our Forum are witness to the irreproachable quality of our Boards.

And yes, our technology takes into consideration our concern with the planet.

We limit the contribution of excess material to each phase by learning advanced techniques to the workers. Thus, we save expensive and polluting material. But above all we reduce enormously the sanding phases. That means less fine dust in the air and more safety for the workers.

In addition, we use the best components to guarantee your board a maximum life. Fewer broken Boards = less waste and unnecessary production.

Leftover scraps of our fiber are used for box reinforcements. It is almost zero waste on this expensive and polluting material to produce.

The leftover foam is totally recycled. The large pieces are recycled to make new Blanks. Bubbles and shavings form the shapes are used by manufacturers who use it to padding in cushions for example.

At every stage of production, we have the permanent concern to save our planet.

Be careful not to confuse this technology with technologies that use wood for decoration.

Our use of wood is primarily mechanical. It is sandwiched between two sheets of Dyna fiber and Epoxy.

Some brands use wood as simply more decorative by placing it on the surface under a light varnish. At the slightest shock, it takes the water and the result is atrocious. Our wood is trapped between two thick layers of lamination. It’s reinforced concrete, not plastered!!!

techno wckf board

Our boards with WCKF surf technology

GONG Origin 2.0 Surf Technology 

High quality premium materials : super light EPS blanks, Epoxy resin, Fiber Glass, Carbon Fiber, PVC reinforcements, 0,6mm wood veneer, Patented FCS2 Boxes. Materials chosen for their magnificent beauty and their mechanical qualities.

This technology is fundamentally the same as the WCKF but with Carbon over the rails and a transparent finish that demands an enormous amount of time at each phase for a beautiful finish.

It is a solid and performant technology with a glossy finish. Superb construction with modern composites.

Technical details :

  • Board, 100% Epoxy over EPS Blank : solid and light.
  • Deck and Hull in vacuumed wood sandwich : the wood is resistant to shocks and softens vibrations.
  • Deck : 3 layers of fiber glass + wood core + reinforcements over all sensitive zones.
  • Hull : 2 layers of fiber glass + wood core + reinforcements over all sensitive zones, such as Fin Boxes.
  • Rails : Full Carbon Belt + 5 layers of fiber glass overlay over the rails.
  • Reinforced Boxes and glued with Epoxy inside a high density PVC foam with layers of FDV over them.
  • Digital Pre-shape, shape controlled by traditional templates, 100% hand finish.
  • Glossy Hand Finish, for that smack in the face look!
  • The Origin 2.0 Techno is repairable to new and we sell the necessary components for the job.
  • The Origin 2.0 are light, dynamic and stay supple and limit rebounding in the waves.

origin 2.0 board technology

 

Our boards with the Origin 2.0 Surf technology