Wing foil board technos

On the techno side, 4 rooms, 4 atmospheres!

It is essential to understand the constructions offered when you buy a board.
Aesthetics and programs are important, but construction is key! And very often, it is the obstacle course to find this information in between the marketing twists and turns …

At GONG, we are committed to presenting to you in all transparency what lies beneath the final paint layer, without blah blah.

HIPE FIRST TECHNOLOGY - Inflatable and composite plate

 

With its high-end inflatable technology in thick PVC, this GONG board is beautiful, light, very rigid and really solid. It is a very reliable technology at an unbeatable price and proven on thousands of First boards, our best seller.

For more rigidity and a durable bond, our plates are bonded to a large hull reinforcement which creates a double layer. The plate is then covered by a third layer. It is therefore firmly glued from below and from above over its entire periphery. A GONG idea, brilliant and durable.

Manufactured in the best factory in the world, with top quality materials, we are sure that its welding will last for years, without leaking or warping.

HIPE Firsts are the best boards in single layer and composite plate, yet at an accessible price thanks to our direct sales model which doesn’t add up margins. We are far from low cost boards made in low end factories by people who know nothing about it.

GONG is a serious and renowned brand, creator of the concept of an inflatable foil board coupled with a carbon plate. An invention that revolutionized the world of foil boards. Unique know-how acquired through a genuine R&D process.

 

The advantages of inflatable technology

  • Single layer Drop Stitch technology with double layer rails.
  • Air pressure: 15 to 20 psi.
  • Transport: the board fits in a bag.
  • Practical: inflates in 2 minutes.
  • Aesthetics: The result is very beautiful.
  • Strong: great resistance to mistreatment.
  • Durable: 100% repairable.

The performances of carbon

  • Full composite plate.
  • High density foam stringers to limit flex and weight.
  • US rails machined directly from carbon: incredible performance.
  • Unmatched rigidity on the market.
  • A foil+inflatable set without any loss of sensations!

An innovative board thought out in the last detail

  • PVC reinforcement under the plate to protect the board with an extra layer.
  • PVC reinforcement on the plate to protect the carbon and the glue from the heat, and distribute the forces as far away as possible on the plate to avoid detachment.
  • Double non-opening brass nuts connected by a carbon fiber rod to screw the foil easily and without the risk of drilling the board.

 

The shape of our carbon plate is the result of advanced engineering to combine low weight and incredible mechanical performance.

The rectangular outline ensures that the heels are always vertical to the plate, and therefore block longitudinal, lateral flexions and twist.

To optimize the weight, the glide and the management of these flexions, our plate has a unique 3D volume:

  • A beam at the axis prevents any bending.
  • A very smooth drop in volume towards the front reduces the thickness and therefore the weight, while retaining the necessary mechanics to support the pressures of the front heel.
  • At the back, the drop in volume is more brutal to recover the verticality which will support the beam effect of the plate even more.
  • The whole is “fluidized” according to a hydrodynamic study of the flows which also promotes speed in contact with water, which is valuable before flying but also to avoid a big loss of speed when touching the water surface

 

Your benefits are clear:

  • An efficient shape created by one of the world leaders in wing foiling.
  • A design at the cutting edge of R&D and ahead of its time.
  • A construction proven on thousands of boards.
  • The “Full Options” finish at a crazy price.
  • A light, solid board, with one of the best technologies on the market!!!
  • An incredible price that can only be explained by our direct relationship with you.
  • Simple maintenance and easy repairs as we have all the components in stock.
Our Hipe First techno board

ICS TECHNOLOGY – Inflatable & Carbon Synthesis

The advantages of inflatable technology

  • Woven Drop Stitch technology double layer welded.
  • Air pressure: 15 to 20 psi.
  • Transport: the board fits in a bag.
  • Practical: inflates in 2 minutes.
  • Aesthetics: The result is very beautiful.
  • Strong: great resistance to mistreatment.
  • Durable: 100% repairable.

The performances of carbon

  • ICS Full carbon prepreg plate.
  • High density foam stringers to limit flex and weight.
  • US rails machined directly from carbon: incredible performance.
  • Unmatched rigidity on the market.
  • Unparalleled dynamism and responsiveness.
  • A foil + inflatable set without any loss of sensations!

An innovative board thought out in the last detail

  • PVC reinforcement under the plate to protect the board with an extra layer.
  • PVC reinforcement on the plate to protect the carbon and the glue from the heat, and distribute the forces as far away as possible on the plate to avoid detachment.
  • Non-open brass inserts to screw the foil without any risk of damaging the board.
  • The 3 foot straps and the screws are offered with the board.

 

The shape of our carbon plate is the result of advanced engineering to combine low weight and incredible mechanical performance.

The rectangular outline ensures that the heels are always vertical to the plate, and therefore block longitudinal, lateral flexions and twist.

To optimize the weight, the glide and the management of these flexions, our plate has a unique 3D volume:

  • A beam at the axis prevents any bending.
  • A very smooth drop in volume towards the front reduces the thickness and therefore the weight, while retaining the necessary mechanics to support the pressures of the front heel.
  • At the back, the drop in volume is more brutal to recover the verticality which will support the beam effect of the plate even more.
  • The whole is “fluidized” according to a hydrodynamic study of the flows which also promotes speed in contact with water, which is valuable before flying but also to avoid a big loss of speed when touching the water surface
Our boards in ICS technology

WOOD 2X Technology

Economical, but less light.

Our entry-level construction is without blushing, comparable (if not better) than most of the high-end boards on the market sold at high prices …
The board is fully reinforced with a fiberglass lamination with a vacuum bonded wood sandwich and a super strong laminated biaxial fiberglass. Fully, that is to say the deck, the bottom but also the rails, unlike many “prestige” brands.
And the deck benefits from an additional reinforcement in a 3mm high density PVC (Airex) sandwich which limits all impacts, a guarantee of durability.
It is the perfect techno for first-time wing buyers, who are looking for an unbeatable price / solidity combo.

  • 3D shape on modeling software.
  • Preshape by numerical control for total reliability.
  • Shape control by traditional templates, finishing off the last mm 100% by hand.
  • 100 % epoxy resin and EPS foam blank: solid and lightweight.
  • Deck, hull, and rails in vacuumed wood sandwich: an unbeatable price/strength ratio.
  • Deck: full wood/fiberglass sandwich composed of a wood core and 2 layers of 4oz fiberglass and 1 layer of 6oz biaxial fiberglass, a PVC/fiber sandwich over the entire foot passage area.
  • Hull: full wood/fiberglass sandwich composed of a wood core and 2 layers of 4oz fiberglass and 1 layer of 6oz biaxial fiberglass.
  • Specific foil reinforcements: high density PVC block that holds in the two US rail boxes. Four layers of carbon cover the boxes. The PVC block connects the boxes to the deck to avoid EPS being compacted on this critical area.
  • Rails: the wooden sandwich structure completely covers the rails: structural solidity, good resistance to shocks (paddle strokes).
  • Integrated carrying handle in the PVC Sandwich : limits settling, avoids breakage in the surrounding area.
  • Resin tinted hot coat : nobility of the process, weight saving and solidity of the finish.
  • Hand-made matt “custom finish” for weight saving and a better glide.

 

These boards are equipped with our WOOD 2X technology for the best strength/price compromise on the market.

The board is fully covered with a wood sandwich reinforced with a biaxial fiber on the top and bottom.

The addition of a biaxial fiber greatly strengthens the board for increased durability.

The rails are protected by wood and multiple layers of fiberglass. The top is reinforced over the entire foot passage area by high density PVC.

For 2023 we have replaced the classic US Boxes, which everyone uses but which were not originally designed for foiling, with our own US Double Entry GONG Boxes designed and tested by our design office for extreme use in foiling. These new boxes are specifically reinforced in areas of high stress and are molded with a high fiber content. Durability is increased tenfold. We are clearly on the best BOX on the market which corresponds exactly to our needs in terms of resistance and functionality. What could be simpler than aligning the 4 nuts with the 4 entrances and sliding the foil into the box? 3 turns with a screw tightener and it’s ready. It’s so easy that you’ll wonder how you could do it the old way for years hahaha.

The foil boxes are placed in a large PVC 80kg/m3 reinforcement thicker than the boxes. Without any risk of water infiltration in the EPS sandwich, even with an intense impact. This reinforcement is connected to the PVC sandwich of the deck with PVC slats to ensure the cohesion of the whole and to avoid any play in the reinforcements over the years. Everything is fitted with fiberglass reinforcements for tolerance and carbon to limit bending. The handle is also set in a waterproof PVC block.

Remember that the high density PVC blocks that house the boxes and the handle are in addition to the full PVC sandwich. The anchoring is absolutely perfect. Not to compare with a reinforcement simply held by layers of fiber. Our reinforcements take hold on a high thickness of rigid material that you would not be able to bend by hand for example, which you could if it was only layers of fibers.

The WOOD 2X gives you access to an extremely reliable technology at an unbeatable price. An entry-level product in our offer, which corresponds to the high-end construction of other brands !!

At GONG, our boards are the highest quality. Our low prices can only be explained by our direct sales model, eliminating margins. If by misfortune you break them, they can be repaired from A to Z with the components we keep in stock for your favorite repairer.

Our boards in wood 2x technology

FSP 2X Technology

Both light and very strong. This is the best-selling technology because it mixes the most advantages in a very reasonable price.

The FSP (Full Sandwich PVC): the techno that positions GONG boards in another world.
An exclusivity on the wing boards market, which comes directly to us from high-end construction techniques.
Unlike other wing board constructions on the market, our FSP boards are fully vacuum “shelled” with an extremely strong PVC (Airex) foam sandwich with a density of 80kg / m2. This density is 3 times greater than that of our competitors’ EPS foam blanks! Here again, we cover the top, the bottom but also the rails with a super strong 3mm shell! It’s 5 to 10 times thicker than the competition !!! Knees, paddles, harness hooks, the heart of your board is fully protected by a resistant and waterproof sandwich.
In FSP 2X, this sandwich is covered with a layer of biaxial fiberglass, much stronger than conventional fibers with its large fibers with a “reinforced concrete” effect.
The whole is of unparalleled durability and dynamism. It is the ultra solid techno that allows you to progress serenely on our Lance, Zuma and MOB 2taste.
Yet our FSP 2X boards remain at record weights.
First, because they are handmade using our French high-end manufacturing methods for custom boards.
Then because this super strong “shell” allows us to lighten the core of our boards to give them all the liveliness you need.

  • 3D shape on modeling software.
  • Preshape by numerical control for total reliability.
  • Shape control by traditional templates, finishing off the last mm 100% by hand.
  • 100 % epoxy resin and EPS foam blank: solid and lightweight.
  • Deck, hull, and rails in vacuumed PVC sandwich: incomparable solidity and incredible dynamism.
  • Deck: full PVC/fiberglass sandwich composed of a high-density PVC foam core and 2 layers of 4oz fiberglass and 1 layer of 6oz biaxial fiberglass, fiberglass reinforcements on the sensitive areas.
  • Hull: full PVC/fiberglass sandwich composed of a high-density PVC foam core and 2 layers of 4oz fiberglass and 1 layer of 6oz biaxial fiberglass, fiberglass reinforcements on the sensitive areas.
  • Specific foil reinforcements: high density PVC block that holds in the two US rail boxes. Four layers of carbon cover the boxes. The PVC block connects the boxes to the deck for great durability.
  • Carbon reinforcements of the strap inserts, under the heels and the trampling area.
  • Rails: the PVC sandwich structure completely covers the rails: increased structural strength, very good impact resistance (paddle, knee or harness hook hits).
  • Integrated GONG carrying handle in the PVC Sandwich : limits settling, avoids breakage in the surrounding area.
  • Resin tinted hot coat : nobility of the process, weight saving and solidity of the finish.
  • Hand-made matt “custom finish” for weight saving and a better glide.

 

These boards are equipped with our innovative and high-end technology called FSP 2X for the best weight / strength / performance compromise on the market. It’s quite simply the ultimate in custom vacuum fiberglass techno, as standard.

This full PVC Carbon sandwich offers the best dynamism while preserving strength, at an incredible weight. It’s quite simply the ultimate in vacuum technology for customs, used as standard on our production models : the same tech as the one used on our prototypes made in our shape rooms in France.

FULL sandwich means that the entire board is covered with a layer of 3mm high density hydrophobic PVC foam. This includes the rails, which allows better resistance and perfect sealing in the event of an impact. Above all, the sandwich on the rails are essential to have a rigid board as they work as a solid frame when the board takes flex. The dynamism is really superior and the durability of the board is second to none. This tech is not adopted by all competing brands. What they call sandwich construction is often a simple PVC reinforcement under the feet (and sometimes on the hull). At GONG we do things as seriously as they can be, so in full sandwich.

All the lamination steps of the high density sandwich and then of the fiber are carried out under vacuum. The board is under strong pressure, from 2 to 4 tonnes depending on the stage, to ensure flawless bonding of the layers. With the use of drains we optimize the amount of resin on the board leaving only the optimum. Your board is light and super compact. A durable board made to handle all the stresses of a board’s life, its construction also offers a sound basis for any future repairs. So your board will stay like new for years or decades with proper maintenance. This durability will make a lot of people happy from one owner to the next, and avoids polluting with “disposable” boards.

To implement this very complex technology, we need time. A board without a full sandwich is built in 6 to 8 hours. GONG full sandwich boards take 12 to 14 hours of work. You understand that all these steps lengthen the production circuit and are therefore a monumental investment in quality.

For 2023 we have replaced the classic US Boxes, which everyone uses but which were not originally designed for foiling, with our own US Double Entry GONG Boxes designed and tested by our design office for extreme use in foiling. These new boxes are specifically reinforced in areas of high stress and are molded with a high fiber content. Durability is increased tenfold. We are clearly on the best BOX on the market which corresponds exactly to our needs in terms of resistance and functionality. What could be simpler than aligning the 4 nuts with the 4 entrances and sliding the foil into the box? 3 turns with a screw tightener and it’s ready. It’s so easy that you’ll wonder how you could do it the old way for years hahaha.

The foil boxes are placed in a large PVC 80kg/m3 reinforcement thicker than the boxes. Without any risk of water infiltration in the EPS sandwich, even with an intense impact. This reinforcement is connected to the PVC sandwich of the deck with PVC slats to ensure the cohesion of the whole and to avoid any play in the reinforcements over the years. Everything is fitted with fiberglass reinforcements for tolerance and carbon to limit bending. The handle is also set in a waterproof PVC block.

Remember that the high density PVC blocks that house the boxes and the handle are in addition to the full PVC sandwich. The anchoring is absolutely perfect. Not to compare with a reinforcement simply held by layers of fiber. Our reinforcements take hold on a high thickness of rigid material that you would not be able to bend by hand for example, which you could if it was only layers of fibers.

 

 

Our technology is truly the pinnacle of board construction. Durable, efficient, repairable, the brands capable of offering a total PVC sandwich in large series in wing can be counted on the fingers of one hand. GONG is the leader!

At GONG, our boards are the highest quality. Our low prices can only be explained by our direct sales model, eliminating margins. If by misfortune you break them, they can be repaired from A to Z with the components we keep in stock for your favorite repairer.

Our boards in FSP 2x technology

FSP PRO Technology

Its PVC sandwich covered with a hyper dynamic full carbon coat.

It’s game over: this is the ultimate techno that adds up the best of all constructions for crazy performances.
It enjoys our full sandwich in PVC (Airex) 80kg / m2 FSP, which is completely covered with carbon fiber.
The performance gain is crazy: the board is solid, rigid, ultra light and responsive!

  • 3D shapes on modeling software.
  • Preshape by numerical control for total reliability.
  • Shape control by traditional templates, finishing off the last mm 100% by hand.
  • Epoxy resin and EPS foam blank: solid and lightweight.
  • Deck, hull, and rails in vacuumed PVC sandwich: incomparable strength and incredible dynamism.
  • Deck: full PVC/Fiberglass and Carbon sandwich composed of a high-density PVC foam core and 1 layer of 4oz fiberglass and 1 layer of 6oz
  • Carbon fiber, fiberglass reinforcements on sensitive areas.
  • Hull: integral PVC/Fiberglass and Carbon sandwich composed of a high-density PVC foam core and 1 layer of 6oz carbon fiber, fiberglass reinforcements on sensitive areas.
  • Specific foil reinforcements: high-density PVC block housing the two US rail boxes. Four layers of carbon cover the boxes. Laminated PVC slats connect the reinforcement to the deck for maximum durability.
  • Rails: the PVC sandwich structure completely covers the rails: increased structural strength, very good shock
    resistance (paddle, knee and harness hook impacts).
  • Carrying handle integrated into a PVC block : limits infiltration, avoids breakage in the surroundings.
  • Hot coat with integrated tinted resin: nobility of the process, weight reduction and solidity of the finish.
  • Matt custom finish, hand-made, for weight reduction and better glide.

 

These boards are equipped with our innovative technology called FSP Pro. The highest quality on the market.

This full PVC Carbon sandwich offers the best dynamism while preserving strength, at an incredible weight. It’s quite simply the ultimate in vacuum technology for customs, used as standard on our production models : the same tech as the one used on our prototypes made in our shape rooms in France.

FULL sandwich means that the entire board is covered with a layer of 3mm high density hydrophobic PVC foam. This includes the rails, which allows better resistance and perfect sealing in the event of an impact. Above all, the sandwich on the rails are essential to have a rigid board as they work as a solid frame when the board takes flex. The dynamism is really superior and the durability of the board is second to none. This tech is not adopted by all competing brands. What they call sandwich construction is often a simple PVC reinforcement under the feet (and sometimes on the hull). At GONG we do things as seriously as they can be, so in full sandwich.

The carbon fiber that completely covers the board boosts its performance. It is clearly much livelier. Its response time is ultra fast, it does not twist, you are in direct contact with the foil and the elements.

All the lamination steps of the high density sandwich and then of the fiber are carried out under vacuum. The board is under strong pressure, from 2 to 4 tonnes depending on the stage, to ensure flawless bonding of the layers. With the use of drains we optimize the amount of resin on the board leaving only the optimum. Your board is light and super compact. A durable board made to handle all the stresses of a board’s life, its construction also offers a sound basis for any future repairs. So your board will stay like new for years or decades with proper maintenance. This durability will make a lot of people happy from one owner to the next, and avoids polluting with “disposable” boards.

To implement this very complex technology, we need time. A board without a full sandwich is built in 6 to 8 hours. GONG full sandwich boards take 12 to 14 hours of work. You understand that all these steps lengthen the production circuit and are therefore a monumental investment in quality.

The foil boxes are placed in a large PVC 80kg/m3 reinforcement thicker than the boxes. Without any risk of water infiltration in the EPS sandwich, even with an intense impact. This reinforcement is connected to the PVC sandwich of the deck with PVC slats to ensure the cohesion of the whole and to avoid any play in the reinforcements over the years. Everything is fitted with fiberglass reinforcements for tolerance and carbon to limit bending. The handle is also set in a waterproof PVC block.

Remember that the high density PVC blocks that house the boxes and the handle are in addition to the full PVC sandwich. The anchoring is absolutely perfect. Not to compare with a reinforcement simply held by layers of fiber. Our reinforcements take hold on a high thickness of rigid material that you would not be able to bend by hand for example, which you could if it was only layers of fibers.

 

 

Our technology is truly the ultimate in board construction. Durable, efficient, repairable, we can count on one hand the number of brands able to offer a total PVC sandwich on a big scale production of wing boards. GONG is the leader!

At GONG, our boards are the highest quality. Our low prices can only be explained by our direct sales model, eliminating margins. If by misfortune you break them, they can be repaired from A to Z with the components we keep in stock for your favorite repairer.

Our boards in FSP PRO technology

New equipment in the wing boards 2023

For 2023 we have replaced the classic US Boxes, which everyone uses but which were not originally designed for foiling, with our own US Double Entry GONG Boxes designed and tested by our design office for extreme use in foiling. These new boxes are specifically reinforced in areas of high stress and are molded with a high fiber content. Durability is increased tenfold. We are clearly on the best BOX on the market which corresponds exactly to our needs in terms of resistance and functionality. What could be simpler than aligning the 4 nuts with the 4 entrances and sliding the foil into the box? 3 turns with a screw tightener and it’s ready. It’s so easy that you’ll wonder how you could do it the old way for years hahaha.

We invite you to analyze in detail your future board on the new 3D module of our product sheets.

Buy as an informed consumer!