The Absolute Freeride Kite.
The Struted GONG Kite is identical to the Strutless but are equipped with 3 Lattes. Fast, Thin and Polyvalent they are defined by their precision in flight and also by their abnormal wind range capacity!!
The Struted is our Triple Latte Freeride Kite.
L'Ours has developed this Kite in collaboration with one of the best Kite Designers in the world in order to create a Kite thats's fast and Tolerant with an uncomparable feeling.
Conceived and designed on Surfplan ; the best conceptual 3D Kite Software. Compared to a Stutless we lose 10% of low wind range but gain 50% in the high range. Its thin profile, stalled out by three small diametered Lattes, she can be pushed quite far out of her wind ranges.
Ideal as a compliment to a lightwind Strutless for Foilers, she combines incredible comfort and a rapport of super high level livliness/dynamics/Vmax.
In Twin Tip or directional Freeride the Strutted is stable, mellow and fast. Piloting on the Bar is precies. The Kite offers a superior Vmax and Cap in comparison to other Kites. In fact the Strutted Kites profile is less hollow than classic Kites. The max of its trough is also more pulled back as is the ratio of its length. Its profile is that of a real speed kite which helps explain its abnormal performance and its larger ears gives an immediate Pivot.
The re-launch in reverse is childs play and it simplifies certain situations. The Struted fully acts like a play kite that is capable of flying forward and backwards just by pulling on the back lines. Capable of a re-launch with less wind and very fast. Indespensible when Foiling and incredible when freeriding.
Summing it up, the Struted are built with solid, time and condition tested materials that are the highest quality on the market : SPI Teijin T9600, DP175LL Skeleton, TPU 0,1mm Bladders.
Wind Range :
This calculation is based on a Rider wieght of 75 kg in conditions considered 'Ideal'. Take note that navigation with a Directional Type (Surf) Board allows you to add 4 Knots in Wind Ranges and can be pushed a bit further while maintaining comfort than a Kite with heavy winds and a Twin Tip underfoot.
Ideal Wind Range for the 6,0 Struted :
Ideal Wind Range Foil : 17 -> 30 kts
Wind Range Freeride : 23 kts -> 40 kts.
Ideal Wind Range for the 9'0 Struted :
Ideal Wind Range Foil : 8 kts -> 22 kts.
Wind Range Freeride : 13 kts -> 28 kts.
Ideal Wind Range for the 12,0 Struted :
Wind Range Foil : 7 kts -> 17 kts.
Wind Range Freeride : 10 kts -> 23 kts.
Ideal Wind Range for the 11,0 Struted :
Wind Range Foil : 5 kts(long lines) -> 13 kts.
Wind Range Freeride : 8 kts -> 18 kts.
- Hybrid Shape 3 Lattes, thin and fast.
- Moderate Aspect Ratio with maximal flow and a surface repartitioning towards the Tips for maneuverability and grab and reduction in latte thickness and width which augments its speed.
- DP175LL Skeleton : Leading Edge, Lattes, Tips and Trailing Edge are constructed in this fantastic and remarkable Tissue that is rigid and maintains its solidity and acts as if it were a real skeleton. High Strung, Stability, Longlasting Durability.
- Segmented Leading Edge (22 pieces) of thin center section for a maximum of air flow and throughout the section for the Tips to increase maneuverability. Increased rigidity and blends power/re-launch and maneuverability.
- Tweaked Profile to maximize the Flow. This profile is optimized by the number of important segments that refine the 3D Shape.
- Arch Profile Trough pulled back for acceleration and speed : Insane Cap and easy speed management
- 3 Thin Bladders to keep Profile tight.
- Large Ears that are pulled back and allow for better re-launch and reactivity.
Technical Data :
Large Diameter Screw Valve and One Pump Express System : Super Easy to Inflate/Deflate at lightning speed.
Ronstan Briddle sliding Pulleys on a Spectra briddle line : Direct Bar feeling.
1 Anchor Point for front and back lines : Max Simplicity.
2 Power Adjustment knots.
Straps at tips of Bladders that help avoid line hooking.
Recommended Bar : GONG KITE BAR 49 cm COMPLETE for the 6m2, 9m2 and 12m2 and the GONG KITE BAR 69 cm for the 17m2 (not included in kite purchase, sold seperately).
- Monocolor Kite available in different colors.
1 logos GONG KITE white over Center Latte.
Logo GONG KITE, white on the kite Ears.
Sizing at center on Leading Edge.
GONG Kite Technology :
The GONG Struted Kites are made in one of the largest Kite Factories in the world and meets the quality standards of the finest Kites in the world.
It is constructed with the greastest care. The Panels are cut by CNC and entirely assembled by hand by the best workers in the Kite Industry.
The materials that we use are amongst the finest. We search for the finest for sure but also we look for endurance and for materials that are time tested.
Briddles made from Dyneema and Spectra with Ronstan Pullys.
High Quality Spi Teijin T9600 (best compromise between lightness/reliability).
Leading Edge and Lattes made with Dacron Dimension Polyan DP175LL (the most rigid on the market and also the most costly).
Latte Bumpers in EVA for protection against hooking and friction.
Reinforcment patches in PVC KN200 along the Leading Egde and Latte extremities.
Bladders TPU 0,1mm for hardcore reliability.
Included Equipment :
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