Foil : Foils allow you to ride hard at 6kts, and even less.
The foil is the ultimate tool to go off in light wind and more. 3 times the speed of the wind, incredibly tight angles with an "in-flight" navigational pleasure unheard of before now.
The GONG Foil Hellvator was developed by Patrice Guenole and Jean Jacques Deboichet to become the reference in the freeride world.
Foiling is a feeling that is quite personal. In order to respond to your various demands, and often times contradictory, we have designed a variety of wings and stabilizers. All the combinations are possible, and the low price that we offer makes it possible for you to maintain a small quiver.
To get you oriented, the prepeg series wing is between the G10 medium and the large. The Stab prepeg is the equivalent of a medium G10, a tad bit smaller.
A basic mounting, simple to understand :
- Big wing and big Stab : maximum lift, together less reactive and very stable.
- Medium wing and medium Stab : medium lift, very accesible stability.
- Small wing small Stab : feeble lift but quick like a cheetah.
These three mountings are all oversized with the Stab. The common denominator of your demands, that being stability and facility,
have made me choose to blend the sets a little stronger at the back foot hence calmer on the water.
So, for those who want more vivacity and an incredible reactive piloting will take a Stab inferior to the wing (M with L for example).
Take note that a large wing with a small Stab will will give lots of lift but remain reactive. Which is a good choice.
In general, the difference in sizes of the wings are slight so you won't risk any big mistakes, what's more they all work well with each other.
The basis for choosing what wing you want is by determining what you need it for :
- Big; beginner and low speeds.
- Medium; super polyvalent and fast.
- Small; technical and super fast.
and after you can fine tune it by adding the Stab that is reassuring or one that is nervy.
Foil with performance in all conditions with optimum facility in navigation and maneuvers.
Ideal wind range (wing and stab Medium) :
- Less than 75 kg : 4 nds -> 15 nds
- 75 kg to 95 kg : 5 nds -> 20 nds
- More than 95 kg : 6 nds -> 25 nds
Ideal conditions :
She loves it all but at her best on the flat and long swells.
- Less than 75 kg : lots-o-lift.
- 75 kg to 95 kg : lift.
- More than 95 kg : lift.
Skill minimum : Foil beginner but with real kite knowledge and very very motivated because your first 10 hours is going to be alot of work and scarry (in a good way)!
- Mast connection/fusilage : advanced : easy to remove and quick in the turns.
- Thin Mast : Super critical profile, 13mm for speed baby. Very solid. No front/back angle.
- Front wing : Super critical profile, flat.
- Back Stabilizer : Super critical profile, flat.
Stock Dimensions :
- Total Depth : 107,2 cm, mast 97,5 cm
- Length of fusilage : 73,8 cm to 23,0 cm from tip
- Mast thickness : 1,3 cm
- Wing span front : 57 cm
- Max wing length front : 11,8 cm
- Wing span back : 40 cm
- Max wing length back : 8,0 cm
- Total foil weight : 3,3 kg
Fixation : Tuttle CHINOOK box
Full Carbon PrePeg high modulous. Heated and pressed in steel molds.
G10 wing and stab (pressured glass fiber and epoxy resin).
Included equipment :
- Complete screw pack, stainless steel.
- Protection for the mast.
Pricing and Payment :
GONG Foil Hellvator Carbon G10: 999 €
Available now !!!
Add this foil to your quiver before another rider takes it ;-)
Got Questions ?
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www.gongsup.com/forum/Foil Hellvator by GONG
The practice of the sport Foil may expose you to serious injury. A poor mastering of Foil may lead to cut, serious injury and/or including death for you and/or others.
Foil should be practiced by taking into consideration all kite user precautions that are associated with the sport Foil. Remember that a Foil is long, cutting, and reaches high speeds. Getting hit by a Foil, or hitting someone/thing can have dramatic consequences.
Always Foil far from others, in a secure and safe waterscape without obstacles.
Foil is most often practiced in light winds which may cease to blow leading you to return to shore by swimming. As a consequence do not overestimate your your strength/capacity : never go further out than your skill and swimming capacities and wind conditions allow.
Always wear a helmet and life vest for floatation. Always wear a full body wetsuit.
When handling the Foil, be careful not to cut yourself along the edges.
GONG is NOT responsable in case of any and all accidents implicating a Foil GONG. The practice of Foil is undertaken under the complete responsability of the Foil User/Practioner.