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Gong Sup

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Created by bomberdave 3 months ago, 11 May 2019
bomberdave
VIC, 192 posts
18 Jun 2019 1:07PM
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Could this be the ultimate go to allrounder for weight and age challenged ... frothing at the dims

gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/box1707/Products/GON9SUPFREAK92PRO125

JEG
VIC, 1219 posts
18 Jun 2019 1:14PM
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bomberdave said..
Could this be the ultimate go to allrounder for weight and age challenged ... frothing at the dims

gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/box1707/Products/GON9SUPFREAK92PRO125



nice and only if Gong can get boards to Oz?

colas
3328 posts
18 Jun 2019 12:43PM
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bomberdave said..
Could this be the ultimate go to allrounder for weight and age challenged ... frothing at the dims

gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/box1707/Products/GON9SUPFREAK92PRO125



I am sure you can find similar shapes in OZ.

The freak is a modern longboard shape: a longboard planshape with modern rails and rocker to allow carving turns, as opposed to the stall-and-pivot turns of retro boards. It is also designed for easy handling in turns, in that it lifts naturally the nose when turning, keeping things smooth and all options open, whereas a shape like the Zero would project the nose into the turn for max acceleration but will need more commitment.

I think a lot of quality brands available in OZ have something similar in their lines, especially now that "10 feet and over" movement have put these boards in the spotlight. Although, yes, the Freak is based on the famous "NFA" shape that Patrice Guenole has been honing for more than a decade.

tarrm
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29 Jun 2019 6:59PM
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Colas. I too have an Alley 8.1 120L.

I started off 119kg now down to 111kg. Board works well for my weight and I find standing close to center helps with the stability.

The board surfs very well and is manageable in choppy conditions if you find the sweet spot.

I got a second choice one like you but am concerned about the weight of the board. I read yours was 7.7kg. Mine weighs 9.2kg with wet grip pad and fins.

colas
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30 Jun 2019 12:12PM
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Colas. I too have an Alley 8.1 120L.

I started off 119kg now down to 111kg. Board works well for my weight and I find standing close to center helps with the stability.

The board surfs very well and is manageable in choppy conditions if you find the sweet spot.

I got a second choice one like you but am concerned about the weight of the board. I read yours was 7.7kg. Mine weighs 9.2kg with wet grip pad and fins.


Yup, the sweet spot is farther aft compared to boards with wider noses, once you find it this board is surprisingly stable. But managing the 120l at 119kg requires some skill, kudos! I was also surprised by its paddling speed, pointy noses are really faster, and the fast front rocker helps.

It is hard to compare weights of wet boards, the amount of water can vary greatly. It is best to weight them with a dry pad and no fins (or know the weight of your fins: the orange quobba thruster set is 250g for instance) so that you have a reliable figure, especially to compare with later if you suspect that a ding may not be waterproof.

I must say that mine at 7.7kg (dry pad, no fins) was kind of semi-second choice, not as heavy as some second choice. I will get a regular weight one when available (mid-July) and also a 7'8" 105 l for my 100kg, it seems doable. Weight is not really an issue in decent waves, but it makes the board less lively in small waves.

tarrm
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12 Jul 2019 10:52PM
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When will the regular weighted 120 or 105L Alleys be available? On their site it has not date now.

colas
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13 Jul 2019 11:35AM
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When will the regular weighted 120 or 105L Alleys be available? On their site it has not date now.


The date on the site is the one you get when you order them. No date means that the planned containers are currently all pre-sold (first one should land next week). Just mail Gong to get an estimate date - if they have one - for the next shipments and/or try to secure a pre-order, or just register on their web pages to be notified when they become orderable again.



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