Gong Allvator Rise OR V2 X-Over Alu

Hi,

I am about to start building an efoil. Thanks to this gorgeous forum I have been infected …

As a surfing newbie I ask myself if I should start with the “beginner foil” Gong Allvator Rise (that’s what Gong says on their website) or the Allvator V2 X-Over Alu (a more versatile foil according to Gong).

What’s your opinion and recommendation?

Thanks
Christof

I think the 100 extra € would be well spent in the V2 X-over Alu.
Better control, stiffer setup with a tapered mast to fuselage connection.
@Manu, what’s your feeling ? Smoothness, take-off, top speed of V1 over V2 ?

Gong 2020-2021

Unfortunately, I haven’t finished my second inflatable project yet, so I haven’t been able to test the Gong V2 yet.

It is also my feeling to go with the V2. It is newer and has probably more flexibility in the future.

Thanks for the profile. This is really helpful as it shows the advantages of V2 against V1.

Best
Christof

The other parameter to look at is the wing section or volume. The Veloce is quite thin and tailored for speed but not so tolerant at slow speed for beginners. The Rise is the opposite: thick, a lot of volume and tailored for surfs at slow speed so tolerant but could become boring and saturate in speed (drag).

As the figures show, the wing series delivered with this X-Over Alu edition have a thickness and volume 20% lower than that of the Rise series. Something to know is that the Rise, formerly the “Classic” was launched in 2018 (Year one). The X-over wing is year 3 model which benefits from all the experience acquired on the wings developed since (Veloce, the xT (T for Tall) series, …)

2020 Rise (called “Classic” in 2018)
Model Wspan (cm) Proj Surf (cm2) Vol (l) Thicknss cm
M 70 1258 2 3
L 80 1643 3,12 3,5
XL 90 1844 3,6 3,5
2021 X-over V2
M 70 1250 1,59 2,4
L 80 1550 2,9 2,7
XL 90 1900 2,82 2,9
2020 Veloce
M 71 1000 0,6 1,3
L 82 1300 0,94 1,5
XL 94 1600 1,36 1,7

This is an AWESOME overview.
Puts facts to my feeling.
Many thanks
Best
Christof