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Gong HIPE unpacking and ‘first look’ SUPboarder Pro

Myself and Will unpack a board that has had a lot of interest from many of our SUPboarder Pro members. ‘What is the Gong HIPE inflatable foil board like? And is it worth the hype?’ Watch full video on SUPboarder Pro.

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Jeb
Jeb
1 month ago

Excellent… looking forward to the review, I’m interested to know if the 4’11” would work for kite & prone foiling… as you’ve got a 5’3″ do you think you could get it in the surf or under a kite? cheers

abuphampi
abuphampi
1 month ago

Oh yeah, I couldn’t wait and ordered mine few weeks ago thanks for that review guys!

TimThompson
TimThompson
1 month ago

I have a 5,5 arriving next month… hopefully. Currently have a foil delivered from them which is making a lovely brew stand til I get my board to attach it to. 5m wing next week I hope.

Hum3
Hum3
1 month ago

Nice one guys – don’t understand Gong’s attitude to reviews, and that’s coming from a happy customer fully kitted up with their wings, board and foils. Are you including their wing (Pulse) in your wing mega test?

Likely that my next board will be a small inflatable so looking forward to your review…

Mikb
Mikb
1 month ago

Looks awesome. Thanks for getting this out there… looking forward to the review post you testing it out! Looking to maybe get one my self as my first board!

LChadefaux
LChadefaux
1 month ago

Hi guys, this is great as I am looking to go into foilling and that was the one I was thinking for the board with an XL foil.

I do not understand why Gong are so against reviews.

I have been using their SUP for so long and they are great.

Thanks for that.

Glen
Glen
1 month ago

I have a F-One 5’10” 125L rocket air. While it’s plenty stiff and I can Foil quite well on it. The main drawbacks are that it’s harder to get up on the foil compared to my 5’10” 110 Naish S25 hardboard; when the inflatable board goes underwater, it can stick and be difficult, whereas the hardboard seems to slide up to the surface; in swell/choppy water with a crosswind, the waves can push the inflatable board underneath you. Meaning it’s less stable in chop, especially if you are crossing the swell/wind direction. I think the Gong carbon plate with the… Read more »

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Olof
Olof
11 days ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

I have an hipe 7,5 . Really like the board.
the thing you said about the screws damaging the board is ,not right .
the different screws are for the different topplates (manufacturing year Of tYpe)
you can never touch the board with the screws because you screw them in to foil and foot strap insertS.

how thick the board is , is on the carbon plate

pumping by hand just just an 12v car pump . You can get you’re wetsuit on while you’re board gets inflated.

Olof
Olof
11 days ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

I let you know more , when there is more wind or waves . I am also planning to go supfoiling with the hipe.

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