[Review] Moses Onda 91 + Groove full Carbon Skate

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[Review] Moses Onda 91 + Groove full Carbon Skate

Postby irvinside » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:34 pm

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Will let you know how it goes ;-)
No ride yet, just got the board from italy

Cheers,
Greg
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Re: New Ride ! Moses Onda 91 with Groove full Carbon Board

Postby irvinside » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:36 pm

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Kites: Gong Strutless V2: 12m, 9m, BRM Cloud D.0 6.2
Board: F-One Mitu Monteiro 5'10", Moses Onda 91 + Groove skate
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Re: New Ride ! Moses Onda 91 with Groove full Carbon Board

Postby irvinside » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:36 pm

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Kites: Gong Strutless V2: 12m, 9m, BRM Cloud D.0 6.2
Board: F-One Mitu Monteiro 5'10", Moses Onda 91 + Groove skate
Harness: ION B2
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Re: New Ride ! Moses Onda 91 with Groove full Carbon Board

Postby irvinside » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:41 pm

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Kites: Gong Strutless V2: 12m, 9m, BRM Cloud D.0 6.2
Board: F-One Mitu Monteiro 5'10", Moses Onda 91 + Groove skate
Harness: ION B2
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Re: New Ride ! Moses Onda 91 with Groove full Carbon Board

Postby irvinside » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:46 pm

Hi Guys,
so I have been able to foil it for the first time in 8kts-15kts under a Gong Kite Strutless 9m
with 29m lines.

Preliminary Feedback:
- The Moses 633 Front wing brings the board up in no time with plenty of levitation (looked like 6-7 knots) and no effort. Up to the point I barely see the need for any large board.
- While a Slow wing, it has almost no drag and can actually go pretty fast if you build up momentum.
- Once in the air the 633 stabilize the foil, the pitch is extremely well balanced & easy to control, except when it is about going down (this thing love to stay up, making transitions easy) - but I'll have to move the position of the mast backward a little bit.
- On the roll, very nimble with plenty of control on the turn. The stiffness of the carbon board makes it react on a pressure of a toe, so you get what you ask for in no time.
- On the Yaw, it was ebbing yesterday and I could feel it in the Yaw. Not destabilizing just comes and go. Interestingly the 633 captures any wave movement under the surface and you immediately feel it in the carbon board. It really feels like you are directly connected to the waves (and yesterday they were pretty small, I can't wait for more). This is really what makes this wing so different/unique I believe.
- The 91cm mast is very stiff, same as all other Moses. Nothing special to report there. Goes very well with the 633.

PROs: this wing changes the way you perceive foiling, you feel so more connected to the water. Nimble and Easy to ride I believe Beginners would actually make it (might be better to choose a non-full carbon board though). Need little wind to fly

CONs: soooo expensive. Except that still looking (time will tell)

I would say I fall in love with the board and the foil. It is a perfect combination to be honest. Light, reactive, beautiful, addictive. I just could not decide to come back to the beach.

For this session the 9m gong was fantastic. A smaller one might have been a bit better though. Globally I do love the Strutless Gong Kites for Foiling Freeride, while for Freestyle the BRM Cloud D looks to be my favorite.

I'll update the post when I have more experience with the setup (going toward strapless with 20m lines).

For the board: great experience buying it from Italy (~10 days shipping).
Thanks to Michele ! michele pezzato <ordini.groove@gmail.com>
https://www.groovekiteboards.it/boards/ ... ll-carbon/

Cheers,
Greg
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Re: [Review] Moses Onda 91 + Groove full Carbon Skate

Postby irvinside » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:43 pm

More on the board after using this setup in gusty conditions 13 to 25knts.
- The skate shape of the board and its buoyancy makes it rebounce on touch down very easily
- and this 120cm L version moving it side to side in transitions is a delight. (I am 5"10, 190lbs)
I understand the 'Small' one is even faster but 'Large' works very well for me

Great Video from Gunnar on this board in 110cm S size in wave btw:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1tkPBsUl4Y

- Also very lightweight for manipulations out and in the water it provides confidence and makes you wanna play trying new things all the time.
- The grip works very well and the straps are very comfortable. I prefer to have them loose and it was easy to get a 'no foot locked' feeling even with boots. (Still I'll remove them soon as strapless definitively is what this setup is looking for :-) )

Interestingly after most (if not all) falls the setup gets on its side automatically with the mast floating and it stays lying like this, likely related to the 633 wing + low volume board I would suppose..?

PROs:
-just sitting there waiting for a strapless waterstart: real nice.
- it does not drift into the lines when kite is in the water
- Highly visible from a distance (in that 'vertical' position with RED bands on the board you cannot miss it).

CONs:
-Although it often means body dragging back to the foil (not used to this anymore ;-) ) as it does not drift well in this position
- you have to keep an eye on it

Great custom Board, Lovin' it MJ0_

Cheers,
Greg
Kites: Gong Strutless V2: 12m, 9m, BRM Cloud D.0 6.2
Board: F-One Mitu Monteiro 5'10", Moses Onda 91 + Groove skate
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