Moses 695 Test

After a long wait, the new Moses 695 Foil Wing finally came to my home in the middle of January.

After unpacking, I was pretty disappointed with the poor quality. The wing was overlooked with pinholes and a carbon fiber was torn out. I filled all the holes, sanded and repainted the wing and sanded it a second time. I grind all my wings and masts, because we have a few special lakes in Switzerland, where there are many more opportunities for ventilation than in other places. The Swiss importer of Moses forwarded the mistake to Moses and I would have got a new wing, but since I wanted to get on the water quickly and the circumstances were too big for me, I kept the wing. Moses apologized for the poor quality.

 

So please Moses, take a closer look at the production in the future and do not sell wings that are not perfected. My mast last year and now the wing were really a disaster.

 

On February 1st I was finally able to test the grand piano. There was a strong southwest wind and the temperatures were around 14 ° C. Which is far too warm for this time of year, but this is a different topic. In the southwest I often go to Lake Constance near Berlingen. The southwest wind comes in more and more in Berlingen, but always has strong gusts. Very strong gusts. But this makes everything a little more exciting. So how is the new 695 wing compared to other Moses wings. The wing is definitely not a beginner's wing. For those who start with foiling, the 633 and 679 are much better served. The wing is very similar to the 590 or 550, with a little more roll stability.

The pitch stability is very low and the wing reacts very sensitively to small weight changes. What I particularly liked was that the wing, regardless of whether it was fast or slow, always had the same amount of pressure under the front foot.

Topseed over 50km / h are no problem with the wing and can be reached very easily. At slow speeds, the wing tends to stutter a little, it doesn't fall like the 590 or 550. In the southwest I often go to Lake Constance near Berlingen. The southwest wind comes in more and more in Berlingen, but always has strong gusts. Very strong gusts. But this makes everything a little more exciting. So how is the new 695 wing compared to other Moses wings. The wing is definitely not a beginner's wing. Those who do not master the maneuvers or who start with foiling are much better served with the 633 and 679. It's also not easy to learn to sit 360s or on the foil with the 695. The wing is very similar to the 590 or 550, with a little more roll stability.

The pitch stability is very low and the wing reacts very sensitively to small weight changes. What I particularly liked was that the wing, regardless of whether it was fast or slow, always had the same amount of pressure under the front foot.

Topseed over 50km / h are no problem with the wing and can be reached very easily. At slow speeds, the wing tends to stutter a little, it doesn't fall like the 590 or 550.

The wing carved with 330 rear wing very nice. However, the foil must be actively steered into the curves. With the 325 rear wing you get a more playful foil. I could not jump strapless with the wing yet. But I think the wing is really great here and landings will be easier than with the 590 or 550.

 

In the video you can see more feedback and impressions from the session. If you have any questions, just write a comment. I will answer you within 1 to 2 days. Just drop by here again.

 

Ciao

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Kommentare: 3
  • #1

    Rick (Donnerstag, 23 Juli 2020 15:45)

    Hi Simon - thanks for the foil review! Looks like you had some fun moments :)
    Are you still happy with the 695 ? I think about getting one here over in the US. I look for a performance-oriented foil that can do it all cruising, boosting, small waves....would be great to hear what you think about it couple months later. Wish you a windy summer.

  • #2

    Answer to Rick? (Sonntag, 29 November 2020 09:51)

    Hi, looking forward to read the answer to Rick's question.

  • #3

    Riftboards (Sonntag, 29 November 2020 12:40)

    Hi
    Yes, still riding the same Foil. I changed the Backwing to the 325 which I like better. The new Wave Backwing should work also great with the 695. I really like the Foil strapless but with straps, it is not my favorite. For next year I will change from Moses to Tarooa. But that is a personal thing and has nothing to doo with the Foil.
    Again, Strapless I am super happy! When I have straps, I prefer my Chubanga, a Raceboard and a Race Kite.

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