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Re: Moses 550, 558 wings and 330 and 325 stabs mix and match

Postby TomW » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:33 pm

With the plate all the way back, and I gain speeds around 30 km /hr, or follow and overtake wind swell, the foil wants to breach, I have to shift forward, but front foot is fixed in position by foothook position.
With 325 wing this tendency is significantly less.
My hypothesis is the 325 wing has less lift. ( downward) thereby, the entire foil has less tendency to gain altitude at speed or when overtaking a wave.
So I was thinking to raising the LE of the 330 I would reduce its lift ( downward) and allow foil to pitch forward ( nose down) more easily.

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Re: Moses 550, 558 wings and 330 and 325 stabs mix and match

Postby Pedro Marcos » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:43 pm

Have you tried the 550 in the same conditions? The 550 its a more balanced wing imo.

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Re: Moses 550, 558 wings and 330 and 325 stabs mix and match

Postby TomW » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:12 pm

No I have not tried the 550 since session nr, 8. I'm on 25+ now

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Re: Moses 550, 558 wings and 330 and 325 stabs mix and match

Postby Pedro Marcos » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:27 pm

You should now, i also have the 548 and the 550 and i use the 550 95% of the time.

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Re: Moses 550, 558 wings and 330 and 325 stabs mix and match

Postby TomW » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:10 pm

today I put on the 550 front wing after using the 548 for like 20 sessions, since session 8 or so I've been using the 548.
What huge difference! It's way better than 548. It lifts off smoother, less tendency to stall and bucking bronco. it's taking off at same speed, and it actually seems to stay in air at slower speed.
It's less pitch sensitive, especially at cruising speeds of 28-32 km hr. It stays nose down at speed, where the 548 has too much lift. I can keep back foot further back.

The Dwarfcraft board works way better too. 550 is not as sensitive to back foot pressure while just getting up speed. I can have more back foot pressure, keep nose of board skimming, without an early lift off and stall.

Transitions were going better too, but perhaps partly due to perfect conditions today, and I started to figure out downloops and keeping kite low during uploop turns.

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Re: Moses 550, 558 wings and 330 and 325 stabs mix and match

Postby Pedro Marcos » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:06 pm

TomW wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:10 pm
today I put on the 550 front wing after using the 548 for like 20 sessions, since session 8 or so I've been using the 548.
What huge difference! It's way better than 548. It lifts off smoother, less tendency to stall and bucking bronco. it's taking off at same speed, and it actually seems to stay in air at slower speed.
It's less pitch sensitive, especially at cruising speeds of 28-32 km hr. It stays nose down at speed, where the 548 has too much lift. I can keep back foot further back.

The Dwarfcraft board works way better too. 550 is not as sensitive to back foot pressure while just getting up speed. I can have more back foot pressure, keep nose of board skimming, without an early lift off and stall.

Transitions were going better too, but perhaps partly due to perfect conditions today, and I started to figure out downloops and keeping kite low during uploop turns.
The 548 allows more mistakes, but in good conditions you cannot tell the difference. If you try both in choppy more challenging conditions you will notice that the 548 extra lift at slow speed helps, but after you get good enough you will use only the 550 all the time, its a much more balanced wing, i would keep the 330 stabilizer until you master all the foiling jibes and tacks, i only put the 325 to go play in the waves.


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