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Moses Onda 633, The Fix !

Postby Flag53 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:31 pm

So I bought a Moses 633 to teach my wife to Hydrofoil on.
The first thing I did was stick it on my Moses T40 board just to see what it was like.
Obviously it has been mentioned before but I was surprised by how much front foot pressure you actually need to keep it in the water when you can’t move the mast back .
So a little bit of a google search and it gave me a link to

Delta Hydrofoil , pro tips , shimming your Hydrofoil ( YouTube)

So with nothing to lose I stuck a piece of 3mm thick, hard rubber on the connection between the mast and fuselage and then tried the Onda Again.

There’s a remarkable difference in the reduced amount of front foot pressure needed,

Watch the video and give it a go , it’s easy to do and will cost you very little ( one small piece of hard rubber )

Thanks to the guy at Delta 👍

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Re: Moses Onda 633, The Fix !

Postby Nem0 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:03 pm

The link is missing...

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Re: Moses Onda 633, The Fix !

Postby Flag53 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:05 pm

Google it bud 👍

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Re: Moses Onda 633, The Fix !

Postby Nem0 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:25 pm

Thanks for your help!
You are the best!

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Re: Moses Onda 633, The Fix !

Postby cwood » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:04 pm

Skshapes makes a shim set for Onda

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Re: Moses Onda 633, The Fix !

Postby BWD » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:41 pm

SK shim is to increase stab angle, right?
This would make the foil lift even sooner (if possible), increase pitch stability and turning rate, and probably decrease speed.
The mast shim would not do these things, just move center of gravity. Not sure a mast shim would affect anything else, though it might decrease rigidity at the mast to fuse joint in some cases.
Probably some will prefer adjusting stab, mast, or straps depending on their board, conditions, style...

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Re: Moses Onda 633, The Fix !

Postby Flag53 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:04 am

Sorry Nemo , I’m a bit of a techno dinosaur otherwise I would have supplied the link .

Try it or don’t it’s up to You , but I found it helped

It’s easy to do and if you don’t think it helps then there’s nothing lost is there .

Happy Kiting 👍

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Re: Moses Onda 633, The Fix !

Postby oregonkiter » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:35 pm

My feet feel evenly balanced on my 633. Curious, does shim provide any other benefit, like increased vertical, or lateral stability at speed, or is it really only to balance out lift leverage?

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Re: Moses Onda 633, The Fix !

Postby jespin4845 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:54 pm

No it’s for guys that don’t want another board whose mount is too far forward or who don’t want to go strapless... :D

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Re: Moses Onda 633, The Fix !

Postby Foxi » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:24 pm

You buy a large wing with massive lift - and pressure on your front foot if fixed to a certain position - and then shim it in order to make it behave like a smaller one ..


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