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north sonar foil or moses?

Postby eloico » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:15 pm

does anybody tested the north sonar foil?

I am thinking of buying a foil, the north sonar seems very appealing because of having just one board, the chase, and being able to kite and surf foil.

a friend of mine told me to get the moses, or the the gong as it is much cheaper.

I would appretiate any advice. thanks.

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Re: north sonar foil or moses?

Postby HugoMC » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:33 pm

I have a Cabrinha Double Agent Foil..... If I was going again I think I'd get get a gong because they are cheap, parts are easily available and I just like the business in general.

I am going to purchase a Unik as soon as this lockdown is over 👍

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Re: north sonar foil or moses?

Postby NEkitesurfing » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:54 pm

There are so many options on the market. The cheapest option is not always the best. An interesting X-Over Foil is the new SHINN MEGA K with the S20.1 stabiliser. Not as cheap as the Gong but cheaper as the Moses. Made in Europe and available in Corona times. https://shinnworld.com/products/foil-model-mega-k

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Re: north sonar foil or moses?

Postby windmaker » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:04 am

North= unknown + their first time foil product will improve in time.

Moses= Well know designs though overpriced for the amount of carbon they are actually made of.

If these 2 are the only brands you have access to go for Moses, otherwise, there are too many other better brands out there.

Alpine, Ketos, Levitaz, F-One, Zeeko, Gong the list goes on for ever.
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Re: north sonar foil or moses?

Postby cor » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:13 am

eloico wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:15 pm
I am thinking of buying a foil, the north sonar seems very appealing because of having just one board, the chase, and being able to kite and surf foil.
If that is your main requirement you should also check out other brands. What North is offering is not unique at all.

Also, as appealing the idea of only having one board for everything might sound at first, do not forget that it comes with disadvantages. I had a similar setup when I was learning foiling and were never really happy until I bought a dedicated foilboard. The convex deck of a surfboard does not suit foiling at all in my opinion.
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Re: north sonar foil or moses?

Postby nothing2seehere » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:34 am

NEkitesurfing wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:54 pm
There are so many options on the market. The cheapest option is not always the best. An interesting X-Over Foil is the new SHINN MEGA K with the S20.1 stabiliser. Not as cheap as the Gong but cheaper as the Moses. Made in Europe and available in Corona times. https://shinnworld.com/products/foil-model-mega-k
Are you sure it's available? The rumour I heard was that Germany were refusing deliveries through their country during their lockdown.

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Re: north sonar foil or moses?

Postby windmaker » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:15 pm

cor wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:13 am
eloico wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:15 pm
I am thinking of buying a foil, the north sonar seems very appealing because of having just one board, the chase, and being able to kite and surf foil.
The convex deck of a surfboard does not suit foiling at all in my opinion.
That's a fact!

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Re: north sonar foil or moses?

Postby gmb13 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:26 am

Hi,

I just got mine. Here is my first impression:



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Re: north sonar foil or moses?

Postby nixmatters » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:35 am

gmb13 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:26 am
Hi,

I just got mine. Here is my first impression:

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Hey Gunnar, will you review the 1150 Sonar too?
I had a chance to try it shortly and I think it's a very decent contender of the Onda 633, carves a bit better and has a lower stall speed.
It's not a pump wing size for sure, but I managed to do about 10 pumps from the very first attempt (while foiling already), with no prior experience. The 1650 must be the thing for that!
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Re: north sonar foil or moses?

Postby gmb13 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:44 am

nixmatters wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:35 am
gmb13 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:26 am
Hi,

I just got mine. Here is my first impression:

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Gunnar
Hey Gunnar, will you review the 1150 Sonar too?
I had a chance to try it shortly and I think it's a very decent contender of the Onda 633, carves a bit better and has a lower stall speed.
It's not a pump wing size for sure, but I managed to do about 10 pumps from the very first attempt (while foiling already), with no prior experience. The 1650 must be the thing for that!
Hi,

Yes. I will do that too. The 1150 is a great carving wing. A lot of fun with a kite. I would not agree with you that it has a lower stall speed than the 633 though.

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