omg wrote: ↑
Thu May 07, 2020 6:28 am
Dave K wrote: ↑
Thu May 07, 2020 1:36 am
Looking forward to trying the Veloce XL and L for winging. Currently using an XL pro for wing foiling. It is very well balanced (great high end and low end, and still easy to carve). Extremely underrated compared to popular brands sold through dealers
How would you compare the 1100 moses versus the XL Pro, please?
I’m still getting acclimated to the 1100 for wing foiling. I just don’t have enough time on it in lighter winds yet to form a strong opinion. It has great low end as you’d expect and it excels at pumping, but with a 110 cm span getting it to carve hard takes some getting used to. Part of the issue is that on the OBX (where I live), when it blows it blows hard (many gusty 15-30 days) and the 1100 is just too much foil on those days. The Moses 790 works much better on the strong wind days for winging, BUT.....I still like the Gong XL better than the 790 on those windy days, at least for my skill level right now. Here’s why,....
If I’m just cruising and jibing the 790 works great. Heck, almost anything works for jibing if you have the wind strength, since it’s easy to stay up on the foil with a downwind transition. Tacking is a whole different world for wing foiling. You bleed speed friggen fast trying to transition directly into a 25 knot headwind! With the smaller 790 (1550 sq cm) it’s just harder for me to stay up on the foil for the whole tack. The XL pro has enough high end to go into the tack with decent speed, and enough low end to keep me up on the foil coming out of the tack with much lower speed. And I can still get it to carve fairly tight when needed.
Maybe if I get better at this winging thing I’ll be able to tack 790 much better, and carve the 1100 much harder. But for now the lowly Gong XL pro is the easiest to work with for improving skills in our typical gusty strong conditions. Even did my first wing foil 360 on the XL pro (which I guess Patrice has decided to now call the XL “curve”). Here’s a quick clip showing Klutzy ole guy (me) tacking both sides with the XL pro on a pretty gusty day. I’m not going into it with a ton of speed but I manage to stay up on foil coming out. Sort of hoping something like a Veloce XL will add to my tacking speed