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Curious with your decision to cut down the 420 and losing the tips, instead a 460.
We have been using our trusty Axis 760/860 and the 390 tails so far while we adjust to the new Ensis wings but I just cut down my 420 tail to 400 so we will see how that goes with the 980 today.
The 420 tips were a game changer for me with just enough hold of the tail paired with the 910 and 900 than I was able to get with the 460 which liked to slide the tail a bit more than I was comfortable with.

Up until now I haven't really loved any of the high aspect tails.  The 420 cut to 400 feels pretty nice, though.  I am going to try it at 380 as well and see if that makes it better again.  I really like the 390 so that is still my high bar. 

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Baja Daze
« on: January 25, 2021, 04:50:16 AM »
Kiters

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Baja Daze
« on: January 25, 2021, 04:38:47 AM »
We are down in Baja sitting out the rest of the winter.  Fortunately, our daughter was able to join us and we have both grandkids here as well for at least a couple of months.  We were able to get a really nice home which sits at the bottom of a sweet 5 mile downwind run.  It is kind of a south shore Maui setup with cruisey, even bumps. 

It seems like everyone had the same plan to sit out covid down here.  I have never seen so many kiters in one place ever, including here in previous visits. 

I have been watching jetski foil lessons in the mornings.  Man, does that look frustrating.  I can hear them screaming at each other in Italian from the porch :)

We have been using our trusty Axis 760/860 and the 390 tails so far while we adjust to the new Ensis wings but I just cut down my 420 tail to 400 so we will see how that goes with the 980 today. 

My legs are pretty well garbage now so every outing feels seat of my pants crazy.  Even so, this sport so unbelievably fun.  Following swell with a wing and a foil, a mile off the coast, with your wife, jumping fish...magic. 

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Hah!  I wish!  We are down in Baja now.  My problem is that I have a head full of dreams and willing delusion when my reality is trying to get back to last season's (low) level performance.  Every kneestart and every jibe is a minor miracle. :)

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At 180 you are going to love it Carib.  It will be an adjustment from your 6'6 but in a few weeks it will feel great.  The board's weight is frustrating mostly because it could easily be made better.  This could be an 11 to 12 pound board.  The extra weight is most noticeable before launch. 

I really hope that Fanatic has a lightweight construction in the works.  Call it a pro line, elite line, gimpy old guy who can barely get to the water line, I don't care.  I will buy it.  My walking looks like Jerry Lewis playing a drunk guy now, even when I am not carrying this clunky cluster of swords.  I have pretty much lost control of my parts.  I am all in for light.  :)

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I am 172 right now but I rode it at 180 towards the end of summer :).  It is a great size for us.

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Hi Carib,

I bought the 5'4 last spring and rode it all last season on every wing-able day.  It is the one.  We have the 4'8 as well and we had the 5'0.  I have also ridden the 5'8.

The 5'4 is different from all of the other Sky Wings i that it has no tail chop and is flat out to the rails (no bevels).  That maxes out its volume for its size and combined with zero tail rocker it makes it very fast on the surface. 

It is super easy to get foiling in light wind, lets you ride smaller foils, is reasonably stable, and remains great fun when it is full-on nuts. 

The other boards in the line are OK.  The 5'8 is bigger and more stable but is kind of a dog to get moving.  The smaller boards are fun once up, but frankly they would be way better with the flatter maxed out design of the 5'4. 

A lot of the fancy pants shaper stuff really has no positive result on wing boards.  The 5'4 is almost like an unshaped board.  It is a block with some nose rocker...and that works great for winging. 

The only downside is that it is heavy.  If and when the make a lighter one, I will buy it again.



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Welcome Foiling PR!   Say hello to Albir.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 19, 2021, 10:33:57 AM »
I'll switch when I feel I've mastered what I have.

Haha, not buying that.

My first thought was, "wonder who is using Bill's computer".

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 19, 2021, 10:30:30 AM »
One of many beautiful moves in this vid:

https://youtu.be/4OAjvFXgBjg?t=48

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 19, 2021, 02:34:34 AM »
Phils,

I don't know what these guys are talking about.  That was a sick ride!  You are just hearing jealousy because they know that if they got in that crouch for that long there is only a 7 percent chance they would be able to get back up.  :) 

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 14, 2021, 03:27:00 AM »
Those look sweet.  They look a lot thinner and even more refined near the plate.  Plate looks thinner as well?  Can't wait for the 960's to arrive. 

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Hooray, I figured out how to make my gybes up on foil...it’s all about how high out of the water you are riding.  Because I was afraid of crashing, I would ride low to the water, but that’s exactly why I’d come off foil during my gybe.  Staying high on the foil gives you much more time to make the turn before coming down and pumping helps a lot too. Something so simple but makes such a big difference , I am making most of my gybes now and even managing riding backside before switching stance.. it’s weird but it’s like it clicked all of a sudden, but the key was staying high on the foil!!

Congrats Carib!  What an accomplishment. 

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 14, 2021, 03:06:05 AM »
Can anybody advise me which tail to use in combo with the S860  for winging in more than 20 knots?

Don't care about being superfast, just want it to turn nicely...

The 860 is magic with the 390 tail on the Short fuselage.  This is your feel good wing at 175 lbs.  Super easy, controlled, turny and fun.
I am 190 lbs / 86 kg

I used the 460 two days ago and the 390 yesterday with the 860 , 75 carbon mast and Short fuse.
Both days I was wel powered up , with the 460 I was on a 4m2 wing (20 knots), with the 390 I was on a 3m2 wing (25 knots)
The mast is too short when it gets really windy and the sea is very choppy, but I am waiting for the 86 mast..

Most notable was that  I breached a lot more with the 390 , one reason for that is probably 5 knots more wind.
But could it also be caused by more downforce from the 390?

Perhaps I should use a shim?
Or get the 760?
Or just move the foil a bit back in the tracks?

Hi Soekip,

You and I are on the same program.  A loose, glidey feeling without hitches, and turns without requirements is what matters most to me.  Top end speed is secondary.  Quick acceleration is really nice, though, and resistance free glide is great.

My experience on the 860 is a little different than yours.  I find that wing almost impossible to breach.  I am using the 960 mast, though, and only for winging. 

I also have had a different experience with the 400 vs 390.  For me the 390 is a much quicker tail.  The 400 and the 390 have the same incidence and thickness but the 390 has less chord (80 vs 90), and length.

I wouldn't call the 860 and 390 a speed kit but it is quick enough to be super fun.  The 460 wasn't for me so I sold it.  In hindsight I should have cut it down.  I am likely going to cut my 420 down to 400 and then 380 to see how that goes.

My guess is that I am just  not a high aspect guy.  I enjoy trying it but in time I always gravitate back to flowy fun.   

The 890 and 810 sound great and I have super high hopes for those.  I am hanging on to the 860 and 760 because I love those two and could happily spend another season right there. 






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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 13, 2021, 02:54:22 PM »
Hi Cali,

Yes.  The 880 and 980 are part of the new HPS (High Performance Speed) line.  There are 5 of these coming.  The 890 is part of the upcoming BSC (Broad Spectrum Carve) line.  There are 6 of these coming.  There is also the 1300 in the P&G (Pump and Glide) line.  12 new wings and 3 new tails. 


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