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I just used a big duffel bag. Nothing fancy but could fit 2 wings, pump and still had room for my foil/mast/etc.  This is the one I got, doesn't come with a shoulder strap, but I stole one off another bag.

According to my phone my top speeds per session usually range between 22 - 26 mph.

28.07mph is fastest I've recorded.

Measured using windsport tracker app, who knows how accurate it is.

I have what I think is the same issue, mostly while riding toe side and trying to go fast upwind while trying to drop into a wave. It feels like someone underwater just yanks my foil sideways out from under me.  It happens heal side, but I'm usually able to use my toes to push the board back down.  I figured that either the mast is far enough over that it turns into a wing of its own and the side chop causes it to lift, or the mast ventilates causing the same thing. I've gotten to the point where I can feel when I'm in a position/speed/condition where it's about to happen, and can bring the mast down more vertical for a bit to keep it under control. 

I use a 90cm Axis 19mm alu mast, and when I mentioned it to friends on other gear, they hadn't experienced it.  Kind of just figured it was caused by the mast shape. And if my memory is correct, I think Kane mentioned something similar about it in his last progression podcast.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« on: October 19, 2021, 04:31:35 PM »
I have mine just as far forward as my other wings, both prone and winging (3 different boards), no issues.
ultrashort, kane tail, no shims

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« on: October 19, 2021, 12:20:36 AM »
Tail? Shim? Fuse length?

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« on: October 16, 2021, 11:26:03 AM »
I've been using the kd tail with no shims, been super happy, but wouldn't mind a smaller tail to make it feel a little looser. Using an ultrashort, and will prob try a crazy short.  Had it out in 20-30 wind with double overhead swell last weekend, and it performed great, so long as the swell didn't get too steep. It's my favorite setup for just riding bumps going downwind.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« on: October 13, 2021, 08:44:14 AM »
I could stand it no more and with the help of DW pushed the 'BUY' button.

I just came back from Hawaii and I have been on GoFoils since day ONE 4 1/2 years ago.  But I had foil envy.

We were at Sunset point in Oahu.  Last year there were just 3 wingers, this year 10.  There were guys would would tack upwind, turn and immediately start gliding on swell 500 yards outside the break.  Just flagging away.  I was on a GoFoil GL210.  No way I could do that. 

Also while we were there the swell period picked up from say 10 seconds to 13 seconds.  On the wing I could NOT keep up with the swell pointing slightly into the wind.  I could turn on a face but then even close to the break waves would get away from me and I would fall off the back and go for the wave behind.

There was a guy on an Axis Wing, and Armstrong NOT suffering from these ailments.  From the various forums I have heard POSITIVE reports from:  DW, PonoBill, Piros and a guy named Frazer Shaw all claiming this wing is a NEW REVOLUTION.

Thought that was you. Those were a couple fun days. I was on the 999. You should have seen it this last weekend. Next level!

please include your board size.  80kg on a 100L board is vastly different from 80kg on a 40L board.

I did one on accident. Then tried to do it again and exploded. I'll try again later this week. They do look cool.

The lay down jibe is pretty fun to do and yeah if you don't switch your hands you can just keep carving it into a 360.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« on: September 27, 2021, 02:00:12 PM »
I use a kane tail with mine, no shim.  dropped off foil once while pumping back out, but I think that was more to do with the size of the previous set, and the amount of water that was flowing out the channel that I was trying to pump out.  Winging, I have no problem going slow when making turns and trying to hold my ground while waiting for the next wave to come.  So far I've been very happy with this wing.  Rode it on some easily head high waves with the wing, and never felt like I was about to breach, and have had some of my better downwind pumping/riding sessions.  Really looking forward to an even smaller faster size.

Pono, try the 400 tail with some of the other front foils you have, and see if you have the same experience.  Also try adding the rear triangle shaped shim to the 400... You might just need a larger stab for your size.  Or just go faster all the time  ;D

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« on: September 24, 2021, 11:00:27 AM »
Rode it yesterday for first time both prone and wing. The thing pumps amazing. When you push down, there's like a spring that pops you back up. It's fast, so you can cover large areas with minimal effort.

Winging its a glide machine. Perfect for smaller waves and wind bumps. It turns well enough for a big wing, but if I'm in bigger waves I'll obviously be using something much smaller like the 740.

I didn't feel much flex. Used alu mast, but I did feel that bird wing feeling. It just feels like a spring when you're pumping. It just shoots you back up after you press down on your pump. Makes it easier to stay high on the mast.

do the same for toe side. turn downwind, surf the foil, slowly turn and add wing power. boom you're going toeside.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: September 08, 2021, 03:30:47 PM »
At least one is supposed to be coming to LA after the hood river event. You'll hear comparisons next week I'm sure.
Would be nice to hear how it goes in waves.  Going straight in flat water doesn't do much for me.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: September 03, 2021, 12:04:14 PM »
FYI anyone who enjoys the 810, the new 740 is even better! Winged it yesterday in marginal waves, and it easily outperformed expectations.  Can't wait to get this onto some real waves. It still has plenty of lift to get up on foil, feels fast, and turns like crazy. 

ultrashort, kane tail

Or you could just get better...

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