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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« on: October 23, 2021, 10:57:36 AM »
No wind or waves to big to try the ART999 for the first time. No problem, there's always a dock:

Gear Talk / Re: Help finding a paddle EU for Isup Race
« on: August 02, 2021, 02:01:29 AM »
Unfortunately I don't know what's available in the euro market.  There is a Zoner in Portugal (username Supnorte) who is or was a distributor for some great SUP brands. If you message him perhaps he can help with info.   

Thanls Duskpatrol. we just exchanged some messages.

Foil SUP / Re: Axis 1050 In Tiny Surf
« on: March 06, 2021, 02:16:07 AM »
My friend prone foils the 1050 on small and tiny waves. Here's a video:

SIC Raptor 4.0
SIC Raptor 5.0
SIC Raptor 6.0
Infinity Fly Wing 5.0 (ariving soon)

SIC Manta 6'0 x 28.5 - 104 L
SIC Raptor Wingfoil Board 5'0 x 25" - 80 L
SIC Poacher 4'6 x 21" - 40 L (for prone foiling)

Axis Foils Pump & Glide 1150
Axis Foils HPS 1050
SIC Raptor Slash 1300
SIC Raptor Flite 1500

Disclaimer: I'm a distributor for SIC, Axis and Infinity in Portugal. So my quiver comes with the perks of the job  ;D

Foil SUP / Re: Axis wings for supfoiling
« on: January 28, 2021, 05:01:27 AM »
I started with standard fuselage and then when to the short fuselage. Now I'll have both short fuses (red and black). As for tails, I started with the 440 and now have the 400 and the 460.

My day to day mast is the 75 cm, but I also use the 68 cm for shallower waters, and the 90 cm for wingfoiling. I'll received the 76 cm carbon mast (v2) soon.

Foil SUP / Re: Axis wings for supfoiling
« on: January 28, 2021, 04:58:08 AM »
I'm 75 kgs and I started SUP foiling on the 920, them upgraded to a 1000. I loved the 1000 for foiling in good waves: amazing speed, pumpability and good carving. I also have the 1150 for really small stuff and I love it. I had the 1010 for a few sessions: really cool wing, with lots of glide and pumping (very different feel pumping between the 1000 and the 1010, as the 1010 likes longer glides between pumps and the 1000 is more like an accelerator).

Now, I sold my 1000 and I'm going to add the the HPS 980 and 1050 and keep the 1150. I will use all wings for SUP foiling, wingfoiling and the smaller ones for prone foiling.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 15, 2021, 10:48:50 AM »
The new Axis 1300 front wing wasn't design with flatwater pumping in mind. It was made for ligh wind wingfoiling and downwind, and it should be absolutely smoking on those conditions. And that why it's not very similiar to the 1150 (different aspect ratio, lower area, volume and also different foil section).

Nevertheless it's an amazing wing for pumping and surfing small bumps.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 03, 2021, 11:04:03 AM »
My friend Tiago dock starting the High Performance Series 980 despite only being 1253 cm2:

And doing the same with the HPS 1050:

And surfing with the 1050:

Can't wait to try my 980!

SUP boards, wing boards, prone boards, complete and interchangeable foil setups and a big range of wings...

My friend Tiago went on a FREAK mode this week!

First he pulled a wingfoil dock start:

And then, he went for the 2 minutes dock start challenge but actually made it for 2.30 minutes!

He was using the new Axis Foils 1150 wing, big pump machine!

Sessions / Re: SUP at the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch
« on: June 22, 2020, 11:40:28 AM »

Can't to see also the fooatge from Anthony Maltese at the Waco wave pool (although totally different kind of wave and also of surfer).

A lot of my friends have both the 75 and 90 cm masts. A 90 cm seems better for dealing with chop and goin high speeds.

Here's a friend of mine last weekend going full speed on a 90 cm mast (900 wing and standard fuse):

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: June 19, 2020, 10:31:19 AM »
We had a 1150 pre-production wing here in Portugal. And my friend that's an expert on downwind and wing. This was his veredict:

"A mandatory wing for downwind. Used it in light downwind (10 knots) and it suprised me a lot; super easy lift, keeps the speed while flying with no oscilations or vibrations, which is impressive for it's huge span. Flight speed is moderate but I was able to pass to the bump ahead of me. Ok manouverablility."

Foil SUP / Re: What do people want in a foil?
« on: June 19, 2020, 10:25:58 AM »
The guys are loving the 1010 for wingfoiling in light winds and also downwind in the breeze.

Here's a friend of mine yesterday:

Anyway, the future is to have a quiver, just like in other sports. You have a few wings (2, 3, 4 or even more) and trade them depending on what you will do that day (SUP, prone, downwind, wing, pump), etc. That's why modular foils sets work great!

P.S. I'm loving the Axis 1000 on the waves! Can really go for steep drops without popping out with no control and I rarely breach (only when I do mistakes). Awesome speed and pumping. I'm not carving on it (still on a learning phase), but I can change direction easily. My quiver right now is the 920, 1020 and 1010, but in the near future it will be the 1000, the 1010 and the 1150.

The situation is very alarming and don't trust your Clown in Chief. Listen to the main scientists and trust the news coming from more mainstream media (and avoid FOX News, Breibarts, etc).

In Portugal, all schools are closed since last week, as well as most shops and people are working from home. Beaches are closed (because on the first day colleges closed the weather was great and thousands went to Carcavelos beach in Lisbon) and surfing, SUP and all nautical activities are forbidden. And physical borders are closed, except for products transport and people living in Portugal (or people that live in Spain and want to get back).

I'm currently on quarantine at home since the 11th with my family and fortunatly I live in a house with a garden and pool (most European live in flats). My bother in law is in induced coma due to a pneumonia provoked by the Convide-19. He is 50 and was not in a risk group, so things are very real and dangerous. My nephew also has the virus (he is 6) but he only had a milf fever and is OK. Me and my family are being monitered by a health delegated, that contact us everyday to know if we are ok and to know our temperature.

The ideia behind everyone staying at home is that the cases are most spread out in time and not all concentrated at the same time putting unberable pressure on the health system. Even with not many cases (compared to other countries) here and only one death at the moment, the system in under immense. Risky tasks or sports should be avoived to prevent accidents and more people going to the hospital.

We are fortunate to have a free health care system in Portugal, and even the private hospitals are cooperating in this situation, but if the situation escalates there's a possibility that the government forces the private hospitals to provide free or cheap health care to the infected. This situation in similar to other European countries.
We must do all that we can to keep the number of infected low adn to do everything we can to keep the risk groups safe. When the Covid-19 initially reached Italy, most people didn't went into social restriction mode and the virus spread rapidly, reaching the elderly very fast. Italian doctors, since they can't save or treat everyone infected, are now following an emergency protocol where people above 80 years are not being treated as well as many others, in order to save others, so this gives you a real perspective of the current situation.

Stay safe, everyone!!!

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