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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 14, 2021, 01:16:10 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...
I've ridden the 460, 400, and 390 with the 860 on an ultra short fuse numerous times (my go to front when there's some size and energy).

460: Fast, loose tail, that likes to be turned really hard or the tail wants to slip, slide a bit at lower speeds when trying to turn aggressively to make up for the lack of speed it wants/needs.

400: So far the most versatile that works in most conditions. Still fairly fast, but has more bite than the 460 in the turns, so is a little more forgiving, and super fun to really surf hard, and allows you to stay closer to the pocket than the 460 at times that wants to out run them at times.

390: Went from the 460 to to the 390 thinking I wanted less tail slide, and a little more bite from the tail. I got that, a bit too much in fact, and it seemed just way too slow to make the 860 work as well, so went back to to the 460 before I remembered that I had the 400 sitting in my van that I'd never tried on anything...and that's when I found it to be the best of both worlds between the speed of the 460, and the maneuverability of the the 390.

EDIT: This is my take of these tails in the surf....I don't wingding, so can't comment on how they differ or feel in that environment.

Thanks , I will try the 400 tail next time and also the 370
I also sup foil but winging is so much easier...

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 14, 2021, 12:53:42 AM »
The new HPS B Series foils are now up with specs, descriptions,  and pics on the Axis foils site.  Bottom of pg.1 and continued on pg.2  https://axisfoils.com/collections/wing-foil-wings

I am a bit disappointed, the S860  is now my goto foil for winging and I use my S920 under 17 knots for winging. I tried the S980 and I did not like the way it turns at all...
And the S1010 and S1150 are also not my thing.
I was hoping there would be a bigger S860 but it is all HA foils as far as I can see?
Perhaps the 890? But it will probably be less surface than the 860.

Come on Axis , why not a 960 with 1500 cm^2 ?

The 860 and the 890 have the same area.  The 890 is part of the new Broad Spectrum Carve wing series.  The 3 smaller BSC wings go on the black Fuse and the 3 bigger ones go on the Red Fuse.  There is a 970, 1060 and 1120 coming.  You should find some love there :).
I guess the 970 will have to be the one. If it has the same AR as the 810 its surface area will be 1465.
Nice that it will be on the red fuse...

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 14, 2021, 12:06:21 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?

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 13, 2021, 06:27:37 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...

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 13, 2021, 06:23:03 AM »

I was hoping there would be a bigger S860 but it is all HA foils as far as I can see?
Perhaps the 890? But it will probably be less surface than the 860.

I think the 890 has similar AR to the 810 so projected SA will be around 1240.

That's what I expected, too small.
And I don't want to go wider than a meter..

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 13, 2021, 12:18:25 AM »
The new HPS B Series foils are now up with specs, descriptions,  and pics on the Axis foils site.  Bottom of pg.1 and continued on pg.2  https://axisfoils.com/collections/wing-foil-wings

I am a bit disappointed, the S860  is now my goto foil for winging and I use my S920 under 17 knots for winging. I tried the S980 and I did not like the way it turns at all...
And the S1010 and S1150 are also not my thing.
I was hoping there would be a bigger S860 but it is all HA foils as far as I can see?
Perhaps the 890? But it will probably be less surface than the 860.

Come on Axis , why not a 960 with 1500 cm^2 ?

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I also want to note the availability of carbon masts for Gong now.

The mast you need for winging. the freesurf carbon mast is on preorder only, is that what you mean?
Available 18 November they say
One size only: 100cm....


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: October 24, 2020, 02:36:44 AM »
I have an Axis 76 cm carbon mast and I like it a lot for winging, to much wind her lately to try it supping.Hope it will be stiff enough!

Only thing I don't like is that to attach the fuse a 25 mm screw is a bit short and a 30 mm screw doesn't fit because it is too long.

I am looking for 27 or 28 mm screws but didn't find any. I could try to shorten a longer screw....


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I've also noticed several aluminum masts that are twisted slightly around their long axis....which is observed by one or both of the mast edges being noticeably out of alignment with the center line. Is this mode of bending fixable?

I have an aluminium mast that is twisted at the fuselage connection.
It probably happened because the screws came loose a little bit first and I ran into a sandbank with loose screws.

I think it is very important to make sure your screws don't get loose.
Tef-gel is good for that I think?

But when you feel a wobble you have to fix it first!

I will have to find a machine shop to fix my mast , probably it will have to be shortened....

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I think going smaller with the foil is very different from going to a smaller board.  Once on foil, the smaller board really has no disadvantages and some very clear advantages.  Downsizing the foil (like any changes to the foil) has to lead to performance trade-offs.  Even when very windy, I prefer a larger foil that doesn't outrun the waves.
I agree that a board as small as the conditions and your skills permit has only advantages, but what about going sideways when you are faster than the waves?

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Foil SUP / Re: Can We Talk Stabilizer Geometry?
« on: August 14, 2020, 03:16:19 AM »
PS:

Here are the two printable shims that Axis offers (+/- 1 degree).  I do wish that they would sell these.

https://axisfoils.com/collections/foil-parts-accessories/shim

I added the two shim files to my cart and it seems I have to pay for them...

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Foil SUP / Re: Axis SUP Foilboards
« on: July 21, 2020, 12:06:28 AM »
I don't see any footstrap inserts....

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Foil SUP / Re: Axis 1150
« on: July 07, 2020, 11:44:16 PM »
5'8" 110 liter DWF board. I'm about 170 lbs. Trick is to not paddle a lot and get a long smooth stroke so the foil can do its thing. Instant lift and glide when it happens.
Is the S1150 easier to get flying than the S1020?
I have been trying to do a flat water start with the S1020 without success , I am 190 lbs.
All the guys that can do a flat water start with the S1020  are lighter so I figure I need something bigger/better to pull it off!

All the small wings that Axis came out with the last year seem to be suitable for proners and sub 170 lbs suppers only , especially if you don't have decent waves!

I am already considering getting a big wing from another brand now that I heard that it will take till the end off August to get a 1150..

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Another way to think about it:
The board is normally tilted in the roll axis when riding.  Heelside:  pressure on heel of foot to maintain the tilt.  Toeside:  pressure with front of foot to maintain the tilt.

Good idea, I am struggling with toeside riding in rough conditions and have to practise on flat water telling myselve: tilt the board, pressure on your toes!

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: May 23, 2020, 01:57:02 AM »
I asked Axis about the 880 and 770 but they responded about the upcoming 860 and 760.  They had mentioned that those are the models approved for production.

Interesting, perhaps they just change the names or they came out one and two cm less wide...

I heard that these foils don't go straight, sounds interesting!

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