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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: June 16, 2021, 06:19:11 AM »
I rode my trusty 1000/390 with my new 6M F-one Strike CWC. Damn, that's good stuff. I know there are zootier wings--I have some of them, but I've been mostly sticking to my plan of mastering a single setup so I can put the foil out of my mind and focus on tacks and jibes. I don't think I could have picked a better combination.

I did another "hanging off the wing" jibe today. One out of ten I tried, but damn, that was cool. Very stunt-like, to the point that several people mentioned it when I got back to the beach. It's still about 80 percent accidental, 10 percent on purpose, and 10 percent I was planning on doing something different and that happened. But yeah, I'm rocking that. I'm contemplating footstraps again to make it more of a controlled thing instead of hoping that the board comes along with me.
Oohh I would love to hear your thoughts on the strike CWS! I have the 4.2m but unsure whether I could stand those floppy handles for such a big wing....
EDIT I saw your thread on it.  ;D

1000/390 was my trustsy set-up last summer. Very good but time to switch to HPS880  8)

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: May 31, 2021, 06:12:08 AM »
So the HPS880 is my go to size for wing. Over the weekend we've had near 30kn winds and I was finally able to use the HPS700 on the wing (to date its been used for kite foiling mostly).....and wow what a fun wing it is. It's so much looser and turns so nice. When I went back to the 880 it felt like a door  ;D however the 700 does need a lot of wing power to get going plus doesn't have much glide. I was actually surprised how different the 2 are. Hopefully we'll see a smaller version of the 880 one day with a similar aspect ratio 8)

Robert -- you should consider having DW on your podcast to talk about board, foil and wing design.  He seems to be at the forefront of the equipment being developed for this sport and designs and builds boards.  I'd sure be interested in his opinions about where he thinks this sport is going and why.  Just a thought.

Thanks for all the feedback. Yes, I will try to get DW on the show soon.  Right now I have already recorded 3 more interviews and will edit and post these soon:
Mark Raaphorst
Titouan Galea
Damien LeRoy and Gwen Le tutour
can't wait to watch them! Thanks!

Fone are really innovating in the wing space. Just look at the panels stitching of the Strike plus how performant it is.

The Strike 5m indeed has a massive span so it makes sense to use additional struts to have a stiffer structure. I have caught the wing tips in the water despite being 6"1.
Additional struts will allow for a thinner leading edge which is the worst for drag. Just look at the Duotone wings in 5+m they are massive and draggy (which creates a lot of back wind).
The question is whether 3 smaller struts will still be lighter than just 1 strut and a massive LE. Time will tell.

Unfortunately Fone products comes with a premium price tag.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: April 22, 2021, 02:23:46 PM »
The mast ventilation issue reported here has nothing to do with the wing - and it's not an axis only thing, except indirectly with the HA foils by being faster and more efficient.

It's a result of 3 factors, the upward angle, the speed, and the mast section, and in particular the thickness of the mast relative to its chord.

It is caused by the water flow around the mast switching from laminar to turbulent flow. I'd imagine this creates an area of lower pressure around the mast, sucking in air, causing it to ventilate.

I'd imagine a longer mast gives more time to react before the air makes it down to the wing, which I think is the point when it it becomes unrecoverable.

I've never heard of it for masts with a thickness of less than 14mm, and I'd be very surprised to hear any reports of it for the axis carbon mast in any situation. However for the 19mm axis aluminium mast this effect is likely to come into play.

In the case of the HA axis wings such as the 980, you are able to go faster and at a great angle upwind than on other surf foils. Probably why nobody has reported it on any of the slower wings.

It was an often reported problem with the original liquid force kitefoil mast that had quite a narrow chord, but was quite wide at 20mm. I experienced it using the project cedrus mast (also 20mm thick) with various kitefoils when I cranked it hard upwind, more so with faster foils. I've never experienced it with the cedrus mast with any surf or wing foil, including the axis 980 v1, which is what I'm currently riding. I generally don't ride highly powered though, not by choice at least.

Good feedback thanks.

I've heard that people are experiencing it less with the axis carbon mast as it's obviously thinner.

The 19mm thickness of project cedrus has kind of put me off getting one as I was worried I wouldn't be able to go any faster than the current Ali 19mm plus ventilation. Good to hear you're not experiencing issues with it though.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: April 19, 2021, 04:41:25 PM »
Why obviously? KDMaui is 195 pounds I think.

Have you seen the K series mount ? It's quite small.
He looks a lot lighter than 195Lbs  :D

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: April 19, 2021, 04:34:46 PM »
If anyone's seen KD Wilde's interview on the blue planet show (which I highly recommend). He shows a custom g10 material made surf wing on the Axis K fuselage  ;D ;D He claims that the black fuse head is too thick  :o

Obviously it would only work for lightweight riders.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: April 13, 2021, 01:51:35 AM »
Question for those that like to go fast on the HA wings...

Have you ever experienced an issue where the foil suddenly gets a mind of it's own and goes sideways when you're going fast on a beam reach ?

It happened to me on Sunday and since raising the issue I've had other people reporting the same issue. It's caused by ventilation, see:  (Hadou is a well known bloger on all things wing/axis).

It seems to happen less with the thinner carbon mast, but people haven't experienced this issue with other brands of foils  :-\

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: April 07, 2021, 02:16:07 PM »
Masts are all measured different and so are fuselages. No industry standard for anything.

Just accept it and move on  ;D ;D
you have the carbon 96 mast could you measure with the black fuse.

Considering how expensive the carbon mast are it's important to get the right size.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: April 07, 2021, 06:08:09 AM »
So today I discovered than my 90cm mast is in fact 92cm when you measure from the top plate to the fuselage.  ???

Could someone measure the carbon mast with fuselage, do we need to add 2 cm as well?

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: April 01, 2021, 10:39:55 PM »
I have been looking at the new HS wings and wondering if anyone uses the 960cm carbon mast for winging? Or is the 860 or 760 preferred?

I use 86 the most. I switch to 96 when there are “waves” in the ocean. Less crashing.

86 is quicker maneuvering than the 96.

76 cm is only for SUP in my quiver.

I'm really hesitating between 86 and 96 myself.

Currently using 90cm ali mast for wing and kite. Because of kite and swell I'm leaning towards 96.

Interesting your note about 86 being more responsive....

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: April 01, 2021, 10:38:05 PM »
Thank for the mast size advice.

Now I wonder which black series front wing I should get being around 86/87kg (190lb) if I wanted to try the HS series . . . would the 980 work in less than 15 knots of wind?

I know Axis also has the BSC wings but I do not think I have seen much written about them. I mostly ride in ocean chop though we do get good wind driven swell on the right tides and when it has been quite windy.

I have only ridden the Moses 1100 (2100cm2) at this stage. I can gybe and tack now and although I think it has made my learning easy, I am looking for what to go to next.

Under 15kn go for HPS1050 it's an insane gliding machine. I rarely fall off on that foil in light winds.  8)

980 is great once over 15kn but I use the 880 as my main wing.

Ozone are making a special wing just for Kai so he can do even longer flights like this. Should be fun to watch!

Yes I really enjoyed this one. Thanks.

Haha yes a 4m in 10kn even at 60 kg yeah nah  ;D

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: March 19, 2021, 06:45:35 PM »
If you're going to wing it, ultra short is great but if you're going to kite it then I'd recommend the short fuselage.

Funny you say that as generally it's the other way round ? With Kite we use smaller front wings generally hence I was wondering about the ultrashort for kite only.

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