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Re: Axis 900 wing
« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2020, 01:32:01 AM »
Just in terms of ease of take off (how much wind to take off) our foils go 1020, 920, 1000, 900.  The 1020 and 920 are pretty close together as are the 1000 and 900.  There is a decent gap between the 920 and the 1000.  Does the 1010 fill it?
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Re: Axis 900 wing
« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2020, 04:41:42 AM »
Just in terms of ease of take off (how much wind to take off) our foils go 1020, 920, 1000, 900.  The 1020 and 920 are pretty close together as are the 1000 and 900.  There is a decent gap between the 920 and the 1000.  Does the 1010 fill it?

Yes, I think so.

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Re: Axis 900 wing
« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2020, 06:11:02 AM »
Just in terms of ease of take off (how much wind to take off) our foils go 1020, 920, 1000, 900.  The 1020 and 920 are pretty close together as are the 1000 and 900.  There is a decent gap between the 920 and the 1000.  Does the 1010 fill it?

I just a dwinder with the 101/flat stab.

It wasn't a big dw, around 18nd but with wind swell bumps.

It is definetly easier to take off than the 900 or 1000. But not as easy as the 102. Maybe close to the 92.

I didn't have my gps watch and I was foiling with 14' racers no other foiler so hard to tell the speed.

It felt really stable and fast, I didn't have to use my paddle during the run, only quick pumping to speed up when needed which is good thing.

Compared to the 1000, it is not as good for turning/carving but the it is way more forgiving, when you loose your momentum/speed you stay up longer which allows you to speed up (pumping or paddling).

I need to see how fast it is but I think on a bigger dw I might use a smaller stab (I'm thinking making a smaller stab) and a 90cm mast.

This match my expectation, I was looking for something between the 102/92 and the 1000, and this is exactly watch it is.





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Re: Axis 900 wing
« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2020, 08:15:38 AM »
Just in terms of ease of take off (how much wind to take off) our foils go 1020, 920, 1000, 900.  The 1020 and 920 are pretty close together as are the 1000 and 900.  There is a decent gap between the 920 and the 1000.  Does the 1010 fill it?

I just a dwinder with the 101/flat stab.

It wasn't a big dw, around 18nd but with wind swell bumps.

It is definetly easier to take off than the 900 or 1000. But not as easy as the 102. Maybe close to the 92.

I didn't have my gps watch and I was foiling with 14' racers no other foiler so hard to tell the speed.

It felt really stable and fast, I didn't have to use my paddle during the run, only quick pumping to speed up when needed which is good thing.

Compared to the 1000, it is not as good for turning/carving but the it is way more forgiving, when you loose your momentum/speed you stay up longer which allows you to speed up (pumping or paddling).

I need to see how fast it is but I think on a bigger dw I might use a smaller stab (I'm thinking making a smaller stab) and a 90cm mast.

This match my expectation, I was looking for something between the 102/92 and the 1000, and this is exactly watch it is.

FF, that sounds awesome.  Exactly what I was hoping to hear.  It sounds like this one will be a great middle wing.  PS:  you guys are killing me.

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Re: Axis 900 wing
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2020, 08:51:20 AM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/B8HAEyjIj6K/

Little dw on the prone, wind was light, it was just a short run, just to see if I can try a long one someday.
No fall allowed   ;)

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Re: Axis 900 wing
« Reply #50 on: February 04, 2020, 08:08:16 AM »
Little dw on the prone, wind was light, it was just a short run, just to see if I can try a long one someday.

Wow that looks really good!!
But off course you are 70 kg ,talented, super fit and on a prone

It will be a bit more difficult for normal people on a sup I fear....



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Re: Axis 900 wing
« Reply #51 on: February 04, 2020, 11:19:09 PM »
I rode my 101 yesterday in totally overpowered conditions. I was using my 5M F-one with the 1020, short fuselage, and 440 tail, but the wind picked up a LOT and I was struggling to control the foil. So I switched to the 101/standard fuselage/500 stab I had preconfigured in the Kook mommy van. Damn, that was fun. I think overpowered is a good thing as long as you aren't serious about making way upwind. I managed to scratch out a little upwind distance and come in where I went out--sort of--but it took some intent. It would have been way more fun to just let it run and come in wherever.

What I like most is the steady pitch control. So easy, even when conditions are a bit insane. I had a 75cm mast on, and I didn't want to overfoil at the speeds I was hitting, but I could just set it up to just miss the wavetops, and stay there like I was on cruise control. There were some nice groundswell waves coming through, and when I caught one and turned onto the face it was easy to make way upwind in a hurry. The big trick was not letting the speed freak me out. It reminds me of the speed windsurfing I did on occasion back when I was young and stupid. The same sense of pushing a limit, the same kind of vibration through the board. I'm sure I wasn't going all that fast, but being a couple of feet higher and thirty years older amplifies everything. I still remembered to look off into the distance. Looking at the stuff zipping past your board is the sure way to freak out, lock up, and pitch off.
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Re: Axis 900 wing
« Reply #52 on: February 05, 2020, 05:12:12 AM »

What I like most is the steady pitch control.

I like to think of it this way. The racier wings donít pickup the ďchopĒ wave energy. The slower, draggy wings when pushed fast, surge up and down passing under the chop at speed. Acting like they donít like it.

While the fast wings, race along under the surface irregularities, ignoring all the little changes in energy under the surface. Steady pitch.

When I find myself in choppy water, super lit with a big fat wing, I just stop allowing the Swing to make he go fast and ride at a speed my foil likes better.

BTW, I love the upwind angles the 1000 and 1010 hit. Itís like being on a slalom board. When I go back to the 1020, I feel like Iím on a wave board and can barely point.

 


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