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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1065 on: September 04, 2021, 06:38:30 PM »
Let's hear about the 880. Seems like people haven't really jumped at it yet?

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« Reply #1066 on: September 04, 2021, 08:29:47 PM »
Today had my first go on my new 980 HPS wind was avg 16-17 kts highs 22kts,not much swell / waves perfect conditions for testing the 980 out and got to say really liked it in those conditions.I have never been a big fan of HA wings as did not really like my old 1150,but the 980 is a big improvement for sure.After enjoying the speed of the 980 especially on a flat day and being a HW rider 225lbs was wondering if the 1050 HPS would be a good choice for lighter days to bring low end down a couple kts  is it worth getting a 1050 or not much low end improvement to the 980 to make it worth it? My go to daily driver is my trusty 1060 love it but the added speed of the 980 on flat days is pretty addictive had a blast on it today really fun albeit in nice wind speeds so inquiring with the crew here if the 1050 might be a good addition to my 980 in lighter days or not much difference? The 980 really surprised me in its handling for a HA wing nicely behaved good speed and good maneuverability,however for a big guy need 17-18 kts+ to get to it’s sweet spot.One thing I noticed about the 980 is it likes a runway approach of gaining board speed to takeoff on foil as opposed to my 1060 which likes to be pumped more,kinda like that little different style approach,also interested if the 1050 handles nicely like the 980.
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1067 on: September 05, 2021, 04:28:58 AM »
….. I noticed about the 980 is it likes a runway approach of gaining board speed to takeoff on foil as opposed to my 1060 which likes to be pumped more,kinda like that little different style approach…..

Bingo! that’s why I switched to a straight tail board. To allow me to ride nothing but HPS foils, everyday, regardless of wind. Hard to go back to anything else once you go fast. Speed addiction is the real reason anyone would replace their BSC1060 with the HPS1050. Same low end for both, with the skill and a fast take-off board.

A better gap would have been HSP930 and HPS1050

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« Reply #1068 on: September 05, 2021, 04:55:06 PM »
Black series in action (930 and 1050)-- also in some of the video it appears the rider is using the new Slingshot V3 wing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-8SX5mygNc

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« Reply #1069 on: September 06, 2021, 12:32:11 PM »
Today had my first go on my new 980 HPS wind was avg 16-17 kts highs 22kts,not much swell / waves perfect conditions for testing the 980 out and got to say really liked it in those conditions.I have never been a big fan of HA wings as did not really like my old 1150,but the 980 is a big improvement for sure.After enjoying the speed of the 980 especially on a flat day and being a HW rider 225lbs was wondering if the 1050 HPS would be a good choice for lighter days to bring low end down a couple kts  is it worth getting a 1050 or not much low end improvement to the 980 to make it worth it? My go to daily driver is my trusty 1060 love it but the added speed of the 980 on flat days is pretty addictive had a blast on it today really fun albeit in nice wind speeds so inquiring with the crew here if the 1050 might be a good addition to my 980 in lighter days or not much difference? The 980 really surprised me in its handling for a HA wing nicely behaved good speed and good maneuverability,however for a big guy need 17-18 kts+ to get to it’s sweet spot.One thing I noticed about the 980 is it likes a runway approach of gaining board speed to takeoff on foil as opposed to my 1060 which likes to be pumped more,kinda like that little different style approach,also interested if the 1050 handles nicely like the 980.

Never seen nor heard of any experienced winger staying with low aspect foil.  Just a matter of finding the right wing for your weight conditions style.   I ride LA occasionally when trying a new to me skill and I want something slow and stable, but dang they suck for everything else, kinda like riding a full suspension fat tire bike on pavement.
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« Reply #1070 on: September 07, 2021, 10:00:56 AM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/CThxwQYFQ6z/?utm_medium=copy_link

I'll have stuff to demo in Florida when I'm back from hood River next week but if your at the AWSI event, come by and try one.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1073 on: September 07, 2021, 06:10:50 PM »
I hadn't seen DW's post when I drove down to the event center after lunch to see if the east wind was rideable at all (yeah, maybe, but no fun) so I walked around where AWSI is setting up and found the Axis guys. Spotted Califolia, met Evan and FLKiter, and happened to pull the cover off the 999 wing. Chatted for a while, drove home, bought one.

If it's one-tenth as good as it looks it will be awesome.
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1074 on: September 08, 2021, 07:02:21 AM »
I've been very happy with my Gong foils so far but this really looks interesting and could be the one that pulls me away...
I'm 5'10", 65kg riding:
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1075 on: September 08, 2021, 01:21:44 PM »
I bet it rides a lot like the Lift 170HA - similar area though it is higher aspect ratio and an extra two inches wingspan.  I'm eager to hear a comparison from someone who has ridden the lift HA series.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1076 on: September 08, 2021, 01:26:20 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.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1077 on: September 08, 2021, 02:20:29 PM »
I bet it rides a lot like the Lift 170HA - similar area though it is higher aspect ratio and an extra two inches wingspan.  I'm eager to hear a comparison from someone who has ridden the lift HA series.

I used to own the Lift HA170. Night and day different. Plus better tails to use with it.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2021, 02:22:27 PM by Dwight (DW) »

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1078 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.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1079 on: September 08, 2021, 04:30:26 PM »
Looks pretty good in waves!

https://youtu.be/ft0Szu-wqIw

 


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