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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #60 on: October 24, 2019, 04:13:45 AM »
Yesterday we went out in 15-20 mph sideshore and tried my buddies's fairly new GF 280 on my 7'4". It is so floaty that when you are not on board, it rises, resulting in the board floating on it's rail. My GF 200 does not do this. Is the 1020 as "floaty" as the 280?

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #61 on: October 24, 2019, 04:53:11 AM »
I found the GoFoil M 200 to be very floaty.  It stayed on its side with a fully exposed wing for a long while and I ended up manually forcing it under water so I could get started.  It also did not quickly submerge when I crashed so that also added a level of excitement.  The Axis foils are all very quick sinkers in comparison to the M200.  I sometimes do help it under but it goes right down with a little direction.   I haven't used a 280 but if that was even floatier than your 200 you should find an even greater difference to the Axis foils.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #62 on: October 24, 2019, 05:00:00 AM »
Thx!

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #63 on: October 24, 2019, 10:14:46 AM »
The newer GoFoil foils are super floaty. My 280 is ancient (in SUP foil terms) so it's not too corky, but the new M200s float like a rubber ducky and my GL240 is irritatingly floaty, though it's fairly easy to shove it down. On the plus side, light wings seem to feel better once you're up, and they certainly carry easier. Carrying Mr. Fugly with a 280 was a major chore. Little Fugly with either the GL240 or the Axis is much nicer.
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #64 on: October 25, 2019, 10:37:35 AM »
Jacky had to work today....so I rode the 920 with 3.5m Swing. Wow, the 920 is nice. I see a new problem now.  ;D

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #65 on: October 26, 2019, 02:39:18 AM »
Hah!  The 1020/920 combo does cover 10-35 really well.  We had an awesome 20-25 session yesterday with frequent lighter dips.  It was a bit up and down but all in the range.  I was on the 4.2 and the 1020.  I could easily have been on the 3.5.  We under-judged it a little.  The thing I like best about the 20's is how smooth they are.  I wish that we liked the 820 more.  Chan hasn't tried the 1000 or the 900 yet so one of those may be good for her as a higher wind wing.  When I am close to the high edge on the 1020 I can't imagine what that is like for her on the 920.  That is relatively a way bigger wing for her.  What is Jacky using when the wind picks up?

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #66 on: October 26, 2019, 03:03:22 AM »
Jacky is only 2 sessions back from her dislocated shoulder. She is still trying to learn pumping the foil and wing in sync. So she has another session of two before she is flying consistent. My advantage over her, when learning winging, was I was already a good SUP foiler, so I was quite good at pumping a SUP onto foil. She is way behind me in paddle SUP foiling skill. She still has a job. Iím retired. Winging just doesnít have the power of a kite to get on foil, so she has to learn a lot of new techniques. If she picks a huge wing, then she fears for her shoulder. So far, winging feels good on the shoulder.

I have the 900 for her, when she is ready for it. Iím going to wait (I think) on ordering smaller wings, until I see the 2020 Axis lineup. For 2020 the wings we already own stay the same. I want to see the sizes of the new Gul wing style wings.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #67 on: November 01, 2019, 01:55:59 AM »

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #68 on: November 07, 2019, 04:40:38 AM »
Somebody got one. I want the 880 version of this wing.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4jnwy9Hsi1/?igshid=12nuc1eqvmt5z

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #69 on: November 07, 2019, 05:10:36 AM »
I preordered a couple of the new carbon 76 cm masts and new short fuselages and with the adapter spigots they will work with the existing masts as well.  Those look great.  The ultra short 2020 fuselages are in stock now and the other are coming soon. They said that those have extra milling in the head and tail for additional weight savings.  SOLD :).
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #70 on: November 07, 2019, 05:22:37 AM »
I'm guessing the 880 wing will be a 1500-1600 wing. I have the 1010 on order along with the 880. It's awesome that we don't have to wait a full year for new product to progress the sport

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #71 on: November 07, 2019, 07:33:06 AM »
What are they aiming for with these new designs?

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #72 on: November 07, 2019, 08:10:32 AM »
Admin, where are you getting the 2020 gear ordered from? Axis direct and Live 2 Kite (West distributor) only have 2019 gear listed on their sites.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #73 on: November 07, 2019, 08:15:57 AM »
What are they aiming for with these new designs?

I heard awhile back, from another brands rep, Gul wings surf amazing. Thatís all I know, plus itís so much fun to try new wings.

Dealers got the 2020 info this week. You have to know somebody to get a peak. Ordering from Live2kite and axisfoils.com is the same people.
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #74 on: November 07, 2019, 03:20:23 PM »
The Fatboy wing is a variation on a gullwing. The variation is because I wanted plenty of margin for the carbon joint where I sawed the wing apart. It's a little more stable and turns oddly, but nicely. First, it resists the turn a little, then it kind of "locks" in and turns very smoothly, then it resists not turning. Once I got used to it I found that to be advantageous. Like cruise control.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

 


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