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« Reply #900 on: March 09, 2021, 05:44:56 AM »
I'm using Carbon--the 76 and 96. I like the feel, and I use them with the 1150. I'd consider myself in the upper band for weight (215) and no problems or indications of issues.
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« Reply #901 on: March 09, 2021, 09:59:42 AM »
regarding carbon or aluminum, for me it depends on if I am winging or surfing.  The wingding ads so much stability that any mast flex is less noticeable, while surfing I find mast flex very very very noticeable/bad.
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« Reply #902 on: March 09, 2021, 01:00:38 PM »
So the question is whether mast flex is good or bad on the wing!

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« Reply #903 on: March 09, 2021, 04:29:34 PM »
With a carbon mast, tight spring is ok in the surf.  however too much, and most do too much IMHO, and it makes larger wings unuseable in the surf. Wingding not so bad.

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« Reply #904 on: March 09, 2021, 11:17:46 PM »

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« Reply #905 on: March 10, 2021, 04:40:48 AM »
The HPS1050 is allowing me to achieve things I've not been able to do before in light winds on the winding.

Last week I managed a 1h2 session without falling into the water and today I bettered it with a 1h23 session... I'm honestly not when even trying. I carve, gybe, tack etc.... Even had the 6m wing wing tip catch water and it swung around with my harness hooked in, no worries I had plenty of time to sort it out without crashing.

This is all possible thanks to the insane GLIDE  8)

I do however miss the speed of the smaller HPS wings, still very good.

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« Reply #906 on: March 18, 2021, 07:02:55 PM »
Hey Dwight. Latest Iíve heard is the black series works better when you shim the rear of the front wing. Have you tried this yet?

Does this lower the difference between the front wing angle and tail wing angle then? Itís flattening the front wing right?

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« Reply #907 on: March 18, 2021, 07:08:03 PM »
Hey Dwight. Latest Iíve heard is the black series works better when you shim the rear of the front wing. Have you tried this yet?

Does this lower the difference between the front wing angle and tail wing angle then? Itís flattening the front wing right?
Not all of the black series...the 890 and possibly the 810
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« Reply #908 on: March 18, 2021, 09:57:36 PM »
Oh. I was thinking they were changing the fuse. Youíre saying theyíre changing just the specific wings.

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« Reply #909 on: March 19, 2021, 04:41:55 AM »
Yesterday. Iím still struggling to follow people at a steady distance. That little mini 2 in strong wind moves like a snail against the wind, then zooms with the wind. Makes tracking tough. Not brave enough to try sport mode yet. Mark is probably 160 lbs on the HPS-980  Jacky 116 on the HPS 880, both on 3.5s. Disney cruise ship in the background. Jacky was experimenting with new shoes. She is trying to find a shoe that is less grippy. Bare foot would be best, but sting rays and cuts suck. If anyone knows of a slippery shoe, let me know.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #910 on: March 19, 2021, 10:04:01 AM »
Oh. I was thinking they were changing the fuse. Youíre saying theyíre changing just the specific wings.
Yes, the shim under the rear bolt changes the angle of how the wing sits on the fuse, and it's just one (maybe two) of the new wings that might need it depending on rider preference. Just like many of the brands suggest and offer shims for the rear wing to get a different ride or feel from it. This is just doing something a little different with a front wing or two to change how it flies and rides.
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #911 on: March 19, 2021, 04:11:25 PM »
Anyone else using the HPS700 here ? I use mine for kite foiling mostly and managed one short wing session with it. Even though it's more of a mid-aspect wing, it's an absolute JOY for both disciplines. It's so efficient, fast and loose. Does not glide anything like 880/980/1050 which is expected. Looking forward to my next high wind wing sessions with it  8)

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« Reply #912 on: March 19, 2021, 05:11:16 PM »
Anyone else using the HPS700 here ? I use mine for kite foiling mostly and managed one short wing session with it. Even though it's more of a mid-aspect wing, it's an absolute JOY for both disciplines. It's so efficient, fast and loose. Does not glide anything like 880/980/1050 which is expected. Looking forward to my next high wind wing sessions with it  8)

yup, have had 2 sessions on the wing with it.  Super fun! I've been meaning to try it prone, but have been lazy.  what stab are you using with it?  I've been using the 340 with the front shim, but just got a kdmaui tail, so will be trying that combo next.

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« Reply #913 on: March 19, 2021, 05:13:02 PM »
yup, have had 2 sessions on the wing with it.  Super fun! I've been meaning to try it prone, but have been lazy.  what stab are you using with it?  I've been using the 340 with the front shim, but just got a kdmaui tail, so will be trying that combo next.
420 all the way ! It's much thinner than the 340 and the upturned tips eliminates any skidding. I reckon the future smaller version 380 will be even better and no need to bother with kd tails.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #914 on: March 19, 2021, 05:14:46 PM »
Anyone else using the HPS700 here ? I use mine for kite foiling mostly and managed one short wing session with it. Even though it's more of a mid-aspect wing, it's an absolute JOY for both disciplines. It's so efficient, fast and loose. Does not glide anything like 880/980/1050 which is expected. Looking forward to my next high wind wing sessions with it  8)

700 is one of my favorites to use. Just not always fast enough swell for it for me. Really good low end on it and stability is so smooth and high speeds. I ride it ultra short fuselage with 370 rear shimmed.

 


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