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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2019, 04:45:56 PM »
That gullwing axis looks a lot like the Ke Nalu Iwa foils. How down turned are the tips?

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #76 on: November 08, 2019, 02:39:36 AM »
Axis actually had a couple of the new Short fuselages come in and they sent those to me with the spigots for our current masts.  I am stoked to try those on our new little boards...and I am running out of usable days  :-\.  I am interested to see how much weight savings the carbon setups will offer.  I love it that they eliminate the track adapter.  Axis wings are incredibly light with most of the overall weight coming from the mast/adapter and then the fuselage.   Lighten up one or both of those parts and this could become a really light setup.

I asked Axis about the new wings and they let me know: In regards to the new Front Wings coming out, there will be many new items in store for 2020! That 1010 is going to be part of our Downwind Performance Series. It will be a super easy Downwinder Wing which will have early lift and endless glide! The 880 will be in our Surf Performance Series so great for Surf and SUP. Will be a great Wake wing as well. Insane gear coming out we are Stoked!


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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #77 on: November 08, 2019, 04:51:30 AM »
I brought the new 660 wing from a meeting with the Axis guys at Paddleexpo in Germany for big-wave rider Rafael Tapia to use in Nazaré. It's for big wave tow foiling and also for high-performance prone foiling, since you can do really tight carves with it.
Here's some videos from Nazaré sessions:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=460534811487645

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=409871569697765

And since it's already out there I'm posting some top-secret photos from some of the new products  ;D



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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #78 on: November 08, 2019, 03:02:29 PM »
Ohhhhh.....foil porn!!  :o ;D
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #79 on: November 08, 2019, 05:33:51 PM »
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.

I had been communicating with them by email. I asked and they replied:  Awesome to hear about the riders looking for more AXIS. You can always direct them to us here at AXIS Foils, axisfoils@gmail.com with any questions and needs.  Also they check in with their local dealers that sell AXIS Foils.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #80 on: November 11, 2019, 02:12:34 AM »
After a few days of stronger wind and smaller gear, we had a light westerly breeze yesterday accompanied by perfect 64 degree air and sunshine.  The Gorge is so beautiful in those conditions.  This was a soft and agreeable wind.  It was mostly 12 MPH, ranging from 8 to 18 but without edgy gusts.  Perfect Swing 5 meter weather with the Axis 1020.  I had the big 500 tail on with the Standard fuselage (in Axis speak the Standard is their longest fuselage) so this is their biggest kit.  That combination is silly fun in light wind.  It pops up so effortlessly and responds so well to pumping.  It takes a little adjusting to because the rhythm of the pump can be so much slower with this bigger gear.  I was practicing one quick little down push and slowly riding it up. Keeping the up angle really low.  Doing it like that and bring the air wing overhead you can feel it all accelerating you upwards for 30 or 40 feet on a tiny little downpump.  That momentarily weightless sensation right there is unique to this sport.  It really does feel like your flying.  These things are so freaking efficient.  I was also amazed by how the big foil would pick up the little microcups that were forming.  Go into a jibe and you can feel the tiniest slopes accelerate you with no wing involvement.

I stayed out for two hours, completely overheated in the sunshine and my winter rubber and stumbled up the beach like a goofball but jeez was that fun.

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« Reply #81 on: November 11, 2019, 03:25:34 AM »
Wait til you feel those sensations paddling into a wave!

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« Reply #82 on: November 11, 2019, 06:21:29 AM »
After a few days of stronger wind and smaller gear, we had a light westerly breeze yesterday accompanied by perfect 64 degree air and sunshine.  The Gorge is so beautiful in those conditions.  This was a soft and agreeable wind.  It was mostly 12 MPH, ranging from 8 to 18 but without edgy gusts.  Perfect Swing 5 meter weather with the Axis 1020.  I had the big 500 tail on with the Standard fuselage (in Axis speak the Standard is their longest fuselage) so this is their biggest kit.  That combination is silly fun in light wind.  It pops up so effortlessly and responds so well to pumping.  It takes a little adjusting to because the rhythm of the pump can be so much slower with this bigger gear.  I was practicing one quick little down push and slowly riding it up. Keeping the up angle really low.  Doing it like that and bring the air wing overhead you can feel it all accelerating you upwards for 30 or 40 feet on a tiny little downpump.  That momentarily weightless sensation right there is unique to this sport.  It really does feel like your flying.  These things are so freaking efficient.  I was also amazed by how the big foil would pick up the little microcups that were forming.  Go into a jibe and you can feel the tiniest slopes accelerate you with no wing involvement.

I stayed out for two hours, completely overheated in the sunshine and my winter rubber and stumbled up the beach like a goofball but jeez was that fun.

So although the vids have been ever more enticing from foil world, it might be this post that pushes me over the edge.
Only details to be worked out is an honest tally of time available, and the family administrator.
Thanks.

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« Reply #83 on: November 11, 2019, 01:52:44 PM »
After a few days of stronger wind and smaller gear, we had a light westerly breeze yesterday accompanied by perfect 64 degree air and sunshine.  The Gorge is so beautiful in those conditions.  This was a soft and agreeable wind.  It was mostly 12 MPH, ranging from 8 to 18 but without edgy gusts.  Perfect Swing 5 meter weather with the Axis 1020.  I had the big 500 tail on with the Standard fuselage (in Axis speak the Standard is their longest fuselage) so this is their biggest kit.  That combination is silly fun in light wind.  It pops up so effortlessly and responds so well to pumping.  It takes a little adjusting to because the rhythm of the pump can be so much slower with this bigger gear.  I was practicing one quick little down push and slowly riding it up. Keeping the up angle really low.  Doing it like that and bring the air wing overhead you can feel it all accelerating you upwards for 30 or 40 feet on a tiny little downpump.  That momentarily weightless sensation right there is unique to this sport.  It really does feel like your flying.  These things are so freaking efficient.  I was also amazed by how the big foil would pick up the little microcups that were forming.  Go into a jibe and you can feel the tiniest slopes accelerate you with no wing involvement.

I stayed out for two hours, completely overheated in the sunshine and my winter rubber and stumbled up the beach like a goofball but jeez was that fun.

Need.........to........see...........video.......

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« Reply #84 on: November 11, 2019, 03:41:38 PM »
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.

I had been communicating with them by email. I asked and they replied:  Awesome to hear about the riders looking for more AXIS. You can always direct them to us here at AXIS Foils, axisfoils@gmail.com with any questions and needs.  Also they check in with their local dealers that sell AXIS Foils.

Thanks! I talked with the Live2Kite folks that I got my original Axis setup from and placed an order and preordered the carbon mast and 880 wing.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #85 on: November 11, 2019, 03:57:05 PM »
Need.........to........see...........video.......

Just imagine a Gazelle as an aquatic animal and you will pretty much have it. 

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #86 on: November 12, 2019, 02:45:14 AM »
So although the vids have been ever more enticing from foil world, it might be this post that pushes me over the edge.
Only details to be worked out is an honest tally of time available, and the family administrator.
Thanks.

The real clincher then should be that you can go on almost any available day.  The wind forecasters here have not caught up with that at all.  They are still saying things like, "light and variable, plan on Golf" and we are scouring the NOAA models for how light? how variable?  Aside: those public models are freaking awesome for finding wind.  I have had 7 or 8 really good days in November many of which have had a stay home forecast. 

Another thing is that the light wind experience is one of the most incredible aspects of the sport.  You don't want to miss that.  It is when the flying sensation is in full soaring mode.  This is incredible on flat water, better with bumps, but I can't even imagine an 8-12 MPH day with even the smallest ocean groundswell.  When we lived on Maui I used to paddle OC1 out at lower Kanaha when it was 1 foot and windless (no one out surfing).  A few other canoes did this sometimes and we would pick up these super smooth waves and glide and glide.  It was an amazing feeling.  Can you imagine that with sideshore wind and a wing at 8 to 12 MPH? 
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #87 on: November 13, 2019, 11:29:40 PM »
  It was mostly 12 MPH, ranging from 8 to 18 but without edgy gusts.  Perfect Swing 5 meter weather with the Axis 1020.  I had the big 500 tail on with the Standard fuselage (in Axis speak the Standard is their longest fuselage) so this is their biggest kit.  That combination is silly fun in light wind.  It pops up so effortlessly and responds so well to pumping.
I have the same Axis foil setup for light wind , just not the 500 rear wing but the 440...
Should I get a 500 to be able to go in even lighter wind conditions?

Axis has another 500 rear wing for windsurf foiling , The 500 Anhedral.
Would that one be a good choice , we are wing foiling but also windsurf foiling...

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« Reply #88 on: November 14, 2019, 01:49:03 AM »
  It was mostly 12 MPH, ranging from 8 to 18 but without edgy gusts.  Perfect Swing 5 meter weather with the Axis 1020.  I had the big 500 tail on with the Standard fuselage (in Axis speak the Standard is their longest fuselage) so this is their biggest kit.  That combination is silly fun in light wind.  It pops up so effortlessly and responds so well to pumping.
I have the same Axis foil setup for light wind , just not the 500 rear wing but the 440...
Should I get a 500 to be able to go in even lighter wind conditions?

Axis has another 500 rear wing for windsurf foiling , The 500 Anhedral.
Would that one be a good choice , we are wing foiling but also windsurf foiling...

Hi Soekip,

My big kit is 68 mast, standard (long) fuselage, 1020 front and a 500 rear.  That setup is amazing for really light wind.  The 440 doesn't pop up as effortlessly with the 1020 and it doesn't feel as balanced.  I don't use the 500 on any of the other wings but on this one it is magic.  We leave the 400 on the 920 with a standard fuselage and keep those two assembled all the time.  I consider those really solid combinations.  We also have a Short fuselage with the 1000 and a 440.  That one we switch around.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #89 on: November 14, 2019, 04:22:53 AM »
I didn’t like the 440 with the 1020 either. The 500 works better with it. I don’t like the feel of anhedral tail wings. I have used standard and short fuselage with it. Standard is extra stable. It makes feet shuffling easy.

With our 920, we have it setup with short fuselage and 440 tail. I don’t have a 400 to try. 440 feels good to me. I prefer the short fuselage. It makes pumping the board into the air much easier than the standard fuselage.

I need to sell my standard fuselage and go all short.
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