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« Reply #840 on: February 06, 2021, 02:48:20 AM »
Friend went to buy the HPS980 production model. It's a different surface and outline to last year's ones  ???
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I had a nice talk with the US distributor about this. They made about 80-100 of the V1 980 wing, but during testing they found the other sizes of the HPS series performed a little better in the surf, and they had more rounded wing tips. So they modified the tips of the 980 (V2) to make it better in the surf and more similar to the other sizes. So the more rounded wing tips is where the extra cm2 comes from. The foil section is same in both versions. The guys on the V1 love them and say they are super fast, but the downwind guys say they are really hard to get the V1 wings back up if they come off foil. V2 has better low end lift and is a bit more user friendly in the surf.

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« Reply #841 on: February 06, 2021, 04:22:28 PM »
Hey foilers what's up! Here's a review of all the sick axis stuff. All the wings are "sick"!

https://youtu.be/-ZioXlclGhY

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« Reply #842 on: February 13, 2021, 02:44:21 AM »
Fist outing on the HPS880 with 420 stab. Hit 20.9knots speed in non flat conditions. I reckon I can get another 2/3 knots.

Short fuselage is waaaaaayy less twitchy than the ultra short but obviously less turning.

Impressed I felt no skidding with the stab too.

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« Reply #843 on: February 13, 2021, 07:12:01 PM »
I just had my first session on the 1050 hps. Flukey storm wind but gusting to 20 and up on foil for 45 minutes. I'm 180lbs and had it paired with the 460 stab, ultra short black fuse and 86cm mast on the HIPE 5'3 110L with mast all the way back. Holding it up to the 980 it appears to be exactly the same shape just bigger. I have been struggling with crappy winter wind and the 980 for the past couple months. The 1050 gets up 30% easier. It also has a much slower stall speed than its little brother. It felt more or less as fast as the 980. The turning took a little more effort(which isn't saying a lot bc the 980 turns with slight ankle twitches) but still a super fun carver. It shares some of the carving feelings of the 1010 which is a similar size. I foiled into a no wind hole and pumped it 300 yards without much effort. I haven't felt like I could do that on the 980 yet. The speed the 1050 went when pumping was fast and easy to maintain. It was way easier to get up on foil than 980. I will use the 980 when its windy enough but this will likely replace my 1150 for light, crappy wind days which are often in winter here in Reno. I think the 1150 gets going only slightly easier than the 1050. Once on foil, the 1050 blows away the performance of the 1150. I am stoked to get it out on some bigger windswell to see how it surfs. Send It!!!!!

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« Reply #844 on: February 14, 2021, 06:04:25 PM »
Shit. I do NOT want to hear that.
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #845 on: February 15, 2021, 03:56:16 AM »
Yeah that 880HPS is quite special as I had a blast kite foiling with it too. I did not think the design would work well for kite but the smaller sizes are great for kite because it's FAST and glides so much. It hardly breaches compared to all S series wings. Just way more efficient....

Can't wait to try it in light winds both kite and wing to see whether I need a bigger size at all.

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« Reply #846 on: February 15, 2021, 10:11:04 AM »
Shit. I do NOT want to hear that.
Just to add to the confusion add the 1060 BSC in the picture for winging,had 2 sessions on the 1060 and albeit bit early to toot its horn but so far in pretty challenging conditions 15-25 mph increased to 35 G with (Ensis 5.2 then 3.5 wings)or more maybe? I am pretty impressed with it paired with a 420 rear,short fuse and 85cm mast it gets going plenty fast on par with the 1150 but for me being a heavier rider find it handles in the waves much better than the 1150 for me with the lower AR really nice stable glide on waves and transitions.Looking forward to trying it on the lower end of the range soon but really pretty happy with its performance which makes me think that perhaps the 1120 might be the low end wing us big guys are looking for in light conditions kinda a suped up 1020,so once again more choices from Axis for us to spin our heads and wallets, gotta hand it to them they are really knocking it out of the park!
« Last Edit: February 15, 2021, 10:25:02 AM by paddlur »
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« Reply #847 on: February 16, 2021, 03:31:22 AM »
I had difficulties getting the 880 up in light winds (obviously). Debating whether I should complement my quiver with a 980 or 1050 for my 77kg.
Loved the 980 when I used it a number of times last year but wondering whether the extra surface would come in handy if the characteristics are close to the 980 v2?

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #848 on: February 16, 2021, 11:34:02 AM »
I would love it if everyone would give their ride reports by distinguishing between:

1 - how a foil feels when turning (loose, responsive, maneuverable, etc...).

AND

2 - and the foils ability to actually do a turn (as in needs just the right section to carve a tight turn, or can lay it over anytime and carve rail to rail without any concern of tip stall).

With all these new wings it's difficult to decide, I'm hoping I get a text from Evan soon saying he's got a van full of the new wings to demo...
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« Reply #849 on: February 16, 2021, 12:02:47 PM »
I've got that text. My arm is broken. I cried.

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« Reply #850 on: February 16, 2021, 12:04:02 PM »
I got that text. My arm is broken. I cried.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #851 on: February 16, 2021, 01:38:13 PM »
I had difficulties getting the 880 up in light winds (obviously). Debating whether I should complement my quiver with a 980 or 1050 for my 77kg.
Loved the 980 when I used it a number of times last year but wondering whether the extra surface would come in handy if the characteristics are close to the 980 v2?

All the HPS wings feel the same 880, 930, 980, 1050 as all are v2s.

Only the old 980 v1 feels different. There were never any v1s in the other sizes.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #852 on: February 16, 2021, 04:44:51 PM »
I had difficulties getting the 880 up in light winds (obviously). Debating whether I should complement my quiver with a 980 or 1050 for my 77kg.
Loved the 980 when I used it a number of times last year but wondering whether the extra surface would come in handy if the characteristics are close to the 980 v2?

All the HPS wings feel the same 880, 930, 980, 1050 as all are v2s.

Only the old 980 v1 feels different. There were never any v1s in the other sizes.
yep I know that's why I'm asking whether the v2 is much different to the v1 which I tried  :D

A tiny bit more surface on v2 from the change of tips outline to make it consistent with the rest of the line up and improve surfing feel apparently.

I am thinking 1050 though. And replace the 920 with it for SUP.
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #853 on: February 16, 2021, 05:45:57 PM »
1050 is my favorite for sup right now but a big jump from the 920. The 1060 is the step up from the 920 which has lower stall rate, easier to use.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #854 on: February 16, 2021, 06:47:28 PM »
1050 is my favorite for sup right now but a big jump from the 920. The 1060 is the step up from the 920 which has lower stall rate, easier to use.
thanks for that.
SUP and kite are a distant secondary activities with wing being #1 hence my preference for HPS 8)

 


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