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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #990 on: May 30, 2021, 08:32:02 AM »

 ..Seemed windy enough for the 980.

It was blowing 13 mph when I rigged. No guarantees wind will increase.

With strong current in the water, the HPS-1050 was the safe bet to get on foil in that current. Otherwise, I always ride the 980.


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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #991 on: May 30, 2021, 09:09:52 AM »
Nice rides!

This makes me want to order your board! Although could I even get one this season??

What is the design profile of the V4R Wide as opposed to the V4R?
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #992 on: May 30, 2021, 09:22:01 AM »

What is the design profile of the V4R Wide as opposed to the V4R?

Wide is easier. More kook friendly. Standard model is better for strapped guys, planning to jump and spin. Everything else is the same between the two.

I shut off new orders. Taking some me time to travel later this summer.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #993 on: May 30, 2021, 09:42:24 AM »
Cool, thanks. Enjoy your me time.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #994 on: May 31, 2021, 06:12:08 AM »
So the HPS880 is my go to size for wing. Over the weekend we've had near 30kn winds and I was finally able to use the HPS700 on the wing (to date its been used for kite foiling mostly).....and wow what a fun wing it is. It's so much looser and turns so nice. When I went back to the 880 it felt like a door  ;D however the 700 does need a lot of wing power to get going plus doesn't have much glide. I was actually surprised how different the 2 are. Hopefully we'll see a smaller version of the 880 one day with a similar aspect ratio 8)

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #995 on: June 15, 2021, 02:31:49 PM »
Here's a review and comparison of some off the best high performance foils available now, including the Axis 980:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ6zUq1l0jo

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #996 on: June 15, 2021, 06:09:57 PM »
I rode my trusty 1000/390 with my new 6M F-one Strike CWC. Damn, that's good stuff. I know there are zootier wings--I have some of them, but I've been mostly sticking to my plan of mastering a single setup so I can put the foil out of my mind and focus on tacks and jibes. I don't think I could have picked a better combination.

I did another "hanging off the wing" jibe today. One out of ten I tried, but damn, that was cool. Very stunt-like, to the point that several people mentioned it when I got back to the beach. It's still about 80 percent accidental, 10 percent on purpose, and 10 percent I was planning on doing something different and that happened. But yeah, I'm rocking that. I'm contemplating footstraps again to make it more of a controlled thing instead of hoping that the board comes along with me.
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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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #997 on: June 16, 2021, 06:19:11 AM »
I rode my trusty 1000/390 with my new 6M F-one Strike CWC. Damn, that's good stuff. I know there are zootier wings--I have some of them, but I've been mostly sticking to my plan of mastering a single setup so I can put the foil out of my mind and focus on tacks and jibes. I don't think I could have picked a better combination.

I did another "hanging off the wing" jibe today. One out of ten I tried, but damn, that was cool. Very stunt-like, to the point that several people mentioned it when I got back to the beach. It's still about 80 percent accidental, 10 percent on purpose, and 10 percent I was planning on doing something different and that happened. But yeah, I'm rocking that. I'm contemplating footstraps again to make it more of a controlled thing instead of hoping that the board comes along with me.
Oohh I would love to hear your thoughts on the strike CWS! I have the 4.2m but unsure whether I could stand those floppy handles for such a big wing....
EDIT I saw your thread on it.  ;D

1000/390 was my trustsy set-up last summer. Very good but time to switch to HPS880  8)
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #998 on: June 28, 2021, 10:06:15 AM »
By ANY chance is anyone liquidating their gear/changing brands etc that might have a used 420 stab? Pm please..  ::)

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #999 on: June 28, 2021, 09:39:03 PM »
I rode my trusty 1000/390 with my new 6M F-one Strike CWC. Damn, that's good stuff. I know there are zootier wings--I have some of them, but I've been mostly sticking to my plan of mastering a single setup so I can put the foil out of my mind and focus on tacks and jibes. I don't think I could have picked a better combination.

I did another "hanging off the wing" jibe today. One out of ten I tried, but damn, that was cool. Very stunt-like, to the point that several people mentioned it when I got back to the beach. It's still about 80 percent accidental, 10 percent on purpose, and 10 percent I was planning on doing something different and that happened. But yeah, I'm rocking that. I'm contemplating footstraps again to make it more of a controlled thing instead of hoping that the board comes along with me.
Oohh I would love to hear your thoughts on the strike CWS! I have the 4.2m but unsure whether I could stand those floppy handles for such a big wing....
EDIT I saw your thread on it.  ;D

1000/390 was my trustsy set-up last summer. Very good but time to switch to HPS880  8)

The 6M CWC is now my favorite wingding by far. I use it when I absolutely shouldn't. Everyone else is out on 4.2 and thinking of 3.5 and I'm pumping up the 6.0. I gave myself a stiff neck hanging on to it in stupidly overpowered conditions just because it's so fun. And of course, I use a fake boom so my handles aren't floppy.
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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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1000 on: June 29, 2021, 06:13:50 PM »
The 6M CWC is now my favorite wingding by far...

By Far indeed. I can pretty much blow air into it and get up on the foil :D I took the 3.5 Swing out today and felt naked even though it was perfectly sized for the conditions.
in progress...

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1001 on: June 29, 2021, 10:41:27 PM »
I'm winging on 1000/500, standard fuse, 91 cm mast. I am looking for more speed for wing riding in wave & swell. Is 980 wing faster than 1000 (....but not too fast for riding swell)?
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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1002 on: June 30, 2021, 04:33:12 AM »
I'm winging on 1000/500, standard fuse, 91 cm mast. I am looking for more speed for wing riding in wave & swell. Is 980 wing faster than 1000 (....but not too fast for riding swell)?

Compared to the 1000, the 980 has better top AND low end. Get the 420 tail too.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1003 on: July 03, 2021, 11:14:13 PM »
I'm winging on 1000/500, standard fuse, 91 cm mast. I am looking for more speed for wing riding in wave & swell. Is 980 wing faster than 1000 (....but not too fast for riding swell)?

Compared to the 1000, the 980 has better top AND low end. Get the 420 tail too.

Agreed. 980 rips.

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Re: Axis Foils
« Reply #1004 on: July 06, 2021, 11:02:34 AM »
I had been riding the Axis red standard fuse (765 cm). Yesterday I put on the short fuse (680 cm) for first time and was slightly faster and able to 'stay on' swell better. This is the hoped for outcome.... but I have to be honest I don't understand it. Any explanations for why a shorter fuse would be faster and allow me to 'stay on' swell better?

P.S. I am riding the Axis 1000/500 on 92 cm Project Cedrus mast.

Thinking of going to the 980/400HA on short Black Series ultrashort fuse for riding swell (what Evan from Axis recommended, I'm 90 kg).

5'6 Quatro Wingdrifter Pro 105L; Cabrinha Mantis 3.1m, 4m, 5m and 6m; Axis 1000 (1150, 1020); Project Cedrus 91 cm carbon mast (68 cm fuse, 440/5000 rear); 9'6" CRUZ Surf foil SUP (152L); Chinook Thrust 92 Paddle -- fixed 78" length; 'prone' longboards on the rack, kites in the garage.

 


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