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Axis 1099
« on: February 04, 2022, 06:27:10 PM »
I have the 1150 (known as 🦄) and purchased the 1099. Iím around 185 lb and closer to 200 lb with wetsuit and gear on. I hope it can hold me up for winging and SUP foil surfing!!

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2022, 11:19:03 AM »
I'm 220 and the 999 works for me though I need some speed to get up. The 1099 should be easy money.
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 1099
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2022, 06:26:42 PM »
That is good news!! The aspect ration on the 1150 is like 7.72 and the 1099 is 10.6. Hope the ultra short fuselage and 375 rear will pair nicely.

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2022, 06:18:30 PM »
Well... I spoke too soon. I tried the 1099 in some challenging wind today and decided it's not for me. I thought I would be the easier, kinder, gentler brother of the 999, made to lift my fat butt easier and still glide.

Wrong, the 1099 is the crazy cousin designed to go stupid fast. I felt like a passenger on the thing. For advanced wing and surf foilers, it's probably fabulous, but for fakers like me it's a bit much.

The glide is insane, it simply won't come down. It's no easier than a 999 for getting up, in fact it might be a little harder. I had some breakfast this morning, so I'm probably 225, and I really had to pump like a loon to get rolling. Once I was up it came up to its cruising altitude and stayed there, no matter what. The wind was 20mph gusting to 30+, and I was on a 4.2, so a bit overpowered sometimes. When a gust hit, the board accelerated and then held that speed until the next gust hit. I got up to speeds that felt really sketchy, and it felt like I couldn't do anything about it. Luffing the wing didn't seem to do anything, it just stayed fast.

On the rare occasions that it wasn't doing mach 3 it turned okay, but at higher speed it needed about a full-size Costco parking lot to turn. Whether that was the wing or the fact that my nuts were hiding out in my chest cavity I really can't say.

Coming into shore was easy, I just aimed for the beach, got to about 50 feet away, and just threw myself off the board. Anything else was bound to leave scratches on the wing, and it wasn't mine. This thing glides for an indeterminate distance. I thought the 999 glided a long way. No comparison.

On the plus side, I did manage to complete a couple of tacks. I had enough time to write a letter while I was turning upwind. The second tack I did almost turned into a 360 when I discovered I had turned too far and was on a broad reach. Spooky.

Obviously, a lot of good foilers are going to love this wing. But at my current wobbly skill level, not for me. I like going fast, and I like glide, but this is crazy.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2022, 06:21:36 PM by PonoBill »
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 1099
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2022, 06:41:34 PM »
Bill, which rear do you ride your 999 with and what did you use with the 1099? I use 325/350 on 999 and the 400 on 1099. Just saying you might be too small on the rear giving you that uncomfortable speed feeling. I find the 1099 unique that it likes more rear foil. I went sup foiling today on it and the carving speed was so addictive and I tried 350/375/400 with and without shims and 400 was the winner for me, hope to have waves tomorrow to try the 425. I use the 425 shimmed with my 1150 now.

For low end with ART foils the front of the foil is pretty flat so the bigger they get, more blunt nose to fight to get on foil but once you're up, you never come down.

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2022, 06:47:02 PM »
Bill, your review was amazing lol.

I thought I was the only one who feels that foils can be too fast. But now I have to try this thing.

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2022, 06:53:56 PM »
I spoke with Mark R. yesterday at the harbor. He had just finished a downwinder from Maliko. I saw he had the 1099 on so I asked him about it. He said it was almost too fast for his liking. Take that for whatever you will. Going as fast as possible is not always the most fun. Surfing the bumps for all their worth can be fun and almost as fast.

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2022, 10:01:20 PM »
Well... I spoke too soon. I tried the 1099 in some challenging wind today and decided it's not for me. I thought I would be the easier, kinder, gentler brother of the 999, made to lift my fat butt easier and still glide.

Wrong, the 1099 is the crazy cousin designed to go stupid fast. I felt like a passenger on the thing. For advanced wing and surf foilers, it's probably fabulous, but for fakers like me it's a bit much.

The glide is insane, it simply won't come down. It's no easier than a 999 for getting up, in fact it might be a little harder. I had some breakfast this morning, so I'm probably 225, and I really had to pump like a loon to get rolling. Once I was up it came up to its cruising altitude and stayed there, no matter what. The wind was 20mph gusting to 30+, and I was on a 4.2, so a bit overpowered sometimes. When a gust hit, the board accelerated and then held that speed until the next gust hit. I got up to speeds that felt really sketchy, and it felt like I couldn't do anything about it. Luffing the wing didn't seem to do anything, it just stayed fast.

On the rare occasions that it wasn't doing mach 3 it turned okay, but at higher speed it needed about a full-size Costco parking lot to turn. Whether that was the wing or the fact that my nuts were hiding out in my chest cavity I really can't say.

Coming into shore was easy, I just aimed for the beach, got to about 50 feet away, and just threw myself off the board. Anything else was bound to leave scratches on the wing, and it wasn't mine. This thing glides for an indeterminate distance. I thought the 999 glided a long way. No comparison.

On the plus side, I did manage to complete a couple of tacks. I had enough time to write a letter while I was turning upwind. The second tack I did almost turned into a 360 when I discovered I had turned too far and was on a broad reach. Spooky.

Obviously, a lot of good foilers are going to love this wing. But at my current wobbly skill level, not for me. I like going fast, and I like glide, but this is crazy.

I teared up laughing on this one!! Lol. So good!! Sounds like it might ride a bit different than my 1150.

Oh, and I bought the 375 rear because everyone says it is the bees knees. Looks like Iíll have some room to grow into it.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2022, 10:03:17 PM by Sam the Surfer »

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2022, 04:20:26 AM »
Bill,

Based on my bad memory, I think you were riding the 999 with the 390 to make it better suited to your weight. So your experience has been with a drag chute on the rear compared to what lighter/younger guys have been doing.

If you continue with the 390 at the back, the 1099 will feel slightly slower than the 999. Giving only more glide and ease of use over the 999. That might be the comfortable combo.

FYI, also run my ARTs setup to my comfort level. Short fuse, not ultra short. Small tails, but not super small. Iím too old for crazy shit.

« Last Edit: February 08, 2022, 04:25:35 AM by Dwight (DW) »

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2022, 05:55:36 PM »
Using an ART with a 390 would be like diving with the e-brake on.

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2022, 06:54:01 PM »
I switched to the 400/60 with the 999 and 1099 some time ago. I still like the 390 for the 1150 and 980.

I borrowed Mark's 1099 and rode it with the 400/60 on a black short fuse.

As I said, I think more advanced foilers will love the thing, it's just a bit too nutty for me.
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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2022, 07:15:26 PM »
Any tried SUP foiling the 1099? Canít wait to try it with the ultra short and 375. Also, do I need at add positive shim?

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2022, 07:18:27 PM »
Maiden voyage on 1099 today couple of observations being 225lbs dry definitely needs a little adjustment period to get used too for me coming off my HPS 1050,no way your going to get it wired in 30min session takes a getting used too.Itís fast for sure not sure exactly how much much faster than my 1050 with my 425 P rear but definitely a clip faster.For bigger riders it likes a nice Boeing 787 runway approach for takeoff building board speed then wing pump when speed is right timing,it does not like a jumpy pumpy technique for heavier riders for liftoff just nice steady building speed 787 runway technique.paired today with a 425P rear it hauls ass in a good manageable way felt nicely in control little twitchy at first 1/2 hr but then you settle into it,seems little slidy and perhaps for me the 420 HA rear might give it a little more bite which Iím going to try next round. Waves were small waist high on sets and got a few nice waves and felt pretty confident for first go the glide is definitely a step ahead of my 1050 which it should be for plus 10 AR it likes to be be pumped on turns/transition really comes alive wind was up and down 13-15 avg mph G 20.Overall pretty stoked on first go on the 1099 looking forward to more time in the saddle with her to really check its full potential,I would venture to say preliminarily  that in unruly choppy conditions  probably be better suited on my 1050/980 HPS but cleaner conditions the 1099 speed and glide is addictive,but this could change after more water time
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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2022, 03:35:00 AM »
Any tried SUP foiling the 1099? Canít wait to try it with the ultra short and 375. Also, do I need at add positive shim?

I SUP with it. no shim for me.

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2022, 08:01:25 PM »
Took the 1099/375 on a ultra short fuselage and 90 cm mast to the lake. In comparison, I use a 1150/460 or 390 on a short fuselage and 90 cm mast up to this point. It takes off way different and I pumped it too hard a few times. Then got up and flew. Then I flew across the lake until the wind died. Got some foot switches in as well. I use a 6 m F One CWC wing.

I was impressed with the stability and control as this can move fast and turn as well. After the session I looked at the map and it was only blowing 9 mphís!?!?  The thing glides so well I was up in wind I usually couldnít continue on. Although, when the wind died I was a mile from the launch and had to wait for a gust. Amazing!!

Got up to 16.7 mphís in mild wind. If you are looking for a wing that has a huge wind range, this might be it.

 


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