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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2022, 08:30:05 PM »
I'll have to come wing In Idaho this summer. My Daughters both live there and I'm overdue for a visit.
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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2022, 09:25:59 AM »
I'm going to do a motorcycle Idaho BDR ride this summer, and I plan to haul my KTM 390 in my truck to eliminate the boring interstate parts. I'll have to toss the wing foil gear in as well--two birds with one long drive.
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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2022, 07:27:55 PM »
I'm going to do a motorcycle Idaho BDR ride this summer, and I plan to haul my KTM 390 in my truck to eliminate the boring interstate parts. I'll have to toss the wing foil gear in as well--two birds with one long drive.

Let me know, it will be a blast!!

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2022, 07:19:42 AM »
 I have the 1150/460 & 390. Have the 1099/375 ultrashort. Light wind sessions at 9 mph and once up flies!
Went to Arlington on the Gorge Sunday. Light winds. Then slowly picked up to 15-16 with rollers.
I might have completed my quiver with the 1099 & 1150. That said, thought I would need the 1150 (can dock start with it) in the light winds. After my last 2 sessionsÖ 1099Ö might be the answer.

Slogged the first bit. Learned the 1099 gets up different than the 1150. The 1150 I can hammer away like a dock start while the 1099 needs longer pumps to glide (if that makes sense). Once gliding in the water, use your back hand to lightly pump up on foil. Once up be carefulÖ I flew all the way to Roosevelt in super light wind and then stopped. Had to slog back. It flies in hardly any wind!!

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2022, 01:12:56 PM »
The North Shore crew absolutely rips!! Learning a lot. The 1099/375 is amazing.

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2022, 12:39:33 AM »
That is a pretty awesome spot to wing right there. I know it a little bit. 

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2022, 05:25:42 PM »
1099/375 surfs awesome as well!

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2022, 11:24:09 AM »
More froth for the 1099!

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2022, 04:37:13 PM »
I've been riding the 1099 (with 350P tail) a lot more lately.  A couple of thoughts:
-my 205# + wetsuit can pump the hell out of this wing.  It has incredibly low drag and so much low speed lift.  For sure this is the easiest wing to pump I've tried out of many many options. 
-It surfs!  definitely slow rail to rail, but I can rip turns on waves
-winging works really really well with the 1099/350P, BUT its pretty twitchy with such a small tail.  I tried with a bunch of other tails and anything bigger totally ruins the 1099 - it gets sluggish and really not that fun.

I'm now completely divested of any other foils and just riding 899, 999, 1099 all with 350P.  Those three wings are such a perfect family of 3 - very similar in that they are super low drag and smooth lift.  Trading maneuverability for low speed lift across the range with dramatically different performance across the range.  The 899 really is an incredible surfing wing, but it falls out of the sky if I lose any speed on the pump.  All things considered, I enjoy the 999 the most because it can do everything pretty well.

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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2022, 08:39:01 PM »
Jon, at 3/4 your weight, is it likely that I would just drop 100 across the board and use 799-999? Or does it work differently?

Also do you not find the 999 redundant? Seems really close in size. Can you speak to the difference between it and 1099?

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2022, 01:34:26 PM »
Nah, surprisingly the 999 and 1099 are pretty dramatically different wings (and 899 to 999 as well). 

I really donít have a great feel how these will work for a lighter person, sorry. 

But if I were you, I would suggest getting on the 999 and assessing whether you wish for easier pumping.  In waves, I generally want to be in the smallest gear for the amount of pumping I want to do.   Some days I know it isnít about pumping at all and just about riding waves and for those I go 899.  I think so much depends on your own style and desire with respect to wave riding versus pumping. 

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2022, 08:16:24 PM »
Iím 140lbs and have the 999 and the HPS830. The more I use the 999 with ultrashort fuse and 375p the more I like it. At this stage just winging but have downwind Sup aspirationsÖ
Iíve also used an 899 a few times and figure Iíll probably end up with one! Certainly less glide than the insane glide I experience on the 999 but in bigger conditions it feels a little safer and I can go harder on waves and gybes. Still has way more glide than the 999. Would love to try a 799Ö
With more time Iíve come to realise how much range the 999 has for me, even with a 3.5 wing on a 70L 4í9 board fully powered itís actually still fine. Such a versatile foil.

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2022, 09:29:25 PM »
Hi
How does the 830 compar⁷e to the 999?

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2022, 02:12:42 AM »
I find them reasonably similar in wind required to get on foil, the 999 gets up slightly earlier. 999 has much more glide but fully lit the 830 is pretty good in terms of glide. The big difference is that the 830 feels super secure and predictable, it turns so intuitively on a wave, itís an absolute joy in the right conditions. Iíve had some sessions where the 999 is just doing weird shit, think itís usually related to rapid changes of depth, maybe itís currents, honestly not sure, but it becomes scarily unpredictable. This may also be the Axis alloy mast doing its channeling of air down to the foil trick but I think itís more likely the depth or currents. Itís rare but Iíve had a couple of occasions where simply changing to the 830 has made the session so much more enjoyable. I usually wing in Port Philip Bay in Melbourne Oz, itís a very big, shallow bath tub and we get strong wind and substantial wind generated swell. When itís really strong like 25 plus knots and there is boat wake from yachts and power boats the 830 feels way easier and I end up going faster and feeling more confident to push harder.
However, the glide of the 999 is irresistible, as Iíve become more familiar with it I find myself using it more and more. My main focus is wave riding (wind swell not ground swell) with the wing flagged. Took me a while to get to that point, there is a lot to get your head around with the ARTís, learning how to pump them efficiently and stay very high on the mast, turn them etc.
if I had to pick one only it would be the 999.

Apologies for going off topic Sam
« Last Edit: April 22, 2022, 02:14:49 AM by JonathanC »

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Re: Axis 1099
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2022, 06:48:39 AM »
I just got a 325P tail. I have had it with the 1099 on a Crazyshort with 86 carbon mast. My 1099 now turns like the 999. I have not had any pitch issues. Its just all better. I was on a 375P which I guess I will still use, don't know when or why. Maybe super light wind? Maybe I'll sell it and get a 300P.

I wanted to let all the 1099 owners out there that the 1099 is amazing in strong wind. Don't just use it for light wind. The glide becomes even more ridiculous when you have 20-30mph at your back. I have been able to flag out and just glide wherever I want to. It is a good reminder that my body is a wing that captures air and creates forward(downwind) drive. I didn't pay much attention to this until the 1099 happened. I feel like I need some sort of wingsuit to go with it. I predict that we will see some type of suit designed to catch air and glide soon. The glide is so efficient now, new doors are opening. I know Kai tried it with the carrot thing. I can tell a big difference between my baggy drysuit and a tight wetsuit. There is something here....

 


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