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jondrums

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Feeler: Axis Spitfire 900
« on: November 09, 2023, 06:15:31 PM »
a few sessions on it, no scratches, with cover.  will ship.  Great surf foil but I like my ART Pros better for the way I ride.
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Re: Feeler: Axis Spitfire 900
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2023, 02:50:50 PM »
scratch that.  This morning I had a wonderful session on the spitfire 900.  One of those magic mornings where the sets were firing and breaking perfectly for foiling.    Its my favorite beach break in a cove and this morning the sand was totally working to create a nice channel all the way to the beach with waves peeling right and left into the channel.  Water was moving all over the place with the rip but I had my takeoff spot nailed with shore landmarks while everyone else floated out of position within seconds.   The sets came in well overhead and I was grabbing them a few hundred yards past everyone else and ripping back and forth across the channel to hit the whitewater on both the left and the right.   

The spitfire handles speed extremely smoothly, but if you slow it down the turning/pivoting is incredible.  I was running a KD tail a lot like the axis progressives - I wanted to reduce the glide a little from the skinnies I've been running.  That totally worked this morning to keep things in control on a wave with a lot of power.  Pumping back out with this size and at my weight (#205) is workable but requires a lot of energy.

I was going to commit to ART Pro range only, but this morning makes me realize the time and place for a less efficient foil with good low end lift and great turning.  I'm sure I would be having just as much fun on my 1051 railing turns, but that foil just doesn't want to slow down and pivot in the pocket of the wave.   

I'm keeping this foil until and unless I find something even better, too much fun.

 


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