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Axis Foil Stoke!!

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Created by eppo 7 months ago, 8 Nov 2018
eppo
WA, 7041 posts
10 Jan 2019 8:46AM
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Already has ....

wind down here is utter horse crap and only 35km south of safety bay. Estuary cock blocks the sea breeze.

But it doesn't matter anymore.

KBGhost
QLD, 22 posts
15 Jan 2019 8:41AM
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LeighMajor said..


Hey Thanks Mick & Livit
for the heads up in regards to the axis new wave model in KBs photo which is strengthened with solid timber reinforcing.
Great boards the Axis new wave.
Would have made my newer model even more versatile .
Thanks


Sorry Leigh don't check here too often, luckily these guys know more about the history of my board than I do

C000pers
VIC, 25 posts
17 Jan 2019 11:42PM
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Anyone know where I can demo one in Melbourne?

Chaos
QLD, 4 posts
31 Jan 2019 3:04PM
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Hi Guys is there anyone in Gold Coast with Axis foil? I would really like to try it before buying Beer on me =) I have LF Rocket v2 and LF Happy but not really happy with them after I tried Lift Carbon foil 170... Feels like Rocket and Happy are kinda grinding through the water, looking at the shape of Axis I think it should be very smooth: similar to Lift foil. Cheers Alex

toppleover
QLD, 1503 posts
31 Jan 2019 6:20PM
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Chaos said..
Hi Guys is there anyone in Gold Coast with Axis foil? I would really like to try it before buying Beer on me =) I have LF Rocket v2 and LF Happy but not really happy with them after I tried Lift Carbon foil 170... Feels like Rocket and Happy are kinda grinding through the water, looking at the shape of Axis I think it should be very smooth: similar to Lift foil. Cheers Alex


I would have thought surfFX would have a demo ?

hilly
WA, 4614 posts
10 Feb 2019 6:34PM
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yep stoked





West Oz Kite
WA, 221 posts
15 Feb 2019 2:38PM
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KBGhost said..
+1 on the Axis love. I had a full carbon race foil with a learner front wing, at the time I thought it was a good foil but for me it was nearly impossible to learn on. Sold that and a year or two later I bought Toppleover's old foil, put the 450mm mast on, and from day one I was up and foiling. Such a stable, easy design to ride.





This is the old model Axis foil by the way, great set up still and we have a few left with 3 mast options for $995 at the moment.

The new Axis K Series is a big step up from this Carbon front wings, stiffer, lighter masts, Fuselage is a piece of art and all bolts together beautifully.

Falco
74 posts
16 Feb 2019 3:35PM
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www.relive.cc/view/rt10003449917







Pretty much did the same session today but forgot to hit record on the old GPS , gives you an idea tho not a big session but I cannot believe how easy shooting upwind is on these things then the fun flying back downwind trying to keep the big wing from breaching flying from swell to swell

DukeSilver
WA, 256 posts
16 Feb 2019 5:51PM
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Falco said..
www.relive.cc/view/rt10003449917







Pretty much did the same session today but forgot to hit record on the old GPS , gives you an idea tho not a big session but I cannot believe how easy shooting upwind is on these things then the fun flying back downwind trying to keep the big wing from breaching flying from swell to swell


How do you like the Uno for high wind foiling?

Falco
74 posts
16 Feb 2019 7:29PM
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It was the first time I used it, I was actually on a demo. I was pretty happy, I mean It got me upwind from secret harbour to singleton and coming back down wind I didn't really need to touch it, the kite just hung in the sky. Coming down wind riding the swell all you really want is a kite to stay in the air with minimal input as your going from swell to swell. I had one moment where I was a bit worried but I literally had the kite sitting at 10 o'clock riding straight at it down wind, hit a big lump of swell and gained a heap of speed and flew straight under the kite it went from 10 to 12, started falling I was still burning speed riding straight downwind at it as it went to the other side of the window to 3 o'clock on the upwind side of me and I just pulled him back up to 12 and kept going no worries . Was pretty good almost impossible to outrun/stall, but the kite is super fast so you need to be ready for it, I just feathered the kite with light inputs as I was concentrating on the swell and waves.

dafish
NSW, 1346 posts
17 Feb 2019 6:50AM
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The Uno is a fun little kite, one I pull out when it gets in the mid 20 knots. I am about 80 kilos. A friend from down the coast rides his Uno at about the 18 knot mark and he is about 68 kilos. I really enjoy the zippiness of that kite in higher winds. I would not recommend it for those who are not at the smooth transition stage, everything happens quite fast. I also use my standard 50cm bar with 25 mt lines.

KBGhost
QLD, 22 posts
26 Apr 2019 7:20AM
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Can anyone tell me how fast the older model axis should be able to go?

I'm flying a mono 9m and solo 4.5m and I'm at the stage of trying to go faster, getting smoked by windsurfers across the lake

I feel like I'm going fairly fast but then my GPS is saying I'm topping out at about 18kts. Can't seem to go faster. Is that top speed or is it my technique?

Kamikuza
QLD, 3899 posts
26 Apr 2019 1:33PM
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That's 19 knots on an 820 SUP setup.

Also chased the windfoilers (and regular windsurfers) across the harbor and estuary, and could keep up and out point them but they may not have been trying.

My buddies with the Axis kite foil can chase me down, so they got more on the top again. It's a lot of bloody work trying to load up and power the 820

Bigger kite needed? I use 10m almost exclusively, or maybe an 8 if I think it'll pick up...


KBGhost
QLD, 22 posts
28 Apr 2019 8:42AM
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Thanks Kami. I guess the take away is that I'm close to a decent speed but I should be able to get a bit more out of the foil, better technique might get me the rest of the way.

Don't think more kite is needed as there's times when I'm getting smashed by gusts and just barely holding it together.

Kamikuza
QLD, 3899 posts
28 Apr 2019 2:02PM
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KBGhost said..
Thanks Kami. I guess the take away is that I'm close to a decent speed but I should be able to get a bit more out of the foil, better technique might get me the rest of the way.

Don't think more kite is needed as there's times when I'm getting smashed by gusts and just barely holding it together.


Gusts won't help. Flat water though. Can't drop your bum and load up when you're trying to clear chop or the foil is bouncing in turbulence.

Looking at the polar thingies for that session, the speed runs were just off the wind and IIRC assisted by a decent swell. Cross or into the wind was no more than 12 knots.

Speed is a byproduct for me, not a goal.



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