Axis rear wings 2022

 

All new AXIS Progressive Rear Wings – it’s all about the turn.

We obsess over rear wings, almost to the point that it’s a problem. We’ve tried to get professional help but the prototypes just keep getting churned out by our design team on a weekly basis, and we can’t help but test, analyse, pontificate, redesign – and on and on it goes.You may be thinking – why do rear wings matter? Aren’t they just stabilisers to balance the front wing? Well that’s what many thought too – in the very early days. We know that your rear wing can change your life. Okay that’s not quite true, but it will significantly affect the ride characteristics of your whole foil set up.

Progressive   475/68, 450/67, 425/66, 400/65, 375/64, 350/63
You notice the difference in your first carve or gybe.

 

We got super hooked on the locked in, fast, stable feel of the Speed  380/60 and 420/60 rear wings, and still are for flat water blasting and racing for winging and big, fast waves for foil surfing. But we had a feeling we still had more to give our riders in the turning department. After several iterations and tweaks, the new Progressive 350/63, 375/64, 400/65 and 425/66 rears have delivered it in spades. 

Medium aspect, with a thin foil section and subtle turned down tips, this new design rolls into the turn beautifully, feels fluid and loose, and also grips through the carve and transitions back out the other side with predictable control and positive acceleration. Even intermediate foilers will notice the difference straight away. It’s super well behaved in rough winging conditions (just set and forget) and with the thin foil section it’s still rewardingly quick. The Progressive rear wings will feel like a natural extension of your feet. 

Riders are finding the Progressive rears pair beautifully with our ART high aspect foils in particular, and they’ll work very well with any foil for riders looking to improve their turns and carves. As always, size your Progressive rear wing to your experience and front wing size.  (larger sizes for less experienced riders and larger front wing pairings)

 

Progressive 425/66, 400/65, 375/64, 350/63 rear wings are available NOW.
Progressive 475/68, 450/67,  rear wings are available end of November.

We can’t wait to see you lay it over and let rip!

PRE ORDER HERE - ORDER AXIS PROGRESSIVE TAILS -

 


Go Foil New wings

GOFOIL NEWS
New Front Wings
We have incorporated “Steps” into the new 3 lines of front wings we have coming out late this fall.
The Steps are a new concept that helps with the same benefits of the winglets but on steroids! They resist overfilling more than the winglets, help steady the ride in the up and down movements (pitch control) , and also turn better. The 3 new lines of front wings will be named in reference to their projected Square Centimeters (cm2) for less confusion when comparing to other foil brands.

Now let’s get into the 3 new lines:

The EZ foil line is what the name implies, they are easy to ride.
The EZ foil line rides at a more constant speed especially when turning so they will not accelerate as much and they will keep a steady pace. This makes it easier to do transitions when winging and/or help you stay in the pocket when prone surfing and not accelerate away from the wave.
The EZ foils are fairly thin but have a slightly slower draft forward type of foil section . This type of Foil design helps you control your speed a little bit easier than our faster models.
What we have noticed with the EZ foils is that you can handle a bigger size wing than what the square centimeters lead you to believe. For instance the EZ 1600 sound like a huge wing but you can handle it pretty easily still in a lot of wind!

The GT Foil line
The “GT” stands for “Go To” . These are the same outlines and sizes as our very popular NL series.
The GT’s have similar traits to the NL’s but with many upgrades in performance .
First thing you will notice is that they are easier to control the pitch or up and down movement. This helps you to go fast with more confidence over the NL.
Second thing is that they turn better.
Third thing is that they resist overfilling better!  You can get the wing tips out of the water and recover more easily and you might have seen many of the riders turning with the tips out in recent testing.
The 4th thing they do better than an NL is the pumping. The GT’s pump much better than the NL’s and get up on foil slightly easier and quicker.  This gives the GT a better low-end per size than the NL’s. What we have noticed is that you can now use a smaller wing to get the same amount of low end. For instance Dave Kalama uses the GT 1250 downwind paddling more than he used to use the NL160.
Both the GT1250 and NL160 are the same size and outline.
He says the GT1250 now almost replaces the need for his NL190 downwind, which is 1400 cm2.

The RS Line
The “RS” stands for Race Series.
These are faster wings and even faster than the GT’s.
These wings are great for racing when Downwind Paddling or Winging. They are very Fast, Turn, and Pump very well too. They are slightly thinner than the GT’s which gives them the extra speed.
They also cross over to Waves with SUP and Prone riders.  The RS1000 now is a favorite for Kaden Pritchard and Max Moquin on their prone boards both surfing and prone downwind. They used it Dock starting as well.
Dave Kalama really likes the RS1150 for Downwind Paddling on the good days over here on Maui. He was clocked one day averaging 18.4 mph or 29.7 KPH for a nautical mile (1.85 km) !!
The smaller sizes RS 500 and 650 are what Alex rides when he is winging and trying to go over 30 + mph . He also uses these when racing downwind on the Wing.

 

BENEFITS OF THE NEW “STEPS”

The Steps give the hydrofoil a more positive  feeling through the water which leads to better  pitch control. “Pitch control“ means that you  have better control with the up and down  movement of the hydrofoil through the water.  Better pitch control helps you to go faster with  more confidence. 

The steps create less drag by disrupting the  Wing Vortices. 

The angled Steps help with being able to  initiate turns and redirect the hydrofoil. This  means you can turn easier and sharper! 

The Steps help to stop overfoiling. This is  accomplished by disrupting air travel across  the wing surface when you get close to the  surface of the water. The step helps to keep  the air from traveling straight across the wing  surface by disrupting the easy flow of air  across the wing by having an abrupt contour  change. You will notice that you can get  the wingtips out of the water on turns and  reconnect with the water flow more easily than  other wings. Twist in wing tips also can help  with this problem but the “Steps” are like Twist  or Winglets on steroids!

WINDWINGS GOFOIL
GO-this is the standard wing elliptical outline, meant for the everyday rider.  The elliptical style is easier to luff so they work great for higher wind conditions. Powerful with control, good all around wing.
Will come in 2.2, 2.7, 3.5, 4.5 for the Eliptical and 4.5, 5.5 and 6.5  for the Square Model.
 
GO S (S=squared)-this is a squared tip wing. Fantastic for pumping up to a foiling position in lighter winds. Lighter wind wing, tips make it easy to pump up to a foil, less drag from the tips, easy to flip and handle in the water when not foiling. (this is important compared to other wings while balancing on your board and try to flip the wing to correct postion)
Will come in  4.5, 5.5, 6.5.
The first thing you will notice about the Go Foil wings is that they have a solid, stiffer feeling.  These wings have large leading edges and middle struts which help maintain the shape of the wings and give you positive stiff feed back.
Features:
• Twin windows
• Mulitple handles plus two diaganal handles and perpindicular handle at the front of the middle strut
• Stiff leading edge
• Two valve system, one valve on leading edge one on the center strut
• Wrist leash
• Belt comes with the wings that you can double as a waist leash by attaching to your Wrist leash

 

TO PRE ORDER ANY OF THE NEW GO FOIL FOIL LINE - (first ordered, first served)

PLEASE EMAIL US AT [email protected]

 


Axis 999 review


AXIS ART 999 review

A newly released wing from Axis foils has got the foil world frothing once again .........

The AXIS Research Team ART 999 looks and feels like nothing else.
On the water this wing blows your mind! The ART999 sits at the forefront of wing design and development, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for a foil. The incredible speed and glide of this wing, coupled with effortless pump and efficiency, enables you to ride the smallest lump way further outside the surf zone than ever before. What separates this wing from the pack is how well it turns, rolling effortlessly between turns comparable to a surf wing. Despite these high-performance features of the AXIS ART999, it is a surprisingly user friendly wing. The stall speed is incomparably low, giving even advanced beginner to intermediate riders an accessible platform for learning to pump and rapid progression.

Thanks to Dominic for the review 

 

PRE ORDER YOURS TODAY PRE ORDER AXIS 999

The team here at AXIS are extremely excited to see how this very responsive, nimble yet confidently precise and planted wing takes the down-winding, winging, wind foiling and smaller surf markets by storm.

Thoroughly tested and approved after several rounds of refinement, these reduced chord, high aspect wings are the most advanced, hydrodynamically efficient foil design on the market today. When combined with an AXIS Carbon mast and your favorite AXIS rear wing, they provide the ultimate friction free ride.


Foil Drive installation video

Hello Everyone ,
Hoping you may find these videos informative.
To be honest if spending 6k plus on a e-foil can be avoided ...this is the next best option.
Albeit a product not designed for speed cruising the flat water of you local coastline, more an aid to facilitate easier hydofoiling progression and giving a helping hand in a range of conditions be it in waves or wind.
Clip the remote onto a paddle or a wind wing .
We will have stock soon
PURCHASE HERE
Get in touch - [email protected]

 

 

Video of Shop Rider Dominic using his in Oman


Takuma Carver 2

Takuma Carver 2

Get ready for a whole new E foil experience, the Carver 2 will be launching soon!

Stay tuned,  if you want to pre order they are due into stock in the UK for Mid November

Details on the new Carver 2 efoil CLICK HERE


Foil Drive

So whether you're dubious about this concept or you really see it working for you ...its innovative !
E-foils are great ...but the whole unit is heavy and after your battery is run flat ...you cant exactly use the board for anything else ....Drum role .....!

Enter the Foil Assist concept of Foil Drive

A retro-fit electric paddle assistance kit for your existing hydrofoil surf board gear! Foil Drive Assist is designed specifically for SUP Foil Surfing, Down winding, and light condition Wing Dinging!

Available soon in the UK early bird orders £2489 - Purchase here 

Available soon in the UK early bird orders £2489 - Purchase here 

 

 

 


Axis Wing review

Reviewing the HPS 980, BSC 890 & BSC 970 from Axis

 

Big Thanks to Dom again for these reviews !


Takuma wings

What wing size should I take?
Wing size guide
 
Our wing sizes range from 2.6 to 6 meters but how do you know which is the right size for you?
 

Having the right wing size is crucial for your wing riding progression no matter your level. Going out with a wing that is too small or too big for the conditions can cause more frustration than enjoyment.

 
We only want you to have fun on the water (or land depending on where you choose to take your wing) so we have put together this quick guide to help you choose the wing size best suited for you.
 

Takuma wings
The larger wing sizes are best suited for lighter wind conditions, as their larger surface area can catch more wind. 

 

The smaller wing sizes can be used in heavier wind conditions, they are more manageable and easier to hold, while at the same time generate adequate power to gain speed.
 
Takuma wingfoil
Your weight, riding level and wind conditions are key to determining the right wing size choice. It is important to have sufficient power for a steady start, it is much harder to learn or progress if you are too under or over powered. 

Our WR Modell III wings have been designed with a high level of canopy tension meaning they deliver a lot of power, allowing you to take a smaller size to cover a larger wind range. The taught anti-slip handles along the central strut make for comfortable hand positioning and intuitive maneuvering. 

Introducing our newest size to the Wing Ride range; 4.5m
 

New size 4.5m
 
Beginners
 
Beginners
As a beginner, you'll most likely want to start with just one wing as you are less likely to venture out in very light or very strong conditions.
 

In general, a good starting wing size is to learn with is a 4m for anyone around the 70kg (155lbs) weight range or a 4.5m wing for anyone over that weight.
 
 

The WR Model III is very easy to learn on, its high stability gives you the confidence needed to make your first hesitant maneuvers. It depowers very effectively, therefore allowing you to quickly regain a comfortable speed.  
 
Intermediate / Advanced
 
Intermediate to advanced
Once you have mastered the effective pump technique, your level of potential frustration reduces dramatically, and you can find yourself being able to cover a much larger wind range with just one or two wing sizes.
 

Based on a proficient 70-80kg rider with substantial experience in all conditions, a 4.5m is usually the ideal size.
 

Having developed the skills required to maintain power in light wind or hold your own in gnarly conditions you’ll be able to prolong your water time. For a full quiver, we recommend a 3m, 4.5m, and for those really light days a 6m.
 
We have created a guide based specifically for our WR model III to help you pick the best-suited sizes:

 


Takuma Kujira 1210

 

I been asked to post my thoughts about the Kujira 1210 once I'd had a chance to use it. Only used it 3 times to date but WOW!!!!!! This is now my favourite foil of this size by a long way!!!! Other foils of comparable size/performance I've used are the Lift HA 170, GoFoil NL160, Axis HPS 980 & BSC 890 - the 1210 is my favourite out of all of them. Why? There's no one foil that is perfect, they all have their pro's and con's, but the 1210 definitely has the edge over the others for me, my riding style, skill level and the conditions I ride in - I'm well aware that others may have different opinions based on their preferences. This is a summary of why I like the 1210 so much: EFFICIENCY - it's lift to glide ratio is amazing!!!!!!! SPEED - although its not the fastest of the foils I've listed above, there wasn't much in it (you definitely can't call it slow by any means), but it's speed seemed to match whatever I was doing at the time so it never felt like it was an issue. PITCH control is awesome, so intuitive, almost like it's on autopilot - I wasn't having to focus on this as much as I have to with the other foils. CARVING this foil is awesome - it makes everything I do feel smooooth!!!!!!!!! Speed of response when changing direction is soooo good, but not overly loose so that it feels squirrely. CONTROL - It almost self-corrects any (small) mistakes you make - I'm sure on other foils I would have wiped out but somehow on the 1210 I would somehow correct and keep going, even mid maneuver. You can push it as much as you want and it still behaves. LIFT - gentle and predictive at takeoff and good for it's size, but where it's lift excels over the other foils is while you are on foil - its lift isn't excessive or overpowering, (ie it doesn't want to cause you to breech) but it allows you to keep flying uninterrupted whereas the other foils would need a few pumps to regain speed and hight on the mast. I'm sure this is also due to its efficiency of glide, but whatever factors are in play the 1210 just seems to keep you up on the sweet spot of the mast for longer than the other foils. PUMPS - LIKE A BEAST!!!!!! Seriously the easiest and most efficient to pump out of all the foils I've listed above. LOW END - best of the bunch! TURBULENCE - The 1210 deals with turbulent water with ease. Yes you feel a bit of turbulence when going through white water or prop wash, but in choppy or disturbed water it literally cuts through it like it was perfect glass. No other foil I've used deals with messy water like the 1210. If you're after the fastest foil of this size the 1210 isn't it. The HPS range from Axis are super fast, and although the NL160 doesn't feel as fast it actually clocked a few of the fastest times on my GPS watch ending up with a similar average as the Axis foils. If you want the loosest foil this isn't it - the Lift HA 170 has the loosest roll of them all, followed by the NL160. If you want the foil with the most efficient glide & lift, pump performance and overall smoothest riding characteristics then the 1210 is IMO the best of the bunch. It never felt like any aspect of its performance was too much or too little, it seems to do everything exceptionally well - there's something very special about this foil.

 

This is the video I took of the really light wind winging session with the Takuma Kujira 1210.
Too small to see what's going on on a phone screen - best watched on a laptop/computer screen.

Its a fluid foil so smooth 

 

 

Words Dom Hoskyns 


KD MAUI Tails

So Ive been using a KD maui tail stab with my Takuma Kujira 1210 now for around 2 months .

specifically the 13.5"

Wow.....what a difference to stability . I liked the 220 Kujira tail, but its roll stability was twitchy , so i had heard good things about the KD tails. Im now getting heaps more glide and pump speed enabling easier 2-4-1 connections .

The KD is much more slippery and gives you much improved speed and projection out of pumps - but, it does have less hold in turns whereas the Kujira tips give grip.

In short if you serious about foiling you have to get one !

Available to order direct from Kane himself on Maui - delivered in a nice little envelope -choose from the bolt hole connections to all the leading brands  !