I've owned LF Fun Fish, SS HG and the Axis. The HG is not much like the Axis, IMO. When I first got on to the Axis, I knew I was going to sell the HG straight away.toyletbowl wrote: ↑Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:03 amHi Da yoda.....
I'm pretty biased because I'm a dealer, but also for good reason. I'm in year 5 now for foiling and it's just plain addictive.
There are some great products and I get a chance to ride a lot of foils and carbon set ups and yet I still ride my Slingshot Hoverglide foil by far over all others.
I sell LF, Cabrinha, Slingshot and Axis. The reason is simple.
When you are learning you want a foil that will get you up and STAY up in slower speeds. The Hoverglide does this.
When you are getting better and better, most riders want a foil that will go faster and faster. The Hoverglide does this.
Most easy to ride foils will be frustrating when you want to go faster. It' like driving at 45mph on the interstate. Faster = better jumping.
The Zeeko looks like it's geared more towards the upper end of riders which is cool, but harder to learn. The Thruster is harder for learning.
I swear....the Hoverglide by SS has just a ton of range and I beat the crap out of mine. I jump all the time and just love how easy it is to ride.
The closest to the SS is the Axis Freeride foil. It's very similar in how it rides and a little lighter. The SS is bomb proof and a solid carbon foil which is super durable. Some of the foam filled foils just won't last as long.
I hope this helps,
HG: 5.2kg. Axis 3.8kg. Yes, you really notice the difference.
HG doesn't roll as freely as the Axis and is overall less playful. It really wants to go in a straight line too . . . I often fell of as the board wanted to go straight ahead and I hadn't put enough effort into changing the board's direction.
Like the Axis, the HG has no speed vs trim issues, until you slow right down then the HG noses up very aggressively, just above low-speed stall speed.
I think the Axis is closer to the LF FF in playful feel, but more like the HG in stablity and speed characteristics. It's stiffer than both and a more pleasant ride than the HG.