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Axis foil for kitesurfing review

Postby Windylife » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:59 am

Hi,

Anyone using Axis foil for kitesurfing here and what is your opinion.

I am in the process the buy their new 660 front wing set up and i haven’t found much reviews on it anywhere.

I like big front wings and surf style hydrofoiling with small kite in light wind.
I was using the 1200cm2 front wing from Armstrong and loved it and i am hopping to have that same kind of riding feeling with the Axis 660.

Thanks !

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Re: Axis foil for kitesurfing review

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:33 pm

Hey there.

I've been riding Axis foils for about 3 years.
Started with a kite foil (K-series now) for a year.
Then tried some of the surf prototypes and bought the 820, which I kept for a year with a 720 as backup, which got used heavily for about 4 months.
Got to try a bunch of different wings, fuselage and stabs this southern summer, and I bought a 660/short fuse/370 stab which I've been on since February, on either 75cm mast or my custom 82cm mast.

I loved the 820; easy to ride, easy to learn things on, loads of glide. The 720 was the same with less glide but more fun carving around, which is what I enjoyed. (820 with the short fuse and smaller stab is better again though.)

And now the 660 is just better (for me). Lift and glide (almost) like the 820, but much more fun to hack and slash around on. IIRC it's a higher lift profile, so while it's like 1,100cm2 compared to the 1,500 of the 820, I feel I don't lose anything in the bottom end.

The 660 likes to be carving, while the traditional flat wings like to go in straight lines. 660 tracks around the carve, the flat wings feel like they "sink" or sideslip through the turn. I use a 10m Drifter when I have to, but usually use an 8m Switchblade.

So basically, I think it's the bee's knees :D

Haven't ridden an Armstrong so can't compare, sorry -- you might like to ask Gunnar. He's GMB13 on here...

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Re: Axis foil for kitesurfing review

Postby Windylife » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:08 pm

Awesome !! Thank you so much for your detailed answer , i really appreciate it.

Hopefully some more people have tried the 660 wing here.

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Re: Axis foil for kitesurfing review

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:09 am

It was new this year and sold out rapidly. Very popular wing, I think it'll be the vanguard of a line of him full wings...

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Re: Axis foil for kitesurfing review

Postby ptraykovski » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:42 am

Got a 660 this spring really like it.

Carves great and controllable at speed unlike many other big wings. Ridng it with the super stiff 19 mm surf mast so a bomber rig.

Coming from a spitfire then zeeko Carver 950 and like the 660 far more


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