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Axis new "B" series foils and 980 front wing

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Created by wicka Saturday, 21 Nov 2020
wicka
VIC, 7 posts
Saturday , 21 Nov 2020 7:05PM
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Hey everyone, I've seen a few posts floating around online with what looks to be a new black fuselage labeled the "B series" also a new 980 wing that looks great! Has anyone had a play on it or has any info? Cheers.

baldy123
WA, 104 posts
Saturday , 21 Nov 2020 4:28PM
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Smaller fuse head and thinner wings.
Double the price to upgrade from S-Series.

www.instagram.com/p/CH0IZtNjiqC/?igshid=1te45dp5lywzk

goggo
NSW, 114 posts
Sunday , 22 Nov 2020 7:31AM
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baldy123 said..
Smaller fuse head and thinner wings.
Double the price to upgrade from S-Series.

www.instagram.com/p/CH0IZtNjiqC/?igshid=1te45dp5lywzk


Backwards compatible? If not sealed the deal for me to shift brands.

eppo
WA, 7602 posts
Sunday , 22 Nov 2020 9:10PM
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Jesus is it just me or is axis is just pumping out way too many options. It's like we are paying lab rats.

DWF
252 posts
Sunday , 22 Nov 2020 9:17PM
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eppo said..
Jesus is it just me or is axis is just pumping out way too many options. It's like we are paying lab rats.


Or....this sport is advancing so FAST, you better lead the way, or get out of the way, because you will get run over.


Holoholo
93 posts
Monday , 23 Nov 2020 2:39AM
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eppo said..
Jesus is it just me or is axis is just pumping out way too many options. It's like we are paying lab rats.


Ohhhh law'd nooooooo..... not too many options!

$ave me from my$elf.

eppo
WA, 7602 posts
Monday , 23 Nov 2020 9:12PM
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DWF said..


eppo said..
Jesus is it just me or is axis is just pumping out way too many options. It's like we are paying lab rats.




Or....this sport is advancing so FAST, you better lead the way, or get out of the way, because you will get run over.





Well there is a brand that already runs over axis well and truly performance Wise and they don't have the thousands of options.
quantity does not mean quality and I'm not talking about manufacturing quality because you can't fault axis on that.

it just seems to me (and I could be well and truly wrong) that the consumer is the product development guinea pig here and it must be a nightmare for retailers to stock all these options.
id rather more in house product testing and a sensible array of options myself.


anyhow ...keep riding my axis and watch the millions of changes come and go I suppose.

scotty100
QLD, 220 posts
Tuesday , 24 Nov 2020 8:30AM
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And if axis only released gear once a year like big players you would all bitch that its not often enough. Consumerism in the 20's is very demanding and you will never please everyone.

flkiter
74 posts
Tuesday , 24 Nov 2020 9:07AM
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To me it seems like Axis asks their riders what they want and where they want to go with the several foil sports and conditions that are out there and then stuff starts getting designed for it. I'm really stoked on the 980 black series. For winging, it's what I was missing. I remember testing the 860/760 a while back and as much as I loved riding those foils, they didn't match my conditions all the time so not all foils work for all conditions all the time. Having variety is great. It's like playing a video game, you get to customize your ride for the stuff you're going to play in that day. Also as riders advance, the gear is going to do the same. I've dropped board size and wind wing size.

eppo
WA, 7602 posts
Tuesday , 24 Nov 2020 10:56AM
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don't get the wrong I love my axis gear but how much better are all these options making things ? Incremental or quantum jumps ? If not, why not have further prototype testing (with their so called "riders"until some real game changers are afoot. Less coin for consumers and they know they are moving into something far better. But I get it, the sport is changing rapidly and so is the differentiation.

anyhow enough uneducated moaning from me ...
what's the "black" series all about ?

and why is the black series "what you were waiting for " ?

using your past gear to compare. That info would be appreciated.

...smaller fuse head and thinner wings sounds a lot like the superior brand I was talking about. Again supporting my argument above..... last whine promise.

martyman
WA, 13 posts
Tuesday , 24 Nov 2020 2:04PM
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Dude whatever, Adrian and his crew are having the time of their lives and I'm along for the ride!

eppo
WA, 7602 posts
Tuesday , 24 Nov 2020 9:41PM
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Okay fan boy ... lol.

flkiter
74 posts
Wednesday , 25 Nov 2020 1:33AM
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eppo said..
don't get the wrong I love my axis gear but how much better are all these options making things ? Incremental or quantum jumps ? If not, why not have further prototype testing (with their so called "riders"until some real game changers are afoot. Less coin for consumers and they know they are moving into something far better. But I get it, the sport is changing rapidly and so is the differentiation.

anyhow enough uneducated moaning from me ...
what's the "black" series all about ?

and why is the black series "what you were waiting for " ?

using your past gear to compare. That info would be appreciated.

...smaller fuse head and thinner wings sounds a lot like the superior brand I was talking about. Again supporting my argument above..... last whine promise.


The guys at Axis figured out a way to make a great wave riding foil that has the ability to get up wind quickly with very little pressure in your hands while holding a wing. Plus it has really good low end speed so you don't need to be juiced up to be on a fast foil. So it's like ease of use and stability of a bigger surf foil with the speed of a race foil.

For me it's perfect cause I'm not going out for down winders so this allows me to get tons of runs in and stay up wind without using my energy up doing so.

Holoholo
93 posts
Wednesday , 25 Nov 2020 2:57AM
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How about off the wing in the waves? I'm hoping this may have some application in the surf as a speed demon pumping monster.... kind of similar to the Lift HA 200. Hoping we see a 880 which I suppose would be similar to the Lift HA 170. Heaps of love for those out there.

flkiter
74 posts
Wednesday , 25 Nov 2020 7:54AM
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Excellent off the wing. I think the down wind race guys are really going to like the 980. I get into ocean swell and just go forever with the wing behind me till I want to go back up wind.

Alysum
NSW, 623 posts
Wednesday , 25 Nov 2020 11:28AM
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Anyone have some strava activities showing the speeds of the 980 ? Very keen to compare.

eppo
WA, 7602 posts
Wednesday , 25 Nov 2020 11:21AM
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flkiter said..

eppo said..
don't get the wrong I love my axis gear but how much better are all these options making things ? Incremental or quantum jumps ? If not, why not have further prototype testing (with their so called "riders"until some real game changers are afoot. Less coin for consumers and they know they are moving into something far better. But I get it, the sport is changing rapidly and so is the differentiation.

anyhow enough uneducated moaning from me ...
what's the "black" series all about ?

and why is the black series "what you were waiting for " ?

using your past gear to compare. That info would be appreciated.

...smaller fuse head and thinner wings sounds a lot like the superior brand I was talking about. Again supporting my argument above..... last whine promise.



The guys at Axis figured out a way to make a great wave riding foil that has the ability to get up wind quickly with very little pressure in your hands while holding a wing. Plus it has really good low end speed so you don't need to be juiced up to be on a fast foil. So it's like ease of use and stability of a bigger surf foil with the speed of a race foil.

For me it's perfect cause I'm not going out for down winders so this allows me to get tons of runs in and stay up wind without using my energy up doing so.




ah that sounds ideal!! cheers.

Thatspec
WA, 44 posts
Wednesday , 25 Nov 2020 10:27PM
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Hey FL Kiter,
Tell us your all up weight please. I'm sure you've mentioned in a prior post but I've forgotten...

flkiter
74 posts
Today , 26 Nov 2020 12:25AM
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About 170 lbs 5'11", I ride a 90 liter 5'1 DWF board for winging. I had a guy on a 6'6" kalama yesterday and he's about 210 lbs and it was 15-20 knots and he loved it so they have solved great range.

Piros
QLD, 6024 posts
Today , 26 Nov 2020 11:39AM
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Just tested my new Black fuse & 980 with cut down flat rear . What a weapon .






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