ARTPRO (AXIS RESEACHTEAM PRO)
Each member of the ARTPRO Range (More sizes and details to follow soon) is a wing in its own right, not simply scaled versions of its closest sibling, all the wings share the following:
- An extended elliptical outline, with the tips removed.
- A straight median line for better turning and control.
- Narrower chords for lower drag overall.
- Less overall turn down especially in the tips.
- Less complicated shapes in general.
These are fast high performance wings and as such are perhaps not as accessible to intermediate riders as the ART’s that proceeded them. While they deliver amazing performance characteristics, they are relatively easy for mere mortals to ride.
ART (AXIS RESEARCH TEAM)
ART looks and feels like nothing else.
On the water these wings blow your mind! The ART 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 ART 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.
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 Power Carbon or Power Carbon High Modulus mast and AXIS Progressive rear wings, they provide the ultimate friction free ride.
HPS (HIGH PERFORMANCE SPEED)
High-performance foiling accessible to everyone.
This high aspect foil was the result of a long and intensive design and prototyping process that included the development of our ‘black’ fuselage to incorporate the reduced thickness and chord of the HPS foil section. The camber of the HPS, a key variable in the lift versus drag trade-off, is also the second lowest in the AXIS range.
But while this foil is unashamedly designed for performance and glide, the real achievement is how easy it is to use for almost all levels of rider. Where other brands’ high aspect foils are usually an unstable ‘expert only’ ride, we’ve seen people jump on HPS and rip after a just a few sessions mastering basics on higher lift foils.
This is thanks to the beautifully balanced plan-shape and carefully considered down-turn and twist, that keeps this foil turning freely and handling predictably in all conditions.
AXIS HPS has quickly become our most popular foil for winging for all levels riders once they have the basics down. Consider HPS for Downwind, Prone and SUP foiling for faster or more powerful waves. Its high-speed suitability also makes it a natural choice for windsurf and kite foiling.
BSC (BROAD SPECTRUM CARVE)
The ultimate all-rounder, and the place to start your foiling journey.
Our Original Series (1020, 920, 820) performed admirably during the first generation of foiling water sports and are still ideal beginner foils. When it was time to replace this model, we set out to significantly improve speed and range, without losing the easy lifting properties we all loved about the original series.
For the BSC range we completely changed the outline, increasing aspect ratio and reducing thickness for vastly improved speed and glide, while incorporating what we had learned from the HPS project in turn down and twist for optimum turning. However, like the Original, we developed a foil section with a high stall angle. This means it still operates well at slow speeds, so will be forgiving when you make a mistake gybing on a Wind foil or Wing foil. It will also get you up easily and keep you foiling when surfing slow or weak waves. The result is a foil that has an incredibly wide range of operation – the ultimate all-rounder. One day you could be foiling tiny waves on your SUP, the next you could be screaming across the harbour with a hand wing, all on the same foil.
The 810 BSC foil has quickly become our most popular prone foil, while the 1060 is the foil of choice for first season wing foilers. BSC is the go-to for SUP foiling too. If you want to wing and SUP foil with one setup, the BSC will be the ideal choice.
PNG (PUMP AND GLIDE)
The ultimate Pump and Glide wing.
There’s no other wing like the Pump and Glide. A unique combination of medium and high aspect, thinner foil and high camber, PNG gets you up easily – then keeps you going, and going, and going. The foil section design also has a high stall angle, which means it performs exceptionally at slower speeds.
Dock foilers need look no further. This is your foil.
PNG is a firm favourite with SUP foilers too, maximising your ability to pump back out and foil straight onto the next wave. Lots of our AXIS customers have also learned to wing foil on this design. However, the same characteristics that make it a great pumping foil will also hold back its top speed.
SP (SURF PERFORMANCE)
The specialist small wave prone foil.
This unique design features a dihedral, or V–shape where the foil joins the mast. When the foil is rolled over in a turn, this has the effect of reducing lift generated from the opposite side of the foil, as it will be on a more vertical angle. This greatly assists tight carving and loose turning when Prone, SUP, Wing, Wind, Tow or Kite foiling.
The foil section is the same as the PNG (thinner, high camber), further maximising its small or slow wave prowess and ability to achieve the holy grail – pumping back out and straight onto the next wave.
SP is not only for small wave riding. These wings are tons of fun for winging (SP860), windsurfing, kiting or behind the boat. When super loose riding is what you are looking for, the SP wings make it all possible