This breakthrough high aspect foil was the result of a long and intensive design and prototyping process that included the development of our new ‘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 lowest in the AXIS range.
But while this foil is unashamedly designed for speed 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. A true industry benchmark. It’s also making its mark in 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.
HPS foils are ideally matched with our Progressive or Speed rear wing ranges.