AXIS have recently released their series of Advanced Fuselages for both the red and black series. These fuselages are more or less the same length as their normal equivalent, but reduce the distance between the front wing and the front of the mast by 40mm. This requires the base plate to be shifted forward in the box by 40mm also.
Moving the mast position on the fuselage forward by 40mm makes the distance between the rear of the mast, and the stabiliser longer. For this reason it is advised to size down when picking an advanced fuse. So if you normally ride the Ultrashort, go for Crazyshort Advanced. This will keep the effect of the stabiliser more inline with what you are currently using.
What is the effect of using an AXIS Advanced Fuselage?
By moving the mast further forward, closer to the front wing, you are changing the pivot point. We are more connected to the front wing and as such it will turn more easily.
Consider it like moving the fin forwards in the box of a surfboard - it won't track in a straight line quite as easily as it would if the fin were further back, but the turns are easier to initiate.
Who is this for?
The Advanced fuselages were really developed for people looking to perform in the surf. The ability to carve more easily and have the foil turn more responsively allows for more aggressive wave riding.
They pair with everything - BSC, HPS, PnG and especially the ARTs. Large Span wings like the ART's can struggle in the roll axis more than wings with smaller spans, and although glidey and fast can feel sluggish in the turn - pairing them with an Advance fuselage opens up a completely different feel
It will be prone foilers and anyone else who likes riding waves who will get the most out of this - think wingers who want to perform mostly in waves, we've been using the crazy short Black advance fuselage for all our winging now for this exact reason.
For the Red Series Advance Fuselages we see these as a great way to open up some more manoeuvrability in the bigger PnG wings that are being used for mega light wind winging. (probably worth keeping hold of the standard geometry fuselages if you're using these bigger wings to downwind also - as you'll probably want the straight line stability)
If you are a beginner/intermediate foiler looking to cruise around and catching occasional bumps, covering distance or pumping, then the advanced fuselage may be a step too far for now, you'll benefit more from sticking with the normal fuselage geometry. These 'normal' fuses will aid with stability, upwind performance on the Wing and will still do all the turns you want them to at this level.