AXIS Advance B-Series Fuselages
If you're into pushing the envelope in wave riding (Prone, SUP, Wing or Wake) these will blow your mind. Are you looking to push harder, carve tighter turns and want an even more connected surf experience? The new Black ADVANCE fuselage configuration is for you. This design sees the mast position advanced 40mm closer to the front foil, opening up entirely new options for surf performance. Our Current Black fuselage range is perfectly suited to the majority of riders across all disciplines, while these new Black ADVANCE fuselages are not intended to replace them but provide options for performance and a more connected feel when pushing the limits. If you are an intermediate or expert surf / wave foiler, this could be a great upgrade for you.
A consideration when moving the mast position on the fuselage forward is that the effective length of the rear fuselage back to the rear stabilizing foil is increased by the distance the mast moves forward. For this reason we are introducing a new fuselage size the ‘Sillyshort’. When choosing your Advance Black Fuselage, it’s advisable to take this into consideration and perhaps opt for a length shorter than you are used to using. If you’re currently using an Ultrashort, you might consider the Crazyshort instead. Available in Ultrashort, Crazyshort and an all new Sillyshort (just 560mm). Compatible with ART and HPS wings, but also suitable for the smaller sizes in our PNG and BSC wings. Compared to our current Black fuselage range, these 3 new little siblings provide a looser, faster transition from side-to-side. The sensation our testers liked it for is similar to the sensation of moving fins forward in the tracks on a surfboard, initiating turns becomes easier, which is great in the surf. There is a small trade-off, this ease of turning comes as at the expense of some tracking and speed stability. (So expect to have a small effect on upwind ability when winging and a need to adjust pumping technique slightly. If you are into ultra high speed big wave riding, you should consider the regular black fuselages instead).
With the mast set 40mm further forward on the fuselage, your baseplate position needs to be 40mm further forward in the boxes to position the wings in the same position as the normal Black fuselage.(40mm, 1.57")
In an effort to reduce our cardboard footprint, these new Black ADVANCE fuselages come with our new custom fuselage protective covers, and no paper / cardboard boxes.
Adrian Roper began shaping kiteboards in 1998. He was a pioneer and created many of todays design standards. He has shifted focus to foils and continues to lead the way.
AXIS. For wherever your foiling journey takes you.
From that first flight across a lake or harbour with a hand wing, or that initial lift off on a wave or behind a boat or ski, you’re hooked. Flying. Fast and free. Smooth and quiet. There’s no other feeling like it. And whether you foil across a number of water sports or prefer to focus your progression on one, AXIS will be with you every step of the way. Our range of masts, foils and fuselages is both extensive and inter-changeable, making it easy to maximise enjoyment and performance in your chosen foiling mode.