AXIS Research Team Pro (ARTPro) Front Wings
The AXIS ART Series of high aspect reduces chord wings rocked the foil world a couple of years ago. Since then research has continued and now a new higher performance range has been born, the ART Pro. It all started by trying to build a larger version of the popular ART1099.
What AXIS Say:
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.
As a consequence of the performance gains discovered during the development of the ARTPRO range, we realised that taking full advantage of this performance required a rethink of rear stabilisers.
Enter the AXIS Skinny rear wing range. These are reduced chord rear wings, minimising pressure build-up and providing a better balance for more efficient new-generation front wings. Resulting in higher speeds, additional performance gains, more fluid gliding and thrilling turns.
After the great reception the ART1099 received, it seemed obvious that we should build a bigger one. We swung into action with the intent of rolling out an ART1199… that’s where the 2-year ARTPRO odyssey began.
Not content to just scale up an already tried and true formula we went to work (our longest development cycle to date), testing countless iterations, all building on the success of the one before, the result we believe is something really special, so special in fact that collectively we decided it would herald in an entirely new range for AXIS, the ARTPRO’s.
Leading the charge is the ARTPRO 1201, designed for fast downwinding and bigger guys, but don’t get the wrong impression, this is the wing Dylan Bez prone paddled up for a World Record Marathon 3hr and 6min continuous Surf pump session (left his board shorts at home so went out in work shorts, he had to stop because it got dark? Averaging 18.8km/h and covering a whopping 58km in distance all without getting wet again)
The design requirements of the ARTPRO 1201, were unprecedented glide, fast and nimble feel, unparalleled large span turning, great breach control, crucial for a wing of this span and finally early lift and low stall speed.
Based on our Black fuselage platform, ARTPRO 1201 will slot straight into your existing quiver, but really comes alive when paired with our Black Advance fuselages and our Skinny rear wings.
PLEASE NOTE - This wing is only compatible with the Black fuselages
When you purchase the AXIS carbon front wing we include an AXIS padded cover with zipper, in black, and AXIS branding, for safer setup, transportation and storage.
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.