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Axis wing size for kitefoil

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Created by KAOS69 1 month ago, 15 Mar 2021
KAOS69
WA, 1004 posts
15 Mar 2021 1:32PM
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Can you use an s Series axis setup for kiting on what is the smallest possible wing you can get. Or do you have to use a k series

Kamikuza
QLD, 5873 posts
15 Mar 2021 4:27PM
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KAOS69 said..
Can you use an s Series axis setup for kiting on what is the smallest possible wing you can get. Or do you have to use a k series


Yes, lots of us do.

660, I think, with the gull wings, and 680 for regular flat wings, are the smallest IIRC. The K-series has only two wings, the 545 and 600.

KAOS69
WA, 1004 posts
15 Mar 2021 6:56PM
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Thanks for your reply I have 3 complete different foil setups I've always used slingshot as I can use it for windfoiling suping and kiting recently I've just got an axis for winging on and it only has a 900 wing but it is an S series and I just wondering if they make a wing small enough to kite on so I can get rid of one of my foils

Kamikuza
QLD, 5873 posts
16 Mar 2021 2:49PM
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KAOS69 said..
Thanks for your reply I have 3 complete different foil setups I've always used slingshot as I can use it for windfoiling suping and kiting recently I've just got an axis for winging on and it only has a 900 wing but it is an S series and I just wondering if they make a wing small enough to kite on so I can get rid of one of my foils


So long as it's not a Black fuselage or a Black fuselage wing you buy, they'll all fit perfectly.

KBGhost
QLD, 130 posts
16 Mar 2021 10:18PM
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Bigger guy + smaller kite + lighter wind the 820 is good for kite foil as well

tightlines
WA, 3368 posts
17 Mar 2021 12:09AM
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I use the 900 to kite foil (also the 680 and 820 even) they are all fine.

I think the 660 would probably be the best kite foil wing for the S series but I haven't used one.

It really depends what you want to do, none of them are that fast compared to a lot of kite foil wings but I am more interested in light wind cruising around and speed isn't that important.

The 900 works quite well with the 460 tail

KAOS69
WA, 1004 posts
17 Mar 2021 7:01AM
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Haven't used the Axis for kiting as I think it would be a bit slow as all alotof them are low aspect. For my kite foil I have a slingshot warp speed 65 that will do 20 k ts even in the waves. There lies the problem. Move on a heavy fast foil for a lite slower one that needs more wings to go fast or just keep all of them. The issue is that they all ride differently and takes akes about 20mintues to get use to the new set up when ever I change be tween foils so I just want to pick the best all rounder out the 3

Alysum
NSW, 763 posts
18 Mar 2021 12:02AM
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Get the black series with the HPS700 and 420 flat tail, it's just insane for kite. So fast, loose and glides

It's a completely different world to anything on the S series. Sold all my S series wings

K series hasn't been updated for years...

rfh
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6 Apr 2021 7:35AM
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I'm also a bigger guy, 97 kg, and would be starting to kitefoil in light wind (7-11 knots) conditions on a lake. Would you recommend the black series for someone new to kitefoiling? Or would the new BSC wings such as the 970mm or 890mm be a better foil to learn? FYI, I just purchased the 15m Gio Spirit to kitefoil.
Thanks.

Kamikuza
QLD, 5873 posts
6 Apr 2021 11:59AM
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K series hasn't been updated for years...


Adrian said in a FB post that the K-series is at the end of its life... So it's done, I reckon.

Alysum
NSW, 763 posts
6 Apr 2021 2:00PM
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rfh said..
I'm also a bigger guy, 97 kg, and would be starting to kitefoil in light wind (7-11 knots) conditions on a lake. Would you recommend the black series for someone new to kitefoiling? Or would the new BSC wings such as the 970mm or 890mm be a better foil to learn? FYI, I just purchased the 15m Gio Spirit to kitefoil.
Thanks.


I have not tried the BSC wings, but it makes sense to use a BSC as it's the new line of easy to use wings.
Just beware that the 970 is red fuse and 890 black fuse, hard to say which is best, if you can get going with the 890 on black, then great. Demo if you can.

Alysum
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5 hours ago , 20 Apr 2021 9:29AM
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Kamikuza said..

Alysum said..
K series hasn't been updated for years...



Adrian said in a FB post that the K-series is at the end of its life... So it's done, I reckon.


KD has just created a super fast surf foil which works on the K fuselage

kdfoils.myshopify.com/products/800surf-for-axis-foils

Obviously only for the lightweight riders.



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