The ART 999's younger sibling has arrived! Seriously fast wing! Yet it retains a similar ease of ride that has made the AXIS ART 999 such a favorite with AXIS riders everywhere.
Proving that when executed properly, high aspect ratio wings can be enjoyed by a much broader audience than just the 'elite'. Mind blowing on the water, and again pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for a foil.
The AXIS ART 899 sports incredible speed, great glide coupled with effortless pumping and carving. The 899 enjoy stall speeds far lower than similarly sized wings giving intermediate riders an accessible platform for learning to pump and will assure rapid progression.
The reduced chord, high aspect wings are the most advanced, hydrodynamically efficient foil design on the market today. When combined with an AXIS Carbon mast and AXIS Progressive rear wings, they provide the ultimate friction free ride.
The team here at AXIS are extremely excited to see how this advanced, very responsive, nimble yet confidently precise and planted wing takes the winging, surf, SUP, tow and kite markets by storm. We're really excited to see where these wings will take you!
MAX CHORD: 120mm, 4.72 inches MEAN AVERAGE CHORD: 92.22mm ASPECT RATIO: 9.76 ACTUAL AREA 850 square cm / 131.8 square inches PROJECTED AREA: 830 square cm / 128.6 square inches VOLUME: 690 cubic cm / 42.1 cubic inches
Speed, high performance winging, prone, tow surfing, SUP, downwind, kite. Anything you want to do with the ultimate in glide, pumping and speed.
Available in limited quantities so order yours today.
Here is what Oscar said about the AXIS ART 899 when he tested it:
"Finally got my chance to ride this new little AXIS ART899.... and there is a lot to say! Firstly they are slippery fast through the water, but as you get faster they remain controllable which has been a problem with a lot of mid aspect wings. This gives it a wider range of conditions to be ridden, and pretty hard to be overpowered. The turning feels nothing like the 999, it turns so much harder and easier to roll between turns (comparable to an 830, maybe smaller). For its size the pump is plenty for in the surf, with ample to get out for a few more waves, but then a good compromise in the turning ability. At my weight 68kg this is what I would be downwinding on prone or with a wind-wing, maybe even the 799 on nuking days. It has the speed and glide to ride the bumps, but enough pump and move between bumps if needed. The lowish (for its size) stall speed keeps this wing attainable for intermediate riders, still having room to cover a few mistakes, but for heavier riders it might be more of a 2ft+. Having said that I watched the big man Jeremy Wilmotte (95kg) double dip for well over 5 minutes.
The one thing compared to the 999 is the increased pitch sensitivity. It takes a little to get used to, riding a longer fuse helps smooth this out, but once you get used to the pitch it really helps keep the nose up through turns and drive around hard when you lean it over.
Fair warning, it can be hard for me to translate all this to some heavier riders as I am light, so let me know if you're a bit heavier and got some thoughts on where this wing fits in your quiver.