The standard Axis 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.
This design sees the mast position advanced 40mm closer to the front foil, opening up entirely new options for surf performance. When moving the mast position on the fuselage forward 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, Axis introduced 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.
Compatible with ART and HPS wings, but also suitable for the smaller sizes in PNG and BSC wings. Compared to the current Black fuselage range, these 3 new little siblings provide a looser, faster transition from side-to-side. The sensation is similar to 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 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.
NOTE: 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″).
- Ultra Short – 640mm
- Crazy Short – 600mm
- Silly Short – 560mm