The 2018 AXIS Limited kiteboard is the ultimate lightweight freestyle weapon. Starting with the 2017 AXIS Limited outline, channels, rocker and FAT rail. Axis maintained the outline which has proved itself the past 3 years, they wanted to create a brand new base shape and a totally redesigned thickness flow.
The base retains the key features that our riders loved in 2017, but they have been dialed back by 70%, which reduces drag on the water. The new base makes the board even faster and more stable, while the tracking and smoothness of the ride are also improved.
Beneath the surface of the 100% biaxial carbon fibre top and bottom is a solid Paulownia wood core. A 12mm wall makes for a stronger rail that tracks and releases beautifully, while carefully placed uni-directional carbon controls flex at the tips, becoming progressively stiffer towards the centre.
For the 2018 AXIS Limited board, the rails are thinner than the FAT rail from 2017. The thickness flow of the overall 2018 Limited board is the same as the year before, but a much more even thickness rail to rail. This gives a more predictable flex without point loading the laminate, which results in a stronger board.
Axis achieved this by studying the bending moments of various sections and comparing them from the original Limited 2015, to FAT rail 2016-17 to the new 2018 Limited board.
By scaling back the rail thickness, they created an incredible balance of smooth ride and crisp tracking. Nothing rides on the water like the AXIS Limited 2018 carbon board.
As an additional bonus the AXIS Limited 2018 is lighter, at aprx. 2.6kg Axis also added a new size for those lighter days or bigger riders: 142 x 44cm
132 X 40CM | 134 X 41CM | 136 X 42CM | 138 X 42.5CM | 140 X 43CM | 142 X 44CM
PAULOWNIA WOOD CORE
SUSTAINABLE. STRONG. LIGHT
The core of each AXIS twin tip board is solid Paulownia wood. Paulownia has a high strength to weight ratio making our cores light and strong. It’s also one of the fastest growing timbers which makes it sustainable and highly eco-friendly!
PRECISION CNC CUTTING
AXIS boards are cut with precision CNC, ensuring every AXIS twin tip or surfboard blank is perfectly cut to high quality standards and specifications, ensuring each board is exactly the same.
The rails are made from colored PU material. The PU material is tough, forgiving and its formula bonds very well to epoxy without any special heat treatments. giving our boards a solid construction. Using PU the rail material is seamless, and there are no joints / connections making the rails stronger.
The laminate is biaxial lightweight carbon with additional Uni carbon reinforcing. Our chosen biaxial carbon is carbon fabric woven so that the fibres are on a 45 / 45 degree angle for its strength and flex control. This way you have a full carbon board that feels comfy and powerful. The combination of the carbon lay-up and carbon reinforcements with the Paulownia core provides a powerful load ‘n’ pop, super responsive flex.
SCREEN PRINTED TPU
This board has a durable tpu top sheet that has been screen printed on. You can bet you ass that this finish is super durable with lasting color.