Axis for sup DW

Hi, I’m considering buying an Axis foil to start my DW sup foil journey. which foil would be best? I want to purchase something that will last me a long time, I don’t want to buy something that in 2months will be to slow or too big, I will rather suffer a bit more in the beginning. i have spoken with some friends and I right now my options are the new art 1201 or the hps1050.

@Yann, what’s your background in foiling and how much experience do you have?

I’ve been a reasonably competent winger for the last 2.5yrs learning up a steep curve. Moving to paddling has been a humbling experience. The balance on skinny boards has been fine even in chop but paddling up even the biggest axis foil (1310) has taken me 2 months of practice to the point I’m able to lift into foil and keep it going for a few pumps. I’ve also got the 1201 but haven’t even thought about paddling it up as from my wing experience I know it needs much more power and speed than I can generate at the moment.

i have been foiling for about 5 years, starting with kite, then prone and then wing for the last 3 years. no paddling experience. im in fairly good shape. i know I will struggle a lot in the beginning and im fine with that, but I don’t want it to be impossible.

1201 pro will DW most days here in Los Angeles. So, that one.