2018 Limited

Program: Carbon Freeride/Freestyle


The AXIS 2018 Limited kiteboard is the ultimate lightweight freestyle weapon. This is the best carbon board we have ever designed. Here is why:

We started from the 2017 AXIS Limited outline, channels, rocker and FAT rail.
While we maintained the outline which has proved itself the past 3 years, we 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 we dialed them 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.
On the original carbon Limited from 2015, we had quite thin rails which made the board a bit nervous and super responsive.
By switching to the FAT rail in 2016, we gave to the Limited board unparalleled smoothness in choppy conditions. Although the 2016-2017 Limited was much better in choppy conditions we felt that sometimes the board missed some of the original crispness. Mostly in flat water conditions.
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. We have 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, we 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
We also added a new size for those lighter days or bigger riders: 142 x 44cm

Target:
Freeride/freestyle, 100% carbon, ETR (Even Thickness Rail), stiff, lightweight and very smooth for huge airs and powerful tricks

The AXIS Limited 2018 140 x 43cm was also used as the platform for the podium winning AXIS Limited IKA board.
If you are serious about Twin Tip Racing, and Youth Olympics, then look no further – the AXIS Limited IKA board dominates every podium worldwide.

AXIS 2018 Limited kiteboard – freeride – freestyle – carbon kiteboard – AXIS Kiteboarding, AXIS Limited is ideal for intermediate and advanced riders looking for the ultimate load and pop board


Technology

BIAXIAL CARBON

Magic. Machine

The laminate is biaxial lightweight carbon with additional Uni carbon reinforcing. Our chosen biaxial carbon is carbon fabric woven so that the fibers are on a 45 / 45 degree angle. We chose 45/45 degree 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 with just enough cush to feather landings.
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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!
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