F2 Axxis 258, F2 Wave 250 feedback Please

F2 Axxis 258, F2 Wave 250 feedback Please

Post by Paul McKimm » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


I am considering both these boards on closeouts from mail order places.
I need something reasonably modern for bump conditions with 4.2 to 5.7
sails, and I weigh 165 pounds.  Any comments or even suggestions for a
different board?
 
 
 

F2 Axxis 258, F2 Wave 250 feedback Please

Post by MTVNewsG » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00

I am considering both these boards on closeouts from mail order places.
I need something reasonably modern for bump conditions with 4.2 to 5.7
sails, and I weigh 165 pounds.  Any comments or even suggestions for a
different board?>>

Paul,
  I weigh 167 pounds and own the 258 Axxis, which I sail from 5.5 all the way
down to 3.5 (with a small fin on flat water for 3.5).

  The board is great...fast, turny, controllable.  Step on the rail...it jibes!
 I've sailed the Axxis 262 which I like a little better, but I'm not selling my
258 for the slight performance upgrade.

 I would be surprised if the Wave 250 can carry a 5.5 unless it's overpowered
btw.  

Michael
US5613

 
 
 

F2 Axxis 258, F2 Wave 250 feedback Please

Post by Wolfgang Soerge » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> I am considering both these boards on closeouts from mail order places.
> I need something reasonably modern for bump conditions with 4.2 to 5.7
> sails, and I weigh 165 pounds.  Any comments or even suggestions for a
> different board?

I've used the 258 in b&j conditions, sails 6.0 - 4.5:
Planes early, easy to sail, feels larger than 258 (i would guess it has
more than the advertised 88 liters), reasonably fast (but not
superfast),
relatively easy to control, wide jibes are VERY easy to plane through,
tight ones are not as good (too much rail in the back, maybe too flat
rocker). Also i could not get the straps far enough back at the board
(was a 94 model, maybe they moved them later, also i'm a tad lighter
than you). Getting air off small chop is not as easy as e.g. with
a Wave 255 (which i could use for direct comparison).
Btw, i used a Wave fin, around 26 cm. A small pointer may improve speed,
also planning and upwind performance but that isn't the problem anyway.

No big experience on the Wave 250 but from others: Needs lots of wind
(5.7 seems big for that board), on big waves the nose is too flat,
otherwise a nice waveboard at its time, if you don't mide the weight
and as long it holds up.

Wolfgang
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F2 Axxis 258, F2 Wave 250 feedback Please

Post by Henrik Klagge » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
> I need something reasonably modern for bump conditions with 4.2 to 5.7
> sails, and I weigh 165 pounds.  Any comments or even suggestions for a
> different board?

You probably can't go wrong here. I've got the 258 and weigh 75kgs. Used
anything from 3.7 RAF Wave to 6.5 VX2 with no problems. Fast, jibes
well, and jumps well. Also used it in wave conditions (Pozo). I also
have a Thommen 270-II, which is faster, but I clocked the 258 at
35.2 knots / 65.2 km/h, so I think you could do worse than that.

construction etc. is very good. But take your time to adjust the
double rear footstraps.

Cheers,
    Henrik

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F2 Axxis 258, F2 Wave 250 feedback Please

Post by mjt6 » Sat, 24 Oct 1998 04:00:00

I have one of these rocket-ships as well. I love it to death, you can
get big air, if you are going fast enough, she rarely spins out as well.
The only problem with this board is that you need a lot of balls to sail
it, in choppy conditions you have to be concentrating 100 percent, else
you are guaranteed to die. I had the same decision as you, a wave 255 or
an Axxis 258, for overall usability the 258 is better as you will get a
lot of time on the water for yor cash. The 255 is much better for waves,
and can have a good turn of speed in the right hands.

cya

Mike