F2 Axxis 272 vs F2 Ride 277

F2 Axxis 272 vs F2 Ride 277

Post by Hans Norbar » Wed, 29 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Can anybody tell me the difference between a F2 Axxis 272 and a F2 Ride 277.
I'd like to buy one board for slalom surfing as well as jumping. Which one
should I choose. Or are there other convertibles that are better ?
Thanks...

 
 
 

F2 Axxis 272 vs F2 Ride 277

Post by MTVNewsG » Wed, 29 Apr 1998 04:00:00

I rode both in Aruba last month...the Axxis is much more nimble, and rides
better in the water in higher winds.  For me (165 pounds) the 277 was a board
for 5.5-6.5...and the Axxis for 5.0-6.0 (and much more chop).

-Michael
US5613
Michael
US5613

 
 
 

F2 Axxis 272 vs F2 Ride 277

Post by EDWARD STURT-PENROS » Wed, 29 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Hans:

I have the 277, As MTV says great from 6.5/5.0, I use a 4.7as the smallest, I
weigh 185/190 but board starts to tail walk.

Great board, if you,ve got the cash buy both !!

Rgds

Quote:

> I rode both in Aruba last month...the Axxis is much more nimble, and rides
> better in the water in higher winds.  For me (165 pounds) the 277 was a board
> for 5.5-6.5...and the Axxis for 5.0-6.0 (and much more chop).

> -Michael
> US5613
> Michael
> US5613


 
 
 

F2 Axxis 272 vs F2 Ride 277

Post by JC Klimowic » Wed, 29 Apr 1998 04:00:00

I had a chance to demo a 277 Ride this weekend for a couple of hours, on flat
water with winds ranging between 12-18. I was sailing a 5.8 single cam and used a
11.5 wave blade.  A few comments:  The board turns effortlessly and holds a plane
through the lulls. The board, although wide, handled the small  chop nicely.  It
didn't seem  extraordinarily fast but not too bad for a "compromisible".

Since I am looking for a board in this range(agree with 5.5 to 6.5 sail for
weight range), I think it may be a good choice(for me) for light air flat water
and small surf. It should bridge a wide variety of sailing conditions. Although I
want to get an opinion regarding the "swell" sailing capability  from the dealer
who provided the demo(East of Maui), before I make a decision.

The best description I have is it sails like the proverbial "old shoe", a very
comfortable ride, not twitchy, not on the edge, not too exciting. But it does
seem like a board you have been sailing all your life.

Quote:

> I rode both in Aruba last month...the Axxis is much more nimble, and rides
> better in the water in higher winds.  For me (165 pounds) the 277 was a board
> for 5.5-6.5...and the Axxis for 5.0-6.0 (and much more chop).

> -Michael
> US5613
> Michael
> US5613

 
 
 

F2 Axxis 272 vs F2 Ride 277

Post by sailquik (Roger Jacks » Fri, 01 May 1998 04:00:00

On Tue, 28 Apr 1998 17:55:35 -0400, JC Klimowicz

Quote:

>I had a chance to demo a 277 Ride this weekend for a couple of hours, on flat
>water with winds ranging between 12-18. I was sailing a 5.8 single cam and used a
>11.5 wave blade.  A few comments:  The board turns effortlessly and holds a plane
>through the lulls. The board, although wide, handled the small  chop nicely.  It
>didn't seem  extraordinarily fast but not too bad for a "compromisible".

Put a 7.0 Race sail on the 277 Ride, in the same conditions, with the CW
fin that comes with the board and you may develop a new understanding of
the word fast, as it applies to Free Ride boards.
Quote:

>Since I am looking for a board in this range(agree with 5.5 to 6.5 sail for
>weight range), I think it may be a good choice(for me) for light air flat water
>and small surf. It should bridge a wide variety of sailing conditions. Although I
>want to get an opinion regarding the "swell" sailing capability  from the dealer
>who provided the demo(East of Maui), before I make a decision.

I just sailed my 277 Ride in about 2-3 foot swells this evening with a well
powered 6.2 Convertigo. It handles swells just fine. For this type of
sailing the board need to be configured with the footstraps inboard in the
fornt, and a single rear, with a nice loose fin. I used a 10.5" Rhino
tonite. Got some 4-5 ft jumps, but I'm still learning to jump. A good
jumper would have had the Ride up about 10 ft. or more I'm sure.
Quote:

>The best description I have is it sails like the proverbial "old shoe", a very
>comfortable ride, not twitchy, not on the edge, not too exciting. But it does
>seem like a board you have been sailing all your life.

Yep, that's the 277, and the 282 is very similar feeling for larger
sailors, and it planes up very early even for bigger guys.

Quote:
>> I rode both in Aruba last month...the Axxis is much more nimble, and rides
>> better in the water in higher winds.  For me (165 pounds) the 277 was a board
>> for 5.5-6.5...and the Axxis for 5.0-6.0 (and much more chop).

Michael:
Were you allowed to reconfigure the Ride, and did they have any loose fins
for it.
Reconfigured, with a loose fin, it goes to 4.8 easily for me. /very nice
for 5.0-6.2  powered B&J sailing when reconfigured.
later
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