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TKB Review: 2014 AXIS NuSkool

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AXIS NuSkool
Sizes Available: 128, 132, 135, 138cm
Sizes Tested: 135 x 41cm

Axis Says:

The NuSkool has a straighter outline in the middle and is more curved in the tips making it smooth and stable, instantly comfortable, and a blast to use. The bottom shaping is less complicated then some of our more aggressive freestyle models but still provides a good grip. In addition, the new rocker line allows the board to slide over the water which, with coupled with the bottom shape, reduces the drag of the board making it faster, provides it with more upwind ability, and makes for some smooth, solid landings. The outline, flex, and bottom shape allow this board to butter through chop and still deliver when it is pushed to the next level.

Whether you are into new school or old school riding, the 2014 Axis NuSkool will teach you the confidence and control that you need for unparalleled progression!

Visit for more info: http://axiskiteboarding.com/

Our Testers Say:

“Really comfortable ride which works great in choppy conditions with really forgiving landings and good upwind ability,” Frank Russo.

“Smooth through the chop, nice soft landings with a very comfortable pad/strap combo that can be synched down to fit a woman’s foot,” Ginette Buffone.

“Very lively board with good pop, forgiving landings, and comfortable bindings,” Brendan Richards.

Meet the 2014 TKB Test Team.

TKB Says:

The NuSkool is a new board to the Axis lineup, featuring a full length double concave bottom, a Paulownia wood core with top and bottom layers of Uni Carbon with 3 holes for adjusting stance width and 5 options for adjusting duck. With medium overall weight, testers felt this board was lively with tons of pop, forgiving landings and handled chop well. Compared to the Vanguard, the NuSkool has a straighter template and testers felt it generated more pop for a more freestyle oriented feel.

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The 2014 NuSkool comes with the STD strap and Axis pad system. These are a simple innovative pad and strap combo that slips together and bolts to the board for an overall easy install with diverse stance options. The pad density is plush with good honeycomb grip and a pronounced ridge for toe grip. In addition to dual density EVA foam, Axis integrated a unique 4mm thick Poron XRD insert under the heel to help absorb impact loads. The STD straps that come with the Nuskool board are available in two sizes and feature a single velcro size adjustment for quick and easy sizing and an overall comfortable fit.

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