Axis Foil Drive Board vs. Omen Flux

Axis Foil Drive Board vs. Omen Flux

The Axis Foil Drive board has just arrived at the shop, and the guys managed to get a quick morning session in small conditions on it. It's quite similar to the Omen Flux, but there are a few differences. What are they, and how did the Axis Foil Drive board stack up to the shop favorite Flux? Ryan's got it broken down for us.


Both the Axis Foil Drove and the Omen Flux are a bit longer and narrower than your typical prone surfboard. This makes them more efficient and easier to pop up on foil and ride, which is nice.

The Axis is 5'8" and 70L, while the Flux is 5'7 and 72L, so they're very similar in size. The Axis is a bit narrower at 20" vs. the Flux's 22", but that's not a huge difference. These dimensions make them great boards for the Foil Drive.

The bottom shapes of the two boards differ a bit. Both have a flat section, but the Flux's is narrower, with a wide beveled area going out to the rails. The flat area on the Axis is quite wide and goes almost to the rails. The tail section on the Omen is wider than the Axis has, however. Neither board has much rocker.


The Omen is a carbon fiber board, while the Axis is fiberglass. Both do transmit the signal from the controller very well. This is partly due to the larger volume and how the boards sit in the water. Anytime you've got a board that sinks, the water will make it harder for the signal to get to the Foil Drive main unit.


Ryan was a bit surprised at how similarly the two boards ride. The Axis Foil Drive board was a little more efficient through the water, which made it easier to pop up on foil going both upwind and downwind in small swell. That's to be expected since it's a little narrower and has a larger flat section. However, the Flux was not far behind.

The conditions were fairly rough and choppy, and the waves were even reflecting off the jetty, creating some cross swell, and the Flux was a little easier to sit on and initially get started.

However, once each board was up to speed and starting to plane, they felt very similar in stability. Up on foil they were also nearly identical, though the Axis did feel a bit more high-performance, being slightly skinnier. Overall, both were great boards.

Which Board Is Right for Me?

So, where would each board fit in your quiver? If you're a winger who also wants to catch some waves with your Foil Drive, the Omen Flux is great for that. It's a nice wingboard that crosses over well into Foil Drive.

If you just want to Foil Drive, whether that's prone or wake thiefing, the Axis Foil Drive board is a bit easier to get up on. The crew hasn't had a chance to get out winging on the Axis Foil Drive board just yet, so it's possible it may be the ideal all-rounder board. Stay tuned for a future review there!


Really, you're not going to go wrong with either board. They're both awesome, and it's exciting to see what this generation of boards is bringing us for the Foil Drive. There are going to be more Foil Drive boards coming down the pipeline, and the crew will get out and review those as they come in. We're sure there will be favorites, and it'll be interesting to see which ones get checked out of the demo room the most often.

As always, we're here to answer your questions and listen to what you're looking for in a board so we can recommend some for you to take a closer look at. See you on the water!

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2nd Jul 2024 Ryan Hooker

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