F-One - Kite - Reviews

BREEZE First Impressions: powerful and smooth kite, ideal for foiling in light winds

22 Sep , 2016   Video

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I got my new 11m Breeze and the first thing I noticed about it is how light it is. You can really feel the light weight by the way it’s launching in light winds, it takes very little wind to fly.

I ride it with my 600 foil and I can be foiling without any whitecaps on the water. It has great low end and is very stable in the air. Compared to the Bandit, the Breeze has a bit more bar pressure which is nice, since you can use it to balance. The Breeze creates a ton of power on the down stroke it gets you going easily. The power comes on very fast and helps you get on the foil. It turns just a bit slower than the Bandit and takes more input to turn. Not a bad thing to slow things down on the foil. I am having a much easier time doing tacks and jibes. Where I would drop the Bandit every now and then on jibes, the Breeze just stays up.

In a bit more wind, I ride it strapless on my surfboard. The smooth feel and stability are really nice, it lets me focus on the board.

Overall I really like it, it is a very powerful and smooth kite, ideal for foiling in light winds.

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F-One - Foil - Videos

WARNING: Foiling can be addictive

21 Sep , 2016   Video

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WARNING: Foiling can be very addictive, don’t start practicing unless you are ready to fall in love with a new sport! Kitefoil, Supfoil, Windfoil… three new disciplines providing amazing sensations!!! Enter the world of foiling and discover the F-ONE range developed to make you fly above the water. Get ready to fly!

Foil - Kite - Manera - Paddle - Products - Videos

TKB: MANERA Interview with Brand Manager Jullien Salles

13 Sep , 2016   Video

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MANERA Brand Manager Julien Salles explains the new 2017 collection to The Kiteboarder editors at the 2016 Surf Expo in Orlando, FL. More info here: http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2016/09/2017-manera-product-previews/

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Events - F-One - Foil - Kite - Paddle - Products

TKB: F-One Interview with Founder Raphael Salles

13 Sep , 2016   Video

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The Kiteboarder editors were on deck at Surf Expo to hear from F-One & Manera founder & CEO Raphaël Salles and Charles Bertrand (head designer for the boards and foils) about the new collection. This is a great preview to hear directly from the designers.

F-One - Kite - Products

Focus: Bandit 10th Edition

6 Sep , 2016   Video

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10 years already ! what a ride we are having with the Bandit, the flagship kite from F-one. For its 10th edition, Robert Graham, Micka Fernandez and Raphael Salles spent 200 days testing 70 different prototypes to reach the final design. Featuring once again some significant improvements, this kite will amaze you time after time!

2017 refinements

a new squarer outline
less lateral pull for a new level of comfort
a smooth, homogeneous but powerful traction
speed and acceleration are under control
an efficient and reassuring stability even when over-powered
light, maneuverable and predictable
improved and easy hangtime

Manera - Videos

VALHALLA: First Ever MANERA Kitesurf Film

5 Sep , 2016   Video

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Paradise is often pictured as a deserted tropical island, a private and mysterious place that exudes comfort and warmth. Every kitesurfer dreams of coconut trees, blue lagoons, sunshine and a warm breeze. Except, we’ve landed on a completely different island: Iceland.

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Catalogs - Manera

CATALOG: MANERA 2017

5 Sep , 2016  

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F-One & Manera Sponsor Battle of the Bay September 16-18, 2016

2 Sep , 2016  

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For the first time anywhere this years 6th Annual event will include StandUp Paddleboard, Prone Paddler, OC1 and OC2, Surfski, Kite Foil and Windsurf competition over the two day weekend event.