The whole BAKS & F-One International guests crew will be on deck to attend the SURF EXPO trade show in Orlando, FL September 7-10 and present the whole new 2017 F-ONE kiteboarding & paddleboarding & foiling as well as 2017 MANERA Wetsuits, Harnesses, Boardbags + accessories. Plenty of new exciting products to make all kiteboarders and paddleboarders happy for the new season !
F-One and Manera are on a supporting sponsor of the 16th Annual Bridge of the Gods Kitefest in Stevenson, Washington this weekend, July 29 – July 31, 2016. We are very excited to be a part of this year’s event and are looking forward to a stellar turnout. Look for the white F-One/Manera van and come say hello. Bandit, Trust, Diablo, twin tips, surfboards, kite foil, SUP’s, wetsuits, harnesses and more, this is a unique opportunity to check out the complete F-One and Manera Collections!
We love the updates for 2016 which offer improved durability and more polished overall look. Try the EXO on in a shop and see how it feels for yourself, although be warned, you might end up not taking it off! iksurfmag.com
Lauren Bibby is the newest addition to the F-One, Manera and Bay Area Kitesurf Ambassador team. Lauren has a dream job in Baja Mexico at the famous Solosports Adventure Compound! Learn more about Lauren and check out her latest pictures taken off the coast of Punta San Carlos, Baja Mexico by Teammate Joey Sanchez.
This is the LW version of F-One’s popular Next twin tip with an all new pad/strap system and fresh graphics for 2016. The Next LW is a biaxial glass and wood construction deck with F-One’s unique reverse profile surf rail and rounded template. The Next LW comes in two sizes; we tested the larger. It takes the upside of a skim board and combines these traits with an easy-to-use kiteboard that works well in the lightest of conditions.
Foiling is more than a discipline, it’s a new world !
F-One vision is now clear, Foiling is not just a sub category of kiteboarding, or paddleboarding or even windsurfing, it’s emerging as a new watersport entirely, the same way we have surfing, kitesurfing, paddleboarding (SUP) or windsurfing, now we can add Foiling in the mix.
To that effect, F-One is launching a dedicated website for foiling: f-onefoil.com.
2017 will see the release of the tenth edition of the BANDIT. Our sport has evolved quite a lot since the launch of the first Bandit 10 years ago, yes 10 years !! To celebrate this milestone, F-One has decided to develop “satellite” kites around the BANDIT, which will remain at the core of our range.
The number of disciplines within our sport is now quite amazing and hydro foiling has opened a wide array of new possibilities. The swift development of foils requires the development of new kites to optimize the ride. This is the main reason why F-One developed a foil kite last year: the DIABLO. This kite was designed to meet the demands of the foil racers or riders who wanted high performance racing kite This year we have used all the know-how of our R&D department to offer a kite designed specifically for foiling and light wind riding: the BREEZE
For the rest of JULY and early AUGUST F-One & Manera will be visiting the NORTH WEST region ! Stopping at all the top kiteboarding locations along the way, we are very excited to bring the entire collection to a spot near you! Look for the White Dodge F-One van at your beach and come say hello.