The TRAX series has been the F-One best seller for years. Still is. It has always come in two constructions, Lite Tech and Carbon. This year, F-One is introducing a price point TRAX, call the ESL Series, following in the footsteps of the MITU ESL Series. At $689 complete, this is a great option if you are a beginner / intermediate rider and you want to push its limit and start jumping. ESL stands for Essential with a focus on optimizing construction process to minimize cost, and keep the shape and program as close as possible to the Lite Tech or Carbon series. Equipped with the Platinum 3 Pads/Strap, Unibox Fins and Handle. Width is quite wide so a 135 x 42cm would be the equivalent of a 137 x 42 Trax Lite Tech. When you choose a twin-tip the length is an important factor, but the width as well !
The TRAX ESL is all about having fun on the water.
This new board is based on the long TRAX heritage and implements some of the latest thinking developed on the WTF?! to offer a unique blend of comfort, performances and ease of ride.
The general rocker is moderate to ensure the board offers early planing and keeps the legendary glide which is the true signature of the TRAX. The rocker line is split into three distinct stages with a flatter section in the center, which is key to achieve a good upwind angle and good tracking on the water. The transition between the middle section and the tips was inspired by the WTF?! rocker to offer really good pop.
The bottom shape features a deep double concave and some tip channels. Both are quite efficient at providing first class grip and control to the board but the double concave really is the main driver behind the overall comfort of the board and its stability at all times.
The rails are inspired by the HRD, with taller sections in the feet area for some better lift and balance, and they were kept thin everywhere else to get an easy grip.
The deck shape is stripped down for more simplicity and better contact between the bindings and the board. The 3D work in the middle section, another heritage of the TRAX, helps keeping the center of the board with a solid feel for more accuracy and control when riding. On the water the board impresses by how smooth it is to ride. Everything feels easy and totally intuitive. Perfect glide, solid pop and easy landing characterize this well-balanced shape.
The TRAX ESL is available in two sizes 134x40cm and 135x42cm, which should fit a large range of users. The proportions of the shape are inspired by the latest freestyle developments whilst the dimensions are kept more manageable. All versions come equipped with our UNIBox 50m fins, which offer better speed and improved glide thanks to their thinner profile.