#STAYSALTY episodes aim to present Manera athletes through short videos and few words. Discover an icon, a pioneer of strapless and iconic figure of kiteboarding, through this little story dedicated to Mitu Monteiro.
Meet Windance, the latest addition to the F-One & Manera Dealer Family located in Hood River, in the Colombia Gorge. Windance is one of the most respected kite shop in that area, a favorite destination for kiters, foilers and windsurfers, and we are thrilled they chose F-One. They specialize in Kiteboarding, SUP, Surf & Hydrofoil. […]
It has been a fantastic year for Brazilian rider Set Teixeira, who commenced with a 3rd place podium finish in Leucate. He continued riding the rest of the year with determination, and managed to constantly achieve good results, improving on his riding with each heat. This year he achieves his best ever result, 3rd place overall for 2017.
Once a year, F-One & Manera distributors from all over the world converge somewhere to meet the F-One & Manera crew of designers, execs and riders to talk about and test the new collection. So the number one priority is to be where you can kite, sup or foil, those 3 x sports being at […]
When it comes to fit and finish on neoprene products the Manera line of harnesses and wetsuits are unparalleled in construction and comfort. This year Manera is introducing a new model of harness and a number of tech upgrades for its full line of wetsuits alongside a number of great accessories to make your kiteboarding life a little more civilized. Julien Salles gives us the scoop on Manera’s 2018 lineup.
F-One has been around since the very beginning, but for most those years it has focused extensively on the development of a single kite model—the award winning Bandit. Having mastered the art of refinement, F-One is now branching out, applying its exceptional attention to detail and performance to a wide array of models in the kite, twin tip, surf and foil categories. Charles Bertrand, Head R&D for boards and foils answers our questions on the latest and greatest F-One products for 2018.
One of the biggest features we noticed while riding the Union vs. Exo is that the Exo has a slightly raised arc in the lumbar while the Union is more rounded. While the harness stays in place vertically, this allows for the harness to easily slide horizontally around your waist (think traveling spreader bar), making kite stance more comfortable when riding waves but also allowing you to keep your hook for strapless freestyle or unhooked riding.