The Kite Mag undertook an impressive testing process gathering gear from 24 brands and tested it across different categories: freeride, freestyle and foil. F-One is thrilled to announce that our products have achieved multiple wins! Kite/ hydrofoils/ Inflatables/ Kites/ Twintips/ Boards/ Kitefoils – The Kite Mag Ultimate Test Results.
Mitu is very meticulous and involved when it comes to his Pro Model. There’s no shortcut with his testing. His approach is fueled by a lot of curiosity and a very fine analysis on how the board operates. Totally focused from day one, he invests all his experience into the tests. Offshore, side-off, onshore, Ponta Preta, Kite-beach, surfing, jumping, the board must tick all the boxes to be this all-in-one ripping machine. Sizes: 5’2, 5’4, 5’6, 5’8, 5’10
Winter is all about strong wind & colds days, this is exactly what the Blizzard jacket is made for. This 3 layer jacket is light, waterproof & windproof. The two side-pockets let the spreader bar go through to be used when kiting. That Blizzard is also perfect for kite instructors creating a cocoon around the Kiter that allows a far better resistance to cold even with a standard wetsuit.
We are extremely proud to announce that we have won 2018 Best Kite Manufacturer and 2018 Best Board Manufacturer at the IKSURF MAG annual Reader Awards ! We are also second best brand, it means the world to us.
What an intense final with the best of the best in big air kiteboarding! F-One’s Liam Whaley from Spain gave it everything he had rocking a third place finish in the world renowned Red Bull King Of The Air Event hosted in Cape Town, South Africa.
The TRAX has a long heritage and is one of the most popular twin tips on the market. It is the ultimate freeride and freestyle board with a unique feeling on the water, offering both speed and comfort. The HRD Rail plays a significant role in the way the board performs, and it sets it apart from everything else out there. Available in Carbon or Lite Tech construction- sizes: 135, 136, 137 & 140cm
Finally ! this is GREAT news for the sport of kiteboarding: All freestyle and kitesurf competition will now be unified under GKA leadership (founded and supported by the main manufacturers), which is fully recognized by the World Sailing association, meaning being able to recognize a true world tour. And because the GKA was founded by the manufacturers, which is key to help develop talents and push the sport forward, we can look forward to a bright future ! and with regards to North America, there is now a real chance a stop will happen in Hood River in August. Stay tuned on that ! that would be amazing to see the likes of Mitu, Camille, Matchu, Airton, Liam, Set, Maxime, Mario, … in action.
F-One introduced the ESL construction with the 2017 collection. Shape are identical with the other available construction. This series has proved to be quite popular, its pricing (cheaper than the more expensive Pro Flex series) being the main attraction but also for the rider who like to wax their board and have a more direct feel with the water. ESL stands for Essential and that the ESL series is a bull bamboo and double bamboo deck construction series, stiffer and super strong (as opposed to the Pro Flex series made of HD Foam Flex composite + heel shock absorber + deck stringer)
More than an icon or a best-seller, the MITU PRO MODEL is first and foremost Mitu MONTEIRO’s own board and this can mean only one thing: the board just as the man behind it remains firmly at the top of its game year after year. Available Sizes: 5’2, 5’4, 5’6, 5’8 & 5’10
David Tonijuan has been competing in the world tour but he needed something else, to feel free in the water again, happy and enjoying every moment like when he started. He has started his own tour, starting in Greece where the place is gorgeous and the conditions for freestyle are probably amongst the best in the world!