When you see people fighting over a board it’s a fairly good sign that it works, and this shape and construction feels efficient enough to tick the boxes of a lightwind freeride cruiser, a performance strapless air stick if you’re stuck in the chop and ultimately a great surf option in small and medium sized waves (a note, we also prone surfed the 5’8” in shoulder high waves and had surprisingly fun results.) The Mitu ESL is available in two sizes, 5’6″ and 5’8″ for 2017.
The PAPENOO boards can be classified as “Compact SUP” with a focus on speed, acceleration and maneuverability to rip off smaller waves like never before! Available in 4 sizes 6’10, 7’3, 7’7 and 7’11”; the PAPENOO features an amazing strength to weight ratio and is among the highest performing and lightest on the market. Also available in SUP Foil and Wind Foil Convertible models.
Lightning fast accelerations, maximum carving, tight turns off the lip and re-entry; the MADEIRO series is developed and ridden by our pro-team. Available in three different constructions, from bamboo composite technology to the high-end bamboo carbon sandwich, the 2017 range has 9 different sizes ranging from 6’10 to 8’8; for the most demanding riders of any size and weight.
The Acid features a fair amount of rocker with a short but wide template, which helps make this board feel both fast and controlled when powered up. When it comes to tracking on edge through the chop, the Acid is both efficient and user-friendly, perhaps because of the reverse rounded rails (F-One calls this Helical). Despite the 3.0 fins and simple bottom shape, the Acid has good grip on the water both when on edge and ridden flat, while also giving a fun carving feel off the waves or when laying into it from rail to rail.
A stylish and classy navy blue (Ink Blue) material sets this suit apart from traditional black neoprene and with it’s 5.4.3 thickness variation, I noticed a thinner panel down the side which provided more flexibility and decreased weight and bulk while maintaining enough thickness in the chest and other areas where needed to keep me warm. This suit truly feels like a top of the line, high quality wetsuit, and with all of it’s preventative measures for increased durability, I’m looking forward to it keeping me warm for many winter sessions to come.