Overall, Manera’s Eclipse is a firm and supportive semi-rigid harness that doesn’t pinch or apply force to pressure points. With its low profile outline and super comfy padding, this harness provides just the right stiffness that will appeal to a wide audience of riders with differing skill levels and disciplines.
Peyo is a well known French surfer based in the Basque country close to the Spanish border. He started surf foiling a few years back and has a very engaging style. Fast and radical, watch Peyo’s very own surf foiling style.
Fernando Novaes alias “Mizo” is a talented surfer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He started foiling a few years back to be able to spend as much time on the water regardless of the conditions. His ride is like poetry, flawless but powerful with a lot of grace.
From the second you pick up the Magnet Carbon in hand it is obvious that this board is purpose-built for maximizing your strapless freestyle pleasure. Featherweight and thin with a wide and boxy surface area, if you were doing single front rolls before, with the Magnet you’ll be landing double fronts. The Magnet is a piece of technology designed to push strapless freestyle evolution and give you all the tools to reach the next level.
3x Windsurfing Wave champion Kauli Seadi is not the type of rider who thinks twice before attempting a new trick. Kauli brings all his pro windsurfing experience to push the limits of wingfoiling and we are proud to have him joining the team ! Welcome Kauli!
F-One sent us a few STRIKE (sizes 4.2 and 5.0m) we were able to immediately put to the test where our high season is in full swing with a good pool of talented wingers, meaning mainly South Florida, La Ventana (Baja, Mexico) and also Hawaii (Maui and Oahu).
The Exo 2 does an excellent job of lightening up the feel of the harness, and with somewhat less shaping down the center, allows your body to move a bit more within the harness. Its variable flex is one of the key characteristics that make the new Exo 2 such a great blend between getting comfortable back support but also having a harness that will move with you as you reach for grabs or rotate your upper body for heaving snaps off the lip.
The Bandit 2021 does an excellent job of delivering a grunty pull that leads to adrenaline pulses during aggressive maneuvers, yet it’s got great upwind abilities and offers a super stable flight that still earns marks for ease of use during basic freeriding. One of the key areas that impressed us was the power and steering response throughout kiteloops that inspired confidence to push boundaries.
For us the decision is clear. With water temps hovering in the low to upper 50s, the 5/4/3 X10D does an excellent job of keeping us warm while adding a significant amount of flexibility. This extra stretchy feel encourages you to move and you feel this freedom when suiting up at your car, reaching down to grab some rail or paddling back out at the end of a long but warm session.