This kite completely blew our minds! It flew in barely any wind and performed incredibly well. Foilboarding on the BREEZE was so flowing and felt so easy, the power delivery from the BREEZE for foiling is ideal. Riding on a twin tip was smooth, user friendly and doable in light conditions. This kite should be on your radar if you’re a freeride, foiling fanatic. Likewise, if you’re a school or are at the learning stages then this kite flies in anything and is well worth a look.
The Breeze doesn’t have huge amounts of low-end grunt, rather it’s medium pulling power and middle of the road steering pair with impressive amounts of depower on the high end which makes it a great option for riders in the beginner to intermediate stages of progression and those focusing on freeride foilboarding.
I got my new 11m Breeze and the first thing I noticed about it is how light it is. You can really feel the light weight by the way it’s launching in light winds, it takes very little wind to fly.
I ride it with my 600 foil and I can be foiling without any whitecaps on the water. It has great low end and is very stable in the air. Compared to the Bandit, the Breeze has a bit more bar pressure which is nice, since you can use it to balance. The Breeze creates a ton of power on the down stroke it gets you going easily. The power comes on very fast and helps you get on the foil. It turns just a bit slower than the Bandit and takes more input to turn. Not a bad thing to slow things down on the foil. I am having a much easier time doing tacks and jibes. Where I would drop the Bandit every now and then on jibes, the Breeze just stays up.
In a bit more wind, I ride it strapless on my surfboard. The smooth feel and stability are really nice, it lets me focus on the board.
Overall I really like it, it is a very powerful and smooth kite, ideal for foiling in light winds.
It’s official ! the F-One 2017 Kiteboarding collection is now out and they’re is a lot to offer. See it all in action in the latest video, the Endless Playground, then keep on scrolling to check out the kite, board and foil options.
2017 will see the release of the tenth edition of the BANDIT. Our sport has evolved quite a lot since the launch of the first Bandit 10 years ago, yes 10 years !! To celebrate this milestone, F-One has decided to develop “satellite” kites around the BANDIT, which will remain at the core of our range.
The number of disciplines within our sport is now quite amazing and hydro foiling has opened a wide array of new possibilities. The swift development of foils requires the development of new kites to optimize the ride. This is the main reason why F-One developed a foil kite last year: the DIABLO. This kite was designed to meet the demands of the foil racers or riders who wanted high performance racing kite This year we have used all the know-how of our R&D department to offer a kite designed specifically for foiling and light wind riding: the BREEZE