F-One have really stepped up their hydrofoil game for 2017 and they were pretty devoted to it last year too. They now offer a huge range of foils not just for kitesurfing, but also for SUP and windsurfing! The Freeride 90/800 set up is an easy to use platform that has been designed to offer enough performance to keep you interested for a long period of time, while still being very forgiving.
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.
On the water the ride through chop is sublime, the HRD rail tech works well to smooth out the bimps and reduce spray. Combined with the softer flex of the glass version you are rewarded with incredible pop and release off the water. The wide outline of the 137 and the deep channels in the bottom of the board then help to smooth the landings. We found the Trax HRD to be a very easy and forgiving board to ride.
F-One was voted best board manufacturer of 2016 by iKsurfmag reader. Yay ! Thanks to all the F-One fans out there. You can check out all the results here. F-One was also voted #4 in the best Brand and #6 in the best Kite category. Manera was voted #4 in the best Accessories category.
Longtime F-One Pro Team rider Charlotte Consorti heads to Kenya thinking she might get to do a bit of kiting and see a bunch of animals. Sadly due to the amazing kite conditions she spent the entire trip shredding and only saw a couple of donkeys!
The IKSURF Magazine Reader Awards are live and it is time to start voting. Click the links below and VOTE for your favorites, F-ONE has a pretty solid line-up dabbling in everything from Best Kite Manufacturer to Best Video of 2016… And don’t forget MANERA for best Accessory Brand!