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!
“Paradise is often pictured as a deserted trpical island, a private and mysterious place that exudes comfort and warmth. Every kitesurfer dreams of coconut trees, blue lagoons, sunshine and a warm breeze. Except, we’ve landed on a completely different island: Iceland.” IKSURFMAG Issue #59
We love the updates for 2016 which offer improved durability and more polished overall look. Try the EXO on in a shop and see how it feels for yourself, although be warned, you might end up not taking it off! iksurfmag.com
After a first successful season under our belt with the carbon freeride foil, we are excited to announce an expanded collection, with 4 new hydrofoils, two hybrid Aluminum / Carbon and two Full Carbon!
We could not agree more with this comprehensive and outstandingly accurate review of the 2016 Mitu Pro Surfboard by IKSURFMAG. Take a few minutes and indulge yourself into our teams favorite strapless kitesurfing weapon, you will not be disappointed with what you find! Available Sizes include 5’4”, 5’6”, 5’8” and 5’10” for 2016.
Inside issue #54 of IKSURFMAG you will find a bad to the bone review explaining all you need to know about the 2016 Signature 5’8” kitesurf board. “Sometimes the simple more classic shapes are the ones that work the best!” -IKSURFMAG