It has been now more than 10 years that two guys with the same passion for water in general and kiteboarding in particular started a business to distribute kiteboarding products from this little known French company called F-One. 10 years later, F-One has grown into a well known kite, sup and foil brand with worldwide recognition, […]
Julien Salles is the MANERA brand manager and is featured in the latest issue of The Kiteboarder Magazine. MANERA has gained a lot of follower in the last couple years with top notch and innovative product, very much in the vein of F-One products. This story is a great way to dive into the world of Manera…
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.
“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
Eudazio was born in Cumbuco, Brazil, a place that is turning into a real incubator for many of the most gifted kiteboarders on the planet. Eudazio is one of them, and probably the most experienced. His strength and style got him already 3 x Brazilian national championships titles and then a top 10 finish on the world tour 2 years in a row. Unfortunately an injury delayed his access to the top but he is now coming stronger and more motivated than ever. We are glad to have such a character joining our team!
Winter is coming ! and the MANERA Fall / Winter Wetsuits too ! BAKS staff member Vincent Nicolas could not wait to put his new X10D 5/4/3 to use in cold Ocean Beach in San Francisco. MANERA makes basically 2 x models, the MAGMA and the X10D. Both use the same patterns and the same neoprene foam. The difference is that the MAGMA is very warm with fleece inside and use the Square Flex skin on the outside, where the X10D inside layer is a more traditional jersey ad Re-Flex skin, an extremely stretchy outside layer. You can summarize the two with the MAGMA being our premium wetsuit, the warmest of all with the best outside skin on the market, and the X10D being the most flexible of all at a very competitive price.
Along with the new board bag collection, we have just very recently received the new collection of EXO Harnesses. Solosports and BAKS / F-One / Manera Ambassador Lauren Bibby scored rigth after surf expo. She is riding every day at Punta San Carlos in Baja so having her on the team is great for us for feedback. She is rocking the Alloy Glicer new color. 5 new colors total, and 6 sizes XS – S – M – L – XL – XXL. Check out what she sent back to us:
MANERA Brand Manager Julien Salles explains the new 2017 collection to The Kiteboarder editors at the 2016 Surf Expo in Orlando, FL. More info here: http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2016/09/2017-manera-product-previews/