The maneuverability is really impressive and takes advantage of a much refined rockerline. Traveling back along the bottom of the board, the concave fades progressively towards the back marking a rounded kick in the rockerline which further helps making the turns smooth and effortless. TKB tested the F-One Mitu 5’6 & 5’8 Pro flex Sizes
Mitu is very meticulous and involved when it comes to his Pro Model. There’s no shortcut with his testing. His approach is fueled by a lot of curiosity and a very fine analysis on how the board operates. Totally focused from day one, he invests all his experience into the tests. Offshore, side-off, onshore, Ponta Preta, Kite-beach, surfing, jumping, the board must tick all the boxes to be this all-in-one ripping machine. Sizes: 5’2, 5’4, 5’6, 5’8, 5’10
More than an icon or a best-seller, the MITU PRO MODEL is first and foremost Mitu MONTEIRO’s own board and this can mean only one thing: the board just as the man behind it remains firmly at the top of its game year after year. Available Sizes: 5’2, 5’4, 5’6, 5’8 & 5’10
Mitu ‘The Maestro’ Monteiro is a pioneering veteran of strapless wave riding and freestyle. In this video, he talks us through how he chooses his boards and what’s in his quiver bag at Kite-Surf World Tour events.
Iconic and best-seller, Mitu Monteiro pro Model’s range keeps on improving whilst keeping the qualities that make it so successful: 100% dedicated to strapless riding, developed by a legendary rider for a very versatile use, whether in the waves or for freestyle, and adapting to all riding levels. Available sizes: 5’4, 5’6, 5’8, 5’10
When you see people fighting over a board it’s a fairly good sign that it works, and this shape and construction feels efficient enough to tick the boxes of a lightwind freeride cruiser, a performance strapless air stick if you’re stuck in the chop and ultimately a great surf option in small and medium sized waves (a note, we also prone surfed the 5’8” in shoulder high waves and had surprisingly fun results.) The Mitu ESL is available in two sizes, 5’6″ and 5’8″ for 2017.
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.
After spending an entire week in a near total internet blackout, at one of the most remote locations I think I have ever been to, we headed back to San Francisco and civilisation as the end of our trip drew near. Of course there will be a full feature on our trip to the SoloSports set up in Punta San Carlos, Baja California in the next issue… In the meantime though we didn’t feel like wasting a day and so we headed to Waddell Creek to check out the action.
“Julien Aguilar and Florence Faure, riders of the Hibiskite school, France, made a trip in Cape Verde. Got to check this amazing clip filmed at Kite Beach and Curral Joul, Sal with F-One gear.”