We review the flagship Twin-tips from F-One This test first appeared in issue #98 in March 2019 Watch the KW Test Video! Test Team Notes: It’s quite a marvel – to be able to produce a board that both beginners and those wanting to use boots can ride, as well as everyone in between. Of […]
We tested the Bandit already on a twin-tip, and published that in issue 96, but the original all-round kite has long been equally designed with waves in mind for the smaller sizes, so here are tester Matt’s words on it after chasing swells on a surfboard for a few weeks and assembling the notes with the team. Kiteworld Magazine Review!
“This year we tested the Mirage with the 800cm Carbon fiber front wing and the 300cm back wing all mounted on the 85cm extruded aluminum mast and a 60cm kite fuselage. This wing overall has a really crisp very solid feel underfoot and overall handles high speeds with a lot of stability, control and ease.”
The F-One IC6 850cm wing is a durable wing that offers a medium foil up speed and much faster high-end speed with extremely stable performance. We tested the IC6 which uses an injected carbon construction to form its front wing, which makes it more durable (and presumably more affordable) than a wing with a carbon fiber glass layup.
Source: thekiteboarder.com March 28, 2019 F-ONE Trax HRD Lite Tech Sizes Available: 136 x 41.5cm, 138 x 42cm, 140 x 42.5cm and in Next Generation sizing label: 127 x 37cm, 130 x 39cm Sizes Tested: 140 x 42.5cm F-One Says: The WTF (Win The Freestyle) has been designed from the ground up to be the […]
The Trax Lite Tech features the HRD rails which is a reverse rolled rail which you can feel in the way this board smoothly slides through chop and carves. Testers commented on the board’s good overall weight (though it’s not quite as light as the carbon version of the Trax) and excellent scores across the board as a user-friendly twin tip offering solid performance and grip for more aggressive freeriders.
Overall the 51TS has a nice flexible feel. It’s not quite as stiff as some of the surfboard foilboard constructions out there but it offers unparalleled durability with all-around good handling that works for entry-level and intermediate foilers.
The TRAX ESL is all about having fun on the water. This new board is based on the long TRAX heritage and implements some of the latest thinking developed on the WTF?! to offer a unique blend of comfort, performances and ease of ride. Available in 134 & 135 sizes for 2019 – read the complete review online.
“The F-One Pocket Foilboard is one of our favorite freeride boards at 130cm x 47cm with 21.1 liters of flotation. The Pocket is a super fun foilboard that finds a happy medium between flotation and keeping the volume minimalist for more intermediate to advanced riding.”
“Really light kite, great for light wind and foiling; had great power and was stable when the wind picked up. Medium bar pressure, good turning speed, and great hangtime in the light wind with nice manageable power for foiling.” Breeze V2 available in 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17m sizes.
Bandit V12 2019 kite has been fully tested by The Kiteboarder and they have nothing but great things to say labeled as “The kite that defies all labels and limits!” Find out what sets the Bandit apart from the rest. Tested 8, 10, 12m sizes.