With three constructions and two sizes, there are a few decisions to make before you purchase a Slice. As long as you choose the right board in the range for you, we think you’ll be impressed. The pop of the carbon board is incredible, while the smooth, snappy lines you can draw with the other two will bring endless smiles to your face. The new Slice from F-One is one of the best all-round wave boards out there at the moment…
The F-One Bandit is now in its 11th year of production and is still taking names and kicking ass when it comes to three strut all-round kites. It’s been the benchmark for some time now and with many brands trying to emulate the success of the kite. At one stage it was F-One’s only kite, and arguably some of its success can be attributed to that. However, you can’t understate just how good the kite has been over the years.
When it comes to aerial maneuvers this board has an amazing pop to it due to the wide tail and flatter rocker, and the square nose really helps catch the wind underneath the board and helps stabilize fins first landings. I’ve landed several strapless freestyle tricks I had been struggling with on this board and it all has due to the way this board loves to fly. The short length and light weight really help you take off like a rocket and spin the board around in the air. Everyone who has felt this board in their hands says the same thing, “wow this is light”.
St. Pete Fall Kite Foil Regatta Florida Kite Racing League: November 3 – 5, 2017 F-One National Racer Jon Modica V3 Feedback The Diablo V3 is by far the best foil kite I’ve flown. While the V2 was an improvement on the V1, it had some downsides. The V3 took the better qualities of the V1 […]
Parallel rails are really the thing of the moment, and this board is straight out of that way of thinking. Lots of brands are now making short, wide nose and wide tailed boards like this. However, what caught my eye about the F-one Papenoo was the attention to detail in the shaping. Get the complete low down on the F-One Papenoo here!
I got my new 11m Breeze and the first thing I noticed about it is how light it is. You can really feel the light weight by the way it’s launching in light winds, it takes very little wind to fly.
I ride it with my 600 foil and I can be foiling without any whitecaps on the water. It has great low end and is very stable in the air. Compared to the Bandit, the Breeze has a bit more bar pressure which is nice, since you can use it to balance. The Breeze creates a ton of power on the down stroke it gets you going easily. The power comes on very fast and helps you get on the foil. It turns just a bit slower than the Bandit and takes more input to turn. Not a bad thing to slow things down on the foil. I am having a much easier time doing tacks and jibes. Where I would drop the Bandit every now and then on jibes, the Breeze just stays up.
In a bit more wind, I ride it strapless on my surfboard. The smooth feel and stability are really nice, it lets me focus on the board.
Overall I really like it, it is a very powerful and smooth kite, ideal for foiling in light winds.
On the water the Freeride Hybrid 800 Kite Foil feels extremely stable, is very fun to ride and allows you to ride with a more relaxed stance verses the 600 front wing. The 800 front wing was built to be slower, more stable, and used for surfing waves or having the most fun while freeriding.