F-One - Products - Reviews

Tested: TKB Reviews the WTF Twin Tip “Solid pop, sharp smooth turns—slices up the chop like a sashimi knife.”

31 Jul , 2018   Gallery

New for 2018 F-One presents the WTF!? Lite Tech kiteboard. With a fresh freestyle new school outline, this board is designed to be versatile and efficient for greater pop. It features raised tips for smooth landings along with thinner rails associated to the central and tip channels help to get a grip along with edging. The board’s greater width helps with early planing and landing stability. The flat deck with its offset bolt pattern are designed to accommodate boot bindings. Finally, the double concave makes it comfortable and an excellent freeride board too.

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F-One - Foil - Products - Reviews

Tested: TKB Reviews the F-One 75/1000 Hybrid Kitefoil “One of the top foils for the tentative beginner and a great option for freeride foiling”

16 Apr , 2018   Gallery

The F-one foil family offers a diverse selection of various mast lengths, fuselage lengths, mast base mounting types and multiple wing sizes to optimize the performance to your skill level and style of riding. The combo that we tested is F-One’s general freeride foil package mated with the sandwich style construction TS foilboard.

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F-One - News - Products - Reviews

Tested: TKB Reviews the F-One Furtive! “Super fun, flies upwind and boosts great!”

10 Apr , 2018   Video

The Furtive features a high aspect ratio for high performance and 5 struts to control the profile. The leading edge arc is reduced to develop the maximum of power for a given area. Its profile has been developed to ensure maximum traction at the edge of the window. Its W5 bridle is totally innovative and brings together the function of a bridle and a 5th line! We have called it W5 due to its W pattern which includes a central line to control the leading edge arc, like a 5th line. It provides perfect distortion control and the central line further helps with the depower of the kite.

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F-One - Products - Reviews

Tested: TKB Reviews the F-One 51 TS Foilboard “functional performance and ease of use”

2 Apr , 2018   Gallery

The F-One 51 TS foil board is a unique model blending the great qualities and resilience of a tough top sheet construction with the ease of use and performance of all F-One foilboards.

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F-One - Kite - Products - Reviews

Tested: TKB Reviews the 2018 F-One Bandit v11! “lots of power with excellent turning speed”

2 Apr , 2018   Video

“Very quick, lots of depower, loves to jump, a bit punchy but fast responsive boost and really fun kite on the more aggressive side.” // Dray Murray

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F-One - Products - Reviews

Tested: TKB Reviews the F-One Slice 5’3 “Fast turns, nice light weight, good chop handling”

20 Mar , 2018   Video

Source: thekiteboarder.com TKB REVIEW: 2018 F-ONE SLICE MARCH 17, 2018 Sizes Available: 5’1”/19.5L, 5’3″/22L Sizes Tested: 5’3”/22L (HD Foam Flex Composite) F-One Says: The all new Slice is set to get some pulses racing this year, designed as a strapless freestyle weapon for our top pro riders it’s also an easy and intuitive board to […]

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Events - F-One - Manera - Team

LV Classic raises 35K sending local students to high school

26 Jan , 2018   Gallery

Our team headed down to La Ventana, Baja Mexico to participate in this week-long extravaganza filled with good people, great food, kite races, sup downwinders and much more. We wanted to extend a special thank you to Marina Chang and her team as well as Tim Holter From Palapas Ventana for continuing to put on this wonderful event for a great cause.

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Events - F-One - Manera - Team

Ella Nutella Johnson’s LV Classic Experience

24 Jan , 2018  

“It’s for the kids!” This past week, athletes from all over the world came together in the small town of La Ventana, Baja California Sur, to raise a record number of over $35,000 (USD, not Pesos!). All the proceeds go towards supporting the local schools and education system.

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F-One - Manera - Videos

TKB Product Reviews: 2018 F-One & Manera

6 Dec , 2017   Video

Tkb lands an interview with F-One front man Raphael Salles at the F-One Dakhla Dealer Meeting. Raphael takes us through the latest changes to the Bandit in its 11th year as well as the complete redesign of its control bar which is designed to work across the entire F-One line of kites. Check out all the F-One 2018 Product Review Videos here!

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Manera - Products

TKB 2018 Buyer’s Guide: Manera

30 Nov , 2017  

When it comes to fit and finish on neoprene products the Manera line of harnesses and wetsuits are unparalleled in construction and comfort. This year Manera is introducing a new model of harness and a number of tech upgrades for its full line of wetsuits alongside a number of great accessories to make your kiteboarding life a little more civilized. Julien Salles gives us the scoop on Manera’s 2018 lineup.

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F-One - Products

TKB Buyer’s Guide: F-One 2018 Kiteboarding Collection

28 Nov , 2017  

F-One has been around since the very beginning, but for most those years it has focused extensively on the development of a single kite model—the award winning Bandit. Having mastered the art of refinement, F-One is now branching out, applying its exceptional attention to detail and performance to a wide array of models in the kite, twin tip, surf and foil categories. Charles Bertrand, Head R&D for boards and foils answers our questions on the latest and greatest F-One products for 2018.

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Manera - Products - Reviews

Manera UNION Vs. EXO Harness

22 Nov , 2017  

One of the biggest features we noticed while riding the Union vs. Exo is that the Exo has a slightly raised arc in the lumbar while the Union is more rounded. While the harness stays in place vertically, this allows for the harness to easily slide horizontally around your waist (think traveling spreader bar), making kite stance more comfortable when riding waves but also allowing you to keep your hook for strapless freestyle or unhooked riding.

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