While F-One has been around since the very beginning, it is now celebrating 10 years of production of their signature Bandit kite. As the company continues to improve and refine the 2017 Bandit, this year it has added a full line of Foilboard products that explore every niche of the hydrofoiling market. In addition to a new kite and some tech tweaks to the twin tips, F-One is also launching the Mitu Surfboard in a long awaited and exciting carbon construction. Owner/Founder/Designer Raphael Salles walks us through the highlights of F-One’s 2017 lineup.
The Kiteboarder editors were on deck at Surf Expo to hear from F-One & Manera founder & CEO Raphaël Salles and Charles Bertrand (head designer for the boards and foils) about the new collection. This is a great preview to hear directly from the designers.
This is the LW version of F-One’s popular Next twin tip with an all new pad/strap system and fresh graphics for 2016. The Next LW is a biaxial glass and wood construction deck with F-One’s unique reverse profile surf rail and rounded template. The Next LW comes in two sizes; we tested the larger. It takes the upside of a skim board and combines these traits with an easy-to-use kiteboard that works well in the lightest of conditions.
Can’t believe it has been 14 years already ! F-One and Manera will come to present the whole 2016 Kite and Sup collection and also to support our friends at The Kiteboarder magazine and XtremeBigAir in their fundraising effort for Kinsley. This is a great place and moment to try out all the gear, whether you are a dealer / school or a kiteboarder and/or paddle boarder. And you will have a chance to win a shiny new F-One Signature 6’0 Surfboard !
BAKS crew will be attending the 13th annual Kite and SUP expo in Pismo Beach, California. We hope to see as many riders as possible. It’s a fun event and a great location to ride (sup morning session and kiting later in the day) We will have all the latest F-One kiteboarding and SUP gear on the beach for you to try for free.
TKB Review: 2015 F-ONE BANDIT February 10, 2015 Source: http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2015/02/tkb-review-2015-f-one-bandit-2/ F-ONE Bandit Sizes Available: Sizes Tested: F-one Says: The 2015 Bandit has undergone a complete redesign in terms of fabric usage, layout, while improvements in the canopy profile and a brand new 4-point bridle offer greater stability, a clean and direct bar feeling with more forward traction […]
The industry’s most well-known brands gathered to offer visitors a preview of what’s to come in their product lines for 2015. Check out the awesome pics and videos from the F-ONE crew at the 2014 Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida!
Don’t miss latest issue of The Kiteboarder mag #11 – Aside from this great cover of Mika doing his thing in the Mauritius lagoon this past September, there is an extensive interview with Raphael Salles.
The seventh generation of the popular Bandit has been completely redesigned by a new designer and the twin tip line now features HRD rails, a radical new rail shape for kiteboards. Read the full…
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