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.
This year’s LINX bar is a huge upgrade for F-One’s 2018 line of kites. The team at F-One has taken all the feedback and requests from previous years, and combined this with their existing bar technology to create a safe, versatile and sleek control experience for their kite gear.
Source: www.thekiteboarder.com Tkb LW Review: 2016 F-One Fish Sizes Available: 5’6”, 5’10” Sizes Tested: 5’10” F-One Says: Our FISH boards are high performance surf boards designed for light wind use. They’re so good that they are able to generate apparent wind thanks to their sheer speed. Featuring straight rocker lines, they can get on plane […]
Foils are not really a beginner kite, and don’t match the steering precision of an LEI kite, but within the niche of racing and extreme light wind kiteboarding, this kite cannot be beaten for low end pulling power. -TKB
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.
The Carbon Trax rockets upwind when you set your edge and delivers excellent control and pop for huge boosts and low wakestyle and freestyle maneuvers. TheKiteboarder.com Reviews the TRAX Carbon here!
The 2016 F-One Acid Carbon construction “is like a sexier and sportier version of the Trax, the Acid sports a fast and flatter rocker than the Unik and Trax with straighter rails that holds a ton of speed.” TheKiteboarder.com Reviews the Acid here!
The Trax HRD Lite Tech is the state of the art freestyle board providing futuristic sensations! Offered with the new Lite Tech Technology, and available in sizes 135, 136, 137 & 140 cm, learn more about the 2016 Trax HRD Lite Tech series today!
The 2016 F-One UNIK Twintip kiteboard features truly unrivaled freeride abilities. It unleashes performance and accessibility no matter what the conditions. With early planning and impressive control, the characteristics of the UNIK make it a highly effective board to ride. Available in 134 x 40.5 cm size, learn more today!
3 years ago, F-One launched the Next Generation Team. The principle is simple: their goal is to help young talents. F-One provides sponsorship to young kitesurfers with big potential in order to help them grow in the sport… #TKB