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Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit 9m 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit 9m 2021
F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit

The Bandit returns for its 14th edition for 2021. Last year saw F-ONE split the Bandit into 2 categories, The Bandit and the Bandit S (for wave riding and freeride) and both kites have received amazing feedback. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the 9m and the kite from the year before it feels like F-ONE have…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit S2 6m 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit S2 6m 2021
F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit S2

Last year F-ONE split their mainstay, the Bandit, into two versions: the 2020 and the S. This year, we see the same, with the more freestyle/big air inspired 2021 and the Surf inspired S2 series. Both similar at their core; we had the S2 on test this issue in some wintery swell and winds. The Bandit S2 is a 3…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Mitu Pro Flex 5'8 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Mitu Pro Flex 5'8 2021
F-ONE Kiteboarding Mitu Pro Flex

The world’s most popular kitesurfing board is back, Mitu and the team at F-ONE really hit this shape out of the park all those years ago, and it has remained popular ever since. It’s a board that seemingly does the impossible, offer everything Mitu Monteiro needs to perform at the very highest levels of the sport, while still offering novice…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Slice Bamboo 5’3” 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Slice Bamboo 5’3” 2021
F-ONE Kiteboarding Slice Bamboo

The Slice is the do-it-all surfboard from F-ONE, available in the format here or with a track to add a foil. I first rode the Slice years ago in Mauritius and loved it! Every time I’ve ridden it since has been a pleasure; I was very excited when this arrived on the doorstep through all the Brexit red tape. It’s…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding TRAX 137 x 42cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding TRAX 137 x 42cm 2021
F-ONE Kiteboarding TRAX

The TRAX has developed somewhat legend status among the F-ONE board range; it is now available in three different guises and constructions. This is the basic version that we have on test here, this version of the board also comes in 2 colours. The smaller sizes in Glacier and the bigger sizes in Papaya, both of which have a real…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding TRAX HRD Lite Tech 137 x 42cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding TRAX HRD Lite Tech 137 x 42cm 2021
F-ONE Kiteboarding TRAX HRD Lite Tech

The TRAX HRD Lite Tech has a long and successful past with F-ONE, it is also one of the more popular twin tips on the market today. There are heaps of technical features within this board that make it special and I’ve had some really good sessions already! F-ONE’s unique Helical Rail Design or HRD for short is a construction…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit 2020 10m 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit 2020 10m 2020
F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit 2020

This next kite needs no , it’s had many years of design thrown at it and this year it comes with a complete overhaul for its 13th edition. The Bandit has always been known for its great cross over performance between wave and freeride/big air. This year sees F-One take this great kite and create two versions to maximize the…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit S 8m 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit S 8m 2020
F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit S

This year sees the most significant change to one of the most iconic kites in the history of kiteboarding! The Bandit now becomes the Bandit S and the Bandit 2020. In previous years the Bandit range was effectively three kites in one, the smaller sizes were aimed at the wave rider, the medium sizes were all about freeride and boosting,…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit Xll 7m 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit Xll 7m 2019
F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit Xll

The Bandit has been a mainstay of the F-one line up for now over a decade. A do it all kite, it has changed from a prominent delta style to now a more C style delta kite with square wing tips, three struts and a compact bridle system. 2018 saw quite a major overhaul of the kite, and for 2019…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Foilboard 156 x 49cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Foilboard 156 x 49cm 2019
F-ONE Kiteboarding Foilboard

F-One have a vast range of boards for foils, from SUPs, surfboards and kiteboards, using some smart technologies and designs they've been in the game longer than most and the 2019 range is looking impressive. The 49 is part of their kiteboard line up with volume. There are three boards in the range, the larger 52 being for beginners and…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding IC6 850 V2 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding IC6 850 V2 2019
F-ONE Kiteboarding IC6 850 V2

F-One were early to the foil game years ago and have thrown their full weight behind it as a brand. They have a whole range of wings for a multitude of different sports and have come up with some exciting tech along the way. The IC6 V2 850 might seem like a mouthful, but when you break it down, it…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax ESL Girl 133 x 38cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax ESL Girl 133 x 38cm 2019
F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax ESL Girl

Another women's only board from the F-ONE stable is the TRAX ESL Girl. Designed for riders who want an all-round board, this freeride board is all about having fun on the water, no matter your level or the conditions of the day. The Trax ESL Girl features the same top spec as the higher performing boards in the lineup. The…

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A Kite Foil Big Air World Champion was just crowned in Tarifaat the Qatar Airways Big Air World Championships! Find out who took the title…

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Featuring over 23 brands, tech talks, rider interviews, and much more, the GKA Expo was a huge hit this year -- check out this highlight…

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Watch Charles Brodel take his second World title in the hydrofoil discipline at the Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships in Tarifa - we've…

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Liam heads to Dakhla, Morocco for a few days of intense training in this episode of World of Whaley!  It was great to head out…

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THIS IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS! Fifteen years ago, Titouan's father taught him to kiteboard in Le Morne. He often saw him go to One…

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With 23 brand exhibitors at this event, the GKA Kite Expo is THE place to be from the 21st to 26th of June 2022 -…

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Surfskolan Crew's Arild Kristiansen heads to Cold Hawaii Klitmller in Denmark to test out F-ONE's new seven Seas range. Check out his review right here!

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Back in 2013, F-ONE launched the Next Generation Team to help coach and educate young riders. This year, the camp was all about wing foil…

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IT’S OFFICIAL! Qatar Airways and GKA Kite World Tour just announced a long-term partnership that will make them the official airline partner of the World…

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Watch Manera waterman Ian Fontaine searching for abandoned waves in FUN FIRST episode. R i d e r s / @Ian Fontaine A f i…

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Reminiscing about a road trip filled with adventures, encounters, mishaps, and laughter is always fun. Learn what happened during last year's F-ONE trip to Baja…

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This is it! Who do you think deserves the GKA Male Rider of the Year Award 2022? Public voting is open until 7th June 2022.…

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Issue 93

Kitesurfing is a series of highs and lows, and we don’t just mean your jump stats! Editor Crystal Veness takes a look at how the motivation to get on the water can change, and how to get that fire burning again!

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Issue 93

Rou Chater heads to Qatar on a voyage of discovery to check out a new world-class kite spot and discover what this small peninsular in the Arabian Gulf has to offer the travelling kitesurfer. Read all about what he found in this exclusive article!

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Issue 93

Lightroom Issue 93 is jam packed with epic photos with nowhere else to go!

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Issue 93

Get in the know with On The Fly, featuring all the latest industry news. Learn about the new kite from Airush, the life of a grom with Marley Franco, and a few very exciting industry events scheduled for June 2022. Get updates from riders in South Africa, Dominican Republic, Tarifa, and Ireland, and more in this issue’s On The Fly!

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Issue 92

Your choices matter in kiteboarding. Whether it's who you voted for in our Readers Awards, what gear you spend your money on, or how you engage with rider and brand content online, your decisions fuel the industry. Read more, and hear from your Readers Awards winners in this IKSURFMAG feature by editor Crystal Veness!

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Issue 92

The climate is changing, glaciers are melting, and new lakes are continuously emerging. On an expedition that spanned the Alps, the Andes, and the Himalayas, Armelle Courtois and Martin Thomas are on a mission to highlight the effects of climate change. Read about their experiences kitesurfing in these incredible alpine environments right here in IKSURFMAG!

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Issue 92

In a round-up of the latest industry news, this issue, we go behind the scenes of the newest kiteboarding film on Netflix, Into The Wind. The World Class Kiteboarding Academy fills us in on their semester in South Africa, and we visit the hottest new spot on the GKA tour, Salinas del Rey. That's not all! Hear travel updates from your favourite pros and up-and-coming talents as they session worldwide. It's all right here in On The Fly!

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Issue 92

A collection of the best photos with nowhere else to go! Check out Lightroom Issue 92!

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Issue 91

Kite foil master Charles Brodel has caught the eye of the industry with his one-of-a-kind riding style. With a KiteFoil Freestyle World Championship already in the bag, this 23-year-old rider has a bright career ahead. In The Interview, Crystal Veness asks Charles about his riding background, perspective on kite foiling, gear of choice, and what makes his style so unique!

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Issue 91

From race reports to snowkiting to the lagoons of Brazil, we check in with a few of your favourite riders and brands to see what’s going on. Don’t miss out on the latest industry news, rider stories, and product releases, all right here in On The Fly!

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Issue 91

The best photos with nowhere else to go, feast your eyes on our photo gallery in Lightroom Issue 91!

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The latest exciting product to hit the market is the Manera HALO, a harness that is as eye-catching as it is technology-driven. Julien Salles tells us more about it in this Tech Focus feature!

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