F-ONE Kiteboarding Pocket Carbon Custom
The Pocket has been an incredibly popular board for F-ONE for a few years; it’s a short foil board with low volume for freeride and freestyle foilers. For 2022 the R&D team introduced a new take on the design, the Pocket Carbon Custom. Built with performance in mind, it packs a little more volume into the design and is a…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
5 months ago
Rou Chater reviews the F-ONE POCKET Carbon Custom kiteboard specifically designed for hydrofoiling. With stunning construction and a fun ride, find out what he thought…
3 days ago
MANERA's passion is mixed with innovation, and quality is always our priority. We don't follow trends or rush to create and sell something new. We…
5 days ago
F-ONE's Breeze remains the most user-friendly one-strut kite on the market, with astounding light wind abilities matched with complete ease of use and effortless control.…
6 days ago
Listen up, adrenaline junkies! F-ONE BULLIT V.2 will give you the fix you need! A megaloop machine, this kite was designed for strong wings addicts…
1 week ago
The Maestro is back!
2 weeks ago
The legendary waves of Cape Verde were firing for the first clashes of the opening GKA Kite-Surf World Cup which has drawn the globes top…
3 weeks ago
F-ONE's EAGLE HM CARBON line is designed to bring you thrilling speed potential, incomparable downwind sensations, and everlasting cruising time above the water. Brand Manager…
3 weeks ago
Adrenaline junkies, the BULLIT V.2 will give you the fix you need! F-ONE's BULLIT V.2 will offer the confidence you need for the most committed…
3 weeks ago
Are you ready for this?! From the 17-27 March, the island of Sal will play host to the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cabo Verde 2023…
3 weeks ago
F-ONE just welcomed this Maui local! Lily Buden is absolutely ripping no matter what she rides! Passionate about our sports, you will find the 13-year-old…
3 weeks ago
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY. Free. Fierce. Fearless - Year after year, WOMANERAS are on a mission to inspire and forge their own paths; confidently and passionately,…
4 weeks ago
Event Champions are Crowned - An electric crowd and pumping music set the stage for the women’s and men’s final heats as the GKA wrapped…
4 weeks ago
Watch the Day Two highlights here - Day two was all about the Men's action; completing three full elimination rounds. Read all about day two…
This is just the beginning for British-Italian rider Francesca Maini, who is making waves at only 20 years old! She's making headlines as the first woman to ever land a double loop in competition at the BAKL. In this exclusive INSIGHT interview, Jen and Cesca catch up about her racing, wave riding, winging and big air skills!
Big waves, big air, Brazil sessions, and kiting in blizzards; it's all right here in On The Fly. We've wrapped up the latest news from your favourite brands and riders. Stay in the know with On The Fly!
We're watching a new kiteboarding reality unfold, and it's getting wilder by the minute! After some major upsets at the recent King of the Air, Editor Crystal Veness takes a look at what's changed and what’s coming next. In this feature article, she interviews athletes young and old(er) to get their perspectives on the new world of professional kiteboarding.
If you haven't gotten hooked on podcasts yet, you might be missing out on some of the most interesting industry news out there! In this article, Publisher Rou Chater recaps some of the highlights from his latest Intriguing Beings podcast featuring Ralf Grösel and exploring the future of sustainable production.
Lightroom is a collection of some of our favourite shots over the last few months with nowhere else to go. Check it out!
Imagine spending 12 days with 11 crew and 20 board bags on a 25-metre vessel. Even more, imagine sailing that vessel to an environment so icy and harsh that only polar bears and reindeer want to live there - and then going kiting! Paul Serin documents the MANERA team’s incredible expedition to Svalbard, and tells extraordinary tales of kiting between icebergs and in front of glaciers in this IKSURFMAG exclusive!
Feast your eyes on some of our favourite photos from this issue in our Lightroom gallery!
Mauritius is a dream holiday for any kitesurfer with world class waves, tropical lagoons, and an island vibe that can’t be matched! Our Brand Manager, Anastasia Pankina, joined Antoine Auriol and the crew at C Mauritius for the inaugural C Kite Festival this June. Read on to find out what she thought about the up-and-coming destination of Palmar!
Our Test Team got their hands on some of the latest gear to hit the market, and we’ve put this equipment through its paces! Best of all, we’re sharing our insights with you. Find out what we thought about the latest kit from Slingshot, CrazyFly, Ion, Manera, Ozone, and F-One in this issue’s Tried & Tested!
Hydrofoil big air is an emerging discipline that has gained momentum thanks to evolving technology, new foil competitions, and pioneers like the young and talented Jamie Overbeek. In this article, Jamie takes us on a walk through the world of big air foiling!
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!
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!
Enjoy all conditions,
Try out new things,
Open up your playground,