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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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 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 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…
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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Rou Chater has contributed 101 Editorials to the world of kitesurfing! Now, with aching hands and a worn-out keyboard, Rou takes a look back at the last 17 years, and lets us know what kind of changes are coming up behind the scenes of IKSURFMAG!
When things don’t go as planned, you’ve got to get creative. After getting taken down by South Africa’s second wave of Covid-19, Matt Maxwell wanted nothing more than to get back on the water. Find out how he fared in ‘Slightly Off’!
We’ve got the latest gear on test this issue, with kites from North, Ozone, and CrazyFly, boards from F-ONE and Nobile, and the newest bar from Cabrinha. Our test team takes a close look at the newest kit on the market, and you can read all about it in Issue 87’s Tried & Tested!
Is it true that he/she who dies with the most toys wins? Rou Chater tackles the topic of the “multi-sport enthusiast”, and considers the best path… one sport, or ALL the sports? Keep reading in the Issue 86 Editorial!
What's the best source of information when shopping around for kitesurfing equipment? Buying new gear is a big decision, and learning the hard way is neither fun nor cost-effective. Crystal Veness and Rou Chater look at some of the most commonly made mistakes and offer up a (literally) groundbreaking solution. Find out the big news right here!
Everything you need to know about the latest and greatest gear to hit the market. Our experienced test team takes new gear from F-ONE, Cabrinha, Fluid, Ozone, Slingshot, and CrazyFly for a spin. Find out what we thought in Tried & Tested.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and here’s a selection of the best shots that tell their own story!
While South Africa has gotten a lot of attention over its lockdown measures, there’s an even more confusing lockdown closer to home. Rou Chater talks about his one hundred and eighty-five days of isolation from the ocean. Read about the plight of the Welsh kiter here!
What happened in South Africa this year? Instead of analysing the King of the Air results, we’re taking a closer look at police interactions with kiters. Rather than a busy big air season in Blouberg, the locals are looking for outlets for civil disobedience. Get the inside scoop on the past year in Cape Town in this feature article!
Mitu. Need we say more?! Leading the way in wave riding and strapless freestyle, Mitu has become an absolute legend in the kite industry. Find out what's been happening in the life of Mitu and the Montiero's in The Interview!
Often overlooked, your wetsuit is one of the most important pieces in your kiteboarding quiver! The MANERA's pro team and Brand Manager Julien Salles take us for a deep dive into neoprene technology in this interview!
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