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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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15 years after the birth of the first BANDIT, the F-ONE design team has once again put an astounding amount of work to create the…

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5 days ago

IKA KiteFoil World Series’ leader withstood his rivals' attack in a day marked by light and shifty wind. Lauriane Nolot was the “queen” among Women,…

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The defending champion came closer to the final success of IKA KiteFoil World Series’ round 3, winning two races. Nolot, the new leader of Women’s…

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The French champion takes the Overall lead after the day 2 of IKA KiteFoil World Series’ round 3 in Cagliari (Italy). Russian Taradin also did…

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Things got a little mental at the Cold Hawaii Games this year, but what a show the guys put on for us! Congratulations to Liam…

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The British celebrated as best he could, topping the classification after the Day1 of KiteFoil World Series' round 3 in Cagliari. Bainbridge preceded French De…

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Check out the 'Opening Day' recap from the Sardinia Grand Slam - KiteFoil World Series Cagliari 2021!

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Ready for a race weekend? If you're new to the world of kite foil racing, this is an excellent first event to follow! With an…

2 weeks ago

With winds gusting 60 knots and 4m waves,  the 2021 Cold Hawaii Games was one to remember! Check out World Of Whaley² - Episode 3,…

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2 weeks ago

What a show these guys put on during the Cold Hawaii Games - Congratulations to Liam Whaley, Lorenzo Casati and Lasse Walker - you guys…

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2 weeks ago

Liam Whaley KILLED IT at the Cold Hawaii Games on the new F-ONE #banditxv - If you missed the action LIVE then you better check…

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Young, wild and free, the F-ONE WING Groms are killing it on Hood River - ft. Morgan Ostermann, Mary Rose Kissinger, Christopher Macdonald, Luca Vuillermet…

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Issue 89

The Olympics are coming, and the race is on! With riders battling it out on the racecourse and brands toiling away behind the scenes to create the fastest foils in the world, Paris 2024 is sure to be an epic event. Learn more about the world of racing in this exclusive article!

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Issue 89

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the BANDIT, the F-ONE team packs their bags and heads south of the border to Mexico's Baja, California, for what promises to be a spicy product shoot! Find out what happened on Carretera Federal 1!

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Issue 88

One of the most iconic kites ever made, the F-ONE BANDIT, has reached its 15th birthday. The new BANDIT XV has just been announced, and we’ve got the inside scoop!

2 months ago
Issue 88

Stay up to date on what’s happening in the industry with On The Fly! We’ve got updates from the top riders, news on the latest products, video releases, and kitesurfing events. Stay in the know with On The Fly!

2 months ago
Issue 87

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!

4 months ago
Issue 87

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’!

4 months ago
Issue 87

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!

4 months ago
Issue 86

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!

6 months ago
Issue 86

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!

6 months ago
Issue 86

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.

6 months ago
Issue 86

A picture is worth a thousand words, and here’s a selection of the best shots that tell their own story!

6 months ago
Issue 85

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!

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