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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 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…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax Girls 135 x 39cm 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax Girls 135 x 39cm 2019
F-ONE Kiteboarding Trax Girls

F-ONE have long had an impressive and versatile board range, and the 2019 offering is the best yet with an impressive 28 boards on offer. Their women’s range holds 3 boards for different levels of twin tip rider, and we were excited to get the first of these, the Trax HRD Lite Tech Girl, on test. This board has been…

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With travel restrictions easing and mass vaccination progressing quickly, the first international kiteboarding events will commence as planned from July onwards. The Notices of Race…

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6 days ago

There's no denying the foiling foot change is hard! In this video, Rob Claisse talks us through 4 different techniques that might help you to…

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2 weeks ago

When Antoine Auriol posts a video, you're guaranteed to watch something you haven't seen before, and #LaminarWind did not disappoint us. Let us know what…

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2 weeks ago

Are you still wondering if you should start kite foiling? Foil guru Antoine Auriol tells you WHY you should give it a go if you…

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3 weeks ago

When winter comes, you can trust that MANERA products will keep you toasty when the winds are strong, the swell is good, and nobody is…

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1 month ago

Our feelings got stronger; our playground got bigger. For all the wingsurfing and foiling addicts out there, Just like all F-ONE movies, you're going to…

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2 months ago

The MANERA team has brought on a young ripper from Cabo Verde. At home in the big waves of Ponta Preta, shredding on the wing,…

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2 months ago

Being part of this story with so many amazing and inspiring women motivates me to want more and more. Learn more about the ladies of…

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2 months ago

In the steep slopes of Switzerland, wind and winter sports collide in this video. Watch F-ONE athlete Maxime Chabloz join the charge down the frozen…

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2 months ago

In a best hair competition, it would very much be a toss-up between Mitu Monteiro and Hendrick Lopes. When it comes to wave riding? Well,…

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2 months ago

All the action that went down in Cape Town at the Big Air Kite League event! Many of Big Air's best riders have remained in…

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2 months ago

What a great feeling to whiz up and down the mountain with a kite and rip powder with good friends. Experience snowkite heaven in Sweden…

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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!

3 weeks 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!

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago
Issue 86

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

3 weeks 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!

3 months ago
Issue 85

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!

3 months ago
Issue 85

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!

3 months ago
Issue 85

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!

3 months ago
Issue 84

Every year, Manera releases a video from an other-worldly location that is undeniably breathtaking. This year, the team had to get creative to find a way to tell an exceptional story while being locked down. Did they find magic close to home? Click here to dive into their French adventure.

5 months ago
Issue 84

Is this the biggest test that’s ever been done at IKSURFMAG? We think so! No less than 22 tests, it might be the most we have ever done in a single issue! Kites, twin tips, surfboards, harnesses, bars, we’ve got all the insight on the latest gear, right here!

5 months ago
Issue 83

The F-ONE Team head to Corsica to shoot the new gear, with worldwide travel up in the air the decision was made to stay closer to home, turns out there is a lot more on offer on your doorstep than you might think! Click here to read the full story!

7 months ago
Issue 82

COVID hit, and the industry went into panic mode, but then lockdown was eased, and sales went through the roof, “the best two months in the industry”, was a phrase we heard a lot, but what comes next? Rou Chater investigates, click here to check it out!

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