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Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Pocket Carbon Custom 120 x 46cm 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Pocket Carbon Custom 120 x 46cm 2022
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…

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…

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It's finally here... Explore some of the world's northernmost spots with the MANERA team as we travel to Svalbard. The Manera crew sail to the…

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Imagine sailing a 25-metre vessel for 12 days with 11 crew members and 20 board bags in an environment so icy and harsh that only…

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4 days ago

Discover the secrets of F-ONE’s kite design! The shape, nature and retention of this profile will be one of the most decisive factors to whether…

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5 days ago

Following our previous video, Mitu explains F-ONE's Shadow and tells us all about the shape and features of this board and when he likes to…

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6 days ago

Right after the GKA event, Marcela Witt, Hendrick Lopes & Matt Maxwell headed to a local right-hand break near Dakhla to kite. Nothing beats a…

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6 days ago

Watch this half an hour action-packed movie this morning! Even though Knot Future's first trip to shoot for a full-length film did not turn out…

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Charlotte Consorti just returned from an insane trip to Mauritius - in episode 27 they discover the Northern part of Mauritius, which has great kitesurfing…

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On the final day of the Copa Kitley GKA Kite-Surf and Hydrofoil-Freestyle World Cup combo event, it was time to get the big air party…

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F-ONE’s objective is to maintain the kite’s shape and behaviour while flying by mastering the load tensions and providing their customers with the most intuitive…

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2 weeks ago

Titouan Galea talks us through F-ONE Rocket Wing, including its design, the shape of this foil and how he sees it. Find out more here!

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3 weeks ago

With its ultralight weight and extremely thin profile, this state-of-the-art board levitates on your feet during airs while you jump higher - Hendrick Lopes puts…

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3 weeks ago

Are you ready?! From the 23rd to the 27th of November, the final events of the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour will be a…

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Issue 95

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!

2 months ago
Issue 95

Feast your eyes on some of our favourite photos from this issue in our Lightroom gallery!

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Issue 94

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!

4 months ago
Issue 94

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!

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Issue 94

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!

4 months ago
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!

6 months ago
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!

6 months ago
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!

6 months ago
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!

8 months ago
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!

8 months ago
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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