F-ONE are one of the brands who have truly embraced the hydrofoil 2016 sees the third year of production and a vastly larger range than in previous years! Last year they showcased their innovative connection system which features one bolt to connect the front wing, fuselage, and rear stabiliser. Named the Fast Connection Device this system has allowed them to create a range that is now fully interchangeable and upgradable.

The most expensive part of any foilboard to manufacture is the mast, it has to be stiff enough to withstand the huge pressures forced upon it whilst still being thin enough to be efficient through the water. In the passed the F-ONE foil has been a premium-priced product, but now with the introduction of aluminium masts, those prices have come tumbling down. You can buy one of the aluminium foil set ups for £999, this includes carbon wings, fuselage, and stabilisers! It certainly seems like a bargain to us!

There are 4 distinct set-ups in the range, each one features the Fast Connection Device, meaning if you start off with the basic model, you can then just upgrade the front wing when you progress. And if you get really into it, you could then upgrade to a carbon mast for the ultimate in performance. All the foils use the K-F Box system to connect to the board, this involves two bolts and leaves a perfectly flush finish on the underside of the board.

Kitefoil Hybrid Freeride 800

The beginners model in the range has a lower aspect front wing designed to foil at lower speeds to make learning to ride much easier. The wing, fuselage, and stabiliser are all made from pre-preg carbon. The rear stabiliser bolts on which is new for this year, this allows you to pack the whole set up down much smaller and means you can change the front and rear wings would you desire too.

The Hybrid Aluminium/Carbon Freeride 800 is made of:
– Mast Aluminium 90cm
– Front Wing Carbon Freeride 800
– Fuselage SST Carbon Freeride 42cm
– Stabilizer Carbon Freeride 300cm²
– KF-Box

Kitefoil Hybrid Freeride 600

The Freeride 600 is the next model up from the 800, it features the same aluminium mast, fuselage, and rear stabiliser, but has a higher aspect front wing. This setup is identical to last years design in terms of shape but features the aluminium mast to keep the costs down and the interchangeable rear stabiliser.

The Hybrid Aluminium/Carbon Freeride 600 is made of:
– Mast Aluminium 90cm
– Front Wing Carbon Freeride 600
– Fuselage SST Carbon Freeride 42cm
– Stabilizer Carbon Freeride 300cm²
– KF-Box

Kitefoil Carbon Freeride 600

If performance is what you are after in an easy to use package then this is the set up to go for. The aluminium mast is swapped for a full pre-preg carbon layup with full carbon wings and fuselage. It’s the same shape as the hybrid version, but the mast is 5cm longer and has a lower profile too.

The Carbon Freeride 600 Foil is made of:
– Mast Carbon 95cm
– Front Wing Carbon Freeride 600
– Fuselage SST Carbon Freeride 42cm
– Stabilizer Carbon Freeride 300cm²
– KF-Box

Kitefoil Carbon Race Grand Prix

The pinnacle of the F-One Foil design program and the very same set up that their top pro riders Maxime Nocher and Romain Castel have been using to great effect on the Hydrofoil Pro Tour. This set up is full carbon and features a huge 105cm mast with race wings and a shorter race fuselage. If you want to go fast and be the quickest rider on the course this is the set up for you!

The Foil Carbon Race Grand Prix is made of:
– Mast Full Carbon Race 105cm
– Front Wing Carbon Race 510
– Fuselage SST Carbon Race 38cm
– Stabilizer Carbon Race 210cm²
– KF-Box

Check out this handy video which shows you how the F-ONE foil is put together…

For more details on the full range of F-ONE click HERE

Wed 20th Apr, 2016 @ 3:00 am

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