F-ONE Kiteboarding | Trax and WTF?! | Girls Series 2019
Here’s one for the girls! Pauline Valesa explains the differences between F-ONE TRAX and WTF!? boards for girls!
F-ONE TRAX ESL
The TRAX ESL is all about having fun on the water. This new board is based on the long TRAX heritage and implements some of the latest thinking developed on the WTF?! to offer a unique blend of comfort, performances and ease of ride.
The general rocker is moderate to ensure the board offers early planning and keeps the legendary glide which is the true signature of the TRAX. The rocker line is split into three distinct stages with a flatter section in the centre, which is key to achieve an excellent upwind angle and good tracking on the water. The transition between the middle section and the tips was inspired by the WTF?! rocker to offer perfect pop.
The bottom shape features a deep double concave and some tip channels. Both are quite efficient at providing first-class grip and control to the board, but the double concave is the main driver behind the overall comfort of the board and its stability at all times.
The rails are inspired by the HRD, with taller sections in the feet area for some better lift and balance, and they were kept thin everywhere else to get an easy grip.
The deck shape is stripped down for more simplicity and better contact between the bindings and the board. The 3D work in the middle section, another heritage of the TRAX, helps to keep the centre of the board with a solid feel for more accuracy and control when riding.
On the water, the board impresses by how smooth it is to ride. Everything feels natural and intuitive. Perfect glide, solid pop and easy landing characterise this well-balanced shape.
The TRAX ESL Girl takes all the shape features of the standard ESL to get them implemented in a format dedicated and tailored for female users. Smaller and thinner the girl version comes in 132x37cm and 133x38cm. Produced from a specific mould, TRAX ESL Girl is lighter, more flexible and entirely developed for women.
All versions come equipped with our UNIBox 50m fins, which offer better speed and improved glide thanks to their thinner profile.
For more information on F-ONE TRAX ESL, please click here.
WTF?! Lite Tech Girl
The WTF has been designed from the ground up to be the ultimate freestyle competition machine that has been developed to allow you to perform the most demanding tricks with ease.
The board features a new rocker line with a flatter section in the centre of the board to allow it to plane early with increased rocker on the tips to keep those landings smooth. There is a dynamic transition between these staged rocker lines which are designed to give the maximum pop off the water.
Pop is something we have to talk about with the WTF, every feature of the board has been built around not only giving the most pop possible but also making it easy to release it and control it. The outline of the board is both versatile and comfortable; the broad tips provide a huge platform for you to launch your tricks from, while also offering a stable landing area no matter how hard you are coming in from a move.
We are famous for our revolutionary HRD rail technology, with the WTF we have taken it a step further, it’s not an HRD rail, but something unique to the board. Higher, thicker rails are present under the feet, offering maximum lift and balance while in the middle of the board and at the tips there is a thinner rail for improved grip.
On the underside of the board, you will find channelling and shaping to improve the grip and the release of water from the board, helping you with speed and control at all times while you are on the water. These channels also break the surface tension of the water making the landings smoother and more manageable.
The deck of the board is entirely flat, and with good reason, a flat deck provides a more consistent connection to the board for your bindings, no matter what brand you choose. This helps again with control and also makes it easy to get bindings that fit the board.
Once you are on the water, you will notice the speed at which the board travels and how effortless it is to ride. Pop is gained easily and no matter your speed or the state of the water you can be assured of a good take off every time you load up the edge. Landings are smooth, and the WTF has been designed to help you to complete your tricks with a higher consistency than ever before.
The board is available in three sizes: 136 x 41.5, 138 x 42 and a 140 x 42.5cm. All three sizes are quite large on purpose, the increased surface area helping to get you going early, but also providing a great platform for landing your tricks. This platform is further enhanced by the shaping on the bottom of the board, breaking the surface tension with ease and reducing the “slap” you can get from some boards.
The WTF is available in two graphics the standard WTF and the WTF Girl; both share identical construction with slightly less volume and more flex in the girl’s version. There is also a WTF Next Generation model which features a somewhat different shape and smaller dimensions and softer flex to help the younger riders rip on the water.
The board is equipped with our UNIBox fins, these offer better speed and improved glide with less drag thanks to their thinner profile.
For more information on F-ONE WTF?! Lite Tech Girl, please click here.