At A Glance
Another work of art from F-One the Surf Series in their line up features two sizes, the 6’2” and the 6’4” aimed at riders looking for a board that they can use for paddle surfing and strapless or strapped riding. A one board can do it all if you will, the perfect board to take on a surf trip where there may or may not be wind. The 6’2” features a classic thruster fin set up, using Vector Futures Fins, ships with pads and straps, you can of course choose to leave the straps off should you desire! It’s a classic surf outline with a little more volume than a normal kite surfboard to enable it to be paddles into waves. Built using the stunning Bamboo construction that F-One pioneered 5 years ago
On the Water
The added volume in the 6’2” helps it to get going really early, it will have you up and riding noticeably quicker than the smaller brother the 6’0” Signature Quad for instance. This is a lovely attribute to have as it can help you get out of some sticky situations when you are in big waves. And it is in the bigger waves that the 6’2” really comes into it’s own. The classic styling and rocker line lend it to smooth carves up and down the face of the wave. The board has plenty of grip in the turns and riding it felt totally natural. When it gets really windy you need to keep an eye on the nose of the board and hold it down, especially in chop. It’s a stunning board to ride and a favourite amongst the test team.
Beautiful, well-built, versatile board that can be paddled (if you are good enough) and kited equally well, a classic board with classic lines.
This review was in Issue 33 of IKSURFMAG.
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By Rou ChaterRou has been kiting since the sports inception and has been working as an editor and tester for magazines since 2004. He started IKSURFMAG with his brother in 2006 and has tested hundreds of different kites and travelled all over the world to kitesurf. He's a walking encyclopedia of all things kite and is just as passionate about the sport today as he was when he first started!