F-ONE | Sail Engineering - The secrets of F-ONE's kite designs

Discover the secrets of F-ONE's kite design. F-ONE's objective is to maintain the kite's shape and its behaviour while flying by mastering the load tensions, and to provide our customers with the most intuitive ride.

This is done through Sail Engineering. We think, you feel.

The new F-One BANDIT is out

Experience the absolute refinement of this newest edition of the BANDIT to ever offer its legendary precision feel and increase the overall comfort. Using F-ONE’s Sail Engineering, the entire profile has been smoothed out, so the BANDIT XVI offers sharper performances and more stability and efficiency than ever before. 
 
• Smooth profile and controlled deformation for incredible efficiency.
• Impressive stability no matter the conditions
• Absolute control at all time
• Amazing responsiveness for epic sensations
• Precision flying with an excellent range
• Effortless upwind abilities
 
 
Watch the video here
 
 

By focusing on controlling the kite’s shape as well as the forces and tensions applied to it, our R&D team aimed to provide every customer with the most intuitive ride.

 
 

With extensive Sail Engineering work, the profile of the BANDIT XVI is as smooth as ever before and the kite behaves in the air exactly the way it was intended to, no matter the conditions.

 
 
 
 

1. Staggered seams

 


The team has worked on leveling the entire profile with the new innovative staggered seams on both the leading and trailing edges.

These break the kite’s back lines tension by balancing the stiffness between seams and cloth, which helps distribute the load over a wider area, and maintain the original shape even under high loads. We kept the fabric’s orientation towards tension as well.

 
 

2. New Fabrics Weights on the Trailing Edge

On 9 SQM and smaller

 


On the back of the profile, the two vertical 52g panels have been changed to one, and on sizes 9m² and smaller we developed a new 66g polyester double ripstop panel. It is stronger and more resistant on elongation to offer a better control of the profile on smaller sizes for higher winds.

 

On 10 SQM and bigger


On sizes of 10m² and above, we have kept the 52g polyester to guarantee lightness, as well as the two layers of 52g canopy with staggered seams on the trailing edge.
 

3. Sleeker Struts’ Reinforcements

 
 
 

The struts' reinforcements are now super sleek as well thanks to the Kevlar strip on the top. This improves the kite’s steering and maneuverability, reduces the aerodynamic disturbances, and decreases the overall weightof the kite once wet.

 
 

4. Bridles & Pulleys

 

Our original 5 points connections bridle and two pulleys help keep the arc stable even in overpowered conditions.

The new, CNC-shaped, anodized aluminum low friction "pulleys” are super lightweight and increase the kite’s reactivity. They also raise the bridle’s resistance to abrasion and its overall durability.

 
 
 
 

Our perfectly fine-tuned Sail Engineering, including the staggered seams and new fabrics weight, lead to more efficiency. Overall, this perfectly even canopy profile brings a greater sense of stability and control without feeling disturbances or the bar moving and leads to incredible performances in the high end.

The BANDIT is even more stable in the air, no matter what the wind is doing. From freeride to kite foiling, Big Air or strapless, this kite can do it all and do it amazingly well.

 
 
 
 

Stay tuned for more.

 

 

2023 F-ONE Surfboards

Enjoy the pure feeling of wave riding and the thrilling experience of strapless freestyle with the 2023 additions to our collection.
 
 
 
The TWEAK makes its first appearance in our range this year, while the revolutionary MAGNET CARBON and the legendary MITU PRO FLEX have been improved for even more performance and fun on the water.

Our kitesurf board range now features nine models, ranging from our MAGNET CARBON the pure strapless revolution, to the SHADOW, our highly reactive wave specialist.
 
Watch full video here
 
 
Strapless Freestyle 
4’11” / 5’1” 
The strapless revolution continues with the MAGNET CARBON V2. Discover a new shape for an even more electrifying and sensational ride, and better accelerations, pop, and handling. It is stunningly lightweight and ultra-resistant. 
Learn more
 
Waves / Strapless Freestyle 
5’2” / 5’4” / 5’6” / 5’8” / 5’10”
Known for its super agile and reactive outline, the MITU PRO FLEX and its improved shape offers the sensation of a traditional surfboard with incredible versatility and durability for unrivalled comfort and flow on the water.
Learn more
 
Waves / Strapless Freestyle 
5’2” / 5’4” 
The new TWEAKsurfboard follows your every move in total control. Responsive and intuitive, it planes early, turns quickly, and offers great maneuverability for amazing sensations onshore conditions and small to medium-sized waves.
Learn more

 

Duotone DICE SLS 2023 Product Clip

 

F-ONE | TRIGGER - Kite Collection 2023

Boost big, experience pure hangtime and enjoy super smooth landings with the new F-ONE TRIGGER. Designed for top Big Air performances, this 5-strut kite will blow your mind.

Not only will it allow you to send big loops, but its awesome freeride abilities will also send you back upwind effortlessly. Using our original 5-points connection setup and two pulleys bridles, the TRIGGER is incredibly precise and reactive and will perform in both the high and low end, never letting you down or forcing you to stop your session.

• 5 struts, high aspect, and flattened arch profile

• Mind-blowing and smooth vertical boost

• Unbelievable and floaty hangtime

• Precise bar feedback

• Remarkable turning radius

• Extensive wind range

Directed by Arthur Samzun // zoumprod To know more about it : https://www.f-one.world/product/trigger/

F-ONE | Mitu's stories - EP.1 : Pacasmayo

After more than a decade performing at the highest level and inspiring an entire generation, Mitu now spends his time between his family and raising three boys — who will most likely follow his path — and enjoying the freedom of a competition-less life. F-ONE’s new series “Mitu’s Stories” follows the kitesurfing legend during his travels to various countries to share his passion and surf some legendary waves.

From coaching clinics to discovering the local culture, immerse yourself in his daily whereabouts as he revels in epic riding conditions and stunning landscapes.

In this first episode, Mitu heads to Pacasmayo in Peru for a coaching clinic and finds some great spots along the way. Mitu's quiver : Bandit S3, Mitu pro carbon 5'6, Linx bar 52/48 Directed by Tiago AZZI Article | How to choose your F-ONE board ? https://www.f-one.world/news/wing-foi...

Slingshot CODE V1

CODE V1

 

With high-performance versatility in every condition for every discipline, our all-new Code V1 debuts as our team’s favorite all-around kite. Sharing design DNA from our popular big-air Machine, the three-strut Code has intuitive handling, amazing range, great sheet-and-go performance while still maintaining an incredible bar feel.

 

Code Tech video
 

 

 

“The Code is my go-to kite for technical big airs as well as for teaching at my pro center in Sicily. The Code is unstoppable! Light bar pressure and fast, reactive turning make this kite perfect for every riding style.”  — Slingshot team rider Jeremy Burlando 

Jeremy Burlando Code
 
 
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