Everyone is aware that kiteboarding is an expensive sports. We have therefore decided to offer the MITU MONTEIRO pro model surf in 5’6’’ / 5’8’’ / 5’10’’ in its “convertible” version (ie: equipped with a KF-BOX).
The deep concave on the bottom of the board provides great acceleration to lift off easily while the proven rocker and outline of the board make the transitions really easy and progressive when they are done on the water. The large pad designed for strapless riding enable a wide riding stance for maximum comfort and stability.
With its very efficient and all around shape combined with the new construction HD FOAM FLEX COMPOSITE, tough and light, the surf MITU MONTEIRO Convertible is the perfect board to stop worrying about missing a session without loading your quiver.
• HD FOAM FLEX COMPOSITE
• HEEL SHOCK ABSORBER
• CAMEL DECK
• Nose channel
• Front pad kick
• Compact grab rail
• Increased versatility
• Amazing feeling !!
K.F BOX (+ box shutter)
F-ONE surf straps (optional)
|Dimensions||167 x 46.5 cm||172 x 47 cm||177 x 48.5 cm|
|Volume||19 L||20 L||21 L|
|Weight||3.55 kg*||3.70 kg*||3.85 kg*|
We also decided to offer a board that was a 2 for 1
Race world champion and foil world champion, he is a very sharp racer and is highly involved into the development of his gear. He brings a very detailed analysis of the foil to push the development further, especially regarding the racing and long distance disciplines.
Is an emblematic figure in kitefoiling, he teaches it at his kite school, he is widely considered an expert in the discipline and possesses an incredible amount of ease in riding and general knowledge of foiling. His feedback in testing was crucial. He was able to feel the slightest modification and provide great input to improve and bring new ideas to the design.
Speed specialist, multiple time World speed record holder, he has been foiling for many years. He also contributed a lot to the design of the foil, as he was able to test it at high speeds and explain the sensations he was getting while riding.
With only 18 years old he is able to successfully combine performance on the water and a very good sense of analysis and research. This young rider already owns an impressive prize list: Foiling Junior French Champion, Winner of the Junior Kite Foil World Cup 2015 and fourth on the World Tour.
Multiple race and long distance youth champion in foil, he is part of the rising generation who puts a lot of involvement to test, develop, provide feedback and push the boundaries.
Raphael SALLES & Micka FERNANDEZ
The insatiable F-ONE testing duo recently started foiling, which provided plenty of feedback from a beginner’s view. Their expertise in gear development was essential and allowed us to focus on the key components of the foil design.
Part of the F-ONE R&D team, he is qualified in naval architecture and fluid dynamics. His knowledge in force mechanics, structural analysis and fluid behavior have been key to develop some products that not only fit the design brief but also innovate and achieve real improvements to bring the sport forward.
FROM R&D TO PRODUCTION
Two years ago we hired a naval architect specialized in fluid dynamics. He has been designing all of our boards and other injection pieces since. The foil design is naturally part of his forte. It is important the we leave our comfort zone of “Shaping” boards and focus of fluid dynamics and all the theories that go with it.
It is thanks to a complete team composed of foil testers and specialists that we are able to present you our first foilboards collection.
How many surfers have broken boards and wished they could replace it with a new one and get the same sensations they are used too?
Mitu once asked me:
Raph, can you try this board and make me the same one; it feels really good under my feet
I went out and tested this strapless board and was astonished by the control and sensations that the board gave me.
After a few runs, I started analyzing what was giving me this sensation of control. I realized that my front foot was nestled in a heel dent and that my arch was fully supported on the rounded deck. I could see that Mitu had spent so many hours on the board, that it had taken the shape of his foot.
I then understood that I needed to make a board with the top deck pre-shaped to get this sensation on a new board.
With its unique design, the CAMEL DRIVE DECK will offer multiple advantages: It will lower and stabilize the heel of the surfer and lock its arch on a rounded center line. It will improve stability, maneuverability and increase the rider’s board control in any conditions.
F-ONE kitefoils are equipped with the fully conical KF-BOX. Its shape makes it easy to connect and fits well with the thickness of the kite boards due to its moderate height. The KF-BOX offers a perfect, tight support.
Masts that are higher than one meter received a DEEP KFBOX able to cope with the added stresses.
The introduction of this new construction represents a major change into the F-ONE surfboard range: the two Key products (MITU MONTEIRO & SIGNATURE) are now dispensed with bamboo.
To face the ever higher constrains applied by the riders on their surfkites, F-ONE has engineered a new foam composite construction with optimized flex, for maximum reliability, comfort and maneuverability.
The mechanical characteristics achieved by this construction provide a lighter weight and a perfect surfboard feel.
The deck has been recessed by 5 mm on a wide area underneath the front foot in order to add an EVA shock absorbing foam layer.
This foam layer absorbs effectively all impacts for the rider and makes the board even more durable.