- Outstanding ROCKER, insane maneuverability and control in the surf construction
- Amazing feeling and versatility while riding!!!
- HD FOAM FLEX COMPOSITE
- HEEL SHOCK ABSORBER
- CAMEL DRIVE DECK
- Nose channel
- Front pad kick
- Compact grab rail
F-ONE surf straps (in option)
|Dimensions||172 x 47 cm||177 x 4.5 cm|
|Volume||20 L||21 L|
|Weight||3.40 kg*||3.55 kg*|
*indicative value, subject to small variations due to the custom manufacturing process.
"Mitu rides the same board on flat water, small onshore waves, extreme offshore conditions and just free surfing "
The 2017 PRO MODEL MITU MONTEIRO range is the 4th edition of this bestseller!
Those high performance boards especially designed for strapless riding became a reference on the market in just a few years.
This year, the range receives two new models: the ultra-light CARBON version and the ESSENTIAL version!
Throughout the years, Mitu has acquired an impressive experience and expertise while being a clear pioneer of strapless riding. Having a really good feel for the gear with some sharp analytical skills and a lot of curiosity, he got totally involved in the development of his pro model. Mitu also likes to try a lot of different boards while kiting but also for surfing. His approach therefore stays true to F-ONE’s ethos of creating products that are high performance but always remain ultra-versatile.
The MITU MONTEIRO PRO MODEL receives the proven HD FOAM FLEX COMPOSITE construction which improves the board so much thanks to its flexibility and comfort. This includes a high density foam sandwich, with optimized flex to improve reliability, provide outstanding comfort and better maneuverability while keeping the boards lighter.
The HEEL SHOCK ABSORBER featured on the deck softens all impacts and landings for the rider while increasing the board durability. Mitu used to like longer boards because of the added stability they offer. With the compact outline and the rounded nose, we have achieved a shorter board which keeps some great directional stability.
The outline is designed to make the tricks easier and get a more responsive board. Yet the boards remain rather wide to get a lot of lift and make the most of the waves’ energy. Looking at the bottom, we have used a very deep single concave that extends all the way back to the fins. This guarantees an early planning with sharp accelerations on and off the surf while helping out dealing with the chop.
For 2016 the two smaller sizes, which include the 5’6 and a new 5’4, benefit from a bit more rocker on the tail to achieve more maneuverability and control, especially in the surf. On the other side, the two larger sizes, 5’8 and 5’10, the concave has been reduced slightly around the fins to make the board easier and more progressive in the turns and while carving. The Mitu MONTEIRO boards are all equipped with a tri-fin setup for a faster ride and a lighter weight for the tricks.
On deck, the CAMEL DECK shape helps nesting your feet into the board for an incredible control while the grab rail at the front will help out during the tricks.
By testing it on all the different spots of his island Mitu pushed hard to develop a truly innovative range of boards which excels in all kind of riding. A typical day usually includes some freestyle at Kite Beach in the morning, followed by a kite wave session in Ponta Preta in the afternoon, before a late surfing session in the evening when the wind has gone. And doing it all with the same board does not seem to take anything off his impressive riding level!
Since the first MITU PRO MODEL 4 years ago, we have focused on one single objective: offer the best technology to bring unique sensations and exceptional comfort.
The Mitu boards have become genuine technological marvels featuring many built-in features: HD FOAM FLEX COMPOSITE, HEEL SHOCK ABSORBER, full pads…
For the ESL version, we have elected to use our original BAMBOO SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION, which was an F-ONE innovation and a tremendous success.
ESL stands for ESSENTIAL as this is all we have kept for this original technology. Fitted with a full bamboo sandwich on both deck and bottom with double bamboo layer on deck to strengthen the area under your feet, the board is very resistant to local impacts and offer a great comfort.
Without pads for the riders who prefer a direct contact with the board and use some wax, this board also shares the latest shape and design of the Mitu range.
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.
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.