F-ONE Mitu Pro Bamboo
Sizes Available: 5’6” x 18.3”, 22.8L, 5’8” x 18.5”, 23.9L, 5’10″ x 19.1″, 25.4L
Sizes Tested: 5’6” x 18.3”, 22.8L
With the addition of the Twin Track the MITU PRO BAMBOO FOIL is a fantastic 2 in 1 board. Take advantage of Mitu’s impressive experience to enjoy the best wave session on one day. Mount any foil with a top plate on the next day and cruise around the bay on a foil. In addition to the standard inline inserts, the MITU PRO BAMBOO FOIL also features some deck inserts in the ideal location for a V dual strap setup at the front to get the most out of your foiling.
The Mitu classic shape sports a compact outline, the single deep concave remains the DNA of the MITU PRO MODEL, it is this unique shape that helps the board get on the plane early, accelerate in an instant and give directional stability. Combined with thin rails towards the rear, the fishtail offers the best combination between planing, stability, turning and pop. This unique mix of planing, stability and maneuverability is what makes the MITU PRO MODELS so unique and versatile.
Built with a full bamboo layers on the bottom and two on the deck, the boards are incredibly durable and remain lightweight. Equipped with a tail pad, some foot strap inserts and with three Futures boxes the MITU PRO BAMBOO comes with a thruster fin set and the possibility to add a front pad as an option if desired.
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The Mitu Pro Bamboo Foil takes F-One’s standard Mitu board in three sizes and outfits it with foilboard tracks to give users the versatility of one board that conquers both kitesurfing and foilboarding. The classic Mitu shape features a substantial amount of bottom shape with a double concave in the nose and a subtle spine trending into a single concave channel out back through the tail. The Mitu has a substantial amount of rocker built into the nose and the tail which combines with a thruster fin setup and a narrow swallow tail that amplifies this board’s turning response. The foil tracks are mounted in between the forward thruster fins. Typically the bamboo version of this board comes with only a tail pad, leaving the user to apply wax for the front foot, but the board we tested came with a ¾ length deck pad that was fairly plush. The bamboo version we tested comes with the option to have a two or three footstrap configuration. The centerline forward and back footstrap options offer you two forward/aft placement options with the back straps having an option to set duck. The two forward straps of the three-strap configuration only give you one option for the front strap placement.
If you look at dedicated foilboard designs today, you will see that there is a unique but generally accepted formula that works best for foilboarding. It generally includes low volume thin decks, chimed rails, and wide noses that taper to a narrow and straighter outline tail. The drawback of these designs is that your dedicated foilboard is all but useless when you take away the foil. For those riders that want a one board solution, one that gets you out on the water in all conditions, whether it’s light wind foilboarding, freeride bump and jump or pumping surf, the Mitu Foil has you covered. For strong wind and good waves, you plug in the Future fins and take out the Mitu and for light wind and long-distance cruising you bolt on the foil. There are minor compromises on both sides, but they are worth the extra versatility and simplicity of a single board quiver. Using the Mitu as a foil platform is fine. Its volume works well for waterstarts; the extra surface area is easy to get going on with the only real difference being that strapless riders have to adjust where they put their feet on the rail to manage the strapless starting position because of the longer nose compared to standard foilboards. Some riders may notice the difference between the Mitu’s domed deck for less precise inputs from your toes and heel into the foil below. We can’t explain it, but the standard foiling deck is either flat or subtle concave for a reason. The other thing you will notice is that the tracks must be mounted midway on the tail which means the typical surfboard rocker will give the board’s deck a slight upward cant while you are riding, which will be a little different than riding a foilboard that has a much flatter rocker. Is this a problem? It doesn’t change the lift characteristics or anything about the way the foil handles, it just changes your stance a hair and how it feels. If the Mitu was your go-to foilboard, you would probably never know the difference. Hot swapping between the Pocket and the Mitu, the difference is more apparent. As far as the compromises on the surf side, we thought we would see extra drag from the open foil boxes on the bottom of the board, but we barely noticed a difference, much like the marginal weight that is added from the foil boxes. Compromises might sound like a bad word, but what you really ought to focus on is the versatility of stepping off a plane and unpacking a single board that will score you a killer session no matter what the wind throws at you. To some, that versatility is priceless.
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