The School of Hard Knocks

These groms are learning just what it takes to become a pro-level kiter, and sometimes it's not so glamorous.

2013 F-One Trust Kite Review

The 2013 F-One Trust is a new freeride-oriented kite from F-One. At first glace it is very similar to the 2012 F-One Volt 2, but it has been updated and also uses a new control bar.
Photo Gilles Calvet

F-One Announces the New Trust Kite

For 2013 F-ONE presents the Bandit’s little brother. The F-One TRUST is built and designed 100% for FREERIDE. The goal was to offer riders of all levels a kite with an intuitive feel, optimum relaunch, great stability and complete power control.
Photo Giles Calvet

2013 Buyer’s Guide: F-One

F-One is releasing the sixth edition of the Bandit, the original Delta kite, and is sticking with the concept of one model of kite to fit most riders. The Bandit now comes with a unique bar that has been machined from solid aluminum.

F-One USA Teams Up with Boardsports Kite School

The North American distributor of F-One Kiteboarding & SUP, Manera, and Underwave (Bay Area Kitesurf Inc.) is thrilled to announce that we have expended our partnership with Boardsports School & Shop , our leading dealer in the Bay Area, by offering school instructions using the latest F-One gear with F-One trained instructors.

2012 F-One Bandit 5 Kiteboarding Kite Review

The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 F-One Bandit 5 kite. For the complete review (including comments directly from our testers) on this and 52 more 2012 kiteboarding kites and boards, download the TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review in the TKB Store.

F-One 2011 Trax Analyze This Board Review

Once up and riding, the F-One Trax is a fast board that feels light and responsive underfoot. As you edge harder, the Trax feels like it locks in and never gave us any signs that the edge was about to slip or chatter.
Several new sizes were added to F-One's 2011 surf program. Photo Gilles Calvet

DESIGNER’S CORNER: F-One Bandit 4 and Bamboo Surfboards

For 2011, the Bandit 4 (B4) has changed considerably with a new shape and bar. For F-One’s 2011 surf program, several new sizes were added and the boards now all feature a double concave bottom. Founder Raphael Salles helps explain what we can expect from the new B4 and F-one’s 2011 surf line.
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I met my good buddy and business partner Nico at a local kite spot and we found out through Arnaud of Kitemasters that F-One was looking for a new distributor for the US market.
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Close Up: Adriana Harlan

Adriana began kiteboarding just two years ago, and she has spent that time on kiting in powerful waves both strapless and strapped.
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2011 Kiteboarding Gear Photos from AWSI

Well, the 2010 AWSI wrapped up yesterday here in Hood River, and although the wind never showed up, we were able to catch a glimpse at almost all of the newly available and upcoming 2011 kiteboarding gear.
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