A former professional windsurfer with an impressive prize-list, kitesurf pioneer and founder of F-ONE, Raphaël SALLES has spent 30 years of his life on the water riding boards.
Who could pretend even more? Passionate by technique and development, with a rational and analytical approach, he is in charge of the research and development for the brand.
There is no doubt he is on the water for the biggest part of the year. Raphaël defines the axes of development with the team of engineers and in collaboration with Robert GRAHAM for the kites.
Raphaël carries out systematically all the tests on spots all over the world and the team riders feedback is used as an input for the development. Finally, the boss oversees the final modifications and tuning with the factories before production is launched. This is unquestionably the central point as F-One is a very reactive brand thanks to the skills of the whole team and remains connected to the main field of the sport and to your needs.