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 HDFOAM 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||166.5 x 46.5 cm||171.5 x 47 cm||176.5 x 48.5 cm|
|Volume||19 L||20 L||21 L|
|Weight||3.450 kg*||3.670 kg*||3.750 kg*|
|Box||K.F Box||K.F Box||K.F Box|
We also decided to offer a board that was a 2 for 1
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.
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.
Can I setup my foil on any SUP board ?
Any SUP board might not be fit for supfoiling since it requires good aptitudes for take-off and the right box location. The longer the board, the trickier it gets to lift off and to place the box in the right location.
Can I setup my foil on any Windsurf board?
Yes, but the box needs to be located in the right place to achieve the right balance.
Are your foils available with other box standards such as Tuttle for example?
Yes, it is available on demand.
Can you supply Deep KF Box inserts to fit into the boards?
Are all the blades, fuselages, masts of the range SUPFOIL – KITEFOIL – WINDFOIL all compatible with each others?
Yes, thanks to our patented FCD connection system, everything is compatible.
How is it possible to use the same front wing for supfoiling and windfoiling?
From a design point of view, the brief is quite similar: the foil needs to lift out of the water a rider and his/her board with more or less performances or accessibility. The driving force either comes from paddling together with the energy of the wave or from the sail force of the windsurf rig.
On the other side, kitefoiling is different since the kite pulls upwards and carries some of the rider and board weight. But some kitefoil wings can be used in windfoil or supfoil, such as the Freeride 800 by example. And the 900 and 1000 supfoil wings can also be used for kitefoiling.
Why do the Supfoil and Windfoil masts have different lengths?
When supfoiling, it is all about keeping your balance at the top of the foil. The longer the mast, the more difficult it is to maintain the balance. The foil also doesn’t run across a high chop or waves during flight.
When windfoiling, the rig provides more support and more stability. The foil can be used on the open sea and will come across higher chops and waves around 1m or more. More length is therefore required to fly over these.
Is it easier to learn how to foil behind a boat?
Yes! The shorter mast of a supfoil and the Freeride 1000 wing are the ideal combo to learn how to fly. A beginner doesn’t even need to waterstart. All that is required is to stand up on the SUP, feet located in the right place with the rope in hand.
The boat can set the pace accurately to reach the ideal speed for the rider to feel the lift from the foil. He will thereby learn easily how to fly by focusing solely on the foil.
Is it possible to windfoil with a 75cm supfoil mast?
Yes, of course, but doing the opposite (supfoiling with 90cm windfoil mast) is more difficult.
Is there a way to practice sup, supfoil and windfoil with the same foil and board?
Absolutely! Thanks to our convertible Papenoo board which can be used as a normal wave SUP but can also be used for supfoiling and windfoiling if a rig is added.