F-ONE’s unique experience in foiling has now been gathered into the most accessible and versatile package ever, combining early and super smooth take-off, impressive control and maneuverability, with the speed range that anyone should expect from a versatile foil.
- Early and super smooth take off
- Very stable and predictable ride
- Amazing carving potential
- Versatile with great speed range
the most accessible and versatile package ever
The IC6 technology enables to mix carbon fibers with an injected base material to reach a unique blend of characteristics, combining the strength of carbon fibers with a bombproof base material. The IC6 technology offers great resistance and stiffness with extreme durability.
Material: Aluminium 6063 & 6061
Size: 90 cm
Weight: 1.66 kg*
Material: Aluminium 6063 & 6061
Size: 65 cm
Weight: 1.3 kg*
Material: IC6 injected carbon with aluminium core
Size: 850 cm2
Weight: 1.09 kg*
The front wing is built around an aluminium core. The robust FCD connector is 100% metal and precision milled for a perfect fit.
Material: IC6 injected carbon
Area: 300 cm2
Weight: 0.16 kg*
Material: Aluminium 6061
Length: 42 cm
Weight: 0.45 kg*
We have developed and patented a brand new concept for the assembly of the mast, fuselage and wings because this is a critical aspect of the kitefoil. It drives the reliability and ease of use for assembling and taking the foil apart for transportation, as much as the repeatability of the trim between the front and rear wings.
The main benefit of the system is the one and only screw that maintains all the parts together: mast, front wing and fuselage.This screw is placed longitudinally and is therefore only stressed in tension instead of shear or bending. The whole foil can be tightened up with everything working in a sound mechanical way.
To gain some precision, robustness and packed-up volume, the screw is combined with a squared, conical assembling system, which has been proven as the best mechanical setup to lock any motion or degree of freedom between the parts, while also contributing greatly to tensional resistance.
1 Longitudinal screw
2 Front Wing
6 Squared & conical assembling system
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.
Is an emblematic figure in kitefoiling, he teaches it at his kite school, he is widely considered an expert in the discipline and possesses an incredible amount of ease in riding and general knowledge of foiling. His feedback in testing was crucial. He was able to feel the slightest modification and provide great input to improve and bring new ideas to the design.
Speed specialist, multiple time World speed record holder, he has been foiling for many years. He also contributed a lot to the design of the foil, as he was able to test it at high speeds and explain the sensations he was getting while riding.
Raphael SALLES & Micka FERNANDEZ
The insatiable F-ONE testing duo recently started foiling, which provided plenty of feedback from a beginner’s view. Their expertise in gear development was essential and allowed us to focus on the key components of the foil design.
Part of the F-ONE R&D team, he is qualified in naval architecture and fluid dynamics. His knowledge in force mechanics, structural analysis and fluid behavior have been key to develop some products that not only fit the design brief but also innovate and achieve real improvements to bring the sport forward.
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.