F-One Acid HRD Kiteboard 2014
Totally New Shape - Increased control, maximum edge grip and pop anytime, anywhere!
ULTIMATE PRO NEW SCHOL WEAPON
complete with F-One Pro Platinum Adjustable Footpads, F-One Ergonomic Straplock Footstraps, 5cm Fins, Standard Grab Handle
Sizes: 132 x 40cm, 133 x 42cm
NEW REVOLUTIONARY HELICAL RAIL Impressive stability & precision, huge comfort, smoother landings
HRD - Helical Rail Design
A true revolution, the Helical Rail Design (H.R.D.) is a tri-part rail which delivers insane precision, advanced directional stability, surreal grip and ultimate comfort, all unknown as yet in the world of Twin-Tips.
In the feet areas, the rail profile is very thick and inverted which creates two support zones that stop any bouncing effect. It also generates impressive vertical lift that offers early planing and sensational drive. Its sharpened top edge also reduces water spray towards the eyes and legs.
On the central part, the rail is thin and sharp, allowing edging, jumping at any time, also delivering a huge grip and outstanding pop!
Towards the tip of the board, the rail returns to its original thin shape to ensure grip during take-off and pop. Using the new HRD features landing any jump or trick as never been so simple!
The HRD rail provides new performance and a truly unknown riding sensation like riding above the water. The 16 mm thick rail also strongly increases the resistance of the structure and locks the twist of the board. With its helical shape, the HRD rail is going to establish a new era in kitesurfing!
Concave Step Design
The combination of a bottom concave and a channel, allowing instant planing and great upwind potential. The concave absorbs the chop and improves the grip on the water.
TIP RECESS Reduces the core volume (and weight) and adds extra flexibility towards the tip of the board. Combined with the other deck features, this makes the board stiff in the middle sections but with a nice flex towards the tips, making the drive very precise with a smooth riding feeling and extra pop for the jumps.
3D DECK STRUCTURE Board flex is tuned through both materials and shape. The shape of the deck is especially engineered to make the board ultra responsive between your feet for maximum drive and precision with the flex increasing progressively towards the tips for maximum pop and comfort.
ROCKER/OUTLINE Versatile outline and 3-steps rocker with a central channel and progressive flex. *Earlier planing (straight rocker lines) *Better upwind performances (straight rocker lines + central channel) *Versatility and drive in waves or difficult sea states (rounded outline) *Comfort and precision (progressive flex)
Hybrid Cap Rail ABS This construction process which cleverly combines the sleek lines and perfect grip of a cap construction rail with the toughness and durability of an ABS rail. As on a cap construction, the deck comes down towards the rail but finishes on a rounded ABS sidewall providing a shape similar to a surf style rail.
Wood Core The wood forms the heart of your board and gives it most of its mechanical properties: strength, flex and resilience (ability to return to its original shape). Each year, in order to master these properties, we seek to optimize its distribution, particularly in terms of thickness.
Direct Drive The Direct Drive technology is present on our boards since 2001, and refers to a board with minimal thickness, a 100% wood core and a 100% fiberglass envelope. These interlocking elements meet the F-ONE standards for a kite board and provide maximum durability. The Direct Drive translate into a precise board, quick and active as it erases the flaws of the water surface, collecting its energy and giving it back for the best performance. The feeling of riding a rock solid board always in contact with the water without suffering from it is even greater.
Our patented UNIBOX system removes all constraints of the traditional fin profile design.
TECHNOLOGY The fin base goes through the board and is secured on top by a thin box. The main innovation of this system is that the box does not need to be integrated into the board; rather the board is sandwiched between the fin RESPONSE and its box.
As a result, our 3mm board thickness and its flex are left untouched. With the UNIBOX system and its asymmetric profile, you gain in gliding efficiency and can start planning earlier. It improves the ride comfort as well thanks to the fins flex.
MOUNTING The fins RESPONSE are color coded on their base (red and green) to facilitate their assembly and respect the asymmetrical aspect. The matching color is also present inside the fin holes on the board. As a result, mounting the fins is really easy: red on red, green on green.
The box part on top of the board can be mounted in either direction. Since 2013, a notch has been added on the box so you can mount a leash board if you need to.
Probably the most comfortable combo Strap / Pad on the market. The pads are in general difficult to design because they must fit all types of feet. They must ensure the best connection with your board to have the best feel possible while riding, and absorb the impacts. With the straps, the pads must lock your feet in the ideal position.
To obtain the highest quality pads, we have chosen an injected process that permits various forms and densities. A unique process that allow to generate all possible forms while picking the best EVA foam density. Because a pad, it’s those two essential things: a form and a foam. The F-ONE strap is fully adjustable to the size and shape of the foot and brings great comfort with a multilayer of different EVA density and its Neoprene coating. The Straps Lock F-ONE facilitate the general installation because they are locked in independently from the strap. The straps lock are designed to give the strap the ideal angle and shape.