F-One Mitu Monteiro Pro Kite Surfboard 2015
Mitu rides the same board on flat water, small onshore waves, extreme offshore conditions and just free surfing
5’6" - 166.5 X 46.5 CM
5'8" - 171.5 X 47 CM
5'10" - 176.5 X 48.5 CM
6'0" - 182.5 X 50 CM
FREESTYLE / WAVE
- New HD FOAM FLEX COMPOSITE construction
- New HEEL SHOCK ABSORBER
- CAMEL DECK
- New size 5’6’’ x 46.5 cm
- Width reduced by 1 cm on all sizes
- New nose channel
- New front pad kick
- Redesigned compact grab rail
- Lighter weight
- Increased versatility
- Amazing feeling !!
For the second year in a row, the F-ONE range includes Mitu MONTEIRO’s own pro model surfboard!
Throughout the years, Mitu has acquired an impressive experience and expertise while being a clear pioneer of strapless riding. Having a really good feel for the gear with some sharp analytical skills and a lot of curiosity, he got totally involved in the development of his pro model. Mitu also likes to try a lot of different boards while kiting but also for surfing. His approach therefore stays true to F-ONE’s ethos of creating products that are high performance but always remain ultra versatile.
For 2015, the Mitu Monteiro Pro Model receives the new HD FOAM FLEX COMPOSITE construction. This includes a high density foam sandwich with optimized flex to improve reliability, comfort, and maneuverability while keeping the boards lighter. A new smaller size is introduced this year with the 5’6 completing the range. The new HEEL SHOCK ABSORBER featured on the deck makes sure all impacts feel softer for the rider and increases the board durability.
Mitu used to like longer boards because the added stability they offer. With the compact outline and the rounded nose, we have achieved a shorter board which keeps a great directional stability.
Max width has been reduced by 1cm on all sizes to make the tricks easier and get a more responsive board. Yet the general outline remains rather wide to get a lot of lift and make the most of the waves’ energy.
Looking at the bottom, we have used a very deep single concave that extends all the way back to the fins. This guarantees an early planning with sharp accelerations on and off the surf while helping out dealing with the chop. The Mitu MONTEIRO boards are all equipped with a tri-fin setup for a faster ride and a lighter weight for the tricks.
A lot of work went into the deck with the Camel Deck shape that helps nesting your feet into the board for an incredible control. A grab rail has been introduced at the front to help out during the tricks.
All in all, this range is truly innovative and the boards are specifically designed for strapless riding from the bottom to the deck. By testing it on all the different spots of his island Mitu pushed hard to develop a board which excels in all kind of riding. A typical day usually includes some freestyle at Kite beach in the morning, followed by a kite wave session in Ponta Preta in the afternoon, before a late surfing session in the evening when the wind has gone. And doing it all with the same board does not seem to take anything off his impressive riding level !
HD FOAM FLEX COMPOSITE
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.
HEEL SHOCK ABSORBER
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.