In 2014 vroeg Alex Caizergues aan F-One of het mogelijk was om een custom kite te ontwikkelen, waarmee het mogelijk zou zijn om zijn eigen snelheidsrecord van 56,62 knopen te verbreken. F-One ging vervolgens aan de slag met de ontwikkeling van een gloednieuwe kite, waarmee hoge snelheden kunnen worden bereikt, de F-One Furtive. 

Twee jaar later heeft dit geresulteerd in de F-One Furtive: een kite die geschikt is voor hoge snelheden, lange afstanden en optimale hang-time tijdens sessies. Deze kite is voorzien van hoogwaardige technologieën wat moet leiden tot goede prestaties. De Furtive zal beschikbaar zijn in verschillende formaten zodat je ongeacht de windkracht het water op kunt: 5M², 6,4M², 8M², 10M², 12M².

De F-One Furtive is overigens ook geschikt voor verschillende disciplines op het water. Hieronder hebben we een aantal highlights voor je op een rijtje gezet. Voor meer informatie kun je terecht op de website van het merk.

Twin-tip 

The kite is stable and the motion is fully under control. Bar feedback is super clear which makes you want to go faster all the time. Get ready, you are going to be willing to over-take anything else on the water!

Performance usually comes with jumping abilities. To improve this aspect, we have worked on the bar feeling, its maneuverability when sending the kite to the zenith and its boost during the jumps. The kite tows you way up and glides very well afterwards. Hang-times records are up for grabs!!

Lange afstand

Comfortable and fast, this kite is made for long distance courses and provides you with enough control to regulate your efforts during the long runs. Its flying range provides great tolerance to wind variations, especially in the high range.

Going hard upwind feels quite exceptional as the kite gives you the feel of being on an open reach. Its traction is really oriented towards the edge of the window with good support which saves you from pushing too much on the legs or on the back.

When reaching or going downwind, this kite will let you ride at full speed, helping the board to wipe away the sea state.

Foil 

To foil at high speed requires a lot of control and avoiding parasitic movements in the kite, especially wingtip flutter. If the kite moves, then you move too and so does your foil which inevitably results in losing control of your direction and balance.

Controlling the distortion of the kite during all flying phases has been the hardest goal to achieve during the development for foil riding but it has clearly benefitted all other disciplines.

Conclusie

  • Incredible hang-time
  • Maximum traction towards the edge of the window
  • Great stability and very accurate bar feeling
  • High aspect ratio and reduced arc for maximum power and unmatched acceleration
  • New W5 bridle with 5 struts for optimum control and minimum distortio
  • Made to overtake anything else on the water and beat hang-time records!