F-One has continued to shape the range into a true pro performance SUP Surfboard. In previous years I have paddled the 7’7 (87L) or 7’11 (95L) Madeiro SUP boards. For 2017 as the sizes and overall shape has changed a little, I decided to go up in volume and ride the 8’0 (100L) board to be more comfortable. Going to a bigger size I was worried that I would not be able to maneuver the board as well as the 7’7 or 7’11 sizes, but that is defiantly not the case. The Madeiro squash tail is VERY pulled in and thinned out to increase the performance and maneuverability dramatically for a sup surfboard. I really felt as if the 8’0 is the perfect compromise between stability and maneuverability for a 175-195lb advanced paddler. I had no problems putting this board wherever I wanted on the wave face. The Madeiro offers excellent speed and acceleration down the wave that enabled me to make it through quick breaking sections that I usually cannot make it past on my short board surfboard. All tech and specs aside, I highly recommend trying a Madeiro SUP Board if you are looking to gain the upper edge in the surf while still remaining stable and comfortable in any surf conditions
The F-One SUP Range keeps growing, at this time we have 7 x wings (all carbon), 6 x aluminum masts, 3 x carbon masts, 2 x carbon stabilizers (1 freeride and 1 race), 2 x carbon fuselage ( 1 freeride and 1 race) and a lot of kite foilboards and/or SUP foilboards to choose from. And since all components are inter-changeable and compatible, you can customize your ride the way you want.
The BAKS East Coast Team will be attending the 2016 Kiteoberfest Event in Cocoa Beach, Florida presented by 321Kiteboarding! This is an awesome event for the entire family. Location is set for Lori Wilson Park, Cocoa Beach, Florida this upcoming Saturday, October 22, 2016. This will also be a wonderful opportunity to come try the […]
Winter is coming ! and the MANERA Fall / Winter Wetsuits too ! BAKS staff member Vincent Nicolas could not wait to put his new X10D 5/4/3 to use in cold Ocean Beach in San Francisco. MANERA makes basically 2 x models, the MAGMA and the X10D. Both use the same patterns and the same neoprene foam. The difference is that the MAGMA is very warm with fleece inside and use the Square Flex skin on the outside, where the X10D inside layer is a more traditional jersey ad Re-Flex skin, an extremely stretchy outside layer. You can summarize the two with the MAGMA being our premium wetsuit, the warmest of all with the best outside skin on the market, and the X10D being the most flexible of all at a very competitive price.
Date: October 14th, 2016 Location: 76th & Collins Ave. Miami Beach Contact: TKS Miami (305) 397-8282 Website: tksmiami.com We will be at TKS Miami Watersports this Friday October 14th, 2016! The conditions are looking good so far, let’s keep our fingers crossed that it stays that way. Starting at 12pm Friday October 14th, another F-ONE Demo with TKS […]
Along with the new board bag collection, we have just very recently received the new collection of EXO Harnesses. Solosports and BAKS / F-One / Manera Ambassador Lauren Bibby scored rigth after surf expo. She is riding every day at Punta San Carlos in Baja so having her on the team is great for us for feedback. She is rocking the Alloy Glicer new color. 5 new colors total, and 6 sizes XS – S – M – L – XL – XXL. Check out what she sent back to us:
ESL stands for Essential which is exactly what F-One decided to do with this board; bringing back the original bamboo sandwich construction and eliminating the pads and inserts; for the riders who prefer a direct contact with the board and use wax for traction.