The F-One Strike handheld kite
With more than 40 years of experience in the wind powered water-sports such as windsurfing and kite-boarding, F-ONE has developed for the last two years a real passion for wing-foiling. F-ONE’s long history has enabled huge improvements in the sport resulting in the STRIKE’s creation.
In the search for thrill and adrenaline, F-ONE have been looking to make a wing which not only will keep the heritage of the SWING in terms of lightness and comfort but which will be incredibly stable and offering great performances as well as huge wind range.
From light to high winds , you will discover the full potential of the STRIKE. Thanks to its unique design and construction, the sensations on the water are unique.
The work done on the control of the deformation of the wing offers more power, fantastic upwind performances, stability and control. This feeling of control will allow you to push the STRIKE into jumps and air rotations.
You are in total comfort at all time, the STRIKE’s has the perfect traction balance between your two arms. The handles are perfectly placed, and you won’t suffer from too much pull on your back arm on the long legs. Going upwind has never been so efficient.
The impressive stability of the STRIKE will make you forget about it when in freefly surfing wind swells.
Each surface of the range has been optimized for their own programs:
- 2.8 m² + 3.5 m² for stronger winds and wave riding.
- 4.2 m² + 5 m² are designed to offer the best wind range according to the disciplines and levels
- 6 m² has a completely different design and concept from the other sizes and is dedicated to light wind.
The STRIKE design is completely new with many innovations.
- The vertical panel layouts towards the trailing edge and the skin tension help control the cloth deformation and improve the overall profile.
- The leading edge has extra segments for a better control of the dihedral shape and its diameter has been optimized.
- The curvy but straight on the tail center strut design helps for an even better control of the deformation.
Discover amazing sensations and transform you ride. Try the new STRIKE now.
|REACTOR VALVE |
Our fast inflation & deflation valve.
TECHNOFORCE™ of TEIJIN is a high density Polyester fabric with a tear stopping structure using thin and high tension yarn.
|TEIJIN 130G DACRON RIPSTOP |
F-One have built their kites for 20 years in the most state-of-the-art cloth from Teijin’s factory in Japan.
They have developed the best technologies and quality material for the kites over the years. Teijin has worked on a few major developments with the double Ripstop on the canopy cloth and durability treatments.
|The kite industry was lacking choice of cloth density. Kites could be build with a 52 gr per square meter for the canopy and about 160 gr for the leading edge, strut and reinforcements. Having only two choices was not easy because on some parts the 52 gr was too light and the 160 gr too heavy.|
After developments and tests with Teijin F-One can now use a new Dacron 130 gr double Ripstop on the 2020 kites.
|By using that new 130 gr cloth, F-One have saved weight while keeping an excellent strength. The new BANDIT 2020 is more reactive and of course feels lighter, which is particularly important for the bigger sizes, in the light wind or for the turning speed during kiteloops.|
|KEVLAR® REINFORCEMENT ON LEADING EDGE |
Most seams on the leading edge are protected with an abrasion-resistant Kevlar® fabric to prevent the seams from deteriorating when the kite's profile is subjected to aggressive ground friction
|SIZE (m²)||2.8||3.5||4.2||5.0||6.0 *|
|WIND RANGE (knts)||25 > 42||20 > 35||15 > 30||12 < 25||08 < 20|