F-One Slice Surf-boards for 2020
The board has a straighter rocker and a parallel outline, which fades into a dynamic winger tail to increase its maneuverability. The squared off nose keeps the length to a minimum, and there are three sizes for you to choose from. The 5’3” is perfect for larger riders over 75kg who would usually ride a board around 5’8” while the smaller 5’1” is ideal for smaller riders. We have this year added a 5’5’’ for the riders over 85 kgs or those looking for more stability.
Freestyle is a lot about control, pop and landing. The volume and the thickness of the SLICE have been specifically tailored for kiting to ensure the highest possible level of performance.
Underneath, you’ll find a single concave with central channel which has been extended and now runs along the entire length for more directional stability.
F-One kept the rails of the board thin to allow you to hold a better edge and also to increase the pop, making freestyle tricks easier. The distinct kick in the rocker line around the fins has been emphasized to get more pop out of the board.
The nose is pulled up slightly to help nailing the landings while the long channel provides the stability required.
The board delivers plenty of speed, both on flat water, for tricks, and in the waves too. The flatter rocker line enables the board to carry itself through weaker sections of the wave. The thin rails and pulled in winger tail make for dynamic turns on the face. The thruster fin set up offers maximum versatility across a wide range of conditions, while also making the board easier to use.
On the Slice Carbon Comp’Series, F-One kept the same parallel outline but with a direct transition to the tail to get an easier pop.The straighter rocker line offers a faster straight-line speed to send more energy into the pop. The kick in the tail remains unchanged to keep the same ease when rocking the board with the back foot during the pop. The deeper central channel on the bottom, which also features a central V channels the flow much better. This results in a better control before sending the jump and smoother, safer landings. The thickness is reduced in order to improve control at all times and benefit from a lighter weight.
For strapless freestyle riding, the compact dimensions make it very easy to maneuver the board in the air and swing weight is reduced. Even performing simple jumps is made easier, with a wide stance pop comes easy and the light nature of the board will help you improve incredibly quickly.
The SLICE is best suited to small and medium sized waves and excels when the conditions are onshore and the waves aren’t too powerful. The increased speed offered by the board allows you to negotiate the wave without relying on its power as much.
The SLICE will switch your level to “fast forward” mode!
NB! The Slice Carbon Comp’Series has become an all-out strapless freestyle machine. The versatility for small wave riding is still very much there since it’s part of all F-ONE product DNA, but the design parameters of the “carbon comp series” have been pushed significantly towards competition strapless freestyle under the close monitoring of Mitu Monteiro and Camille Delannoy who have tested and proven this shape on the world tour.
- The SLICE BAMBOO has an efficient and reliable bamboo construction. The deck and bottom are built with bamboo sandwich construction to get a solid and light board using natural wood veneers. The deck receives a double bamboo layer in the feet area as extra reinforcement for durability. Equipped some foot strap inserts, the SLICE BAMBOO comes with a thruster fin set and the possibility to add a front pad as an option if desired.
- The SLICE FLEX uses the HD foam flex construction where the ability of the board to flex has been emphasized to provide an outstanding comfort and an amazing feeling in the waves. Built with HD foam of various densities together with fiberglass and epoxy resin, this construction also features some deck stringers for more durability. The comfort while riding is further enhanced by the shock absorbers and the full pad. The SLICE FLEX has some deck inserts built-in so they can be equipped with foot straps. They come with a set of F-ONE FLOW RTM fins.
- The SLICE CARBON COMP SERIES uses the HD foam carbon construction with two deck stringers to combine durability and super lightweight that are needed at competition level. The deck stringers strengthen the deck without adding stiffness to the board. The carbon is used with a sandwich construction around a structural foam core to reach the best mechanical properties. Equipped with a large pad to care for a variety of stances, the board comes with a set of F-ONE FLOW fins. It is ready to fulfil the most demanding riders and truly lives to all expectations as the ultimate strapless freestyle board.
RTM technology stands for RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING.
This process uses a closed mold to produce accurate composite parts.
|The resin is injected in the mold after it is closed, with the dry fiber having been placed inside beforehand. The closed mold injection allows for great shape accuracy and the epoxy resin used make the fins stronger and more responsive providing a sharper feel on the water.|
As the strapless discipline develops and grows, so does the demands it puts on the boards.
|With higher jumps and tougher landings, the stresses applied to the boards have migrated towards the rails and we have reinforced some of our constructions with lateral deck stringers to make the boards more robust in these areas. These stringers are not full depth to keep the flex and feel of the board.|
|HEEL SHOCK ABSORBER|
Slice Bamboo & Slice Flex
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 riders and makes the board even more durable.|
|HD FOAM FLEX COMPOSITE|
Slice Bamboo & Slice Flex
The introduction of this construction has marked a major change into the F-ONE surfboard range and especially on our three key products.
|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 manoeuvrability. The mechanical characteristics achieved by this construction provide a lighter weight and a perfect surfboard feel|
|HD FOAM CARBON COMPOSITE|
Slice Carbon Comp'Series
This sandwich construction (high density foam + fiberglass + carbon) provides the boards with a strong resistance and a lighter weight.
|The carbon fibers are laid +45° and -45° onto the board therefore avoiding any fibers at 0° to preserve the flex of the board whilst achieving higher mechanical performances. This construction improves the weight/resistance ratio of Carbon Series models which clearly feature among the lightest and best performing boards on the market.|
The SLICE BAMBOO
The SLICE FLEX
The SLICE CARBON COMP’SERIES
|Size||Dimensions (CM)||Dimensions (inch)||Volume (L)||Weight (KG)||Model Slice -|
|5’1||156 x 45.5 cm|
156 x 46 cm
156 x 45.5 cm
|5’1 x 17.9″||21.5 L||3.45|
- Carbon Comp'Series
|5’3||161 x 46.5 cm||5’3 x 18.3″||22.5 L||3.59|
- Carbon Comp'Series
|5’5||166 x 47.5 cm||5’5″ x 18.7″||23.5 L||3.72|