Presentation of the F-One TRAX HRD twintip kite-board: Lite Tech & Carbon Series
The TRAX board has a long heritage and is one of the most popular twin tips on the market. It is the ultimate freeride and freestyle board with a unique feeling on the water, offering both speed and comfort with fantastic glide. This is F-One team rider Paul Serin’s favorite board.
About the HRD CONSTRUCTION
HRD is a unique construction process that allows for the rails of the board to be shaped in 3D. There are three sections to the rail as it runs the length of the board. In the middle of the board, the rail is thin for grip and improved upwind ability, under the feet the rail is inverted and curved like a surfboard rail allowing the board to smoothly track through chop and improving its carving ability. As the rail reaches the tips, it thins out again allowing superior grip and bite to give excellent pop.
About the LITE TECH
The Lite Tech is an exclusive to F-ONE. Patented by Rossignol Snowboards it integrates a TPU element into the board allowing light to pass right through. It doesn’t offer any performance advantages, but it does look fantastic, and it will help you stand out from the crowd on the water. Available in two graphic versions (men/women), the Lite Tech also looks incredible in photographs, we can’t guarantee extra Instagram likes, but it’s bound to help!
The construction mixes unidirectional and bi-axial fibers at 45° to achieve the best balance in bending and torsion. This results in a board which feels easy to ride at full potential with great comfort.
On the water the TRAX HRD Lite Tech offers a smooth, forgiving ride, the HRD rail eliminates spray and feels very comfortable regardless of the water conditions. The flex has been tuned to provide the optimum pop off the water, and the extra flex in the tips really helps to launch you into the air. When it comes to landings, the wide outline and channeled base combine to smooth things out and allow you to retain control at all times.
- On the water, the TRAX HRD Carbon Series offers an instant feeling of speed and performance, the HRD rail eliminates spray and feels very comfortable regardless of the water conditions. The flex has been tuned with the properties of carbon fiber to provide the best pop off the water, the tips will really respond at the pop to launch you into the air. When it comes to landings, the wide outline and channeled base combine to smooth things out and allow you to retain control at all times.
- The TRAX HRD-board is so popular because it works for such a wide variety of riders; from experts in freestyle to beginners and everyone in between the TRAX is an excellent choice. Combining early planing, upwind ability and control there is plenty of performance at your disposal when you need it. From flat water to harsh chop the TRAX can handle it, you’ll get a ride like no other.
Note! CARBON SERIES
In addition to what it’s said above, the CARBON SERIES benefits from a high-tech construction which incorporates some layers of carbon fibers over the whole board. This results into a much lighter weight, which makes a huge difference on the water where you can push your moves some steps further. The carbon construction also makes the board very responsive, it reacts accurately to all of the riders demands.
TRAX HRD Lite Tech
TRAX HRD Carbon Series
The wood forms the heart of your board and gives it most of its mechanical properties: strength, flex and resilience (ability to return to its original shape).
|Each year, in order to master these properties, F-one seek to optimize its distribution, particularly in terms of thickness.
The patented UNIBOX system and RESPONSE fins have a radical effect : the asymmetrical profile improves the general ride and early planing.
|However, it is the flex of the RESPONSE fins that gives amazing rail-grip as well as pop and forgiveness on heavy freestyle landings.|
|3D DECK STRUCTURE|
Board flex is tuned through both materials and shape.
|The shape of the deck is especially engineered to make the board ultra responsive between your legs for maximum drive and precision with the flex increasing progressively towards the tips for maximum pop and comfort.|
|HYBRID CAP RAILS ABS|
HYBRID CAP RAIL is a construction process which cleverly combines the sleek lines and perfect grip of a cap construction rail with the toughness and durability of an ABS rail.
|As on a cap construction, the deck comes down towards the rail but finishes on a rounded ABS sidewall providing a shape similar to a surf style rail.|
|CONCAVE STEP DESIGN|
The combination of a bottom concave and a channel which tightens the central part, allows to go planning in an instant, with strong upwind potential.
|The concave absorbs the chop and improves its grip on the water.
The channel enhances the flow of the water and relieves the pressure on the back foot, providing incomparable comfort.
Reduces the core volume and weight and adds extra flexibility towards the tip of the board.
|Combined with the other deck features, this makes the board stiff in the middle sections but with a nice flex towards the tips, making the drive very precise with a smooth riding feeling and extra pop for the jumps
|HELICAL RAIL DESIGN|
A True Revolution, the Helical Rail Design ( H.R.D.) is a Tripartite rail which delivers insane precision, advanced directional stability, surreal grip and ultimate comfort, all unknown yet in the world of Twin-Tips.
|The HRD Rail provides new performances and a truly unknown riding sensation like riding above the water. The 16mm thick rail also strongly increases the resistance of the structure and locks the twist of the board.|
|LITE TECH |
The LITE TECH (Integrated TPU Element) patented by ROSSIGNOL Snowboards is an F-ONE exclusivity in the kiting world bringing an incredible look and design to your board.
|Lite Tech||Carbon Series|
|135 x 39 cm (!)||2.9 kg (!)||2.2 kg|
|136 x 40.5 cm (!)||3.0 kg (!)||2.3 kg|
|137 x 42 cm||3.1 kg||2.4 kg|
|140 x 45 cm||3.2 kg||2.5 kg|
(!) Lite Tech Girls only available in 2 sizes and NO carbon.
Girls? There is a special board for you too…
F-One team-rider Pauline Valesa is telling us all about it.