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Jim Gaunt was lucky enough to spend a week in the sun for the F-One dealer meeting is Mauritius last month. And where Jim goes, so does his camera. Click an image below to view it in a gallery. Don't get too jealous now.

Jim scored 6/6 days on the water riding the full range of F-One 2010 gear. It's pretty special. Look out for the story, as well as some amazing shots from Gilles Calvet, in issue #41, out in September. Get ready for the next F-One video at: www.f-onekites.com - it's going to be brilliant.

The car park peanut gallery were a tough crowd 
The car park peanut gallery were a tough crowd
A Klaasy late evening tail grab. Sorry, but he did bring a bit of Klaas to proceedings. That's it now 
A Klaasy late evening tail grab. Sorry, but he did bring a bit of Klaas to proceedings. That's it now
Crowd pleaser, Nico 
Crowd pleaser, Nico
Me neither! Here's another of him going through the corkscrew for the album 
Me neither! Here's another of him going through the corkscrew for the album
The rider in these images is a local instructor called Nico. He's rigged up some 12 metre lines on his 9m Evo and went crazy. You could hear him screaming in ecstacy as he'd fly through the sky above your head. I sat there for ages. I think he's officiall 
The rider in these images is a local instructor called Nico. He's rigged up some 12 metre lines on his 9m Evo and went crazy. You could hear him screaming in ecstacy as he'd fly through the sky above your head. I sat there for ages. I think he's officiall
The wind is offshore at this point and kiters come hairing in to within inches of the beach before pulling the trigger over the ooing and aaahing spectators. Check out the take off tracks in the water 
The wind is offshore at this point and kiters come hairing in to within inches of the beach before pulling the trigger over the ooing and aaahing spectators. Check out the take off tracks in the water
MASSIVE KITE LOOPS! 
MASSIVE KITE LOOPS!
I took a walk up to the point. It was howling six metre weather. I turned the corner and found an early evening crowd enjoying the shade from the wind and watching... 
I took a walk up to the point. It was howling six metre weather. I turned the corner and found an early evening crowd enjoying the shade from the wind and watching...
The Skyriders / Club Mistral centre towards the downwind point 
The Skyriders / Club Mistral centre towards the downwind point
Alex Caizergues is the fastest wind powered man on the planet and is the current world speed record holder, with an average pace of 50.57 knots over 500 metres. He's always quick, even when he's walking... look at him go! 
Alex Caizergues is the fastest wind powered man on the planet and is the current world speed record holder, with an average pace of 50.57 knots over 500 metres. He's always quick, even when he's walking... look at him go!
The F-One team is one of the most understated you'll come across. This is Mitu Monteiro. He's the KPWT 2008/09 Wave World Champion. We've got some videos on him on Kiteworld.tv, you should watch them. His strapless freestyle is from another planet. He lik 
The F-One team is one of the most understated you'll come across. This is Mitu Monteiro. He's the KPWT 2008/09 Wave World Champion. We've got some videos on him on Kiteworld.tv, you should watch them. His strapless freestyle is from another planet. He lik
Looking out over the flat water lagoon and out to little reef and Chameaux - which means 'camel' in French, because of the two wave humps that peel left and right over the reef. Gets a bit shallow downwind there! 
Looking out over the flat water lagoon and out to little reef and Chameaux - which means 'camel' in French, because of the two wave humps that peel left and right over the reef. Gets a bit shallow downwind there!
Sylvain liked to mark his territory 
Sylvain liked to mark his territory
The brains of the operation. F-One owner and kiting legend, Raphael Salles, on the right, and kite designer, Sylvain 
The brains of the operation. F-One owner and kiting legend, Raphael Salles, on the right, and kite designer, Sylvain
Dutch national champion and F-One rider, Klaas Adema, was along for the trip and was chucking it up all over the place. The Bandit 3 has rocket burners 
Dutch national champion and F-One rider, Klaas Adema, was along for the trip and was chucking it up all over the place. The Bandit 3 has rocket burners
It was a right hole. No one should have to work in these conditions 
It was a right hole. No one should have to work in these conditions
Photo of Mauritius Gallery  The wind didn't blow in the first week of the trip, so it was all hands on deck by the end with riders shooting themselves. Good skills 
The wind didn't blow in the first week of the trip, so it was all hands on deck by the end with riders shooting themselves. Good skills
That isn't a $25K camera Fred is trying to fix to Mikael Fernandez's board... he's crazy, but not that crazy 
That isn't a $25K camera Fred is trying to fix to Mikael Fernandez's board... he's crazy, but not that crazy
The Lambourghini of film cameras, the Red One. 120 frames per second and five times more information is made available per second. The slow mo's and detail and depths of field in the new F-One video are going to be breathtaking. You can check more on thes 
The Lambourghini of film cameras, the Red One. 120 frames per second and five times more information is made available per second. The slow mo's and detail and depths of field in the new F-One video are going to be breathtaking. You can check more on thes
Fred the French film guy. Also likes the fun bags 
Fred the French film guy. Also likes the fun bags
Fun bags 
Fun bags
We were allowed to play with guns, too 
We were allowed to play with guns, too
Pick a stick, any stick 
Pick a stick, any stick
Looking back the other way, upwind towards the Indian Resort. Just around that point, at the end of the tree line, the beach bends round 90 degrees and runs alongside a butter-flat lagoon that's waist deep where all lessons take place. The huge green moun 
Looking back the other way, upwind towards the Indian Resort. Just around that point, at the end of the tree line, the beach bends round 90 degrees and runs alongside a butter-flat lagoon that's waist deep where all lessons take place. The huge green moun
Looking downwind to the point at Le Morne, in the southwest corner of Mauritius. The conditions are pretty special. There's a decent stretch of flat water off the beach for a few hundred yards before you get to a tasty selection of reef breaks - perfect f 
Looking downwind to the point at Le Morne, in the southwest corner of Mauritius. The conditions are pretty special. There's a decent stretch of flat water off the beach for a few hundred yards before you get to a tasty selection of reef breaks - perfect f
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Added: 2009-08-12

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