F-ONE Mirage 1000 & Pocket Carbon 130 Hydrofoil Board Test Review

THE F-ONE MIRAGE 1000 & POCKET CARBON 130 HYDROFOIL BOARD TEST FIRST APPEARED IN KITEWORLD #107 ON OUR NEW FREE DIGITAL PLATFORM IN NOVEMBER 2020.

Kiteworld Issue 107 magazine

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F-ONE Mirage 1000 & Pocket Carbon 130 Hydrofoil Board Test Review

Always very smooth changing up and down the gears inspires confidence in your riding and leads to more success in manoeuvres.”

TESTED BY: JIM GAUNT AND ROB CLAISSE


TEST TEAM NOTES:

EXTRACT FROM FULL REVIEW IN ISSUE #107:

F-One are now five years into their kite hyrdrofoil programme. Whether you’re riding the Mirage, Phantom or Gravity range, they’re all very progressive in their lift and feel part of the same family.

The Mirage will be the go-to wing for most kite foilers and the carbon 1000 model is now far smoother throughout its performance range. Less locked-in, the rear wing shape has also flattened off, so there’s more play but still lots of security in feel. Now you can have a third of the wing poking out of the water and still maintain grip throughout the carve. Push hard without the worry of being thrown off.

This year we’ve seen many riders moving from 800 being their all round wing, to something more like this 1000 because the bigger wings are now quicker, but offer more stability benefits. In our tests we found the F-One Mirage wing has increased its pace without the need for increased front foot pressure to keep the nose down. Once you’re going reasonably fast the lift starts to level off and your foot pressure remains nicely balanced, whether spreading your feet wide and powering up for a blast out to sea, or with your feet closer together for a more carving oriented riding style on smaller, faster kites. It’s not loose enough to turn on the spot, but the Mirage’s over-riding selling point is that you can load it up with power, maintaining a nice, even pressure between your feet, giving you a lot of trust when driving it through a turn.

(This F-One Mirage / Pocket Carbon excerpt is from Kiteworld Magazine Issue 107)

READ THE FULL F-ONE MIRAGE 1000 & POCKET CARBON 130 HYDROFOIL BOARD TEST REVIEW HERE IN ISSUE #107

F-One Mirage test


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