For the first time, F-ONE will be offering a pro model in its 2014 lineup.
Mitu MONTEIRO has accumulated an extensive amount of experience in wave riding and was one of the elite riders that led the strapless revolution in kitesurfing. He possesses a great understanding of wave kitesurfing and surfing. He has worked in direct relationship with F-ONE to develop kiteboards and his input and curiosity in testing has proven to be essential.
Mitu was completely involved in designing his own board line, while staying in tune with F-ONEs philosophy that boards should be high performance but also versatile. Mitu has always favoured longer boards but the new compact outline, with its round nose, allows the board to be more compact while maintaining the stability of a longer one. While throwing freestyle tricks with a surf board, a shorter wider design with a little more floatation makes executing and landing tricks easier.
This is why the boards are a little wider, to give the rider a compact board that is shorter and more responsive, stable and accessible. The hull is shaped with a deep single concave all the way to the fins, which guarantees early planing and a smooth acceleration for freeriding or in surf. The concave also absorbs the chop while riding. A lot of work went into developing the New Camel deck : It lowers and stabilizes the heel of the surfer and locks the foot arch on a rounded center line.
It improves stability, manoeuverability and increases the rider’s board control in any conditions. Mitu’s board line is innovative and unique in the sense that it was designed for strapless kitesurfing from the nose to the tail. Mitu rides the same board on flat water, small onshore waves, extreme offshore conditions and just free surfing. He does it all on the same board at the challenging spots of his home island in Cabo Verde at a level we can all only dream of.
All the Mitu Monteiro Pro Models are in a tri fin setup to make the boards glide faster and to make them as light as possible for freestyle tricks.