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Tkb Review: 2019 F-ONE WTF Lite Tech

On March 28, 2019   |   By thekiteboarder.com

F-ONE WTF Lite Tech
Sizes Available: 136 x 41.5cm, 138 x 42cm, 140 x 42.5cm and in Next Generation sizing label: 127 x 37cm, 130 x 39cm
Sizes Tested: 140 x 42.5cm

F-ONE Says:

The WTF (Win The Freestyle) has been designed from the ground up to be the ultimate freestyle competition machine that has been developed to allow you to perform the most demanding tricks with ease. The board features a new rocker line with a flatter section in the center of the board to allow it to plane early with increased rocker on the tips to keep those landings smooth. There is a dynamic transition between these staged rocker lines which are designed to give the maximum pop off the water.

Pop is something we have to talk about with the WTF, every feature of the board has been built around not only giving the most pop possible but also making it easy to release it and control it. The outline of the board is both versatile and comfortable, the broad tips provide a huge platform for you to launch your tricks from, while also offering a stable landing area no matter how hard you are coming in from a move.

The board is available in three sizes and all are quite large on purpose, the increased surface area helping to get you going early, but also providing a great platform for landing your tricks. This platform is further enhanced by the shaping on the bottom of the board, breaking the surface tension with ease and reducing the slap you can get from some boards.

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Our Testers Say:

Floaty and skatey, a little bouncy in the chop, amazing load and pop for boosts. Comfy pads, more of freestyle board because of rocker. // Chris Myles

One of my favorites of the week handles chop well, good pop and turns easily, very well made board with straps that are easy to adjust and very comfortable. // Jeff Waldberg

Not quite as comfortable as the Trax, definitely stiffer flex but really great pop and fun ride. // Marko Bartscherer

Meet Our Testers

Tkb Says:

The WTF is a high-performance freestyle board that you can feel from the second you pick it up with its dense wood core, high rocker and full outline. In addition to the conventional 140cm board, we were given the 130cm Next Generation small person version to test which was size appropriate for one of our female testers, who found it “skatey but fun, easy to ride with good carving abilities, great load and pop and with comfy footpads.” This year the WTF has gotten a straighter rocker in the center, yet testers still noted the high rocker and recommended riding with a bit more power to go upwind. With its freestyle background the WTF takes a bit more effort to lock in that tail because you can feel that rocker seesawing back and forth. With a bit more focus on controlling your rail the WTF locks in and goes through chop quite well. The rocker comes in handy for consistent load and pop performance. With its medium plus flex, you can put all the energy from the kite into the board, point the board into the wind and release it from the water for good reflex lift, ideal for wakestyle tricks. The bottom shape sports a double concave with a V down the center and the tracking feels fairly playful and loose in the tail. For general and upwind cruising the freestyle design isnt so aggressive that it is difficult, wed just recommend riding with more power in your kite and a bit more aggressive heel pressure to lock the edge in. Overall, the WTF is best suited for the aggressive freestyle rider, but may also find a home with a performance-oriented freerider whos looking for a skatier board with more rocker and load and pop that leaves some room for progression into freestyle.The WTF came with F-Ones Platinum3 bindings which feature a smooth rubbery footbed that has quite a bit of contour built into them with a fairly dense and middle of the road grippy texture. The strap is a single Velcro adjustment, and since we had to make some adjustments on the water, we were reminded of the big plus of mono-adjustment straps: that they are easy to adjust with two quick motions. Testers commented on the straps comfort, their firm footbeds and ability to adjust to a wide spectrum of foot sizes.


With the help of 14 testers from all walks of kiteboarding, Tkbs staff assembled detailed gear reviews with objective performance criteria of the latest 2019 kites, twin tips and foilboardsall packedinto one neat and tidy 180-page digital package.Get all the reviews in convenient digital guide here:https://www.thekiteboarder.com/product/2019-freeride-gear-review-guide/

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