The story of the DIABLO is first of all a man story. When F-One decided to start the foil kite program it was only because we were able to collaborate with a state of the art designer and factory from the paragliding industry, namely Mr Gin SEOK SONG.
GIN GLIDERS PARAGLIDING is a leading brand of high end and competition paragliders. The DIABLO was designed by Gin SEOK SONG and then tested and developed by two previous paragliding world champions: GIN test pilot Hans BOLLINGER and the F-ONE designer Robert GRAHAM. They used advanced design and manufacturing technologies that have been acquired through many years of paragliding. The experience of this collaboration has enabled us to quickly build a kite that has already placed F-ONE team riders on the podium of international competitions.
The collaboration between F-ONE and GIN GLIDERS was natural because both the companies and the founders GIN SEOK SONG and Raphael SALLES are driven by the same passion. Passion for their respective sport as well as for high end products and innovation.
The DIABLO was a success right from the first few races as Maxime NOCHER was present on the podium with impressive multiple 1st places.
The performances were of course there but the entire team was also focused on the other features that the kite must also have:
Quality: the choice of the fabrics, the construction, and the high quality controls are direct descendants from high end paraglider production.The need for control is greater for foil kites because the body and bridles are more complicated and demand high precision.
Stability and ease of use: our philosophy is not only to target high performance but also to have a kite that is easy to use for everyone.
Bar feeling: for some riders getting into foil kiting it is a new experience so we wanted to have a bar feeling as close as what they are used to having with inflatable kites.
Handling and turning: the way the kite turns and the bar pressures during the turn are key positive aspects of the DIABLO.
Look: because a high end product should also be beautiful the DIABLO has an incredibly majestic presence in the sky.
It’s quite difficult to quantify all of the design and construction features present in the DIABLO, but when flying this incredible wing you will feel the passion, energy and knowledge that the work of the R&D team have achieved.
Mr GIN, two world paragliding champions Hans BOLLINGER and Robert GRAHAM, racing world champion Maxime NOCHER, top foil riders Romain CASTEL and Joey PASQUALI and our experience: only such incredible competences could enable us to enter the top level of foil kites in such a short time.
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Race Bar Options:
With a foil under your board, kiting or surfing becomes extraordinary. On any given day, you can fly with the smooth sensation only found on the best days. In the world of surfing smooth glassy days are rare, not to mention the foil increases the ride three times the distance so you get three times the surf.
Lift offers a variety of foil wings and masts for Kite, Surf and SUP for different conditions and difficulty levels. The Lift foil line is continuously growing so you can easily update your wing as we release new designs. Lift's latest design offers a strong, light and simple one piece wing and fuselage set with several mast height options.
Sleek, smooth and stealth: The all-carbon Silencer is a fast and agile high-end foil designed for riders who know exactly what they’re looking for and appreciate the high-performance characteristics of all-carbon construction. Every silencer is hand built proudly in the Columbia River Gorge, with the expertise of designer Tony Logosz and carbon manufactures LP Composites.
With the Silencer you get:
Durable, affordable freeride foil: The 2016 Hover Glide is an all-around freeride foil with a versatile performance profile and aluminum and composite construction, making this the most well-rounded and robust foil on the market.
The Hover Glide is also the exclusive foil for Slingshots progressive multi-mast Foiling Flight School program. Masts of varying lengths can be purchased individually or as a package and paired with the Hover Glide for user-friendly foil progression.
With the Hover Glide, you get:
THE REO IS AN ICONIC MODEL IN THE KITE SURF WORLD – IT’S RENOWNED FOR DELIVERING OUTSTANDING SURF PERFORMANCE DUE TO BEING SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR UNCOMPROMISED WAVE RIDING. NOW IN ITS FOURTH VERSION, THE REO V4 CONTINUES TO SET THE BENCHMARK IN PERFORMANCE, FEELING AND FREEDOM ON THE WAVE.