Prior to every achievement stands the challenge to develop the best product with its best characteristics. „Technical art, manufacturing by hand, sustainability and short distances are the one side - Mass production and lack of control are the other side of the coin. We have chosen the first“ says Bernd Flügel, CEO of F2. Our target at F2 is to improve our boards and push research and development. Therefore we collaborate with our local board-developer-team and different research institutions like KVB and Institute for construction and compound techniques from Sachsen.
For our design team, the passion for kite surfing has started in early years. The designers Ben and Erwann have been hang gliding in their early childhood. They realised this crazy power at an early stage. They started with homemade kites and their passion for powerkiting grew quickly, long before it started to get popular on the water.
This passion has never stopped! The next important step when it comes to design are technical inputs and the people you meet on your path. „Both of us have graduated in engineering and have worked as aviation engineers for Airbus. There we developed a sense for strategy, efficiency and quality. In the following we worked for other well.known brands to get better insights in the kiteboarding industry. These were the perfect preconditions to found a design company for water sports utilities.
We at F2 have developed a new fin system that has never been seen on the market before and is absolutely unique. Together with our development team, our team riders were significantly involved in implementing the specifications. From now on all boards will be delivered exclusively with this upgrade. Nevertheless, the side fin holes can be closed with a locking system, so that you can still ride with four fins. The advantages of the new system are overwhelming: - 30% better upwind performance - 20% higher jumps due to optimized jump-off-performance - better board control during landing - maximum tracking - unique riding experience.
„We strongly believe that design means simplicity, but also efficiency. Products should be easy to use, regardless of their level. Feeling confident in the first minutes of testing means a lot! It means that the design is in perfect harmony with the user. Efficiency has more to do with research and development. With our background in engineering, we have developed our own software which allows us to make the whole process even more efficient," say Ben & Erwann.
Using computers to shape our boards is fine but we want to get back to the roots of passion. We ride as many different boards as possible, like twintip, surf, foils, buggy, snowboards with and without wings. We go to the workshop to sit at the sewing machine and try to find other ways to build, tweak and improve our way of thinking. "Design is an ongoing process, there is no truth but different visions." - Ben, Erwann & Team
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