Tuesday, May 21, 2024

F-ONE MIRAGE 650

F-ONE MIRAGE 650
F-ONE MIRAGE 650

The Mirage series from F-One comes in three sizes and we rode the smallest of the group, the 650 which was insanely smooth and quick. Mounted on the same aluminum mast and fuselage system as the ICS 850, the Mirage front wings are built of prepreg carbon, making them very light, stiff and reactive. The F-One system is completely modular giving you access to the full of range of F-One’s extensive foil wing lineup. Their aluminum mast and fuselage system is one of the most technically intricate with slightly more assembly and a nice stiffness and weight compared to some of the aluminum frames. The Mirage was definitely the fastest and highest performance wing at high speeds of the test. The smaller surface area combined with the flat section turns kite power into smooth acceleration and great control at higher speeds than the more surf oriented foils. Not as quick to plane with the smaller front wing, but it still will get you ripping around with more kite power and greater control and carvability at more exciting speeds. The Mirage is not a straight line race foil though, as it offers smooth and reactive, edge to edge, carving. It’s a design that gives the more advanced rider reactive carving at a faster pace. You can rip into your transitions with good control and if you like to boost with your foil this is a great choice. Overall, with the full carbon wing the Mirage 650 was one of the lightest foil set ups in the test. If you are an experienced rider looking to take it from the slower paced surf wings to a faster wing with more performance the Mirage 650 is a great choice. 


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