The F-ONE Trax HRD Lite Tech is the ultimate all-rounder – from cruising to Big Air, this board has got you covered. Not only is it easy on the eyes with its translucent TPU, it also has a unique Helical Rail Design that has plenty to offer.
Unlike any other rail design available, the rail thickness varies throughout the length of the board starting with a section mid-stance that gives a strong bite to allow some impressive upwind ability. This then thickens underfoot into an inverted chamfered section, which allows you to smoothly carve through the water. In helical form, this then tapers again to the tips, improving the flex in this area to ensure consistent fin contact for plenty of grip and pop. The Trax holds its own when loaded up against the kite, thanks to its slightly stiffer flex, which allows you to generate a pleasing pop and plenty of hang time. The board does weigh in on the slightly heavier side in its class, but this is not overly apparent on the water.
The Trax has a single stepped concave through the base that allows it to accelerate and get planing fast. The board’s directional stability is balanced beautifully with its scope to slide and skate if the rider wishes. The Helical Rail Design eliminates spray and takes on chop like a champ, making for a smooth and comfortable ride. One of the team’s favorite attributes of this board was its ability to handle hard and fast landings, thanks to the wide Helical Rail Design and channeled base – instead of using rocker and flex this shape outwardly deflects water, making for very forgiving landings that are cushioned and controlled.
Overall, whether your passion lies in freeride, boosting or freestyle, F-ONE have developed a board that has plenty on offer to help you take your riding to the next level.
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