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Anyone tried the new fone trax III board ?

Postby slo » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:04 pm

Hi.
I am looking to buy the new fone trax III. Anyone tried it? How is the stance?

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Re: Anyone tried the new fone trax III board ?

Postby hrdude » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:14 am

Yea, how about a review? Specifically, the 135x41 size. Thanks

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Re: Anyone tried the new fone trax III board ?

Postby gill » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:16 am

yeah let us know.....i looked at it...very very very nice board...but i didn't ride it!

i went for the a naish board instead...i like naish straps and pads.

i think the TX is the same shape but bottom is different.

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Re: Anyone tried the new fone trax III board ?

Postby Kitebunny » Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:05 am

Just received my new Trax III 135 x 39 last week :D.
The best thing with the new trax is that you feel comfortable with the board as soon as you start to ride. It is fast and gives you the smoothest ride. I used it in choppy and flat conditions and it is amazing how easy it goes through the chop. Pop is very good and landings are easy.

Another fantastic feature of the Trax are the new pads/straps. They look similar to the Liquid Force Luxuries, but the F-Ones fit me better (you can really adjust the straps to your feet - with and without shoes).
Riding upwind is even easier than with the last years model.

I´ve tested quite a lot of new boards lately (Nobile 666, Brunotti, Liquid Force, RRD, etc.) but no other board felt as good and "natural" as the trax from the beginning.
Can higly recommend the Trax to anyone!!! :thumb:

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Re: Anyone tried the new fone trax III board ?

Postby epaschalis » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:12 am

Had a test of the Trax 3 135x39 boards with a 16m Tornado Latitude Kite on 14-18 knots wind speed on shore.

The board seems different from the beginning. It is a very comfortable board that rides with ease.
Is is flexible enough so no pain and hassle on the choppy conditions. The pads are just perfect. Most of the good feeling of the board comes from the pads, which are soft in the middle in order to absorb and more tough to the periphery in order to keep your feet in position. The strap is very similar to the ergonomic straps that are sold in the market but with a small improvement on the way it gets connected to the board, which includes a plastic part that holds the end of the straps connected to the board. It is also more soft than normal pads.

From the production boards i can say that is one of the best in the market since it utilizes a wood core and it is way much better in technology from other boards that are very popular. It also has a different shape of concave (square) with looks like a channel but i cannot say that this is giving anything more compared to normal concave. The only difference is that it allows the board to flex more.
The pop is good but not maximum. Demon had more pop.
Last, this board is white and you will have some problems finding it in the water while body drag.

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Re: Anyone tried the new fone trax III board ?

Postby petercccc » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:45 am

yes, its very comfortable. especially backfoot feels smooth since more water goes out from the tail channel. edge easy. medium pop. New pads material perfect.
But, its weight a bit heavily than other brand's board. I guess F-ONE need more material for making the board channel.
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Re: Anyone tried the new fone trax III board ?

Postby petercccc » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:52 am

mmmm.. the a bit weight to me is not a issue. I even guess its a reason why its easy edge upwind.

Btw, I am a F-ONE distributor. So my review may be biased. I knew 135*39 arrived all shops arround the world. go try it.

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Re: Anyone tried the new fone trax III board ?

Postby epaschalis » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:01 am

The board is heavier than other boards and also heavier than previous f-one boards bacause they do not use carbon fibre on top of the wood core. Instead they used fibreglass which is more flexible, less durable, cheaper and heavier than carbon.
That is the reason it is a bit heavy. If you want ultra light board, then carbon must be used....

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Re: Anyone tried the new fone trax III board ?

Postby Bigdog » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:36 pm

What is the bare weight of those boards?
When people say its heavy or light it would be nice to really have the numbers.

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Re: Anyone tried the new fone trax III board ?

Postby epaschalis » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:21 pm

Heavy for me is anything more than 3Kg.

Light is less than 2.5Kgr


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