Received my 2017 Levitaz EXO. With three light straps the board has just around 3,0 kg. So in combination with the Element-Mono it is around 6,0 kg. Which is not that bad for a, in this combination, nearly indestructible, extrem light wind foil with a volume board. The shown foil with one heavy levitaz strap and the Cruzier is around 6,5 kg.
I like the EXO for being a good compromise in size, volume and being pretty light and maybe also robust, but it is not a beginner foil board. Shape is ok, but think a higher wider nose (as ketos uses) would make more sense. They improved it with a pad and a bit better hole position compared to first model from last year. Unfortunately the hole position is still not so perfect, but ok and straps are just heavy standard, hard to mount and with 0,6 kg (3x wet) too heavy for such a nice light board, so better take 3 light straps with just 0,2 kg alltogether.
First I tried it strapless, but the combination: mono foil strapless is ok but just as long you don't try to change feet position in flight. Just managed very view tacks, but always with the help of small touch down. When changing feet position in flight you really need straps on the mono as after the quick change and even before you need 100 % control as sometimes you also have to pull up the nose of the board with the front foot. Also when jumping I was not able to catch the board, so I turned using straps.
Big respect to Stephane Goffinet from Ketos how is able to make strpless jumping look so easy.
Maybe I will turn back once with a normal non mono foil setup, when I find I nice setup with a small, but not to sharp stabi, as I learned strapless in the beginning of foiling and enjoyed it a lot.