Mitu is very meticulous and involved when it comes to his 2019 F-One Mitu Essential Series. There’s no shortcut with his testing. His approach is fueled by a lot of curiosity and a very fine analysis on how the board operates. Totally focused from day one, he invests all his experience into the tests. Offshore, side-off, onshore, Ponta Preta, Kite-beach, surfing, jumping, the board must tick all the boxes to be this all-in-one ripping machine. With the 2019 F-One Mitu Essential Series compact outline, the deep single concave remains the DNA of the MITU PRO MODEL which is known for its easy planing, sharp acceleration and great directional stability. The bottom features a channel at the front of the board to help while landing fins front. The 2019 F-One Mitu Essential Series maneuverability is really impressive and takes advantage of a much refined rockerline.
Travelling back along the bottom of the 2019 F-One Mitu Essential Series board, the concave fades progressively towards the back marking a rounded kick in the rockerline which further helps making the turns smooth and effortless. Combined with some thin rails at the back, the 2019 F-One Mitu Essential Series fish tail remains the best compromise between planing, stability, turning and pop. The range includes 5 sizes from 5’2 to 5’10 with the smaller ones having more focus on maneuverability and speed control, while the largest sizes have a bit more emphasize on the planing ability and general stability. All share the same shape features with their specific outline to make the most of the wave’s energy. The MITU ESL Series take advantage of their full bamboo construction to offer the amazing Mitu shape in a simple package with excellent value. Built with two layers of bamboo on deck for durability, the boards come with a tail pad only for those after an original surfboard feel. Equipped some foot strap inserts and with three Futures boxes the MITU ESL comes with a thruster fin set and the possibility to add a front pad as an option if desired.