At A Glance
The F-One Signature Series has sat alongside the immensely popular Mitu Pro Model for some years. This is a very much more surf-orientated design with a thinner outline, thumb tail and quad fin set up; it is strikingly different from the Mitu range in terms of shape. The Signature Series is Raphael Salles’ go to board when he is wave riding and if you have ever seen him ride you will know it is all about big waves and deep gouging carves.
The rails have plenty of tuck on them to improve carving ability, and there is lots of tail rocker too. The narrower outline is designed to make rail-to-rail carving a breeze, and the quad fins at the back should offer plenty of drive through the turns. As ever the build quality is second to none and this year, like the Mitu, the Signature series comes in their popular HD Foam construction and a new carbon construction; both offer a good amount of flex married to some impressive durability.
We’ve got the standard HD Foam construction on test this issue and the 5’10, the larger of the two boards in the range. Interestingly both boards have the same width and almost identical volumes of 21 and 22l.