The first thing I noticed is that the bag is much easier to handle than last year Volt’s. There is a full zipper all around the bag making it very easy to get the kite back after a session. The other thing that stood out for me compared to last year is the bar. It’s the closest thing to a Bandit 6 bar, like 95% close
Signature 5’10 was just “plug and play” and so smooth in the Gorge swell and chop. I jumped on it and it felt like an old friend, good balance, smooth ride, snappy turns and my feet were always in the right spot!
I definitely recommend this board to anybody looking for a surfboard to kite on. Whether you are learning or experienced on a surfboard and whether you ride straps or not, you can not go wrong with this board.
Three things that stand out about the new Bandit 6 are it’s turning speed, jumping ability, and it’s gliding stability. I was sold immediately upon holding this bar, but there are a few key features that put it above and beyond
The incomparable build and design is a guaranty that no matter the conditions you’ll have a good session in light winds. The board is small by comparison to other light wind boards, it also it has rocker making it easy to ride as you jump and do tricks like in big winds
My go to board for both paddle surfing and of course kitesurfing – this board provides the best of both worlds in one very stylish package , including F-Ones standard full bamboo construction with V bottom , wider nose + future fin thruster set up.
I ride the Trax model for 4 years and every year I am thinking that the board will not get any better. This year model looks very similar with the 2012 one, yet there are a few changes on the overall layout that the board more reactive and get more pop.