We have just received our first batch of BANDIT S2 and because of Covid, we have had no opportunities to test it out with the F-One team ahead of its release. So we were pretty excited and mother nature was nice and rewarded us with strong wind and a good first swell of the fall season. That was my first time going back to Waddell in a while and the devastation after the fires that have engulfed so many areas in the state and on the San Mateo and Santa Cruz coastline is pretty shocking. We have had numerous people we know that have lost a good chunk of their properties and for some their house and I could not help but think of how crazy this year has been. Going to the water is always the best way to clear our minds. So here are our first impressions with the S2 and they are GOOD!
You can ride without but you’ll always feel better with them! Check out the new Manera 2021 ACCESSORIES collection, jacket, boots, gloves, hoods, poncho, etc.
The ECLIPSE, a skilful balance between stiffness & flex that brings support where you need it and the freedom to move the way you want.
Thanks to a stiffer center area, the EXO 2.0 perfectly supports the back. However, it allows greater freedom of movement thanks to its different levels of rigidity, especially its flexible outline.
As a pro-windsurfer in his native France, Maxime Lhuillier moved to Cancun 8 years ago to be the National coach for Mexico. He opened up Shaka Vibes, his windsurfing school and has expanded his activity to paddleboarding and kiteboarding, and now wing foiling too.
New 2021 Manera Neoprene collection is out! Make the most of the upcoming winter with high quality, 3D designed wetsuits.
Second edition of the BANDIT S, with major improvements to take wave riding, strapless freestyle or even foiling to the next level!
The BANDIT S2 is reactive, light and drivey. Highly responsive, intuitive and capable of super drift, enjoy the easy to fly nature of the kite and its impeccable handling in all conditions!
Since 2015, unbeknown to most, F-One and their head board designer Charles Bertrand have been developing dedicated boards for wheelchair athletes with the help of SitKite godfather Thierry Schmitter. Here is the updated sitkite board collection. F-One is using their know-how and access to technology used on our surf and foilboards collection to improve the previous models. You can download the new specs below.
After 14 years of development of the Bandit we always get the same question: how will you improve it again? Our passion is to improve things and for us even when we go into the validation process, it’s just a step in the evolution process. Every season we choose to work on a specific point that should be improved. Let’s take the automotive R&D example to illustrate: one season they work on the engine and gain power, the following year, they need to improve the body to allow it to fit the new engine power, then they have an issue with the shock absorbers and so on…
We are proud to present today our newest Kite Collection.
Nothing can stop our passion for development.
Our R&D team has worked relentlessly through troubled times to offer you the best and most comprehensive collection yet.
Following a successful factory inspection, the following Diablo V5 kites have been approved by the IKA Technical Committee as registered series production equipment for the IKA Formula Kite Class.
The Slim Tech Carbon Custom construction offers a happy medium between resilience, flex, and light weight, allowing you to stomp huge tricks without the fear of damaging the board. Featuring an extreme thin profile, parallel rails, balanced nose and tail shape with a flat rocker, this board is ready for all aspiring strapless freestyle riders.