The Bandit has nice medium bar pressure that gives the rider solid feedback on kite placement and in underpowered conditions, you will detect oversheeting fairly quickly. For lift and hangtime, the smaller sizes will deliver solidly in the explosive boost category and will give you some hangtime but the latter is not really what you expect from small kites. Overall, the Bandit is a very fast, responsive all arounder that our team found to work extremely well in high wind surf.
In its 10th year, the Bandit has been through a number of big and small changes that have made it one of the industry’s most successful examples of a kite that does-everything well. The Bandit’s classic medium aspect 3-strut Delta shape was the first of its kind back in the day and it has since evolved into one of the top leading delta-shaped kite that meets the needs of riders in the freestyle, freeride and surf category.
10 years already ! what a ride we are having with the Bandit, the flagship kite from F-one. For its 10th edition, Robert Graham, Micka Fernandez and Raphael Salles spent 200 days testing 70 different prototypes to reach the final design. Featuring once again some significant improvements, this kite will amaze you time after time!
a new squarer outline
less lateral pull for a new level of comfort
a smooth, homogeneous but powerful traction
speed and acceleration are under control
an efficient and reassuring stability even when over-powered
light, maneuverable and predictable
improved and easy hangtime
It’s official ! the F-One 2017 Kiteboarding collection is now out and they’re is a lot to offer. See it all in action in the latest video, the Endless Playground, then keep on scrolling to check out the kite, board and foil options.
TKB Reviews The 2016 Bandit 9th edition, and we are excited with what we hear! “Fast and steady with control on demand. Like a bandit outta hell, this thing’s got speed.” Read the full comprehensive review from TKB testers here!
“In recent years the kite has seen tweaks to the design rather than a radical overhaul and that is true once again for 2015. It is a three-strut kite with a definite C-Shape arc, whilst still retaining the Delta characteristics that changed the face of kitesurfing all those years ago.” – iksurfmag
TKB Review: 2015 F-ONE BANDIT February 10, 2015 Source: http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2015/02/tkb-review-2015-f-one-bandit-2/ F-ONE Bandit Sizes Available: Sizes Tested: F-one Says: The 2015 Bandit has undergone a complete redesign in terms of fabric usage, layout, while improvements in the canopy profile and a brand new 4-point bridle offer greater stability, a clean and direct bar feeling with more forward traction […]
A good light wind kite can make all the difference increasing your number of days on the water. The NEW 17 meter Bandit 8 is available now! LTD Watersports says it’s “it’s the best light wind kite they have tested for 2015” Check out the full review…
Trying the 2015 Bandit back to back with last year’s model really tells the story and I found that the Bandit 8 really shined in turning speed and power over last year’s model. It was very noticeable… Get the inside scoop with F-ONE rider Brian Friedmann