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!
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…
The most user-friendly one strut kite on the market today, incredible light wind ability matched with complete ease of use. Feel the BREEZE!
This year the Bandit platform has been divided into two distinctive kite models based on sizes. What was simply the 2019 Bandit is now the Bandit 2020 and the Bandit-S models. The Bandit 2020 is now optimized to perform as a big air freestyle megaloop kite and the Bandit-S is designed to perform as surf kite. F-One had been valiantly attempting to optimize the Bandit for multiple disciplines, but having taken ‘one size fits all’ to the limit, the freestyle big air crowd now gets a dedicated launch platform in the sizes 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 17m
The steering response continues to be one of the crispest and instant on the market with a smaller tighter radius steering path that pivots around the center of the kite which makes the Bandit incredibly agile and easy to place wherever you need it, confidently creating power in any part of the window. The Bandit-S shines for surf because it will happily hover deep in the window and riders can use the progressive power control to dial in the perfect amount of power. Many of the surf-oriented qualities that have been instilled in the Bandit S are also qualities that make it great for the casual cruising liter and foilboarding. The crisp turning, linear and complete depower and lighter bar pressure make for a
kite that is really comfortable and user-friendly with precision handling that will resonate in the hands of dedicated surf kiters first and foremost but will also bring smiles to the broad spectrum of freeride kiters
The F-One Van will be heading East from San Francisco and stopping at tons of locations along the way to Florida, check out our list and schedule to see where you can catch up and chat gear with our reps and riders. #foneculture
Tkb lands an interview with F-One front man Raphael Salles at the F-One Dakhla Dealer Meeting. Raphael takes us through the latest changes to the Bandit in its 11th year as well as the complete redesign of its control bar which is designed to work across the entire F-One line of kites. Check out all the F-One 2018 Product Review Videos here!