We tested the Bandit already on a twin-tip, and published that in issue 96, but the original all-round kite has long been equally designed with waves in mind for the smaller sizes, so here are tester Matt’s words on it after chasing swells on a surfboard for a few weeks and assembling the notes with the team. Kiteworld Magazine Review!
“This year we tested the Mirage with the 800cm Carbon fiber front wing and the 300cm back wing all mounted on the 85cm extruded aluminum mast and a 60cm kite fuselage. This wing overall has a really crisp very solid feel underfoot and overall handles high speeds with a lot of stability, control and ease.”
The Trax Lite Tech features the HRD rails which is a reverse rolled rail which you can feel in the way this board smoothly slides through chop and carves. Testers commented on the board’s good overall weight (though it’s not quite as light as the carbon version of the Trax) and excellent scores across the board as a user-friendly twin tip offering solid performance and grip for more aggressive freeriders.
The Kite Mag undertook an impressive testing process gathering gear from 24 brands and tested it across different categories: freeride, freestyle and foil. F-One is thrilled to announce that our products have achieved multiple wins! Kite/ hydrofoils/ Inflatables/ Kites/ Twintips/ Boards/ Kitefoils – The Kite Mag Ultimate Test Results.
Source: iksurfmag.com At A Glance Brand new and eagerly awaited from F-One for 2018 is the WTF!? V1. A true C kite, the WTF!? is for non compromising freestyle riders who demand only the best pop, slack and control from their kite. The WTF!? or, Win The Freestyle, is five strut, high aspect ratio kite. […]
With three constructions and two sizes, there are a few decisions to make before you purchase a Slice. As long as you choose the right board in the range for you, we think you’ll be impressed. The pop of the carbon board is incredible, while the smooth, snappy lines you can draw with the other two will bring endless smiles to your face. The new Slice from F-One is one of the best all-round wave boards out there at the moment…
The F-One Bandit is now in its 11th year of production and is still taking names and kicking ass when it comes to three strut all-round kites. It’s been the benchmark for some time now and with many brands trying to emulate the success of the kite. At one stage it was F-One’s only kite, and arguably some of its success can be attributed to that. However, you can’t understate just how good the kite has been over the years.