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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
Brand: F-one
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m, 17m
Type: Delta
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Allround Freeride kite

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The first impression you will get when flying the kite or on the beach will be a real gain in stability. The new Bandit is more Stable and cleaner in the air. The barfeel is neater and more direct. Especially the feedback when powering or depowering the kite is more accurate. The new profile also provides more forward traction and offers a more comfortable ride with less pull.

The new 2015 Bandit keeps its constant traction in the lower range without stalling, hence making it easier to ride underpowered. The kite flies through the lulls as if there were nothing but constant wind. In the high range the 2015 Bandit can be depowered with no parasitic movement and remains clean. Combined with its more forward pull on the edge of the window, the kite provides comfort and full confidence while riding.

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Movie F one Bandit 2015

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
Brand: F-one
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m, 17m
Type: Delta
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Bar length: n.a.
Line length: n.a.
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

F-one Bandit8 2015 08m
Name:
Stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
+10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 16 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
08m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
drift
 
HardSoft
windrange
 
LimitedWide
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
lift
 
GradualExplosive
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
glide phase
 
ShortLong
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kitefinder.com - 03.06.2015 at 21:40 hour
Comments:
The Bandit didn't change really. It feels the same as 2014 model. Stable, great low-end and feedback. This is one of the most successful kite series because its so easy to ride.
I had a wave session with the 8m meter and while others had a 10 or 12m kite, I could play around on a strapless board (North Wham 8.11) with my 90kg. A tip for starters, if you buy a F-one bandit start with a 8 or 9m for the best wind range. Another thing; play around with the de-power to prevent back stall and create an optimal power control.  
9 kudos - +

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