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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: F-one
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m, 17m
Type: SLE
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Riders Profile

All-round riders. All in one

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Starting from a blank sheet of paper is what you do when you have nothing worth keeping!

The Bandit is a benchmark from which others follow, for eleven years it has been one of the most popular kites on the market, with good reason. We put all our knowledge into this kite, creating the ultimate tool for kitesurfers to use whatever their riding style!

Features

- Top performances in all disciplines.
- Huge wind range
- Controlled lateral pull for improved comfort
- Original auto relaunch
- New Reactor Valves for faster inflation.
- New Linx Bar with one line flag out safety system
- New Materials and color coding for reinforcements
- Prooved durability
Delta C shape patent

New Control bar F-one

Video F-one Bandit 2018

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: F-one
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m, 17m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Bar length: 38cm-45cm-50cm-55cm
Line length: n.a.
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 1 reviews on this product:

F-one Bandit 2018 12m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
92 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
18 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 15
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kitefinder.com - 16.11.2017 at 21:12 hour
Comments:
Had a short session with the F-one bandit 2018 with a hydrofoil. The session was really short because in gusty winds the bandit just isn't stable enough. It flies over your head with an intention to fall out of the wind window. When it crashed on one of the valve caps popped out of the valve and the Bandit lost all air. I really need to test the Bandit in more stable conditions but for gusty spots and low end foiling conditions, the Bandit doesn't deliver. 
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