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15 years after the birth of the first BANDIT, the F-ONE design team has once again put an astounding amount of work to create the best kiting experience for all riders. Jump higher, perform your favorite tricks at ease, improve your ride. The connection between the rider and the kite has never felt so natural.

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MOST WANTED AND STILL RUNNING

SIZES: 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 14

Impressive stability no matter the conditions
Absolute control at all time
Amazing responsiveness for epic sensations
Precision flying with an excellent range and efficiency
Improved boost, hangtime and kiteloops
Effortless upwind abilities
The BANDIT is incredibly stable in the air, no matter what the wind is doing. Its fantastic control allows you to perform to a high level in all areas. The kite translates gusts into forward pull.

Improve your big air moves with the new BANDIT. The kite loop is quicker this year with a tighter turning radius, allowing you to dial in as much or as little intensity as you might want. You get a total support from your kite, therefore the landings are softer as you get that extra lift before you land.

The impressive instant steering response offers precision flying with the best balance between ease of input and feedback impulses from the kite. This results into a very linear feel with zero stalling. Experience the fabulous BANDIT feeling of the steering and the sheeting working so beautifully together.

The BANDIT XV offers improved hang time, pure jump height and vertical boost. It requires fewer skills and efforts to load the kite before sending it.

Going upwind is easy and comfortable, it will charge you back upwind after trying new tricks and big jumps!

Thanks to its legendary Delta C-Shape, the only still patented kite design, the kite offers incomparable bar feeling, the best relaunching ability and exceptional stability.

The leading edge has been redesigned with one more segment and a new diameter for optimum maneuverability and stability.

The new double vertical panel around the trailing edge, the double canopy trailing edge and the lighter Dacron between S1 and S2 offer the sleekest profile for the most stable flight.

Reinforcement and the construction overall has been improved to gain even more control.

Most Wanted for 15 years and still running, the BANDIT never fails to impress.

TECH SPECS
TECNOLOGY

DELTA C-SHAPE
DELTA C-SHAPE technology design offers unmatched stability and steering response when fully de-powered, with the possibility of connecting the front lines higher on the leading edge of the kite.

AUTO RELAUNCH
Once the kite is sitting with the leading edge flat on the water, its C-Shape associated with the Delta Pivot allows the kite to automatically roll over onto one wing tip.

REACTOR VALVE
Our fast inflation & deflation valve.

TECHNOFORCE
TECHNOFORCE™ of TEIJIN is a high density Polyester fabric with a tear stopping structure using thin and high tension yarn.

FORCE FRAME
Kites with extended de-power ranges sustain more pressure across the canopy as they experience an increased frequency of use over a wider wind range.

FEATURES

BACK LINE TUNING
How to adjust the settings

FLAT SEWING
Stronger assembly of the panels: they are now glued and sewn together to make the canopy more rip resistant.

STREAMLINED LEADING EDGE END TIPS
The leading edge tips benefit from a reduced diameter, they are streamlined to lower the drag and equipped with a strap to avoid bridle tangling

VERTICAL STRUT CUT
The kite’s struts are designed with a vertical cut in order to optimize the strength / diameter ratio.

F-ONE PULLEY
Pulley structure is extremely resistant.

KEVLAR® REINFORCEMENT ON LEADING EDGE
Most seams on the leading edge are protected with an abrasion-resistant Kevlar® fabric to prevent the seams from deteriorating when the kite’s profile is subjected to aggressive ground friction

ONE PUMP COLLAR VALVE
Easier to remove and put back.
Convenient for bladder replacement.

SPIDER BRIDLE
We have worked on a bridal system for the new BANDIT 2021. The Spider bridle is a multi point of connection well dispatched along the leading edge which offers a better control of the arc of the kite during the flight. The stability in all wind conditions is very impressive and pushes the high wind range to incredible limits.

TEIJIN 130G DACRON RIPSTOP
We have built our kites for 20 years in the most state-of-the-art cloth from Teijin’s factory in Japan.
They have developed the best technologies and quality material for our kites over the years. Teijin has worked on a few major developments with the double Ripstop on the canopy cloth and durability treatments.

The kite industry was lacking choice of cloth density. We could build kites with a 52 gr per square meter for the canopy and about 160 gr for the leading edge, strut and reinforcements. Having only two choices was not easy because on some parts the 52 gr was too light and the 160 gr too heavy.
After developments and tests with Teijin we can now use a new Dacron 130 gr double Ripstop on our 2020 kites.

By using that new 130 gr cloth, we have saved weight while keeping an excellent strength. The new BANDIT 2021 is more reactive and of course feels lighter, which is particularly important for the bigger sizes, in the light wind or for the turning speed during kiteloops.

Additional information

Kite Size

10m, 11m, 14m, 8m, 12m, 9m, 7m

Colour

Abyss/Glacier, Flame/Abyss, Glacier/Flame