F-ONE BANDIT 2019
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This year we decided to give you the opportunity to discover our brand new BANDIT early.
We will deliver 1,500 exclusive pieces from July in order to brighten your SUMMER!
New BANDIT 12 SUMMER EDITION:
– A limited edition of 1,500 numbered pieces
– For the passionate people who will discover the new Bandit 12 before everybody else
– Truly unique and exclusive colours
– Only available while supplies last
Be part of the very select few to discover before everybody else the stunning new feel of the BANDIT 12 this summer!
20 > 35 KNTS
15 > 30 KNTS
12 > 26 KNTS
11 > 24 KNTS
10 > 22 KNTS
8 > 18 KNTS
8 > 16 KNTS
THE LEGEND, BETTER AGAIN !
The Legend, Better again!
The best “One quiver kite” on the planet still gets better over the years. Incredible control is coupled with a handling experience you will never forget.
No matter what your level or style, the BANDIT is the kite that delivers.
- Huge riding range
- Playful in all conditions
- Worry-free auto-relaunch
- Extraordinary manoeuvrability & responsiveness
- Perfect balance between power delivery and lateral pull
- Precise speed control
- Ultimate link for a perfect feedback from your kite
– Huge Riding Range: The fantastic gust handling and depower range of the new Bandit means that you’ll enjoy every session, regardless of the conditions.
– Extraordinary manoeuvrability & responsiveness: It’s like flying a fighter jet instead of a passenger plane!
– Ultimate link: The new Bandit is an extension of your body that performs in harmony with you; this unique link means that as soon as you’ve thought about the turn, the kite is already making it with a perfect feeling and control.
– Maximum comfort thanks to a smooth and consistent power delivery & reduced lateral pull
– The perfect fusion of all our knowledge, the latest materials and technology means you can enjoy a kite that excels in all disciplines and makes every session one to remember.
How do you improve the BANDIT ?
Every year we ask ourselves this question, and each year there follows another question, what are we looking for? Our primary focus is to develop the wind range, the lateral pull of the kite, the feedback and feeling at the bar and the manoeuverability. After eleven years of constant enrichment, we focused on specific areas to channel our efforts and achieve our goals with the twelfth edition of the BANDIT.
This has always been a key are for the BANDIT, a wider wind range means you can enjoy longer sessions in more varied conditions. Just because a kite works across a wide range though doesn’t mean it is good. Enhancing the effective “Riding Range” was the goal for the designers and testers; this is the range of wind in which you can perform all your tricks. You’ll find the BANDIT allows you to ride at your best regardless of the conditions.
The Ultimate Link
There is a special link between the rider, wind and the water. Your connection to the kite is crucial, it is how you feel the power from the wind, and it provides the control as well. The feelings we get when we are kiting are always different, the wind is constantly changing and so too is the water we ride on. With predictable and consistent power delivery and incredible bar feedback, the new BANDIT ensures every session is a good session.There will be no more complaints about gusty winds or struggling for control when overpowered.
At F-ONE we believe that we’re happier when we are riding smaller kites. 7-9m kites are always the most fun to fly, as they are so reactive. This year the handling on the new BANDIT has been further improved so that every kite feels smaller in the sky. You’ll find the 12m flies like a 9m and that feeling is priceless.
Smooth Power Delivery
Many kiters don’t fully appreciate the importance of lateral pull in their kites. When we ride, we are always fighting the forces from the kite by edging the board to create forward motion. For many years we have been working to reduce the lateral pull felt by the rider, this means you can enjoy longer, more comfortable sessions with less effort. The new BANDIT offers the perfect balance between power and lateral pull, with fantastic low end and incredible comfort in the middle and at the top of the wind range. Edging has never been so easy, your jumps will be even bigger, and your board is released.
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.
DELTA C-SHAPE is a patented design used by F-ONE on all kites for the past 11 years.
This shape was the result of a design research towards maximum optimization of the aerodynamic performances of the kite and of its depower. It gives the possibility to fit more canopy area in the middle sections to create more projected area while the C Shape makes sure the kite remains responsive and fluid.
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.
The kite will then glide towards the edge of the window, ready for quick and easy water re-launch.
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.
Consequently F-ONE has developed a completely new structure for the Bandit, offering optimized durability with no additional weight gain.
The FORCE FRAME is a solid Dacron structure consisting of the leading edge, the trailing edge and the struts.
This high strength skeleton structure is then covered with lightweight Spy material in the least vulnerable areas.