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The legendary BANDIT is back for a much improved 14th edition, offering the best experience no matter the conditions. Big jumps, huge loops and loads of hangtime, perfect for freeriding and strong winds too.
F-One Bandit XV 2022
Our favourite all rounder is back after going through a few changes over the past couple of years. From a dedicated wave kite / all rounder to more of a dedicated big air kite in 2020, it’s now settled somewhere in the middle which makes it the ultimate weapon if you’re into various disciplines.
The Ultimate all round kite
Very few kites are able to excel in numerous disciplines but the Bandit genuinely is one of the best available across almost of all them. It boosts very well, has good hangtime, drifts nicely on waves, foils efficiently and is easy to use whether in the hands of a total beginner or pro. It has a good feeling through the bar due to it’s stability and structural integrity which is confidence inspiring for anyone using it.
F-ONE Bandit XV 2022 – 15 Years of Progression
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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- 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
F-One BANDIT XV 2022 PRESENTATION
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.
F-One Bandit XV 2022 Technology
Patented design used by F-ONE on all kites for the past 15 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. The C Shape makes sure the kite remains responsive and fluid. 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.
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.
Technoforce™ Double Ripstop Fabric
TECHNOFORCE of TEIJIN
TECHNOFORCE of TEIJIN is a high density Polyester fabric with a tear stopping structure using thin and high tension yarn.
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.
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