The F-One Bandit XVI (2023) is now even more stable in the air, no matter what the wind is doing. From freeride to kite foiling, big Air or strapless, this kite can do it all and do it amazingly well. Its fantastic control and support allow you to ride at your highest level at any time, as it always translates gusts into forward pull.
For it's 16th edition, the team have worked intensively on making the entire profile amazingly sleek and implemented original staggered seams on both the leading and the trailing edge. The seam’s tension line is thus broken, which means the entire profile of the canopy is leveled when the kite is fully powered. F-One have kept the fabric’s orientation towards tension as well.
On the back of the profile, F-One have reduced the overtensions thanks to the staggered seams. The two vertical panels have been changed to one, and on sizes 9m² and smaller a new Technoforce 66 panel. It is stronger and more resistant on elongation to offer a better control of the profile on smaller sizes for higher winds.
On sizes of 10m² and above, Technoforce 52 has been kept to guarantee lightness, as well as the two layers of Technoforce 52 canopy with staggered seams on the trailing edge. This all leads to more efficiency. Overall, this perfectly even canopy profile brings a greater sense of stability without feeling disturbances or the bar moving and leads to incredible performances in the high end.
The struts’ reinforcements are now super sleek as well thanks to the Kevlar strip on the top, this improves the kite’s steering and maneuverability, reduces the aerodynamic disturbances, and decreases the overall weight of the kite once wet.
F-One's original 5 points connections bridle and two pulleys also help keep the arc stable even in overpowered conditions. The new, CNC-shaped, anodized aluminum low friction “pulleys” are super lightweight and increase the kite’s reactivity. They also raise the bridle’s resistance to abrasion and its overall durability.
Thanks to its legendary Delta C-Shape, the only still-patented kite design, this kite offers incomparable bar feeling, the best relaunching ability and exceptional stability.
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.
Going upwind is easier and more comfortable than ever. This kite it will charge you back upwind after trying new tricks and jumps!
The jumping potential of this year’s model is absolutely insane. Offering explosive vertical lift the kite has plenty of float to chuck in some boards off or old school moves. Loops are fast and you will always find the line tension and pull you’re looking for. Just pull on the bar and the Bandit 2023 will generate power, fantastic kiteloops sensations and super smooth landings with no stalling.
The kite’s conception is exceptionally technical and the result whilst riding is impressive. We have reached new levels of stability making riding comfortable and safe no matter the conditions. We managed to get a way more homogenous experience from low to high wind range with each size of the range. It crosses over to disciplines like foiling and even wave riding super well.
After spending countless hours testing and developing prototypes, we are proud to release the new and improved 2023 BANDIT. Whether you are looking to send it, freeride for hours, or explore the waves, this kite will exceed all expectations.
The best selling kite on the market:
F-One believe the Bandit is the best selling model on the market thanks to its unique qualities and army of fans around the globe. Regardless of your riding style, the Bandit will appeal to you. F-One are proud of this success; it’s down to nothing other than pure hard work, time and effort. Working tirelessly with the testing team of Mika Fernandez and Raphael Salles. Each year around 80 prototypes are designed, built and tested in order to achieve the perfect kite. Testing in all conditions and disciplines, from twin tips, surfboards and hydrofoils.
- Top performances in all disciplines.
- Huge wind range
- Controled 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 colour coding for reinforcements
- Prooved durability
- Delta C shape patent