May 8, 2013
Author: SBC Kiteboard Test Team
Size tested: 7 m
Sizes available: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 m
Design features: 3-strut, 4-line, Delta C
The Bandit VI continues as the leader and original designer of the Delta C design concept, and in 2013, F-One continues with refinement and precision to keep you dialed in any condition or discipline. There is something to be said for a compact kite line with a design philosophy that focuses on combining high levels of multi-discipline performance into one model. The Bandit is a testament to the refinement of their concept, and our Test Team riders were amazed at the kite’s completely dialed performance this year. Smooth flying character and fast, smooth pulling power, the Bandit’s handling tops the charts in almost every category. The Bandit can boost big, unhook and pop with the best of them, but also deliver easy drift, stability and close to perfect depower and feedback for waveriding. It is a kite flyer’s kite that will work well in diverse conditions and with advanced riding styles.
- Simple bar
The bar lacks the bells and whisles of the best, but simple is sometimes better.
+ What the SBC Test Team raved about:
“Awesome kite, super nice, polished fell; gorgeous bar pressure with adequate low-end, great turning speed and overall handling. Will work well in waves or for freestyle, giving it top marks for all-terrain ability.”
“Bandit continues its tradition of kicking ass as one of the most adaptable and versatile kites in the test: perfect bar pressure, intuitive turning and positioning.”
“If it was an automobile, it would be an 4x4 off roader with the handling and agility of a top Italian sports car.”
Cool Tech Features
- Force frame technology
- Delta C shape
- Fusion struts