F-One

2015 F-One Bandit VIII

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  • $ 499.00
  • Regular price $ 1,289.00


For 2015, F-One has once again refined the Bandit Kite. It should be your first choice if you're an experienced rider who likes to boost huge, ride a strapless surfboard or even foil. The F-One Bandit won't let you down. 

For 2015 F-One has made several small yet vital changes to the Bandit, what stands out most is the increase in stability of the Bandit for 2015. The Bandit has a new 4-point bridle as well as a new canopy profile for 2015. F-One also worked on the high end of the Bandit giving it a more clean feeling when riding depowered. One great thing for 2015 that I instantly noticed when flying, was its forward pull through the window for 2015 F-One was able to decrease the lateral pull making it easier to get traction against the kite.  For those of you who are worried when you hear about changes being made to the already awesome Bandit don’t worry, although changes were made the Bandit has still stayed true to its Delta C-shape concept!

Beginner Kiteboarders: While you are making your entry into the sport of kiteboarding the Bandit will be by your side the whole way. This kite offers a stable pull even in the gustiest conditions as well as quick and easy relaunch which will be a necessity while learning. The Bandit is a kite that once you are up and riding you will not outgrow year in year out the Bandit is known for it’s versatility meaning this kite will stay with you once you begin unhooking or even if you take more of a kitesurfing path.

Intermediate / Advanced Kiteboarders: The Bandit is an extremely versatile kite that can be ridden from beginners to competitive podium seeking riders. The Bandit performs for riders looking to ride freestyle aggressively or wakestyle riders who are looking to throw some unhooked tricks. As far as kite surfers this kite is one of my favorites the Bandit offers a large depower while wave riding and maneuverability, even while depowered which is a huge asset while riding waves.

Design Features:

Delta C-Shape Techology:
 Delta C-Shape technology is a new F-One patented design offering unmatched stability and steering response when fully de-powered, with a proven C-shape design that maintains the highest standards in performance.

The Delta C-Shape features front line attachment points positioned higher up the leading edge, offering un-matched stability and steering response when fully de-powered, with a proven C-shape design that maintains the highest standards in performance.

Sizes and wind range:

  • 5m : 30 + knts
  • 6m : 28 + knts
  • 7m : 25 + knts
  • 8m : 20 > 35 knts
  • 9m : 15 > 30 knts
  • 10m : 12 > 26 knt
  • 11m : 11>24 knts
  • 12m : 10 > 22 knts
  • 14m : 8 > 18 knts
  • 17m : 8 > 16 knts