F-ONE ‘s legendary BANDIT returns for its 14th edition, featuring improvements that offer the best riding experience – no matter the conditions.
- Outstanding upwind efficiency
- Optimized bar pressure: Concise and effortless response from the kite
- Exceptional wind range: The new BANDIT performs remarkably in both low and high winds
- Reduced lateral pull: Takes the quest for a ride without drag to new levels
- Power and generous lift for massive kiteloops and big air boosts
- Remarkable stability for an enjoyable and safe ride, even in the toughest conditions
2021 marks our second year splitting the BANDIT into two distinct lines to allow for more versatility, depending on your riding style. While key features remain consistent, we are proud to have once again further developed through troubled times the BANDIT to offer you the quality gear you deserve on the water.
The BANDIT 2021 is extremely pleasing to fly whilst having a sporty feeling. Its behaviour is direct and reactive as well as stable, smooth and homogenous.
Its power is totally controllable and the kite is not physical to handle. Whether you want to park it and ride freely for hours or send it throwing some big kiteloops, the BANDIT will deliver.
This year’s BANDIT exceeds expectations in terms of shape control. You will not be bothered by unwanted movements coming from the kite. Our new panel layout and our new trailing edge reinforcement allowed to us to get a super sleek profile. This resulted in a stability in flight never reached before, providing full confidence and unmatched performances. The work done on the skin tension in the canopy makes the balance between stability and manoeuvrability perfectly even.
Never before has going upwind been so comfortable. Once again this year, we focused on lowering the drag and generating positive forward motion to extend your time on the lake.
The BANDIT 2021 provides an extraordinarily immediate input while being relatively light to fly. You constantly know where the kite is in the window and it consistently responds to your commands. The BANDIT can turn quickly and precisely while still being completely under control when depowered.
This year's model has simply crazy jumping capability. The kite has sufficient of float to throw in some boards off or classic techniques while providing powerful vertical lift. Loops move quickly, and you can always get the desired line tension and pull. The BANDIT 2021 will provide power, excellent kiteloop sensations, and incredibly smooth landings without stalling with a simple pull on the bar.
The kite's conception is quite technical, and riding it produces astounding results. No matter the weather, riding is now safe and pleasurable thanks to unprecedented levels of stability. With each increase of the range, we were able to provide a significantly more consistent experience from low to high wind range. It translates quite well to sports like foiling and even wave riding.
We are pleased to introduce the updated 2021 BANDIT after investing countless hours in testing and creating prototypes. This kite will surpass all expectations, whether you want to send it, freeride for hours, or explore the waves.
|Wind Range (Knots)
|Wind Range (MPH)
|20 - 35
|23 - 40
|15 - 30
|17 - 34
|12 - 26
|14 - 30
|11 - 24
|12 - 27
|10 - 22
|12 - 25
|8 - 18
|9 - 21
|8 - 16
|9 - 18
The 2021 F-One Linxbar Control Bar:
The LINX Bar is our control system. Available in three sizes: 52/45 and 45/38 cm for the 4 lines bar, and 42/35 cm for the 5 lines bar dedicated to freestyle. It allows you to choose the perfect bar for your quiver. The integrated floats houses the mechanism to adjust the size of your bar.
- Available in three sizes
- Adjustable bar length
- One line flag out system
- Manual swivel to untwist your front lines
- Kite steering more precise and more durability thanks to the lines
- Only one bar for BANDIT, BREEZE, FURTIVE & TRUST
- 3 leash sizes available: 40 cm, 75 cm, 140 cm
Through the years, we have improved it and added some great features to create the best connection to your kite.
The lines are stiff, which makes kite steering more precise. Moreover, elongation through time is reduced which allows riding with a kite always perfectly tuned. In addition, as the lines are stiffer it makes them easier to untangle whilst setting up the kite.
The Hub is made of aluminum and the F-ONE cleat is hollowed, which allows to have lighter parts for an even more performing bar.
The 2021 LINX Bar features new colors harmonized with the rest of the range (boards and kites).