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.
Going upwind has never been so comfortable. This year again we have worked on reducing the drag, and creating positive forward momentum allowing you to stay even longer on the water.
The BANDIT 2021 is very light to fly yet has a feedback incredibly direct. The kite consistently reacts to your demand, and you always know where it sits in the window. The turning of the BANDIT is quick and precise and remains totally controllable when depowered.
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 2021 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 2021 BANDIT. Whether you are looking to send it, freeride for hours, or explore the waves, this kite will exceed all expectations.
|Size||Wind Range (Knots)||Wind Range (MPH)|
|8m||20 - 35||23 - 40|
|9m||15 - 30||17 - 34|
|10m||12 - 26||14 - 30|
|11m||11 - 24||12 - 27|
|12m||10 - 22||12 - 25|
|14m||8 - 18||9 - 21|
|17m||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).