The legend, redefined.
Experience the absolute refinement of this newest edition of the BANDIT to ever offer its legendary precision feel and increase the overall comfort. With an extensive work on smoothing out the entire profile, the BANDIT XVI offers sharper performances and more stability and efficiency than ever before. The BANDIT is even more stable in the air, no matter what the wind is doing.
- Smooth profile and controlled deformation for incredible efficiency
- Impressive stability no matter the conditions
- Absolute control at all time
- Amazing responsiveness for epic sensations
- Precision flying with an excellent range and efficiency
- Improved boost, hangtime and kiteloops
- Effortless upwind abilities
BACK LINE TUNING
STREAMLINED LEADING EDGE END TIPS
VERTICAL STRUTT CUT
LEADING EDGE Kevlar reinforceMENTS
ONE PUMP COLLAR VALVE
more stable in the air
For this 16th edition, the R&D team 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. We kept the fabric’s orientation towards tension as well. On the back of the profile, we have reduced the overtensions thanks to the staggered seams. The two vertical 52g panels have been changed to one, and on sizes 9m² and smaller we developed a new 66g polyester double ripstop 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, we have kept the 52g polyester to guarantee lightness, as well as the two layers of 52g 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 manoeuvrability, reduces the aerodynamic disturbances, and decreases the overall weight of the kite once wet.
|KITE SIZE m²||7||8||9||10||11||12||14|
|WIND RANGE kts||25+||20 > 35||15 > 30||12 > 26||11 > 24||10 > 22||8 > 18|
|BAR SIZE cm||45/38||45/38||45/38||45/38||52/45||52/45||52/45|
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