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|
2023 F-One BANDIT XVI Kite at BILLYKITE.BE, Your Online KITE, TWINTIP, HARNESS, APPAREL & ACCESSORIES Shop
HRD is a unique construction process that allows for the rails of the board to be shaped in 3D. There are three sections to the rail as it runs the length of the board. In the middle of the board, the rail is thin for grip and improved upwind ability, under the feet the rail is inverted and curved like a surfboard rail allowing the board to smoothly track through chop and improving its carving ability. As the rail reaches the tips, it thins out again allowing superior grip and bite to give excellent pop.
The Lite Tech is an exclusive to F-ONE. Patented by Rossignol Snowboards it integrates a TPU element into the board allowing light to pass right through. It doesn’t offer any performance advantages, but it does look fantastic, and it will help you stand out from the crowd on the water. Available in two graphic versions (men/women), the Lite Tech also looks incredible in photographs, we can’t guarantee extra Instagram likes, but it’s bound to help!
The construction mixes unidirectional and bi-axial fibers at 45° to achieve the best balance in bending and torsion. This results in a board which feels easy to ride at full potential with great comfort.
On the water the TRAX HRD Lite Tech offers a smooth, forgiving ride, the HRD rail eliminates spray and feels very comfortable regardless of the water conditions. The flex has been tuned to provide the optimum pop off the water, and the extra flex in the tips really helps to launch you into the air. When it comes to landings, the wide outline and channelled base combine to smooth things out and allow you to retain control at all times.
The board is so popular because it works for such a wide variety of riders; from experts in freestyle to beginners and everyone in between the TRAX is an excellent choice. Combining early planing, upwind ability and control there is plenty of performance at your disposal when you need it. From flat water to harsh chop the TRAX can handle it, you’ll get a ride like no other.
The bar itself is small in diameter with a comfortable grip making it forgiving on the hands. The grip has a rubbery feel with a fine texture and feels firm underneath and a bit more cushy on the top where your fingers wrap around the bar.
The LINX bar offers the option to switch between a low and high V (high V for the BANDIT/BANDIT S/BULLIT and low V for the FURTIVE/BREEZE/ONE). An additional float is placed above the depower system; this is to maintain positive buoyancy if you become disconnected from your bar. The quick release features a built-in manual swivel above the push to untwist your lines. The new minimalist below the bar lifeline swivel is now made of a plastic stud and a stainless steel ring on which you hang the leash. It rotates easily and automatically untwists your lifeline.
The lifeline is now placed into a new rectangular depower sheath for more durability. This new feature prevents the centerline from rubbing against the aluminum tube and will not rub against the user’s fingers.
The new minimalist below the bar lifeline swivel is now made of a plastic stud and a stainless steel ring on which you hang the leash. It rotates easily and automatically untwists your lifeline.
excellent comfort and function.
The integrated floats at the bar ends house the mechanism to adjust the size of your bar. Simply pull down the tag under the bar, rotate the insert and your bar size is changed. You will also find the possibility to adjust your back lines length.An additional float is placed above the depower system; this is to maintain positive buoyancy if you become disconnected from your bar.
It features a lifeline now placed into a new rectangular depower sheath for more durability. This new feature prevents the centerline from rubbing against the aluminium tube and will not rub against the user’s fingers. The bar’s color-coding is very clear, with orange on the left and dark blue on the right. The lines end in lark’s head loops and are being attached to the bridles connectors.
STAINLESS STEEL CLEAT
The above the bar stainless steel cleat to adjust the power has been updated for more simplicity, and the depower system is now thinner and therefore more precise
4 LINES HUB
Allows the Life Line to be connected to a single front line.
New aluminium V Splitter for longer lasting lines.
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F-ONE Platinium 3 bindings 2022
We have developed a pad which is able to fit all types of feet whilst ensuring the best connection with your board. The pad offers the most amazing feel while riding, and absorb the impacts. The straps lock your feet to the pad in the ideal position.
To obtain the highest quality pads, we have chosen an injected process that permits various forms and densities. We created a dual-density pad for an optimized comfort: the edge areas are denser for a better support, while the foot bed areas are softer for more comfort. We are using a unique process that allows generating all possible forms while picking the best EVA foam density.
Because a pad is those two essential things: a form and a foam. The F-ONE strap is fully adjustable to the size and shape of the foot.