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F-One 2011 Bandit 4 (B4) Analyze This Kite Review

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The F-One Bandit, the original Delta kite, is now in its fourth generation and it has undergone a major redesign for 2011. It is now a three-strut one pump kite with square wingtips.

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Banana Hammocks and Caipirinhas: The Bay Area Kitesurf Crew Heads to Brazil

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Photo Jason Brooks

On kite trips, sometimes you get lucky with wind and sometimes you don’t. From June to December, 98% of the days in northeastern Brazil have 15+ knot winds, so we knew from the start that no luck was necessary for “kite-‘till-it-hurt” riding every day of the trip.

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F-One 2011 Trax Analyze This Board Review

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Once up and riding, the F-One Trax is a fast board that feels light and responsive underfoot. As you edge harder, the Trax feels like it locks in and never gave us any signs that the edge was about to slip or chatter.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: F-One Bandit 4 and Bamboo Surfboards

Several new sizes were added to F-One's 2011 surf program. Photo Gilles Calvet

For 2011, the Bandit 4 (B4) has changed considerably with a new shape and bar. For F-One’s 2011 surf program, several new sizes were added and the boards now all feature a double concave bottom. Founder Raphael Salles helps explain what we can expect from the new B4 and F-one’s 2011 surf line.

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INDUSTRY PROFILE: Bruce Johnson

I met my good buddy and business partner Nico at a local kite spot and we found out through Arnaud of Kitemasters that F-One was looking for a new distributor for the US market.

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Alex Caizergues Wins Redbull Lightship Race

It was a close race early, but the Frenchman put aside jetlag after only arriving in Perth on Wednesday and pulled away.

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Close Up: Adriana Harlan

Adriana began kiteboarding just two years ago, and she has spent that time on kiting in powerful waves both strapless and strapped.

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2011 Kiteboarding Gear Photos from AWSI

Well, the 2010 AWSI wrapped up yesterday here in Hood River, and although the wind never showed up, we were able to catch a glimpse at almost all of the newly available and upcoming 2011 kiteboarding gear.

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VIDEO: F-One Kiteboarding 2011 Source and Bandit 4

Nico Ostermann from F-One Americas shows The Kiteboarder Magazine the 2011 2-line Source and Bandit 4.

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VIDEO: F-One Kiteboarding 2011 Board Line

Nico Ostermann shows off the 2011 board line from F-One kiteboarding.

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PODCAST: Raphael Salles on the 2011 F-One Products

Our guest on today’s podcast brought to you by The Kiteboarder Magazine is the founder of F-One, Raphael Salles.

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F-One 2011 Kiteboarding Gear Preview

The most interesting new product from F-One this year is the new Source, which is a 2-line kite that will have no depower.

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VIDEO: The Story Behind Cabo Verde: Manera

In february 2010, a massive swell was forecasted in Cabo Verde. The F One team met Mitu, Djo, and Matchu on Sal Island.

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F-One 2010 Bandit 3 Analyze This Kite Review

The Bandit 3 got a few upgrades this year that greatly improve the usability of the kite. New for 2010 is a one-pump system and a shorter bridle.

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Alex Soto wins the Puerto Rico Heineken Kiteboarding challenge

The event marked the first time the Puerto Rican Sailing Federation, a member of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), included a Kiteboarding Class at a major regatta.

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