For 2013 F-ONE presents the Bandit’s little brother. The F-One TRUST is built and designed 100% for FREERIDE. The goal was to offer riders of all levels a kite with an intuitive feel, optimum relaunch, great stability and complete power control.
F-One is releasing the sixth edition of the Bandit, the original Delta kite, and is sticking with the concept of one model of kite to fit most riders. The Bandit now comes with a unique bar that has been machined from solid aluminum.
The North American distributor of F-One Kiteboarding & SUP, Manera, and Underwave (Bay Area Kitesurf Inc.) is thrilled to announce that we have expended our partnership with Boardsports School & Shop , our leading dealer in the Bay Area, by offering school instructions using the latest F-One gear with F-One trained instructors.
The Kiteboarder's video review of the 2012 F-One Bandit 5 kite. For the complete review (including comments directly from our testers) on this and 52 more 2012 kiteboarding kites and boards, download the TKB 2012 Freeride Gear Review in the TKB Store.
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.
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.
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.
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.