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Leaflet - Bandit 5
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Since the first Bandit generation, we have been committed to offering one single kite in our range. Our goal is not to offer just a “versatile” kite but rather the best kite for each discipline and style of rider, from the beginner to the pro athlete. To be successful in all areas is a real challenge from an R&D perspective ; this process is proving to be much more complex than developing several highly specialized kites. TECHNOLOGIes One Pump Collar Valve - Easier to remove and put back. - Practical during bladder replacement. Profile leading edge end tips The leading edge tips are profiled and have a reduced diameter to avoid any bridles tangling and drag effect. Kite Turning 2 different positions for back lines. Front: more bar pressure, slower turning kite. Back: lighter bar pressure, faster turning kite. Profile batten end tip Kevlar reinforcement on leading edge Most seams on the leading edge are now reinforced with Kevlar to prevent the seams to deteriorate on aggressive ground friction. A new batten closing system enables to reduce its diameter in order to decrease the drag. A small batten ensures the closing and holding in position. Vertical cut batten The B5 struts are designed with a vertical cut in order to optimize the strength/diameter ratio. Skin reinforcement The specifications that we set for the B5 in three words: Each skin sewing is reenforced on its front by a self-adhesive Dacron. - Pulley structure is extremely resistant. - Bridle is integrated in the lower part of the pulley, working in its axle and not sideways. RANGE To further increase its range, we needed both a kite that you could easily power up in the low end and a kite that was even more forgiving in strong and gusty conditions. Lightness In order to improve its performance when under powered, and add to the ease of use at the bottom end its lightness was a priority. Handling To immediately position the kite where you want it, to precisely manage its rotation during a kiteloop, and to have the most responsive kite in larger sizes, its maneuverability is crucial. This is why we have focused our attention on this particular aspect. F.one pulley  Safety System The general safety system has been kept the same: UPS with Velcro quick release. The big advantage is its sand-proof nature. We regularly improve our safety system: this year the chicken loop is equipped with a new injected «finger», stiffer, easier to rotate and adjustable in length. - Pulleys can be removed independently from the bridle, you can change the bridle and keep the pulley or vice versa.

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With the Bandit 5: Full Black SIZE Wind Range Black / Blue 6m² 27 + knts Blue / Black COLORS COMBO The Delta C-Shape is an innovative F-One patented design resulting from extensive research on kite aerodynamics and depower capabilities. The Delta brings unmatched stability in fully depower position and allows the front line attachment to be positioned higher up the leading edge. The C-shape design maintains the highest standards in performance and steering. AUTO RELAUNCH Once the kite is sitting with the leading edge flat on the water, its C-shape associated with the Delta Pivot allows the kite...

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