2018 F-One Bandit Kite Kiteboarding Kitesurfing Fone B11 (Closeout Sale)

2018 F-One Bandit Kite Kiteboarding Kitesurfing Fone B11 (Closeout Sale)

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2018 F-One Bandit Kitesurfing Kite -the amazing F-One Patented Delta C-Shape performer continues into 2018 Version 11 (B11) with all new improvements taking the Bandit-11 to the next level yet again. 

The new 2018 FOne Bandit B11 effortlessly does it all: Freestyle, Freeride, Wakestyle, Surf, all-around top performance - and the F-One Bandit legacy has established a proven reputation of Amazing Performance, Quality, & Durability that simply can't be beat. now with XL max flow inflate / deflate valve, improved all new Linx control bar option, improved stability, range, bar feedback, hang-time, maneuverability, upwind, and comfort for Bandit 2018. 

The 2018 F-One Bandit B11 11th Edition Bandit (Bandit-XI) offers amazingly well rounded performance characteristics, crisp responsiveness, sooth predictability, amazing direct bar feedback, awesome range, effortless relaunch, heaps of power yet with ample depower, loads of boosting hang time, power through turns, surf drift stability, tight loops, etc. The 2018 FOne Bandit V11 is the top choice in performance, quality, style, & reliability -Returning for 2018 to set the bar even higher yet again for the 2018 Fone Bandit Season.



Try the 2018 Fone Bandit B11 before you buy it -and become a believer. Local Fone Bandit Demos Available. 

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2018 F-One Bandit 11 Logo

2018 F-One Bandit B11 -Overview 

The Fone Bandit is a benchmark from which others follow, for over eleven years the F-One Bandit has been one of the most popular kites on the market, and with good reason. Fone put over a decade kite building knowledge and rider experience into the 2018 Fone Bandit Kite, creating the ultimate tool for kitesurfers to use whatever their riding style! 

2018 Fone Bandit Kite Feature Overview 
- Top performances in all disciplines. 
- Huge wind range. 
- Controled lateral pull for improved performance and comfort. 
- Original auto relaunch. 
- New Reactor Valves for faster inflation. 
- New Linx Bar with one line flag out safety system. 
- New Materials and colour coding for reinforcements. 
- Improved and Enhanced Durability. 
- Delta C shape patent. 

2018 Fone Bandit - 11 years of perpetual improvement and dedicated development! 

The 2018 Fone Bandit Kite offers a unique range of use; the top pro riders choose it for freestyle, waves and big air, it’s also a popular school kite, thanks to its auto-relaunch capabilities and it’s easy to fly nature. The BANDIT is perfect for beginners, intermediates and experts alike, whatever your style is on the water, the Bandit delivers. 

The 2018 Fone Banidt Kite offers a huge wind range, allowing riders to get going early while providing total control even when overpowered. The 2018 Fone Bandit offers unrivaled hangtime and support all the way through every jump, allowing riders to perform tricks and complete landings with ease. This year Fone has worked hard to give the Bandit the perfect amount of traction, with less lateral pull. This means riders won’t get as fatigued on the water as the new Bandit is always flying forwards rather than pulling sideways. 

The larger Bandit sizes have had improvements made to the handling, making them faster, so riders feel like flying a smaller, more nimble kite in contrast to larger size stigma. Another significant upgrade for 2018 is the one line flag out safety system on the optional all new 2018 Fone Linx Control Bar Set, offering total depower when the quick release is pulled. Once again the kite is very intuitive to fly, there is no adaption time, and riders feel at home right away. 

The 2018 Fone Bandit Kite is still based on the revolutionary Fone Delta C Shape patent; this unique design makes the kite exceedingly stable in the air, offers unrivaled handling characteristics, and also allows for easy relaunch. With years and years of development, Fone has learned precisely where the stress points are on the kite, by using high-end materials in the right places the durability of the Fone Bandit kite has been further improved for 2018. 



How Can One Kite Perform So Well In All Disciplines? 

“The 2018 Fone Bandit is a kite with lots of power, excellent top-end control, smooth power delivery, great hangtime with plenty of support when flying; the Bandit offers fast turning capabilities, auto relaunching, superb upwind drive and control at high speed, coupled with exceptional bar feeling and perfect feed back. If you have a kite with all of these qualities, in which discipline would it not work?” – Designer / Tester Raphael Salles. 

Making a kite that can handle like this is a tricky challenge, especially with disciplines like strapless freestyle demanding very different handling from freestyle riding. However this is a big part of the secret of the 2018 Fone Bandit Kite, it’s not just about the amount of power you can create when you need to, it is also about how the kite delivers it and how you can control it. 



What Are The New Features Of The New Bandit 11 That You Will Feel While Kiting? 

When you fly a kite, the pull is always lateral, a sideways pull that is trying to drag you downwind. Essentially, riders spend every session fighting against our kite to stay upwind. Fone has always been working on reducing this lateral pull, allowing the kite to fly forwards and for 2018 the new 2018 Fone Bandit Kite offers the perfect amount of traction. 

This unique concept in Fone's design process lets you edge your board against the kite with less leg pressure when flying the 2018 Fone Bandit Kite. The board will feel livelier on the water too, as it is not fighting against the kite. This alos makes a big difference to the upwind performance when you are on the water; you will find it easier to go upwind with a better angle too. 

Achieving this characteristic is quite difficult, and Fone is one of the only brands looking to reduce the lateral pull in our kites. The secret revolves around controlling the amount of pull, and the direction that the pull comes from. It’s all about positioning the kite in the sweet spot within the window. Too far back and it will pull you sideways, however, if it flies too far forwards in the window then you loose power. The 2018 Fone Bandit Kite achieves this perfect sweet spot balance. 

The trick is to place the kite in the right spot to balance the power and pull precisely, you need to do this across the entire wind range of the kite, so the pull is uniform, from underpowered to overpowered. Keeping the profile stable of the 2018 Fone Bandit when the kite is fully depowered is really important in order to maintain this sweet spot in the wind window. 

This is the key area where we have improved the eleventh generation of the BANDIT, in the latest 2018 Fone Bandit Kite version, when depowered the profile of the Bandit kite stays clean and efficient, ensuring the perfect pull, plenty of performance and lots of comfort too. Once you have achieved the perfect amount of power and depower, the next factor to consider is how you deliver that power. 

The 2018 Fone Bandit Kite has a really short depower stroke, meaning you can dump the power very quickly and still maintain a proper stance on the board. All the power is at your fingertips. Equally important is how that power comes back when you pull the bar in again. The kite has a smooth power transfer, ensuring there are no nasty surprises to pull you off balance. However, if you want a solid boost of power, for example when jumping, you can just pull the bar in faster and get fantastic lift. You could say the kite has two modes, depending on how you interact with the bar. 

When brands mention wind range, they mean the spread between the top and low-end range of the kite. With the 2018 Fone Bandit Kite it is so much more than that, power, de-power, lateral pull, power transfer, the stability of the profile, all these factors combine in the 2018 Fone Bandit, and this is the secret of its success over the last eleven years. 



That’s not the only improvements in the 2018 Fone Bandit; Fone also worked hard in other areas too! 

Weight 
We all love the handling of smaller kites, so this year the new 2018 Fone Bandit feels lighter and faster than ever before. The way the larger sizes move and how you can steer them has been improved; you’ll think you're flying a kite that is a size smaller! IKSURFMAG Editor Rou Chater said after his first flight of the BANDIT 11: “Wow, that’s the fastest 9m kite I have ever flown, it felt like a 7m!” 

Bar Feeling 
With so much experience developing the BANDIT over the last eleven years Fone was able to achieve a mix of feelings at the bar that you don’t normally get. This year there is a little more bar pressure, so you can feel the kite and hold onto the bar for excellent balance throughout your session. This small amount of extra pressure and balance on the bar will immediately improve your riding! 

As you pull on the bar when riding the 2018 Fone Bandit Kite, you experience a smooth progressive power delivery, rather than something hard and heavy, reducing fatigue and increasing the length of your sessions. The more you pull, the more the pressure increases, so at times when you need it, such as during a trick, you get really positive feedback from the kite. In addition to this, the handling and turning speed is very direct sending lots of information back to the bar and your hands allowing you to become at one with the kite and get the most out of it. 

C-Shape 
Since the BANDIT’s inception all those years ago Fone has always maintained a Delta C-Shape, it’s the best design for the optimum response and handling when you are kiting. The 2018 Fone Bandit Kite model features incredible balance and a feeling in the air that is solid at all times giving you the ultimate feeling of control. 

The Secret 
The recipe for success with the 2018 Fone Bandit Kite is the mix of different feelings and performance characteristics that the kite can offer. It’s an original C-Shape design but with early planing and incredible control right the way through the wind range. The kite provides excellent hangtime and good traction on the water, coupled with fast, light handling and great bar feedback giving you total control. It can take you to the podium of the world tour in freestyle, while still offering stunning strapless wave riding capabilities and at the same time, is used in kite schools all over the world! 



The best selling kite on the market? 

Fone believes the Fone BANDIT is the best selling model on the market thanks to its unique qualities and army of fans around the globe. Regardless of your riding style, the 2018 Fone Bandit Kite will appeal to you. Fone is proud of this success; it’s down to nothing other than pure hard work, time and effort. Robert Graham, our designer, works tirelessly with the testing team of Mika Fernandez and Raphael Salles. Each year around 80 prototypes are designed, built and tested in order to achieve the perfect kite. We test in all conditions and disciplines, from twin tips, surfboards and hydrofoils. 

This year the 2018 Fone Bandit Kite is the culmination of over 600 prototypes that Fone has tested and ridden over the last eleven years. It’s arguably the most intensely developed product on the market right now. 



Based on the stand alone (tried and true) patented F-ONE DELTA C-SHAPE design, the 2018 F-One BANDIT B11 continues to fit perfectly in the BANDIT legacy of amazing do it all performance. Keeping core positive performance attributes the same and only tweaking areas for next level performance, based on extensive prototype testing on real kites (not just computer models only chasing gimmicks), and also utilizing feedback from riders around the world. 

The Bandit's complex and demanding performance criteria are respected in each aspect and for every kiteboarding discipline. This allowed F-One to maintain the qualities previously acquired over years of development while implementing new ones without compromise - this is why the BANDIT actually excels in many disciplines and can be found on numerous podiums around the world, and why riders simply love the Bandit and keep coming back for more.. 



2018 F-One Bandit B11 -Technology Highlights 

XL Reactor Inflate / Deflate Valve: All new XL Inflate / Deflate valve for faster inflation and pack-down - unique low profile fluah design to eliminate drag, and free flow design for fastest inflation and deflation. 

DELTA C-SHAPE: DELTA C-SHAPE technology design offers unmatched stability and steering response when fully de-powered, with the possibility of connecting the front lines higher on the leading edge of the kite. This shape was the result of extensive design research towards achieving maximum optimization of the aerodynamic performances of the kite and of its depower. It gives the possibility to fit more canopy area in the middle sections to create more projected area while the C Shape makes sure the kite remains responsive and fluid. DELTA C-SHAPE is a patented design used by F-ONE on all kites for the past 11 years. 

EVO De-Power & Life Line System: The EVO De-power concept is a simple 4 line system with New Single Line Flag Out on the all new optional Linx Control Bar Set. This simple system offers complete safety and allows for increased de-power by finely tuning the angle of attack of the kite. When the quick release is activated the optional Linx Single Line flagout system becomes the Life Line and the kite lands safely with immediate and total power kill. EVO De-power offers complete control with direct and responsive steering in all riding conditions. Sheeting the bar in and out is very progressive even with the kite fully de-powered. Unhooked the kite remains light and very predictable, inspiring confidence so you can progress faster. 

Auto Re-Launch: Once the kite is sitting with the leading edge flat on the water, its C-shape associated with the Delta Pivot allows the kite to automatically roll over onto one wing tip. The kite will then glide towards the edge of the window, ready for quick and easy water re-launch. 

Force Frame: The FORCE FRAME is a solid Dacron structure consisting of the leading edge, the trailing edge and the struts. This high strength skeleton structure is then covered with lightweight Spy material in the least vulnerable areas. Kites with extended de-power ranges sustain more pressure across the canopy as they experience an increased frequency of use over a wider wind range. Consequently F-ONE has developed a completely new structure for the Bandit, offering optimized durability with no additional weight gain. 

Fusion Struts: The struts are fused with the canopy all the way along the canopy profile where they are integrated into the FORCE FRAME. This increases the rigidity of the Force Frame and reduces drag by creating a clean and well balanced structure. 

TECHNOFORCE Double Ripstop Fabric: All New super high density fabric with a tear stopping structure using thin and high tension yarn. Unmatched strength, durability, and light weight performance. 


2018 F-One Bandit B11 Construction Detail Highlights


Flat Sewing: Stronger assembly of panels, seams are glued and sewn together to make the canopy more rip resistant. 

Vertical Cut Struts: The Bandit 8 struts are designed with a vertical cut in order to optimize the strength/diameter ratio. 

Streamlined Leading Edge End Tips: The leading edge tips are profiled with a reduced diameter and tip strap to avoid any bridles tangling and drag effect. 

Refined Trailing Edge: The internal outline of the trailing edge panels is no more linear but with a series of arches. In the center, dacron has been replaced by a double layer of canopy fabtis which improves tension spreading, maintains profile, and brings new gains in stability and performance. 

Kite Tuning: 3 different positions for back lines. Front: More bar pressure / slower turning kite. Back: Lighter bar pressure / faster turning kite. 

One-Pump System: Effortless and reliable single access point inflation for fastest inflation and setup time. 

One Pump Collar Valves: Easier to remove and put back plus practical during bladder replacement 

Canopy Reinforcement: DACRON reinforcements added to high friction zones to strengthen and reduce wear. 

Kevlar Reinforcement on Leading Edge: Most seams on the leading edge are now reinforced with Kevlar to prevent the seams from deteriorating on aggressive ground friction. 

F-One Unique Heavy Duty Pulleys: Extremely heavy duty custom pulley design, larger surface area and even force distribution to reduce line wear and increase performance. 



2018 F-One Bandit B11 Sizes
*wind range for reference, subject to rider weight, rider skill, etc.. 
- 4m : 35 + knts 
- 5m : 30 + knts 
- 6m : 28 + knts 
- 7m : 25 + knts 
- 8m : 20 - 35 knts 
- 9m : 15 - 30 knts 
- 10m : 12 - 26 knt 
- 11m : 11 - 24 knts 
- 12m : 10 - 22 knts 
- 14m : 8 - 18 knts 
- 17m : 8 - 16 knts 

Fone Linx Control Bar Size Ranges: 
*(Control Bar Sold Separately, options available to select at top of listing page) 

2018 Fone Linx Control Bar Adjustable 38/45cm : 4 to 10M 
2018 Fone Linx Control Bar Adjustable 45/52cm : 11 to 17M 



Click Image below to be taken to the 2018 F-One Bandit B11 Product Brochure Catalog Overview covering full details on the 2018 Bandit B11: 

2018 F-One Bandit B10 Catalog


Click Here For Additional 2018 FOne Bandit B11 Info, Pics, & Videos from F-One 



2018 F-One Bandit B11 Kitesurfing Kite Reviews:
**Click 2018 Fone Bandit Review Images or Links below to be taken to full detailed unbiased reviews: 

2018 F-One Bandit B11 Kite Review by TKB The Kiteboarder Magazine Review

TEST REVIEW - TKB The Kiteboarder Magazine - 2018 FOne Bandit Kite Review 



2018 F-One Bandit B11 7M Kite Review iKSURF International Magazine Review

TEST REVIEW - iKSURF International Magazine - 2018 FOne Bandit 7M Kite Review 



2018 F-One Bandit B11 Detailed Pics 
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2018 F-One Bandit Bandit B11 



2018 FOne Bandit B11 Color Options 

2018 F-One Bandit B11 Jump Action Fly 

2018 F-One Bandit B11 Action Colors Fly




2018 F-One Linx Monolith Control Bar: 
**Control Bar Set Sold Separately, select bar options above at top of listing page 
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2018 FOne Linx Control Bar Set 

2018 FOne Linx Control Bar Features


*Optional Item (Control Bar and Lines Not Included in std Kite Only Package Configuration)
All New 2018 Fone Linx Control Bar Set 

2018 Fone Linx Control Bar Features 
- Available in two sizes – 52-45cm and 45-38cm 
- Adjustable bar length 
-One line flag out safety 
-Swivel above chicken loop to untwist your lines 
-One bar for all F-One kites 

The 2018 Fone Linx Control Bar set is Fone's brand new updated control system for 2018. Fone has taken all the best bits of the Monolith Bar and added some great features to create the ultimate connection to your kite. 

The 2018 Fone Linx Control Bar bar is available in two sizes, 52-45 and 45-38cm; this allows you to choose the perfect size bar for your quiver. Fone's new integrated floats on the rear line not only offer a cleaner look; they also house the mechanism to adjust the size of your bar too. 

Changing the bar length size is easy on the 2018 Fone Linx Control Bar, just pull on the tab and flip the internal bar ends around to tune the bar to the kite you are flying. For larger kites and riders who kite in light winds, the 52-45 is the perfect set up, while for kiters who use under 10 m kites and for freestylers or for those who simply prefer smaller bars, the 45-38 offers a great set up. 

A new One Line Flag Out safety system features this year and is now the standard for all F-One kites. There’s a high-quality corrosion proof Inox steel hub on the front lines that allows one line to slide. The first 6m of the front lines are larger in diameter for durability, and there is a stopper to prevent the bar from travelling too far away from you when the safety is engaged. 

Fone has also added a manual swivel on top of the chicken loop this year; it uses a high-quality ball bearing and is easy to rotate even when powered. This allows you to untwist your front lines after performing rotational tricks and is a feature every rider is going to fall in love with! 

The Lifeline safety connection has an added swivel, so there is no danger of twists affecting the release of the kite, and the same goes for the leash too. The safety can be set up in suicide mode for freestyle riders while still retaining full functionality when the chicken loop is released as the loop can slide through the Lifeline safety connection with ease. 

There’s a new Inox steel ring on the front lines; riders can choose to run the front lines through this ring to give the kite a short V on the front lines. Or you can run the lines outside of this ring to have a full front V. Kites like the Furtive perform better with the full front V, while the Bandit flies better with the short V. This feature of the bar means you only need one kite bar regardless of your quiver of kites. 

Fone retained the ability to tune the rear lines, so if a line does stretch, you can still tune the bar so all the lines are equal and the kite will still fly properly. The 2018 Fone Linx Control Bar also features a smaller diameter bar to make it comfier in your hands and reduce fatigue and, Fone has fresh new colors for 2018. 



2018 F-One XL High Volume Big Air Pump: 
*Optional Item - Pump Sold Separately, select pump options above at top of listing page 
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2018 FOne Big Air XL Kite Pump




2018 F-One Bandit B11 Videos 
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