The 2022 F-One Bandit XV
15th Edition Bandit (Bandit-XV) offers amazingly well rounded performance characteristics, crisp responsiveness, sooth predictability, amazing direct 'linked' bar feedback, awesome range, effortless relaunch, heaps of power yet with ample depower, loads of boosting hang time, power through turns, fast and ultra tight predictable kite loops, bomb proof construction and materials, comfortable usable power for long sessions, all in a ultra well rounded kite that simply does it all and then some -with unmatched ease, power, and reliability. The 2022 FOne Bandit XV
is the top choice in performance, quality, style, & reliability -Returning for 2022 to set the bar even higher yet again for the 2022 Fone Bandit Season.
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2022 F-One Bandit 2022 - Power, Stability, Comfort, and Reliability - Amazing Riding Experience No Matter the Conditions..
The Fone Bandit has developed a reputation as being the the best “One quiver kite” on the planet - and continues to just get better over the years.
For 2022 Fone continues the split of the Bandit into two models, with he New Bandit-S3 Version focusing on dedicated high end surf / wave riding, allowing the the 2022 Fone Bandit XV to focus a bit more on controlled comfortable power, all around riding, high end tricks, and boosting to the moon - with the renowned familiar Bandit handling experience you will never forget, and after riding you'll know why the 2022 Fone Bandit XV is the kite that delivers, period.
Fone Bandit XV 2022 - "Most Wanted and Still Running.."
15 years after the birth of the first BANDIT, the F-ONE design team has once again put an astounding amount of work to create the best kiting experience for all riders. Jump higher, perform your favorite tricks at ease, improve your ride. The connection between the rider and the kite has never felt so natural.
- 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
2022 Fone Bandit Kite Feature Overview - 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, hang time and kite loops- Effortless enhanced upwind abilities- Refined and increased power and lift- Optimized Bar Pressure and control response- Greater wind range, refined for both low and high winds- Incredible High and Low End: total control in all conditions- Improved maneuverability- Improved stability: Well behaved no matter what the conditions- Reduced diameter Leading Edge for less drag and improved response- New Canopy Material Construction for reduced weight and improved strength- Spider multi point Bridle Setup for optimized kite shape for improved response- Ride for longer: Lateral pull turned to forward energy- Powerful kite loops: The turning arc is always predictable, the speed back to the zenith is fast and clean- Huge riding range- Playful in all conditions- Worry-free auto-relaunch- Perfect balance between power delivery and lateral pull- Precise speed control- Ultimate kite to control bar link for a perfect feedback from your kite
2022 Fone Bandit XV - over 16 years of perpetual improvement and dedicated development!
2022 marks Fone's third year splitting the Fone Bandit into two distinct lines to allow for more versatility, depending on riding style. While key core features remain consistent, Fone is proud to have once again further developed through troubled times the 2022 Fone Bandit Kite to offer the highest quality gear and unmatched riding experience riders deserve on the water.
The 2022 Fone Bandit is extremely pleasing to fly whilst having a sporty feeling. The new 2022 Fone Bandit offers unmatched flight characteristics being direct and reactive as well as stable, smooth and homogeneous.
Its power is totally controllable and the kite is not physical to handle. Whether you want to park it and ride freely for hours, or send it throwing some big kiteloops, the 2022 Fone Bandit Kite will deliver and beyond.
The New 2022 Fone Bandit is incredibly stable in the air, no matter what the wind is doing. Its fantastic control allows you to perform to a high level in all areas. The 2022 Fone Bandit Kite translates gusts into forward pull.
Improve your big air moves with the new 2022 Fone Bandit. The kite loop is quicker this year with a tighter turning radius, allowing you to dial in as much or as little intensity as you might want. You get a total support from the 2022 Fone Bandit, therefore the landings are softer as you get that extra lift before you land.
The impressive instant steering response of the 2022 Fone Bandit Kite offers precision flying with the best balance between ease of input and feedback impulses from the kite. This results into a very linear feel with zero stalling. Experience the fabulous BANDIT feeling of the steering and the sheeting working so beautifully together.
The 2022 Fone Bandit XV offers improved hang time, pure jump height and vertical boost. It requires fewer skills and efforts to load the kite before sending it.
Going upwind is effortlessly easy and comfortable with the 2022 Fone Bandit, it will charge you back upwind after trying new tricks and big jumps!
Thanks to its legendary Delta C-Shape, the only still patented kite design, the 2022 Fone Bandit Kite offers incomparable bar feeling, the best relaunching ability and exceptional stability.
The leading edge of the 2022 Fone Bandit has been redesigned with one more segment and a new diameter for optimum maneuverability and stability.
The new double vertical panel around the trailing edge, the double canopy trailing edge and the lighter Dacron between S1 and S2 offers the 2022 Fone Bandit Kite the sleekest profile possible for the most stable flight ever experienced.
Reinforcement and the construction overall has been improved on the 2022 Fone Bandit to gain even more control.
Most Wanted for 15 years and still running, the 2022 Fone Bandit Kite continues to again never fail to impress.
Fone Bandit, the best selling kite on the market..
The Fone BANDIT has become the best selling model on the market thanks to its unique qualities and army of dedicated fans around the globe. Regardless of your riding style, the 2022 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, Fone's designer, works tirelessly with the testing team of Mika Fernandez and Raphael Salles. Each year 80+ prototypes are designed, built and tested in order to achieve the perfect kite. Fone tests in all conditions and disciplines, from twin tips, surfboards and hydrofoils.
This year the 2022 Fone Bandit Kite is the culmination of over 1000 prototypes that Fone has tested and ridden over the last 15+ years. The Fone Bandit is arguably the most intensely developed and refined product on the market right now, period - all without taking away from the core performance characteristics the Bandit has become known and renowned for.
Based on the stand alone (tried and true) patented F-ONE DELTA C-SHAPE design, the 2022 F-One BANDIT XV continues to fit perfectly in the BANDIT legacy of amazing do it all performance, with focus on explosive power, stability, control, and huge wind range for 2022. Always keeping Bandit core positive performance attributes the same and only tweaking areas for next level performance, based on extensive prototype testing on real kites with real riders (not just computer models only chasing gimmicks), and also utilizing feedback from real world riders around the globe.
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 many 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 - and the 2022 Fone Bandit XV takes it to the next level yet again.
2022 F-One Bandit XV -Technology Highlights
XL Reactor Inflate / Deflate Valve: XL Inflate / Deflate valve for faster inflation and pack-down - unique low profile flush design to eliminate drag, and free flow design for fastest inflation and deflation - with unique cut off valve that engages when pump hose is disconnected to prevent any air pressure loss when disconnecting hose.
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 flag out 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.
TEIJIN 130G DACRON RIPSTOP: Fone has built their kites for 20 years in the most state-of-the-art cloth from Teijin’s factory in Japan, and they have developed the best technologies and quality material for our kites over the years. Teijin has worked on a few major developments with the double Ripstop on the canopy cloth and durability treatments.
The kite industry was lacking choice of cloth density. Fone could build kites with a 52 gr per square meter for the canopy and about 160 gr for the leading edge, strut and reinforcements. Having only two choices was not easy because on some parts the 52 gr was too light and the 160 gr too heavy. After developments and tests with Teijin Fone is able to now use a new Dacron 130 gr double Ripstop on the 2022 Bandit kites.
By using this new 130 gr cloth, Fone has saved weight while keeping an excellent strength. The new BANDIT 2022 is more reactive and of course feels lighter, which is particularly important for the bigger sizes, in the light wind or for the turning speed during kiteloops.
Flat Sewing: Stronger assembly of panels, seams are glued and sewn together to make the canopy more rip resistant.
Vertical Cut Struts: The Bandit struts are designed with a vertical cut in order to optimize the strength/diameter ratio.
Streamlined Leading Edge and End Tips: The leading edge diameter and tips are profiled with a reduced diameter and tip strap to reduce drag, and avoid any bridles tangling.
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 fabric which improves tension spreading, maintains profile, and brings new gains in stability and performance.
Kite Tuning: All new progressive tuning knot adjustments on back line convention at kite - mini 'V' Back Line Adjustment for dynamic active tuning.
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 all seams on the leading edge are now reinforced and protected with Kevlar abrasion resistant fabric 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. Pulley structure is extremely resistant. Bridle is integrated in the lower part of the pulley, working in its axis and not sideways.Pulleys can be removed independently from the bridle, you can change the bridle and keep the pulley or vice versa.
New Spider Bridle: Fone has worked on an improved bridal system for the new 2022 Fone Bandit. The Spider bridle is a multi point of connection well dispatched along the leading edge which offers a better control of the arc of the kite during the flight. The stability in all wind conditions is very impressive and pushes the high wind range to incredible limits.
2022 F-One Bandit Colors:
2022 F-One Bandit Kite Sizes:
*wind range for reference, subject to rider weight, rider skill, etc..
- 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
Fone Linx Control Bar Size Ranges:
*(Control Bar Sold Separately, options available to select at top of listing page)
2022 Fone Linx Control Bar Adjustable 38/45cm : 4 to 9/10M
2022 Fone Linx Control Bar Adjustable 45/52cm : 10/11 to 14M
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2022 F-One Bandit Kitesurfing Kite Reviews:
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TEST REVIEW - TKB The Kiteboarder Magazine - 2022 FOne Bandit Kite Review
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2022 F-One Linx Control Bar:
**Control Bar Set Sold Separately, select Fone Control Bar options above at top of listing page
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*Optional Item (Control Bar and Lines Not Included in std Kite Only Package Configuration)
2022 Fone Linx Control Bar Set
2022 Fone Linx Control Bar Features
- Adjustable bar length- All Center Lines encased inside new rectangular sheath to protect lines from sheeting wear- One line single line safety flag out system- Manual Swivel above chicken loop to untwist front lines - New Swivel connection for safety leash above chicken loop- Only one bar for Bandit, Breeze, Bullet, One, Furtive & Trust- New lines 30% less elastic: kite steering more precise and more durable- Available in three sizes:4 lines: 52/45 cm – 45/38 cm5 lines: 42/35 cm (Freestyle)
The 2022 Fone Linx Control Bar set is Fone's new Linx feature packed control bar system evolving from the Monolith control bar series, with the Fone Linx Control Bar first introduced in 2018.
2022 Fone Linx Control Bar - Safe, Reliable, Durable, and Performance Packed - Fone has improved the control bar set through the years and added some great features to create the best connection to your kite, hands down.
Features of the 2022 Fone Linx Control Bar- New Rectangular Center Line Protective Sheath to protect Center Line and Safety Line from sheeting wear- New Swivel Leash Attachment Ring above chicken loop- New stiffer lines with less stretch- New Hub and Clam Cleat construction for reduced line wear and less weight- New Aluminum 4-Line HUB for single line safety flag-out- New Adjustable Aluminum Hub Block V-Splitter, for High/Low-V Conversion- Harmonized color design- New Safety Leash 40cm standard (leash also available in 75cm and 140cm
The new Depower Sheath places the center lines and depower line inside a rectangular sheath for increased strength, ultra smooth sheeting, and eliminates center line wear at bar from sheeting.
The new lines are less elastic: they stretch 30% less than typical lines out in the market, which also makes kite steering more precise. Moreover, elongation through time is reduced which allows to ride with a kite always perfectly tuned. In addition, as the lines are stiffer it makes them easier to untangle whilst setting up the kite.
The Hub is now made of aluminum and the F-ONE cleat is hollowed, which allows to have lighter parts for an even more performing bar. Finally the central neoprene float colors as well as the release handle have been harmonized with the rest of the bar to create a neat Linx Bar.
The 2022 Fone Linx Control Bar bar is available in two sizes for the 4-line configuration, 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 lines not only offer a cleaner look, the integrated floats also house a revolutionary mechanism that allows quick conversion between two selectable bar lengths (like having two bars in one).
2022 F-One High Volume Big Air Pump:
*Optional Item - Pump Sold Separately, select pump options above at top of listing page
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**New for 2022, Fone now offers a Mini-Pump model version - smaller pump with fold-able handle and base - makes a great travel pump.
2022 F-One Bandit Videos
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