Bandit 6 Overview
Based on the stand alone patented F-ONE DELTA C-SHAPE design, the BANDIT 6 fits perfectly in the BANDIT stellar line-up. Its complex and demanding performance criteria were respected in each aspect and for every kiteboarding discipline. This allowed us to maintain the qualities previously acquired while implementing new ones.
Improvements do not uniquely concern big changes in design, they also concern details. The fine tuning of those details, sometimes invisible to the eye, has a massive influence on the feeling that we get when riding, and this is what we've worked on.
- The wind range of the Bandit 6 is now greater than ever. We also brought about a reduction in the changes of the canopy shape when fully sheeted-out and in overpowered situations, as well as a reduction the lateral pull. The B6 will allow you easier control of your trajectory and a greater feeling of stability which will make you more confident.?
- The power management is now even simpler since the B6 delivers a steadier pull and reacts less violently to the gusts. The lift for high jumps is still there, but it's now even easier to bring it into play.?
- Thanks to the work on the dynamic weight, the Bandit 6 feels even lighter while riding. More reactive and less tiring than ever, it will give you the impression of riding a kite one size smaller.?
- The bar is the key feature when it comes to interpreting the kite's movements. We hence focused on the feeling in the bar to obtain more direct control and a more direct feel of the kite's reactions, either sheeted in, or out. The bar offers a steadier feel without the floaty feeling and you won't have to sheet back in to make your kite turn.?
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE FEELING OF THE BANDIT 6
Increased stability with less fluttering whilst riding. Smoother, more control and less lateral pull. All this plus a sensation of lightness and a more direct and efficient feel at the bar.
EVO DEPOWER AND LIFE LINE
The EVO is a V shaped bridle featuring a pulley on each front line, this 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 EVO system becomes the Life Line and the kite lands safely on its back with immediate and total power kill.
EVO offers complete control with direct and responsive steering in all riding conditions. Sheeting in and out is very progressive, the rider truly directs the kite even when fully de-powered. Unhooked the kite remains light and very predictable.
The kite has only 4 lines and a 4m long Life Line!
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.
Sizes and wind range:
5m² : 30 + knts
6m² : 27 + knts
7m² : 25 + knts
8m² : 18 > 35 knts
9m² : 15 > 30 knts
10m² : 12 > 28 knts
11m² : 11>24 knts
12m² : 10 > 22 knts
14m² : 8 > 20 knts