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..
Is a patented design used by F-ONE on all kites for the past 11 years.
This shape was the result of a design research towards 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.
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.
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.
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.
TECHNOFORCE™ of TEIJIN is a high density Polyester fabric with a tear stopping structure using thin and high tension yarn.
The EVO De-power concept is a simple 4 line system with a 4m long Life Line featuring a V shaped bridle with a pulley system on each of the front lines.
This simple system offers complete safety and allows for increased de-power by finely tuning the angle of attack of the kite.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 EVO system becomes the Life Line and the kite lands safely on its back 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.
The W5 BRIDLE SYSTEM is is totally new. Acting as both a 5th line and a standard bridle, this is a genuine innovation !
We have called it W5 due to its W shaped layout with its central bridle which controls and totally secures the arc of the leading edge, just as a 5th line would do. It enables the kite to depower uniformly to ensure perfect control of the power.
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.