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gathering experience Ozone Reo V4 or V5 VS F-One Bandit X or XII or XII

Postby Archer77 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:43 pm

Hey All!

anyone tryed both a recent Ozone Reo and a recent F-One Bandit ?

interested mostly on: freeride, wave, boosting

thank you
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Re: gathering experience Ozone Reo V4 or V5 VS F-One Bandit X or XII or XII

Postby Strekke » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:01 pm

1 is a dedicated wave kite that will drift nice and be excellent in waves, while the other one is an all rounder that will do a bit of everything but will outperform the other one in boosting and freestyle. So strange comparison to make - better to compare Bandit and Enduro...
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Re: gathering experience Ozone Reo V4 or V5 VS F-One Bandit X or XII or XII

Postby Foil » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:14 pm

both great kites.
and I had to choose between the two models to use both on my Ttip and foil board.
If I only had the Ttip it would be the Bandit, in many ways it felt like the V4 Reo, boosting was similar although different timing required, hang time is better on the Reo, upwind is better on the Bandit, speed through the air is similar, bar pressure is more on the reo, by quite a bit, which can be tiring on the big sizes but not such a issue on the sizes below 11mtr, looping is exciting on both, never too scary, but again you need to adjust to the feel of both as they are different in timing, the bandit is heavier in the larger sizes, and the larger sizes do not drift as well as the Reo, and this made me go for the Reo, as this was more important when using the Foil board.
But as I said earlier, it would be a Bandit If I only had the Ttip as kite weight really is not that important, but bar weight for me is.
both kites are built to last,
sounds like you need to get a demo.
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Re: gathering experience Ozone Reo V4 or V5 VS F-One Bandit X or XII or XII

Postby Archer77 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:03 pm

Strekke wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:01 pm
1 is a dedicated wave kite that will drift nice and be excellent in waves, while the other one is an all rounder that will do a bit of everything but will outperform the other one in boosting and freestyle. So strange comparison to make - better to compare Bandit and Enduro...
Strekke I understand your point of view, but consider that the Bandit is the choice F-One kite to use on the waves with their surfboard (Mitu and Signature), in this way I understand that can compare fully to a wave kite (at least in theory)

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Re: gathering experience Ozone Reo V4 or V5 VS F-One Bandit X or XII or XII

Postby iriejohn » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:34 pm

Archer77 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:03 pm
Strekke wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:01 pm
1 is a dedicated wave kite that will drift nice and be excellent in waves, while the other one is an all rounder that will do a bit of everything but will outperform the other one in boosting and freestyle. So strange comparison to make - better to compare Bandit and Enduro...
Strekke I understand your point of view, but consider that the Bandit is the choice F-One kite to use on the waves with their surfboard (Mitu and Signature), in this way I understand that can compare fully to a wave kite (at least in theory)
F-One do not have a wave oriented kite like the Reo so of course their choice for waves is the Bandit.

This does not make it a valid comparison, a valid comparison is the Bandit and the Enduro.

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Re: gathering experience Ozone Reo V4 or V5 VS F-One Bandit X or XII or XII

Postby Archer77 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:41 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:34 pm
Archer77 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:03 pm
Strekke wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:01 pm
1 is a dedicated wave kite that will drift nice and be excellent in waves, while the other one is an all rounder that will do a bit of everything but will outperform the other one in boosting and freestyle. So strange comparison to make - better to compare Bandit and Enduro...
Strekke I understand your point of view, but consider that the Bandit is the choice F-One kite to use on the waves with their surfboard (Mitu and Signature), in this way I understand that can compare fully to a wave kite (at least in theory)
F-One do not have a wave oriented kite like the Reo so of course their choice for waves is the Bandit.

This does not make it a valid comparison, a valid comparison is the Bandit and the Enduro.
Yes ok, now I realized that the enduro is the exact match also because have good waves capabilities too
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Re: gathering experience Ozone Reo V4 or V5 VS F-One Bandit X or XII or XII

Postby Archer77 » Wed May 29, 2019 12:43 pm

now found this review where are both mentioned for waves!

https://www.kiteworldmag.com/gear/f-one ... ve-review/


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