Ice101 wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:26 am
Has the bandit got increased hang time at all since 2018 models?
I don't have experience with old Bandits, but 2020/1s are fun machines.
hangtime is less than what you can get from an SLS EVO (I tried them in the same wind conditions), and you need to be more precise when you jump to get to the same height (but this is true for most open-C kites). Bandits are better at lopping and you always know where the kite is. very direct feeling, less bar pressure than EVO but feels more responsive.
I would never give away my bandit for an EVO.
I hope for a new bar. the current one has a good grip but F-One can think about a better depower/safety mechanism.
I'd also like a lighter construction/material. with my HF I can go out with 8/9Knts and the 12m, but the kite is just too heavy and can easily fall off. I'd love to see something like Duotone SLS or anything else that can make the kite lighter but still durable.