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alexeyga
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Re: Official Release of 2017 F-One Collection

Postby alexeyga » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:01 pm

Nobody says that Bandits are bad kites. In my experience, B6 was the most solid and enjoyable kite I owned (back then), albeit - after testing some other brand's models I came to a conclusion that Bandit's flying characteristics suit a lot better lighter riders (I'm fairly certain that 110-150lbs riders like it a lot more than 200lbs+ ones). That happened right around when B8 have came out, still without any really-needed updates or novelties - so I went shopping elsewhere.

I may not understand a lot about marketing, but releasing somewhat of a milestone model - the X - which marks 10 years of this particular model - would have been a good opportunity to introduce much needed improvements. Guess not.

F-One's marketing department has decided to to the usual:

-slap up some new colors
-make up bullsh@t stories about hundreds of prototypes
-make flashy videos in epic locations

It is a good idea in general, but with this brand in particular - it might be a good time to start questioning things before spending your $$$ on it.

Though if riders have been chewing on bullocks for so long - one might argue that riders are perfectly ok with being fed bullocks to begin with.

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Re: Official Release of 2017 F-One Collection

Postby kiterocky » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:06 pm

https://youtu.be/j_-BHzvTN5g

Looking for this kite :D :D :D :D :D
I think they sell so many...
15 or 17... :D

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Re: Official Release of 2017 F-One Collection

Postby Ice101 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:00 am

Any one actually flown the new one yet?


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