This comment seriously questions your knowledge of this kite...
Why don't you enlighten the audience - B6 to B10 - what were the actual advancements and improvements besides flashy colors for Instagram team babes? And how hard was it for F-One to actually update the safety system and inflate valve to something more - you know - up to speed with the competition and the year we live in?
More concrete example: Trax HRD boards - same exact shape, construction and materials from 2014 to the current generation, the only thing that has been changing - are colors. Yes - I'm aware that they've updated the pads, straps and the handle. And I'm also aware that the carbon version of the TRAX 2015 was - in fact - lighter than 2014. Anything else worthy of big marketing claims?
B.t.w. nobody's saying that Bandits are bad kites, but it's this whole attitude of F-One towards their end customers - sorry, but I'm not paying anymore for this ENDLESS horse $H1T!!!
I keep hearing that it isnt a good idea to use a single line safety bar system with the Bandit due to the length of the bridles and risk of them getting tangled and then kite looping.... ??
You should be perfectly fine, Bandit's bridle isn't that long actually. Airush kites tend to have a reeeeeaaaaalllllyyyyy long bridle, one that actually requires rolling it (to avoid tangles) when packing the kite, but the safety works absolutely fine.