I have a quiver of TS; 8, 10, 12 and 15. I really am a big fan of the new TS. Best did a great job on these kites. I can ride any kites ranging from , Best, Cab, F-One, Flysurfer etc... and I pay for my own kites.
I tried all kind of kites and honestly the new Best TS are just perfect for me; easy relaunch, good Low-end and high end, good rotation speed and power, good lift, love the new bar and Best service is second to none !
I tried the bandits ranging from v1, to v5. Hated v1 and v2 for bar pressure, v3 was okay. V4; I tried only for about an hour so I cant tell.
This week-end I tried a Bandit V5 14m in really light weather and I must say that I really liked it. It felt like a smaller kite, very light. Wow, the speed was very good, the lift when the wind picked up a bit was also good. Very easy to build apparent wind. The only thing that I didnt trip too much was the bar; I hate that velcro QR, and also I am a fan of OSR. Some people told me also that in really light wind they dont relaunch. I cant say cause I didn't drop it. My Ts 15 can realaunch in sub 10 knots just by pulling on a rear line.
Other than that I think that it is a great kite. Lots of fun to fly. You should try both but I think that both kites are a good choice. Now it makes me want to try the smaller size in bigger wind to see how is the high end
I would also like to try that 14m in 15-20 knots wind to see how it performs. F1 design is as usual very very nice, Probably the best looking kites on the market.
Best should hire that guy for the graphics