Got more clarification on this - you keep the same bar, but they switch the safety system to the new one, which is the only real difference anyway.Muse wrote:Purchased a Bandit 7 yesterday.. dealer offered me a free upgrade to the 2014 bar whenever it would come out. I didn't even have to ask, so it could be something that's been agreed upon with F-One.Wave_Ride wrote:I asked it before here and i will ask again.bru wrote:FONE have not given us a price yet but they are going to make it affordable ... The real bonus will be Pre Bandit 7 bars can get a great facelift that will add extra value to their kite !! The upgrade will be available early in 2014 !
i don't understand something...
Let's say that I'm buying the new B7 from one of the first batch and I'm getting the old bar.
I assume that from 2014 the kite will be delivered with the new bar.
Why do I need to pay for the upgrade for something that will be included in the price and will be accounted as F-One standard in 2014?
I spent a few hours on the new 9m, Bandit 7. I really like the kite. It feels very similar to the Bandit 6(good thing), but just feels a little more solid in the air. It is a very smooth kite, that turns fast, jumps high, and is super fun in the waves. I like to jump, ride waves, and do a little of everything, and this kite is perfect for me. It's just one of those kites, where you don't have to think about where it is... I didn't unhook on it yet, so can't comment on that yet, but I assume it will work fine.Wave_Ride wrote:Dose anyone tried the kite already and can compare it to the bandit 6 in wind range, upwind ability and jumps?
I read the magazines reviews but i prefer to read riders opinions.
Thanks for sharing. Would you say that the Bandit 2014 drifts better than the B6? In the IKSurfmag review they also mention is has less lateral pull. Is that something you noticed as well?eldadgold wrote:Have been riding Bandits since the DOS.
Got to test the 10m and 9m B7with a TT, each one of them for about an hour in winds of 17-22 Knots and 1m waves.
The kites feel, and are more solid than the B6. when you release the bar the kite stays solid and the canopy almost doesn't flutter at all.
i think that the wind range is about the same at the bottom and maybe the B7 has better upper end because of the canopy being more solid...but hey i ride my B6 9m in 35 knots easily.
The turning is also lively.
seems like the weight distribution is totally different, the leading edge seems lighter and the TE seems heavier. When running downwind on a wave this makes the best drifting angle a little different than the B6.
Unhooked - the kite still flies fast enough to cushion the kitloop landings. turns nice and all but it does flutter a little in the outside edge.
I needed about 30 minutes to get used to it. The transition between the B5 and B6 was a lot easier for me... But i liked the kite a lot and had a great day riding the 9m and 10m B7s.