The Bandit is a jackrabbit powerhouse that offers the rider a sense of precision flying and quick and nimble performance. The Bandit is a 3-strut Delta shape SLE with swept back wingtips with a medium aspect canopy that F-one markets as an all-around model that excels across freeride, surf and freestyle. The Bandit still comes with a narrow diameter 9mm inflation with internal stopper ball and the 11m dump valve for quick deflation. The rigging features a single setting front bridle with two pulleys and three settings on the wingtip for dialing in bar pressure and turning speed. The Bandit features a nice balance between lightweight construction and durable build quality. The smaller versions of the Bandits got high marks for their fast pivot style turn and ultra crisp steering response that really helps a rider put the Bandit exactly where you want it. The Bandit is fast across the window but it’s not scary nor unmanageable. Sometimes a high wind size in a given model doesn’t feel anything like the middle staple sizes, but in this case, F-One has done a good job of keeping the general performance characteristics even as you drop in size. This kite has great relaunch and even at 5m this kite offers a fair amount of range, but with its super nimble steering, you can pretty much keep it comfortably milking the window for every ounce of power. The Bandit has nice medium bar pressure that gives the rider solid feedback on kite placement and in underpowered conditions, you will detect oversheeting fairly quickly. For lift and hangtime, the smaller sizes will deliver solidly in the explosive boost category and will give you some hangtime but the latter is not really what you expect from small kites. Overall, the Bandit is a very fast, responsive all arounder.