Returning to a pure C shape design, was a very exciting process for us, we were able to listen to our top freestylers and work with them and our designer, Robert Graham, to create the ultimate kite. The goal was to build them the kite they wanted, not a toned down version for the masses but the perfect tool for our top riders to do their job.
The C-Shape itself has always been the best option for making an easy to control and dynamic kite. To maximise the handling during intense moments such as loading up for pop and slack, and megaloops, we utilised a five strut design which keeps the profile exceedingly steady and gives our riders great confidence in the kite at all times. We decided to add a 5th line to help with control, optimise the power and also to enable them to relaunch the kite quickly with minimal effort.
Freestyle kites undergo unique situations as the riders load and release, going from full power as they edge to no power as they fly through the air, that “slack” feeling is the Holy Grail of a good freestyle kite. The WTF has superior pop and excellent slack, while we have ensured the kite is strong enough to handle these intense demands, especially during high wind kite loops, we have also kept the weight of the kite down to ensure excellent handling.
Each size of the WTF has been individually designed to match the conditions they are aimed at. The larger sizes have been developed to deliver more power and get you planing early; the smaller sizes are built with a high top end wind range in mind. This means whichever size you choose; you know everything has been done to get the most out of the given conditions on the day.
We are offering the WTF in every size from 5m to 15m allowing you to choose the perfect quiver for you without having to compromise. The kites are also highly tuneable, allowing you to dial in the flying characteristics to suit your riding style. There are three tuning options on the front lines; these allow you to adjust the kite to fly according to your level, riding style and the conditions of the day. Three rear line tuning options enable you to tune how the kite feels at the bar and adjust the handling too.
|REACTOR VALVE |
Our fast inflation & deflation valve.
|FORCE FRAME |
Kites with extended de-power ranges sustain more pressure across the canopy as they experience an increased frequency of use over a wider wind range.
|Consequently F-ONE has developed a completely new structure for the Bandit, offering optimized durability with no additional weight gain.||The FORCE FRAME is a solid Dacron structure consisting of the leading edge, the trailing edge and the struts.
This high strength skeleton structure is then covered with lightweight Spy material in the least vulnerable areas.
TECHNOFORCE™ of TEIJIN is a high density Polyester fabric with a tear stopping structure using thin and high tension yarn.
|THREE POSITIONS BACK LINES TUNING |
Turning & bar pressure tuning.
|FRONT: more bar pressure, slower turning kite.
BACK: lighter bar pressure, faster turning kite.
|THREE POSITIONS FRONT LINES TUNING |
Power & slack tuning.
|HIGH: more slack / less power.
LOW: more power / less slack.
|FLAT SEWING |
Stronger assembly of the panels: they are now glued and sewn together to make the canopy more rip resistant.
|STREAMLINED LEADING EDGE END TIPS |
The leading edge tips benefit from a reduced diameter, they are streamlined to lower the drag and equipped with a strap to avoid bridle tangling
|TRAILING EDGE |
The internal outline of the trailing edge panels is no more linear but with a series of arches.
|In the center, DACRON has been replaced by a double layer of canopy fabric which improves spreading the tensions, maintaining the profile and brings new gains in stability and performance.|
|VERTICAL STRUT CUT |
The kite's struts are designed with a vertical cut in order to optimize the strength / diameter ratio.
|F-ONE PULLEY |
Pulley structure is extremely resistant.
|Bridle is integrated in the lower part of the pulley, working in its axis and not sideways.
Pulleys can be removed independently from the bridle, you can change the bridle and keep the pulley or vice versa.
|ONE PUMP COLLAR VALVE |
Easier to remove and put back.Convenient for bladder replacement.
|WIND RANGE (knts)||35+||30+||28+||25+||20>35||12>26||11>24||10>22|