World speed record

10 Oct 07. Its official... F-one Bandit is the worlds fastest kite. On the 9th October Bandit ridden by Alex Caizergues acheived 47.92 nautical miles per hour or 86.25 km/h against all comers in Luderitz Namibia. So the 2008 F-one Bandit adds the new world speedkiting record to its top standings in surfkiting and freestyle competition. The old record held for 3 years by Olaf Marting was repeatedly smashed during the PKRA and world sanctioned speed event over a 500m course. French rider Alex finally proving beyond doubt that Bandit is the worlds fastest kite and the second fastest sailcraft ever with a speed less than one knot behind the outright record held by a sailboarder. Congratulations to Alex and the F-one team for a great victory after a year of dominance in speed, and also Sjoukje Bredenkamp for her new womens kitespeed record at 42.53 knots. For more information look at f-onekites.com

And remember the choice is clear, Bandit Delta C-shape from F-one.

27 Sept 07. Press release from the Luderitz Speed Challenge in Namibia Africa. Last week a new Kitespeed World Record was acheived by Alex Caizergues of France, shown at left riding a 6m Bandit on short lines... yeeehaa. On Saturday September 14th, Alex set a new Kitespeed World Record at 44,55 knots over the 500m course in Luderitz.  Beating the old record by almost 3 knots. The previous 3 years old record was held by Olaf Marting.

The F-one site f-onekites.com has more speed information online. And there is a cool new team blog section too. Check it out now. If you want to feel how fast the Bandit Delta C-shape kite is for yourself just get in touch with M8 to organise your test fly. We guarantee you will be impressed by everything about it. email@m8kite.com