I currently have Bandit 2010 9m. Lately, I've been feeling overpowered with it (Wellington, NZ), and I thought to buy a smaller one, and upgrade on the way. Initially, I thought about a 7m, but after some thought I decided to go with Bandit 2016 8m (found a good deal too). I'd like it to be my main kite, and I thought the 7m would fit only extreme days.
My only concern was that it's only 1m difference from my 9m, and intuitively it feels like I'm buying the same kite making the other obsolete. According to the manual:
7m fits 25+ knots
8m fits 20-35knots
9m fits 15-30knots
My 9m does something like 17-28knots, and according to the manual, this 1m should make all the difference.
I'm in the process of finalizing my purchase, but I still would be happy to hear some opinions.
Still flying a bandit 3 ? the newer ones are so much better just grab it - the newer 8m I mean, and then decide if you need another size - like a 6m or an 11m to compliment your quiver !! If the 9m was feeling a bit over the top then the 8m should be sweet for your every day ride :-)
Sounds good. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks slick.
time f0r some thing different, dos bandit 2017 11 metre let you know if it fails