Marino by Paul
Banzai X Pro has the same quality film in the window, equally UV protected and highly resistant to hard creases, with the addition of ultra strong Spectra yarns for added tear resistance in the rare occasion you do pinch its outstanding base film.
The Banzai X Pro is the “go to” 4 batten worldwide wave sail for our top riders Levi Siver and Marino Gil Gherardi (PWA youth wave world champion). The Banzai X Pro is the answer and solution to all demands of a light weight, direct power delivery, wide range sail with heaps of flex feel and control. The adaptability of the Banzai X Pro is unparalleled.
Unique to the Banzai X Pro design concept is the back-hand throttle control. The sail pulls forward from “low RPMs” and is very balanced, but there is always a little “extra” available off the back hand for when you really need to juice up into a jump or maneuver. This tactile back-hand feel gives you a direct connection to how the sail is loading and releasing and allows you stay connected throughout your maneuvers. Marcilio Browne has driven this concept, insisting that the sails maintain the connected feel, providing him supreme confidence and control through technical and radical maneuvers. There is a trend in the market for more “neutral” feeling wave sails, and while there is a place for more of that on other Goya models, the Banzai X Pro is designed for a more positive rider connection to instant power delivery.
Pro Construction, X-Ply & Scrim.
Available in 3.15, 3.4, 3.7, 4.0, 4.2, 4.5, 4.7, 5.0, 5.3, 5.5, 5.7, 6.0, 6.3 square meters.
Available in blue & orange or fuchsia & neon yellow.
X-Ply Window Panels. X-Ply offers the same weight and feel of a clear window construction. The difference is increased durability through improved tear resistance. X-Ply film reinforced with yarns is incredibly tear resistant, the perfect body panel material for people looking for maximum durability.
Scrim Body Panels. The colored Scrim material used in the main panels offers super strong durability, super light weight and a supple and alive feel throughout the sail.
Scrim Luff Panels. The new Scrim luff panels are making the sails feel super crisp and quick, while still being flexible. It’s simply a lighter feeling in the hands. The beautiful thing about Scrim is the general silkiness of the material, so much the opposite of the hardness associated with most laminates. The practical thing about Scrim is that it comes back to zero after being loaded. It stays the same. Whereas Dacron grows at various rates as you use it.
Features. Carbon Stretch Control, Poly Clew Titanium Clew Rings, Rip Stop Sleeve and a Molded Tack Fairing round off the peak quality package. Sleeve cut treatments as well as tack and foot reinforcements are now folded to increase durability and prevent edge fraying. A wide upper leech Marker reinforcement prevents breakdown of the leech in strong wind conditions such as Pozo, the Gorge and Omaezaki.
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I got this little vid from my friend from Wales which is a good testament to the strength of your rigs. It was a light onshore day so it wasn't easy once you were locked in to the wave and very difficult to get back out once you got caught inside. At least a 30 min exerçise. I lost momentum when I kicked off and got caught out by the next one. Everyone thought all the gear was going to be totally destroyed but only a busted batten and a tiny rip in the window. Pretty amazing I say. This is exactly why I love using your gear.
I'd like to add one more question regarding the rigging of the bigger sails (5.0 and 5.3): I'm a bit confused with the outhaul tension. When I try to rig the sail according to the specs, I found the sail quite 'deep'. The sail is touching the boom as far as to the harness lines.
I don't feel it to be much of a behaviour issue, but I'm wondering what's the nominal setting.
Is it ok ? Or should I apply more tension at the outhaul ? Would the sail feel lighter this way ?
Have a nice hawaiian day.
Regards from Marseille.
I got the Banzai X pro 5.5, it's an amazing sail with great performance but few things are not clear to me when it came to tuning:
The boom size according to the chart (also on the sail and the bag) is 170/157 but when I tuned my sail I needed to make the boom 176 (with mast ezzy skinny 400 and extension of 30), is it a mistake? should it be 175/170?
I have banzai for many years. And they still perform incredibly well. Would like to have seen the yellow and blue more for sale.
Our season is almost over now and we have had lots of great sailing all summer at Margaret River.
I am truly loving the Banzai X 5.7.
It is without a doubt the best sail I have ever used.
So good in fact I haven't even tried the brand new 5.7 Fringe I got at the same time yet.
Well done crew.
Sailed again yesterday in pretty solid wind with the 5.7 Banzai X (90kg kiters were out with 7m2 kites, no other windsurfers).
I really liked the stability at the top end of the and it was probably a real solid 22 knots which is quite a bit for a 5.7.
I am yet to see how it performs in the super-light wind but I'm sure it gunna be great given the performance of the previous ones.
And its truly good to see less pink in the sail mate.
I think adding the X-ply to the window is the one smart move.
Another one of the greatest things with the banzai is changing the clews while sailing.
This allows you go out through the current with the sail really full and then depower to ride or simply adjust the sail to changes in the wind.
Just like reefing down the sail of a yacht.
One thing that seems apparent on using the sails twice is that the X-ply window seem less likely to crease when rigging and un-rigging which will definitely help extend the life of the window and the sail.
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