Levi by Paul
The Fringe X Pro has the same quality window film, with the addition of ultra-strong Spectra yarns for added tear resistance, making the entire window area full wide spaced X-Ply.
Pure surf wave, and so very much more. The Fringe X Pro is the most light-weight, smooth power delivering and effortless handling sail in the Goya wave range, and this is why it is Levi Siver’s top pick. The ultra-light weight fingertip handling feel combined with the huge window make the Fringe Pro feel like pure surfing, with a power assist. The “Direct Connect” foot batten back end to clew configuration really adds to the precise feel and handling of this maneuver wave sail. Easy power and finesse with a fingertip. Golden touch really describes the feeling of Fringe Pro in the surf.
But there’s much more than just wave performance that the Fringe Pro brings to the table. With the biggest size range of any model, 2.8 all the way up to 6.3, the Fringe X Pro is an equally perfect choice for smaller riders seeking a lighter weight, easy handling rig feel, for training and light air cruising, for easy and effortless Freeride sailing, and also for foil windsurfing where the power to weight ratio is so important for creating lift in the lightest of winds.
Pro Construction, X-Ply & Scrim.
Available in 2.8, 3.0, 3.3, 3.5, 3.7, 4.0, 4.2, 4.5, 4.7, 5.0, 5.3, 5.5, 5.7, 6.3 square meters.
Available in 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, Titanium Clew Ring, 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 love the Fringe X 5.0 for freeride foiling. Now one year and a bit into foiling, my journey started with learning and figuring out what works and not. Big sail, small sail, freeride sail. In the end bought last autumn a 6.7m2 'foil specific sail' that was advertised to do the job designed by renowned Maui-based sailmaker. Never felt quite happy with it. I cannot align with his vision. Regular back pains trying to go upwind.
My main concern for not going smaller was that I could never get going and take off on the foil. I hate pumping the sail.
Anyway, three months ago I decided to take the plunge with a 5.0m2 Fringe X, 85 carbon mast, and Carbon Pro Skinny boom. Huge investment. BUT... omg.. everything just *CLICKED* from the first hour on the water. The rig is so light, so nimble in the hands, the Fringe X has unbelievable low end grunt to get going (it basically covers my 6.7 sail), and is forgiving in high winds, just open the sail a bit while foiling. The Fringe X is my 'go-to' sail now for foiling. You guys advertised correctly when saying that foiling is a bliss with the Fringe X. I don't get tired anymore foiling, no back pain, easy upwind, nice light rig for learning foil jibes. The thing I now start to enjoy is foiling downwind with it, just hold at the top of the boom, sail open, so much fun! I love how this sail is super predictable, and its direct feel, it basically has an on-off button for power/grunt. Another huge plus is the fab design that stands out on the water, against all boring looking sails. Thanks Goya team!
Here my setup in the lightest of winds https://vimeo.com/443357049
Have had the 2019 Fringes for 6 months already, but wasn't able to use them for a long long time because of an injury. Now slowly getting the hang of wave sailing again. Absolutely loving all the sizes I have tried so far (4.5, 5.0, 4.0, and 3.5). With 4.0 I found the Mix & Match concept works well for me - the base of a 340 mast and top piece of the 370 gives me a bit flexier sail that I tend to like.
Here's a short clip showcasing the Fringe's freedom and maneuverability and the effortless power that is always there if needed https://vimeo.com/314557235
Hello Goya-team, I have to express my enthusiasm about five years of awesome experiences with Custom Quads, Fringe sails and recently Custom Thruster 105 by more than a few words, - sorry!!
On the search of a bigger waveboard for light wind days in my favorite windsurfing destination Sardegna I found and risked to buy untested the first Goya Custom Quad 104 in 2012, - loved it very very much from the first second!! One year later, after having tested an 84 Quad and a 5.0 Banzai (thanks to Ralph!!) I sold all my NP and JP stuff and replaced it by Goya, - best decision in 30 years of practicing our wonderful sport.
In 2015 I luckily could test the first Fringe 5.0 and compare it with my own Banzai 5.0. I was a little surprised on the lively feeling (straight ahead), but - wow!!! - with the first jibe and especially on the first wave I could feel, that these shapes would be exactly those who would allow even an old guy like me more and better turns than ever, being much less exhausting and tiring, because in the turns Fringes are so smooth, you can make them to nothing in your hand. Pure fun in every kind of wave and, - what no one had guessed before - even in freeride conditions with simple turns.
So: Since 2013 I go with Goya, and even though my body is 65 years old now, I must say, that in these years I´ve had (still have) more fun on the water than ever before, and, - despite the natural age-related less of power and some very, very bad diseases, - I even felt getting better in surfing the waves. Whenever I was healthy and fit enough to surf seriously, in Sardegna I was envied for having the most flexibel and best turning (and - by the way - best-looking!!!) boards and sails on the water, which allowed an old (> 80 kgs-) man like me to surf all conditions (from freeride choppy water to small waves side-on up to mast-high sideshore dreams), always handling the biggest wind- and wave- range with the smallest range of material!
This year´s experiences with my actual gear, - 2018 Custom Quad 94 + 2018 Custom Thruster 105 + some Fringes now have motivated me to express my compliments and many thanks to the „makers“ of Goya for the outstanding work you do year after year in always developing boards and sails, that are not only good for „pros“ and world cup competitors, but in at least the same way for normal, but enthusiastic windsurfers like me, who do not live at the sea, but try to spend as much time as possible there, taking all the different conditions they get.
2018 Custom Quad 94 is an amazing shape: With ten more liters it is even quicker, more agile and snappier than my (be-loved) CQ 84 I had before, - and the new Custom Thruster 105 is an unbelievable versatile board!! The last few weeks I had to test it in almost all conditions Sardegna has to offer, - what a fun!! Light-wind conditions with 28 freewave-middle-fin and big Fringe, very stable, when not gliding, starting to plane like a freeride-board, much earlier than expected; small waves with 5.7/5.0 and 23 freewave-fin; fast, high and choppy Mistral-wave down-the-line along with very gusty wind (5.0 Fringe + freewave 23) and (the last two days) stormy wind and short side-onshore wind-waves with Fringe 3,7 and 21 K-One, - this board (with those different middle-fin options) fits all (lake-surfing of course, too)!! Because of the volume and the „easy-going“ shape the Custom Thruster gives so much safety and confidence, but also maneuverability in every condition, - in Germany we call this „eierlegende Wollmilchsau“ (=> „oviparous wool-milk-pig“), which is one of the best compliments a board can get in Europe.
OK, for stormy 3.7 - 5.0 wind and/or down-the-line wave conditions normally I´d go with my Custom Quad, but it was interesting and exciting to try even those conditions (just for fun) with the CT 105, too. And, - wow - it worked, unbelievable! A few years ago no-one would have expected, that an as versatile board like this Custom Thruster would be possible to shape.
And - again and again - Fringes (2016 and 2018) are unbelievable, too!! Soo easy and light to handle!! I´m looking forward to the new 2019 Fringe!!
So, - many many thanks to the Goya - Team, to KT and the Goya-brothers for developing unbelievable versatile waveboards, to JD for those perfekt matching Fringes, - and thanks so much to Ralph, the German distributor, for his advices and support!!!
My new Fringe X 2.8 is the best damn 2.8 I,ve owned in 35 years of windsurfing!i,ve had many 2.8,s in my years of sailing!
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