Goya Banzai Pro 2020/21

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Sailors looking for solid power and acceleration, and a bit of back hand pressure to let you know that the gas is on, will love the Goya Banzai!  This four batten sail is super tune-able, and can be rigged for full power by using the top clew grommet, or softened up and de-powered by moving down to the lower clew grommet.  The Banzai feels great on quads, thrusters, and even single fin boards, and works great for full power jumping and aggressive sailing!  Wave sailing purists, bump and jump sailors, and wind foiling addicts all love the Banzai!

The Banzai has been a wave and bump and jump machine for years now, and the 2020 version exceeds all expectations with it's massively tune-able range!  Rig for pumpable power and explosive acceleration by using the upper outhaul grommet, or use the lower outhaul grommet to settle things down and make the sail super light in the hands.  Your rig, your choice, your day!

The BiPly version of the sail includes a scrim perimeter, and Goya's BiPly clear window material- basically two thin panels of film that are laminated together to give the sail a longer life span but with the same clarity and performance benefits of monofilm- light feel, crisp acceleration, and perfect visibility, now combined with a supple feel and enhanced UV protection.

Updates for 2020, straight from Jason Diffin (Goya's lead sail designer):

We have introduced a new scrim body panel materials--ALL MODELS- (except Surf)

This material vastly improves overall sail durability , this new scrim holds shape better- makes the sails feel more stable, is much lighter and quieter in the hands while sailing.

The weight aloft (up high) in the sails has been reduced with new construction details, this improves the lightweight handling feel of the sails through their wind range.

Also, the Bi-ply is a HUGE huge step up from standard mono film. Bi-ply is a UV protected laminated clear film that lasts about 3x as long as mono film for UV (cracking) and also is much more resistant to hard creases. Bi-ply provides massive value.    

For 2020, all colors have been re-vised to bring much more richness and vibrancy to the appearance of the sails, particularly on the water. Fashion? Yes…,,, but more importantly is the safety factor- you can spot and identify the new 2020 sails from great distances and this is huge piece of mind when it’s your partner, kid or good friend out there windsurfing in low light conditions.

Banzai Pro and Banzai X Pro-
-Changes/details above, plus-
-More rigging range for more adaptability to changing conditions and different power delivery characteristics.
-Enhanced flex feel and control throughout the wind range with updated mid body shapes.

 

Manufacturer's Comments:

Banzai Pro
Powerwave 4 Batten

The Banzai Pro is the “go to” 4 batten worldwide wave sail for our top riders Marcilio Browne (PWA wave world champion) and Loick Lesauvage. The Banzai 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 Pro is unparalleled.

Unique to the Banzai 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 Pro is designed for a more positive rider connection to instant power delivery.

The Banzai Pro window material is Bi-Ply film. This “sleeper” feature is a massive step up from mono film. Bi-Ply is two layers of laminated clear film, lasting about 3x longer than mono film. It is UV protected and highly resistant to hard creases. Its added cost compared to mono film is worth double when unrolling a supple sounding sail, and endlessly valuable when falling and not breaking your sail.

Pro Construction, Bi-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 orange & blue or neon yellow & fuchsia.

 


Construction

Pro Bi-Ply & Scrim

Bi-Ply Window Panels. Bi-Ply has the visibility and firmness of monofilm, but lasts three times longer, for multiple reasons. Our 6 mil Bi-Ply is made from 2 layers of 3 mil film, laminated together with glue containing a UV inhibitor which greatly extends the life of the film. By being made from 2 thinner layers, the material is more flexible, stays more supple longer and offers much more resistance to the creasing and eventual breaking that monofilm can suffer. This is really big news as it is a material that offers a more durable alternative to monofilm, with the same perfect clarity. All Goya films, including Scrim, Bi-Ply and X-Ply are made in the USA by Dimension Polyant ® to the highest standards of sail cloth technology.

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.

Specs:

 Size Boom Hi / Low (cm) Luff (cm) Mast (cm) Sleeve Top Battens
3.15 140 / 137 332 340 RDM Adjust 4
3.4 142 / 139 347 340 RDM Adjust 4
3.7 146 / 143 361 340 / 370 RDM Adjust 4
4.0 150 / 147 370 370 RDM Fixed 4
4.2 152 / 149 379 370 RDM Fixed 4
4.5 155 / 152 393 370 RDM Fixed 4
4.7 158 / 155 400 370 / 400 RDM Fixed 4
5.0 161 / 158 414 400 RDM Fixed 4
5.3 165 / 162 425 400 RDM Fixed 4
5.5 170 / 167 430 400 / 430 RDM Fixed 4
5.7 173 / 170 440 430 RDM Fixed 4
6.0 176 / 173 453 430 RDM Fixed 4
6.3 179 / 176 457 430 RDM Fixed 4

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