Banzai X Pro - Powerwave 4 Batten
The Delta Quick Review: When the Banzai first came out it was one of the first sails to break away from the tradition of wave sails having 5 battens. To be honest we did not think it was that great a sail. The trade off of any weight savings was overcome by an unstable sail that felt unruly and heavy in the hands. But Goya sail designer Jason Diffin pushed on and with better use of high-tech materials and the Carbon Stretch Control System the Banzai is now one of our favorite bump-and-jump/wave sails. Yes we know Marcilio Browne won his PWA Wave title with this sail so it's wave pedigree cannot be denied, but we mostly sail bump-and-jump in the Delta and the Banzai is awesome in these conditions as well. It's a tunable sail both for wind range and feel. It can go from a locked in stable sail for blasting and big air, to one that's a touch softer with more grunt giving one the impression of a freestyle sail. For 2017 it's available in two constructions. One with X-ply in the window (Banzai X) and one with Goya's Bi-ply that looks like monofilm but is actually a three layer laminate (Banzai).
The newly launched Banzai X is effectively identical to the regular Banzai, except for the changed window material. As the name suggests, instead of Bi-Ply the Banzai X features X-Ply in it’s window. Other than that it is the same full throttle, explosive power, technical jump and maneuver World Cup performance wave sail.
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 dyneema yarns is incredibly tear resistant- the perfect body panel material for people looking for maximum durability.
Banzai X provides instant yet flexible power with very light handling alongside massive range in a wide variety of conditions. Equally at home in straight onshore wind and stormy surf, or brushed offshore reef break perfection. Banzai will give you the speed, control and confidence you need to push your performance level up. Banzai is designed to give you the power and neutral handling you need on the water, and the easy, reactive, finger-tip control you need in the air. Banzai also excels in wave style flat water/chop jump and maneuver sailing.
The Banzai X pairs with multi-fin and single-fin wave boards and matches best with the Custom Surfwave and One Freewave.
Recommended wave mast: 90 Pro.
Optional flatwater and bump & jump mast: 70 Pro.
Available in red and green.
Pro Scrim & X-Ply
The Scrim material used in the main panels offers super strong durability, super light weight and a supple and alive feel. Woven Dacron/Scrim hybrid luff panels, CSC™ Carbon Stretch Control, Poly Clew TCR™ Titanium Clew Rings, RSS™ Rip Stop Sleeve and the MTF™ 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 scalloped upper leech reinforcement prevents breakdown of the leech from fluttering in strong wind conditions such as Omaezaki, the Gorge and Pozo.
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.