The Rising Son

Ryosuke Banno - Asia's frequent flyer!

One of the rising stars of Asian paintball, Ryosuke Banno from Japan has been quietly clocking up more frequent flyer points playing paintball than most of us can ever dream of.

banno_01Ryosuke Banno is Captain and team owner of team KU from Japan. Over the past decade he has helped develop paintball in Japan, from opening his own field back in 2003 to moulding a group of enthusiastic Japanese paintballers into one of the most competitive teams in the region. Team KU's playing stats date back as far as 2002, in 2005 they were bold enough to make the trip to the US to play at the PSP World Cup and today they continue to compete at both local and international tournaments. In 2010 he divides his time between running a paintball field/business and playing for team KU in Japan and at international events and playing for the Delta Rovers in Malaysia. His field is also the home field to up-and-coming teams from Japan like Nitamago (World Cup Asia D3, 4th place) and Ryu.

We managed to catch up with Ryosuke Banno in between international flights and tournaments to ask him a few quick questions about his paintball life so far:

Q. What position to you generally play?

Everywhere but especially Snake front

Q. Current Sponsors
Dye precision Inc. Rockstar energy drink, KCHL and Samurai Paintball

Q. International Teams you have player for?
Team Delta Rovers from Malaysia at MY-NPL, ISSC and MSL and Team S.W.A.T from Australia at the Super 7's

Q. When did you start playing paintball?

In 2001.

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