For 9 years Avanti has led the way in windsurf membrane sail development. Our flagship racing sail, the Machine, has claimed victories and World Cup podiums against the very best. When presenting the new 2020 Machine M-8, Avanti is not only showcasing a new product, but building on a legacy of unmatched performance. This season, the Machine features a generally higher aspect ratio and narrower head outline, particularly on the larger sizes. Also new, is the debut of our exclusive clew plate system.
We started with our own exclusive, ultra-light membrane construction. Proven, copied and ranked, our membrane is engineered to distribute loads evenly and appropriately throughout the sail skin in a way that traditional paneled sails cannot replicate. We call this Smart Load Technology; fiber and strength where you need it, weight savings where you don’t.
Building on the success of the M-7, we once again set the M-8 up on a 7-batten structure. The cross-batten is aligned to exit at th eclew for superior stability when sailing deep in negative outhaul modes. From the cross batten up, battens are flowed quickly and aggressively to stay airflow aligned.