For strong, committed, bottom turns in side-off conditions, and unrivaled stability in gusty conditions, nothing compares to the 2020/21 Viper. Combine this classic plan-form with an ultra-modern Twaron membrane, and you create an unrivaled synergy of cutting edge construction and classic feel. This sail remains nicely centered, without shape migration, even in the upper range. While the Viper is absolutely dedicated wavesail, it works marvelously as a cross-over on bump & jump days. If you like a lightweight, agile, ripping wavesail, grab a Viper and experience the very best.
The Viper shares many of the design characteristics of my earlier work in wavesails. What sets it apart is the unique feel of the membrane, and the associated durability and performance that is inherent to the high-concentration of strategically placed Aramid fiber. Like all Avanti products, each individual sail size is CNC strung, and laminated according to it’s own unique fiber map. While the unmatched investment in time and precision is daunting, the end result is really something special.
– Dan Kaseler