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Poweride V1 – a preview

By January 15, 2018 2 Comments

Introducing the new 2018 Poweride V1. Compact, comfortable, and super fast, the latest no-cam offering from Avanti will light you up. The second Avanti sail to debut
with our Streamline Sail Design philosophy, the V1 is influenced by our tireless Machine development program, and rooted in our test-winning freeride foundation. What
does it mean? Fully horizontally placed battens reduce drag, and free up flow, while tried and true outlines give balance, ease, and control.

Objectives

  • Design sails to excel on a wide array of board types from easy freeride to slalom.
  • Adjust sail shape to increase top and bottom range, while adding to forward drive.
  • Keep rotation soft without sacrificing overall depth.
  • Reduce batten pocket drag to yield a slippery sail with early attachment and planing.

I spent a huge amount of time the last couple seasons sailing the Poweride here on Garda. The previous iteration had been a favourite, but nonetheless we pushed to find
things to improve. We wanted to get more forward drive in the sail, and we wanted lift. I was interested in getting a sportier feel out of the rig, particularly when paired with
boards with less rocker. In the end, we made huge changes to the batten layout, and followed up with shape improvements to match. The new design delivers, and we are
super excited to introduce the V1.
–Dennis Boisen

         Membrane Technology

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 thaat traditional paneled sails cannot replicate. We call this Smart Load Technology; fiber and strength where you need it, weight
savings where you don’t.

 

Full details and photos will shortly be available in our main sail section.

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