Viper V7 Yellow Dot Surfing Fins
The Classic Viper Yellow Dot is back by popular demand!
These floating fins are made with a ORIGINAL rubber material and have the classic yellow splash on the blade.
The V-7 has a 7" blade with full length raised side rails for maximum power and thrust. It has the largest blade surface in the line, and has the fastest prolonged speed. The blade has excellent wave stability. The V-7 uses a longer, deeper, and more powerful kick. It is preferred by big wave bodysurfers.
The viper fins I just purchased in 2021 are as good a quality as the ones I purchased back in 1998. No reason to change a good thing. Although I did order a pair of the orange dot ... view moreflexible V5 to try out. view less
No stores around me have vipers, i wanted vipers. Fast shipping, quick response. Also got eBodyboarding 3mm socks, perfect combo.
Note that while these vipers are ... view morethe old rubber material, they no longer have the neoprene pad on the top of the foot. To me these are plusses all around
Sizing: I wear 9.5 running shoe (snug fit) or 10 casual walking around shoe a little looser. I got a size large viper and medium size socks and the fit is perfect. Though if your feet are even a little bigger get a step up in size on the socks if socks are your thing view less
Viper fins are killer!
Quick thrust and super comfortable when paired with fin socks. I would still endorse Churchills if I could find some bigger ones, other than ERS4's, Vipers are the reliable choice.
First time purchase. Very impressed with the service and communication. Also, ebodyboarding.com was the only store that had classic Viper fins in stock. They offered great advise... view more on sizing, plus I received the fins in two days!
Thrust/Performance: The power and thrust of the V7 yellow dot Vipers is incredible. Currently using them for swimming training. These fins make you go fast! But it comes at a price with a significant leg workout. The front of the blade is also approximately 1” wider than the V5s and the side rails are quite tall too. The V7s really push a tremendous amount of power with each kick.
Foot pocket length= 11.5” from toe to heel strap.
Foot pocket width= 3” approx. wide at the opening, 5.5” approximately in the toe area.
Foot pocket height= 3” approx. at the opening, then tapers down towards the toe area.
I am a U.S. size 12 (men sizes) with a normal width foot. The XL fits perfectly, with about ¼”- ½” room to spare between the tip of my toes and the front edge of the foot pocket, enough for a thin neoprene sock. A normal width size 13 could also work, but the toes will probably touch the front end of the foot pocket and there would be no room for socks. A wide foot in either 12 or 13 might not work at all with or without socks. The foot pocket entrance, although it stretches surprisingly well, it is overall too narrow for wide feet to go through and it would put too much pressure around the ankles. Anything longer than 13” will almost certainly not work.
I’m very happy with the V7 Vipers. They are powerful, mean and aggressive fins. And they are still hand made in the U.S.! Surprisingly, the rubber seems softer from what I remember from Vipers many years ago. Perhaps the company uses a different type of rubber, or I just don’t remember well. In comparison, the blades of the V7s are softer than the blades of a pair of Ally fins I also have. If the V5 yellow dot Vipers are this soft I can only imagine the V5 orange dots might be too soft for my liking. If you can deal with a narrower foot pocket, the power and thrust the V7s provide are worth it. You could always cut a couple of inches from the blade if decide to go shorter, but the full 7" blade is worth trying. Oh, and they really float! view less