Babolat Air Viper is an upgrade of the classic Babolat Revenge Carbon. The racket has become 15 grams lighter, which means that it weighs only 355 grams and will reduces damage to the elbow. The bat has not lost speed on the contrary, they have managed to utilize the new technology to make the bat even more explosive compared to the Revenge Carbon model. In addition, they have further developed their 3D spin surface which has become more rough, which makes the racket have a better grip on the ball and better control in the shots. Babolat has also worked to remove the vibrations from the bat after you hit the ball as they can cause damage to the arm. Due to the hard playing surface they have implemented the VIBRABSORB System which makes it more comfortable to play with.
All in all, Babolat has made a good upgrade with this racket. The Babolat Air Veron is a very light racket and needs some time to get used to play with as the distribution of the weight makes the racket feel very light. But this is also one of the major keys for not getting injuries in the elbow as this is the most common injury in padel.