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The Vapor name has become synonymous with balance and speed. As Radar moved to the 2020 shape, they simply wanted to build on the foundation they had created...
The Vapor name has become synonymous with balance and speed. As Radar moved to the 2020 shape, they simply wanted to build on the foundation they had created. The overall width of the ski has been decreased in an effort to create more efficient water flow and allow the ski to have a more level ride. Rocker was modified to increase the drive behind the boat and allow the ski to create more angle before the buoy. Lastly, Radar increased the concave and let it run through the tail of the ski to give more support and consistency at the apex of the turn. All these simple changes allowed Radar to build a slalom ski that is faster than its predecessor, has more automatic turns, and gives a truly consistent ride from turn to turn. You have to ski this thing. Welcome to 2020 Vapor.
Pro Build designates a PMI Core and Textreme Carbon infused with Innegra. PMI is the lightest and most responsive foam money can buy, allowing a skier to get more attainable angle out of the turn and the ability to hold it through the wakes. Textreme lets the ski flex instantly and consistently, giving the skier more speed from a wider point. Overall, the ski will feel like it is carrying constant speed from the first cut to the last turn which results in the most effortless ride we’ve found to date.
The overall max width of the ski was reduced slightly for 2020. The width reduction in the area forward of your front foot allows the ski tip to ride lower while on plane. This gives the ski a more level riding attack angle which makes the ski more efficient through the water and makes it easier for the skier to engage the front half of the ski for tighter, more predictable turns.
The rocker line has been lowered under your feet in this new shape. This increases the sweet spot, inspiring confidence to push the limits with more predictable results. The new rocker gives the ski more drive side to side, allowing the skier to hold more angle from the finish of the turn to the centerline. It also allows the skier to start initiating the turn in a more level and controlled attack angle. Essentially, the tip of the ski can initiate earlier and there is a larger sweet spot to base your turns from. The increased tip engagement allows the tip to override the tail more, which results in more ski rotation prior to the buoy. The more the ski can be turned before the buoy, the earlier the skier can start to accelerate out of the buoy.
The Vapor features a hybrid bevel which allows you to get the best things from both a round and a sharp bevel. This lets the ski roll from edge to edge considerably smoother while also producing a more dynamic range of turn shapes. Ultimately, these bevels help create a ski that holds maximum angle side to side, rolls from edge to edge at a very predictable and confidence inspiring rate and is super forgiving for more ability to crank turns when you need them.
The max thickness of the ski has been lowered through the middle. By reducing the sidewall, the ski is able to sit deeper in the water, allowing for a more secure feeling to the skier with more feedback from the water.
For the 2020 Vapor, concave was increased in the back 1/3 of the ski and now runs out the tail. This allows the ski to harness more water under the back of the ski and creates a higher riding tail that is more supportive at the finish of the turn. The ski feels faster as a result but without that loose, slippery feel.
The pinnacle of modern waterski footwear. Radars Vapor boot ensures you have your ski’s attention. Carbitex allows the boot to wrap around your foot, giving you an instant connection to the edge of your ski. Boa allows the lower portion of your boot to maintain a snug fit that in turn offers you more response. The final piece is the Intuition liner that is heat moldable to give you a custom fit only found in the Radar line.
The Pro-Fit Chassis is an asymmetrical race-ready fit designed to secure the foot into a solid position, creating a seamless connection to the ski.
Carbitex is a carbon fiber textile material that is more reactive than any material on the market. This reactivity translates into an unparalleled connection to the ski.
Our exclusive partnership with Intuition gives you a heat-moldable, lightweight, pre-formed fit. Intuition foam ensures you have a perfect fitting liner for ultimate performance.
The Boa integration into the boots offers an instant response found only in the Radar line. Transform your experience through a fast, customizable, and comfortable fit.
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