After over 12 months of intense design and testing, the Radar team is proud to introduce the ALL NEW 2017 Radar Vapor. The new Vapor turns better and is even more forgiving with a larger “Sweet Spot” without giving up any of the speed, stability, and tracking that skiers loved in the first Vapor.
- Probuild DayGlow
- PVC core construction.
- 100% carbon laminates.
- First ski designed with GPS cruise control in mind.
- Weight reducing, strength reinforcing tip contours.
- Hand-built in the USA at Radar Lake.
- 63.5″ 85-120lbs
- 65″ 110-145lbs
- 66″ 125-180lbs
- 67″ 160-200lbs
- 68″ 180-220lbs
- 69.5″ over 200lbs
The Vapor is the finest comp ski on the water. It accelerates like a rocket ship and balances on a tightrope. The advancement of developing the rockerline in conjunction with sidecut has proven to create hydrodynamic harmony. No other ski boasts such a parallel sidecut (keeping the ski riding level) with an answer for tip support created by the additional mass added in front of the wide spot on Vapor.
BACK OF THE SKI:
A new on-edge platform was designed by straightening the sidecut around the back foot. This gives the ski a consistent attitude after edge change, keeping the tip up, holding speed and direction toward apex. At 12” from the tail the sidecut narrows and the rocker kicks up freeing the tail from early turn initiation and unnecessary tip pressure. The concave is also flat through the back of the fin allowing for increased slide through the finish of the on-side turn.
FRONT OF THE SKI:
Wider parallel lines in the sidecut give the ski a stable place to run in the water on off side turns. Our newest concept now thins the sidewall, thinner than the middle of the ski, crowning the top surface. So although the ski design is wider, there is no additional resistance from the overall thickness of the ski. It rides in the water like a narrower ski while keeping the width to be the most stable turning off side ski ever. Also, our forebody bevel design morphs infinitely into a hard edge in the tip of the ski. The further forward the water breaks, the more resistance you receive from Vapor.
In general terms, more rocker equals tighter turn radius. Too much rocker makes the ski a rocking chair, giving the skier nowhere to stand. The new Vapor rocker has an existing flat spot for a gas pedal for pushing away from the wakes and just enough to keep it auto centering. The rest of the rocker rises earlier with a big kick in the last 9”. It’s fast, nimble and initiates turns like it’s on rails.
WHAT’S THAT THING ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SKI?:
An edge-to-edge concave design is fastest, best of the second wake and finest for on side turning ability. We run that base from the wide spot of the ski back through the tail. A railed base design creates lift and roll (because of the added mass) and feels great as an offside turner. It lets you roll forward onto the tip of the ski without penalty. We run this design from the wide spot forward to the tip of the ski The line across the bottom is simply that mass change. It’s truly the best hybrid base design, as it creates the best off side and on side turn, all-in-one ski.
Textreme® is the manufacturer of a type of carbon weave called spread tow. The carbon is formed into a tape rather than a rope found in conventional carbon fabrics. The tape produced is much thinner and packs more material into a given area. This construction gives better mechanical performance, plus a 20% weight reduction and 20% strength gain. By using Textreme®, with its thin layers, the maximum strength until breakage is more than twice as high, compared to conventional carbon fabrics. Textreme® contributed to victories in Tour de France, America’s Cup and F1 races over past years. Our exclusive partnership with Textreme® has taken the Vapor to another level.
Innegra has an exclusive Radar partnership, now used in Pro Build Vapor to reduce vibration caused by the PMI/ carbon build. It is used from the front foot forward, vastly improving energy dispersion in the tip, allowing for only the information you send the ski to affect the way it rides in the water. Say goodbye to tip chatter and vibration.