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The 2023 Radar Vapor Pro Build is everything a competition skier ever wanted, designed to perform between 32-36 MPH and in the slalom course to elite levels. It’s our Pro Team’s model of choice but is also great for those looking to improve their skills at any level. By riding a 2023 Radar Vapor Pro Build you ensure that you have the best materials wrapped into the best shape on the market. Now all you have to decide is which color you like best.
The 2023 Radar Vapor reigns supreme when it comes to feel on the water. For 2023, we created a ski that feels truly automatic in the turns. Simply ride the line out to apex, release a hand, turn, and off you go to the other side. The ski can be turned from any position and has led skiers to say there’s no sweet spot, rather an infinite area to make incredibly tight turns. More side-to-side power combined with these automatic turns yields a softer, more flowy overall feel than any ski we’ve produced to date. The balance this ski creates allows a skier to make mistakes yet still move the ski underneath them to maintain speed and direction. This 2023 Radar Vapor Pro Build will have you running earlier lines than you ever imagined; just rip and repeat.
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 have 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 wide spot on the ski has moved forward and width has been added from the middle of the ski through the tip. This gives the ski a more tip to tail taper and more support through the front part of the ski. The increase in taper presents the ski with a slightly more tip-up riding attitude and allows the ski to pull through the turn in a more connected, powerful way. The result is less body movement needed to get tight radius turns. The new ski also has slightly less volume in the tail. By reducing this surface area, the tail of the ski is able to smear outward while also staying planted in the water. Ultimately, the updates in shape help it to ride much closer to the ideal line for any given speed and rope length.
The tip rocker on the new Vapor starts just after the wide spot. This relieves tip pressure and increases forgiveness, allowing a skier to have a bigger platform to stand on coming into the turn. This also helps keep the ski keep moving outbound in the transition and makes the ski incredibly more predictable in the turns it creates. Moving back from the wide spot, the rocker lines are all new. These new lines create a ski with increased tail rocker which softens the way the ski rotates or carves through the turn. The result is a feeling of increased angle from a wider place with an instant acceleration.
The additional concave depth running throughout the bottom of the ski is one of the most noticeable differences in this new shape. This channels more water directionally from tip to tail, resulting in significantly more side-to-side drive and holding power. More drive and hold allow a skier to be faster as they near centerline which results in a more up-course path. Another result from an increased concave is increased pressure on the bevels, allowing the ski to feel extremely connected to the water. This gives a skier the freedom to control the path of the ski with more ease.
The front of the ski carries a sharper, more angular bevel design to harness the increased water flow from the new concave design. This gives the skier more ability to feel how the water interacts with the tip of the ski to create sharper, more predictable turns. In the tail of the ski, the bevel is softened, allowing the water to wrap around the bevel easier. The tip of the ski pulls harder through the turn while at the same time, the tail is able to smear while staying planted in the water. This feathered approach makes the turns feel much more natural and less forced.
Sidewall height carries constant to provide balance for the increased lift created by adding width. In an effort to keep the ski nimble, sidewall thickness is reduced to produce the connected, tight turning radius of the ski.
The Vapor width allows the ski to achieve maximum edge angle both in the turn and while cutting. This width sets the precedent in our line as the pinnacle of performance both in the course and while free skiing.
32-36mph / 51-58kmh
PMI Foam is the industry leading core with its lightweight, reactive qualities. The use of PMI results in a ski that rebounds back to its original shape at a rate 10x faster than PVC which means quicker turns and an earlier acceleration out of the turn.
Textreme is a manufacturer of a spread tow carbon which allows us to reduce weight and increase strength. It most importantly provides us a more consistent flexing and a durable ski. Textreme has been utilized in everything from America’s Cup race boats to Tour de France bikes because of its powerful attributes.
Innegra is a dampening fiber that reduces vibration and increases strength. Innegra is woven into the Textreme to improve the performance and durability of the ski. Innegra is also utilized in many Formula 1 race cars because of its incredible strengthening and dampening attributes.
Carbon Rods allow us to introduce Zonal Flexing. These hollow tubes create stiffness and strength in the ski where it is necessary without creating change in unwanted places.
CPD Bio Resin
CPD has created a plant-based bio resin that is changing the game. Utilizing a biofuel base that has 28% renewable resources allows them to create a resin with the same molecular makeup as a traditional resin. This means the same strength and performance that you are used to all while saving the planet, now that’s a win-win.
Utilizing a TPU base material reduces drag and increases waterflow. This allows the ski to carry more speed behind the boat resulting in earlier lines and easier turns in the slalom course.
By introducing a nylon block in both the tip and tail of our Vapors we have increased durability and made the water flow more efficiently
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