2019 Radar Pro Build Vapor
The 2019 Vapor completely redefines what we previously thought possible on a ski. Additional width through the tail makes the ski sit more level and allows speed to be carried more consistently. The area directly under your front foot has an increased taper, which lets the ski move through the finish of the turn easier and allows the tip height to stay constant, increasing efficiency. The wide spot of the ski has been moved forward, giving you the ability to stand over your front foot with confidence. The outcome, a ski that carries speed and creates angle better than anything on the market.
Pro Build Vapor
The Pro Build Vapor 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, all you have to do is pick a color!
PRO BUILD PMI CORE
Our newest construction moves what we know about ski building into the next realm. PMI is the next generation of lightweight reactive core foam. Its current application is aircraft construction based on its ability to easily shape and thermoform. In our application, PMI is lighter, more rigid (simplifying the layup) and more reactive. The latter benefit offers more feel and forgiveness, which is something PVC lacks as a core material. PMI also displayed minimal structural fatigue after longevity cycle testing compared to PVC, which eventually broke down. There is a noticeable difference between other lightweight core skis and our new ProBuild.
• 100% Carbon laminates
• PMI core
• Textreme-Spread tow carbon laminates
• Hand crafted at Radar Lake
• Innegra-Reduced vibration
• Pro Comp Adjustable fin
Innegra is an exclusive Radar partnership, now used in Lithium Vapor to reduce vibration caused by the PVC/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.
Textreme® is the manufacturer of type of carbon weave called spread toe. The carbon is formed into a tape rather than a rope found in conventional carbon fabrics. The tape produced is much thinner and has more material packed in the same 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 the past year. Our exclusive partnership with Textreme® has taken the Vapor to another level.
The Front Of The Ski
Tip is corrugated, balancing the ski and allowing the tip to be softer without removing any carbon.
The Back Of The Ski
Flat spot is smaller, allowing tighter turns. More rocker in the front helps keep you from blowing the tail and gives you a more forgiving ski.
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 2018 Pro Build Vapor has more rocker in the tip.
What’s that thing on the bottom of the ski?
An edge-to-edge concave design is fastest, best off 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 off side turner. It lets you roll forward on to 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.