Radar Vapor Lithium Slalom Water Ski 2020
2020 VAPOR LITHIUM
IS THIS SKI RIGHT FOR YOU?
- Designed for 36mph course skiing
Though it can be skied slower with no problems, the Vapor performs best at 34-36mph
- Builds maximum attack angle and speed
All aspects of the Vapor are designed to generate maximum speed and angle to the buoy
- Built to attack the buoy course
Free-skiing on the Vapor is a blast, but this ski is specifically built for running a buoy course
High-end construction best for small wakes and smooth waterThe Lithium construction is super responsive and able to handle anything you can throw at it
The Vapor name has become synonymous with balance and speed. As we moved to our 2020 shape, we simply wanted to build on the foundation we 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, we 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 us to build a 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.
Built from the same mold as our ProBuild, the Lithium features our Vapor shape with a PVC Core. PVC has stood the test of time and is proven as a high-quality core material. An amazing ski at a more affordable price, a win-win in every sense of the term. The Lithium construction is built to be a course ski between 30-36 MPH and is fully capable of ripping anything from 15-41 off, get after it!
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 us 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.
For 2020 Vapor, the 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 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.
- 63.5" = 80 - 120 lbs.
- 65" = 100 - 145 lbs.
- 66" = 125 - 180 lbs.
- 67" = 160 - 200 lbs.
- 68" = 180 - 220 lbs.
- 69.5" = 200 + lbs.
SURFACE AREA / MAX WIDTH
- 63.5" = 336.06 SQ" / 6.71"
- 65" = 343.99 SQ" / 6.71"
- 66" = 353.67 SQ" / 6.82"
- 67" = 365.49 SQ" / 6.92”
- 68" = 376.49 SQ" / 7.03"
- 69.5" = 393.28 SQ" / 7.18"
Recommended weights are for reference only. A ski can support a skier that is heavier or lighter than the recommended range without causing any problems, however, the ski may not perform optimally.
- PVC Core
PVC has been an industry staple for well over a decade. It is trusted and proven as a core because of its long-lasting strength and quick response. PVC foam revolutionized skiing in the 2000’s and remains a force to this day.
- Sigmatex Carbon
Sigmatex is an industry leader in the carbon fiber world. Their looming process is computer-controlled giving them the ability to use ultra-high modulus carbons with complete precision
The addition of corrugated contours through the tip of the ski allows it to flex when loaded at the finish of the turn. The ski is easier to turn. quicker to accelerate. and creates space more efficiently before the buoy with the addition of CorFlex.
- Flat Spot
The flat spot is your balance point. by making this point right at the toes of your front foot you get a balanced place to stand at every single turn. This balance allows you to stand with confidence and make symmetrical turns on both sides of the course.
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.
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