2016 Radar Vapor Unboxing

HortonHorton Posts: 24,600 Administrator
edited March 2016 in Ski Tests

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  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,122 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    What size @horton
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  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 1,714
    He says in the Video it is a 67".
    Loving the Reflex Supershell with R Style Rear !!!
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  • JordanJordan Posts: 930 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @skidawg...have you tried a 68 yet?
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,845 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    What binding set up are you planning on using?
    Scott Calderwood
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,600 Administrator
    @swc5150 I make an effort to keep bindings separate from any ski review. I am currently using Reflex white cuff and R style rear. I may or may not be back on Radar boots when I do the review.

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,600 Administrator
    @Ed_Johnson I always suspected that @skidawg couldn't read but I guess he can't watch video either

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  • unksskisunksskis Posts: 286 Baller
    No holes in the tip?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,600 Administrator
    @unksskis I will let @eddie_roberts_jr address that

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  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,130
    No holes in the tip for 2016 model, is what I was told by Eddie. I un-boxed mine yesterday, and it gets wet for the first time tomorrow! Fired up - looking forward to your review Horton
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  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,845 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    No holes in my '16 either. I think the early prototypes had them, at least I saw a pic of a '16 with them before it actually came out.
    Scott Calderwood
  • ColeGiacopuzziColeGiacopuzzi Posts: 366 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    This ski is spectacular! you will love it @Texas6
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  • gmutgmut Posts: 197 Baller
    @horton do you know what your fin settings are on your 2015 blue Vapor?
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,130
    Oh wow. This ski......my best first set to date on a new ski. Just felt immediately comfortable on it
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  • skihardskihard Posts: 526 Crazy Baller
    Love my 2016 Vapor! I was able to set PB's all through the winter on it and am super excited about the upcoming spring and summer.
    It's also great than when you reach out to dudes like Rossi and others with questions regarding different types of set ups or configurations - they actually answer you back! Pure AWESOME!!!! :)
    Now to just get over this broken foot, get going on physio, and get back on the water soon!
    2014 Carbon Pro, Radar Pro Build Lithium Vapor w/ Vapor Carbitex Boa Bindings - life's about working hard and then having fun on the water! I am - are you?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,600 Administrator
    edited March 2016
    @gmut i have them somewhere. Ask @Chris Rossi he knows 100000000 more then me

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  • markchilcuttmarkchilcutt Posts: 803 Crazy Baller
    Mine is just waiting to be set up and skied on!! Might have to ski it this coming Saturday if mother nature gives us a window. I love how Rossi made the tail flat for easy consistent fin measurements!!!!
    Ski it if you can!!!!
  • Chris RossiChris Rossi Posts: 233 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @gmut what size 2015 do you need numbers for? @skihard thanks for the kind words. @markchilcutt just to set the record straight, I designed the flat concave in the tail of the new Vapor for performance reasons. Its a nice sidebar that it makes measuring dft insanely easy and reproducible.
    scotchipmanmarkchilcutt
  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,788
    edited March 2016
    I have now skied a few sets on my 66" in cold Utah and love it so far! The weather is looking nice for water skiing this weekend @markchilcutt, looking good for snow skiing during the week with snow falling the next few days.
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  • gmutgmut Posts: 197 Baller
    @Chris Rossi latest numbers for a 2015 68 Vapor Lithium. Thanks.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,600 Administrator
    CRAZY

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  • slowslow Posts: 271 Baller
    Looking to upgrade from the original Silver Strada. What can expect differently from this ski. Love the speed if the Strada but some times struggle initiating the turn.
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  • unksskisunksskis Posts: 286 Baller
    edited March 2016
    I'm glad the vision ports were removed from the tip.
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,703 Mega Baller
    @slow - The speed will be a smidge slower, but you will not notice or care about it because you will be so much earlier to the buoy.

    I would say that moving from the gray Strada to the '16 Vapor, you will most importantly have to learn to do less.

    By this, I mean, you are probably doing a lot of something during the turns or to finish the turns. You will need to stop doing all of that. The vapor needs no input from the skier to finish the turn. If you do give it as much input as you do on the Strada, it will not dump you. Rather, it will still turn nicely, but finish with some pretty aggressive angle.
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  • slowslow Posts: 271 Baller
    Thanks for the info
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,130
    @slow - I've had the RS1, then the Orange Strada, the Green Vapor, now the 2016 Vapor....major improvements from Strada to Gen One Vapor in general stability, in the way the ski continuously seemed to gain angle, the way the ski tracked from buoy to centerline; just a major improvement. Now the 16 Vapor has that familiar Vapor feel that I REALLY like, yet it's been refined in ways I didn't realize it could. I'm far more balanced over the center of the ski. This is something I really notice on the pullout and glide, I just get automatically centered versus having a bit too much rocker perhaps in gen one, where I had to really think about or search for my body position fore & aft. The tip stays down much better on the 2016 than my Gen One as well, allowing me to keep speed a bit better through my on side. And honestly, its just a very effortless ski to ski on. This really is a fantastic ski
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  • slowslow Posts: 271 Baller
    Really geting tempted
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