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First rides on 2016 Vapor

HortonHorton Posts: 25,544 Administrator
edited June 2016 in Reviews
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  • aussiemcaussiemc Posts: 114 Baller
    @Horton Did you explode?
    Horton
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,718 Mega Baller
    Best ski review ever! LOL!
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,556
    Next....
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski: KD Platinum

  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,167 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    It is about time the most talked about ski on bos gets some love
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
    JordanMattP
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,741 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    You should really just drop the mic and walk away...
    HortonMattP
  • BRYBRY Posts: 578 Crazy Baller
    Prediction for final review notes:
    Conclusion
    The 2016 Vapor is an evolutionary design that will never prove to be too much for some skiers but magical for skiers with or without the right skill set.
    Wish
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,167 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Final 2016 Vapor Review as follows:

    MOASS
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,544 Administrator
    edited June 2016
    I'm pretty careful about what I say early in the review. I'm always afraid of the honeymoon effect and misconceptions. I felt something so odd (in a good way) in the first couple of rides that I had you call @Chris Rossi and ask him.

    Apparently it's not crazy to describe this ski as being "springy". More on this as a review continues

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  • gavskigavski Posts: 172 Baller
    @Horton, what numbers are you running? The numbers that you eventually 'obtained' for the green vapor made my ski zing...@rossi has kindly converted those numbers for the 2016...
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,544 Administrator
    29 3/4
    2.460
    6.960
    0.748
    9

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  • gavskigavski Posts: 172 Baller
    @horton, thanks for the numbers. Identical apart from the dft...where did you get that number??
  • slowslow Posts: 311 Solid Baller
    67 I assume?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,544 Administrator
    @gavski from Rossi
    @slow 67

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  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,615 Crazy Baller
    edited June 2016
    Will views of this ski review surpass the "All New 2016 Vapor" thread?
  • DanEDanE Posts: 826 Crazy Baller
    edited June 2016
    @Horton 29 3/4 and .748? Is that Horton specific or 34mph specific?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,544 Administrator
    @DanE
    @Chris Rossi gave them to me. Think it is his latest tweak - not special for me

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  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,014 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Horton ....reflex or vapor boot?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,544 Administrator
    @Jordan I have been in Reflex for a year but I am still a huge fan of the Radar boots.

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  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,718 Mega Baller
    @Horton - which binding are you on for your 2016 Vapor rides? Still the Reflex or back on Vapors?
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,544 Administrator
    @ToddL really? you're really asking? I understand my previous post was not incredibly crystal clear but seriously?

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    skidawg
  • JC McCavitJC McCavit Posts: 490
    Will you try the new boa vapor boots at any point during your test?
    JC McCavit
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,544 Administrator
    @jcmccavit I will not change in the middle of a test period. When I get the chance if I can get a set of boots out of radar I would love to try the new stuff

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  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,718 Mega Baller
    @Horton - BTW, sometimes when one pulls up a BOS thread, then gets distracted by something like work tasks, then comes back to complete their post, in the meantime unbeknownst to them other posts have occurred. I swear those posts by @Jordan and you didn't exist on my screen when I pushed the Post Comment button.
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  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,014 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @ToddL ...I have totally done the same thing before! LOL...don't let work get in the way!
    Bill22
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,718 Mega Baller
    Damn distracting work tasks! ;-)
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,544 Administrator
    I took my 4th ride on the ski yesterday (16 rides to go). One of the things I love is how little I have had to think about the ski. What I mean is that so far it has just been easy to ride.

    If I had to guess one of the themes of the final review it would be "Refinement". The darn thing is not crazy in any one part of the pass. It just seems to do it all well. The darn thing is just flowie.

    As always there are 16 rides to go and I reserve the right to totally change my mind between now and then.

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  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,014 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    "flowie"= MOASS!!!!
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,041 Mega Baller
    I can't help but think it would be a lot easier for folks to pick a ski if there weren't so many darn ski companies doing such a good job!

    With all the skis being so great now, I find myself more interested in the relationship. Not sure if anybody else is in that mindframe, but if so it might be just as useful to review the experience as the ski results.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
    ToddL
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,621 Mega Baller
    I think @Horton has a different relationship with all ski companies than the rest of us. I am not implying that we can't all get good responses from ski companies as witnessed by the participation of folks from Radar, HO and Denali among others here at BOS. Horton does have more direct access to people at all companies than most of us do though.
    Mark Shaffer
    Than_Bogan
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,167 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Yes he does @Chef23 - but they all laugh at @Horton !!! The support from Radar is unequaled in the industry whether it is set up or warranty or any where in between. Rosco, Eddie & Sully are Tops
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
    ALPJrToddLgt2003schafer
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