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All New 2017 Radar Vapor

ToddLToddL Posts: 2,722 Mega Baller
Time to get the next 90k+ view thread going...
Pics! Post 'em if you got 'em.



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  • ShakeskiShakeski Posts: 85 Baller
    Exposed (or at least more exposed) carbon top layer?
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 761 Crazy Baller
    hopefully this leads to some '16s on ski-it-again.com
    wtrskiorJustin_C
  • wtrskiorwtrskior Posts: 704 Crazy Baller
    From I've seen its not new, its the same shape/layup as the 16 and its called the Vapor "coral"..

    @andjules I agree!
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,722 Mega Baller
    Clearly the 2016 was a hit. But every manufacturer is always wanting to improve their products. With all of the 2016's on the market, there has got to be a significant amount of feedback for Radar. I am sure that the 2017 will not be significantly different, but I bet there is something more than just graphics behind the new model. Heck, I am not sure that Radar has ever had a flagship ski stay identical in construction from 1 year to the next.
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  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,017 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Took me minute to realize there was a ski in the first pic:)
    Scott Calderwood
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  • jayskijayski Posts: 626 Crazy Baller
    new core...
    ShakeskiSkiJay
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,722 Mega Baller
    I agree @MrJones. If your ski is a hit, then just make more with slightly diff graphic to help determine year/age. Someone will always need a brand new one. If the ski is so excellent, then in a few years of hard skiing, your original customers of the first model will be ready to buy it again new as the current year model.
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,660 Administrator
    edited August 2016
    Radar team skiers have been testing some thing new for about 14 months. The 2017 Vapor is not just the 2016 with new colors.

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  • JC McCavitJC McCavit Posts: 490
    I would like know if the fin block has changed.
    JC McCavit
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,660 Administrator
    @jcmccavit I think so but that is not the interesting thing... it is so much more than that

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  • JC McCavitJC McCavit Posts: 490
    @Horton - You are getting good at driving up views for this product.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,660 Administrator
    @jcmccavit I know stuff and I don't talk about it until I have permission. About as simple as that.

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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,640 Mega Baller
    It has windows in it.
    Mark Shaffer
  • Youd270Youd270 Posts: 29 Baller
    I heard that the Lithium is now the second ski in the line up!!
  • ColeGiacopuzziColeGiacopuzzi Posts: 378 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    edited August 2016
    I look forward to seeing people ride this ski in the future! the 2017 is a stellar ski!!
    Cole Giacopuzzi • Radar Skis
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,660 Administrator
    I can neither confirm nor deny any of the above comments but I can absolutely say that the boys at the factory have been very excited about this new.... whatever it is for a long time.

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  • kellybrewerkellybrewer Posts: 38 Baller
    I want one, so many choices of good skis these days!
    Horton
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,660 Administrator
    Going out on a limb.... I beleive the big secret is PolyMethacrylImide

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  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,722 Mega Baller
    I had heard same mold. So, new core in the same mold seems to be the change.

    PMI core sounds cool. It is a high strength, lightweight core with aircraft applications. It has also been used in snow skis for a few years. It yields a low temperature impact strength, superior fatigue behavior, ideal shear stiffness, and high temperature stability.
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  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,459 Crazy Baller
    edited August 2016
    Facebook post mentions a new shape?
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,172
    I didn't see a ski in that picture, and frankly I'm disappointed that nobody has pointed out how good Whitney looks showing it off.
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  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,500 Crazy Baller
    I don't think Whitney knows how not to look good :smile:
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
    Texas6
  • cragginshredcragginshred Posts: 685 Crazy Baller
    Still loving my green vapor! Someday I will upgrad
    Vapor pro 2017
    MattPOldutskier
  • skihartskihart Posts: 449 Solid Baller
    Looks like Paige Rini won the US Jr. Open on the new ski!

    Jordan
  • TallSkinnyGuyTallSkinnyGuy Posts: 538 Crazy Baller
    I know this is superficial considering the new ski has a new core material which apparently is also new to the industry, but I like the graphics of the 2017 much better than the 2016 version. I know some people really like the 2016 graphics, but I don't like them at all -- too busy or something. This one looks pretty cool with mostly black tonal patterns and then the simple red detailing. Very nice.
    andjulesdavid_quail
  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,500 Crazy Baller
    As long as they stay away from that awful green of the 2014 version. When they brought those to the Nationals that year, they also brought about a dozen special edition red versions. The red ones sold out in 30 minutes which should tell them something about what colors to target and what colors to avoid. I know some people do like green, but I don't think the majority do...
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
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  • wtrskiorwtrskior Posts: 704 Crazy Baller
    @roger I really like the lambo green, much more so than the red or the 15 blue/yellow. to each his own!

    the coral looks sweet though
  • cragginshredcragginshred Posts: 685 Crazy Baller
    My vote is all black boots all the time, goes with any color. I think all the skis look cool every year.
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