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New ski: Day one on 2018 Vapor pro in less that optimal conditions

cragginshredcragginshred Posts: 685 Crazy Baller
Got a 2018 Vapor pro to upgrade from my 17 which sold in less than 24 hours on ski it again. Yesterday I had to violate my rule of only having one variable, new gloves, liners, rope whatever. I lost count of the variables and took it in stride as the season proper is winding down and I'm only skiing 1 day a week currently as I get back into climbing shape.

Yesterdays variables included:
New ski -2018 Vapor pro
1/2" further forward boot placement
12-15mph wind
New fin and wing settings
New style O'Neil dry suit that has a tighter fitting top. No more baggy on the uppers on the assault suits

All whining aside I did pretty well on the new ski. First set I was not really going for it and still made the 2nd pass. Second set I started the feel the offside mojo on the ski. It really whips around into angle. Onside continues to perform like all the other Vapors I have owned. The ski is edge to edge faster than the 2017 which makes it easier to correct and make up angle but can be detrimental if over skied. In 2 sets with all other variable I am no where near 'there' yet, however I do anticipate with more time on the ski I will get used to the new dynamics the 2018 brings to the water!

I was most concerned about how much farther the boots were thinking it would put my on my back foot or worse it would put me OTF. It did neither. It rode really well and balanced at the 29.7 or 29 5/8" from tail to rear of front boot as several suggested. This was a full 1/2" farther forward than where I rode the 2017.

Super psyched to come off the best season yet injury free and now on a new killer stick!

Vapor pro 2017


  • ColeGiacopuzziColeGiacopuzzi Posts: 377 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Awesome to hear you like it, stoked for ya to take more sets on it!! Yeah don't worry about the binding placement, just remember its a totally new ski, new shape, so as for fin settings and binding placement go its going to be different.
    Cole Giacopuzzi • Radar Skis
  • BlueSkiBlueSki Posts: 530 Crazy Baller
    I found it easy to trust coming from a 2016 Vapor. I tied my PB (tournament and practice are the same) in a tournament on set #5.
  • herkyjerkyherkyjerky Posts: 13 Baller
    i didnt like my 17 vapor till i moved the bindings forward,then i absolutely loved it
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