bananaronbananaron Posts: 213 Baller
I am sure several ballers have skied the 2017 Radar Vapor and the Pro build.I would like to know the difference between the skis and your opinions.Any info would be appreciated.........thx
Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota


  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 904 Mega Baller
    edited March 2018
    Pro build IS a Vapor. It's the name for the highest-spec version of the Vapor.
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,068 Mega Baller
    Do you mean the Lithium and the Pro Build?
  • JmoskiJmoski Posts: 257 Baller
    edited March 2018
    The pro build has a different material at the core (PMI) that makes it more responsive than the lithium vapor.

    I’ve skied my friends 2016 lithium vapor which led me to want one at the end of the season. I ended up getting a pro build. - I honestly can’t perceive a difference versus my pro at my level.

    There is a bigger difference with the 2018 pro build as they made changes to it in the shape. That’s why there are lots of 2017 pro builds on ski-it-again, everyone wants the 2018 despite the 2017 still being a great ski.
  • Keith MenardKeith Menard Posts: 396 Crazy Baller
    ...which is why I bought the 2017...am I at that level Hell no..but at the prices they are at right now? I couldn't resist.
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,571
    edited March 2018
    Pretty sure Manon was on the older version at Moomba so its still obviously a good ski.
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski: KD Platinum

  • jpattigrjpattigr Posts: 104 Baller
    JMO, in 2018, I pretty sure that the Vapor is sold in both Pro Build (PMI core) and Lithium (PVC core) and being the same shape / ski with different cores. They did the same thing in 2017 and then updated the shape for 2018.
  • JmoskiJmoski Posts: 257 Baller
    edited March 2018
    @jpattigr - yep, we are saying the same thing. Shape is consistent each year between the different vapor models - the core material is what changes with each model.

    Note, 2017 was the year the Pro Build version was introduced.

    I’m sure @eddie_roberts_jr can provide more detail since he designed them :-)
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 886 Crazy Baller
    I posted this not long ago. Here is my discussion and @brooks gave the info.

  • jRoejRoe Posts: 34 Baller
    I’ve skied on the 17 and now the 2018 pro built,, the new one, I really like. Quick snappy turns on both sides.
  • eddie_roberts_jreddie_roberts_jr Posts: 442 Water Ski Industry Professional
    All good info here except the part where I designed them! That was all Chris Rossi.
    randy menyWaterSkier12Mike
  • shansen345shansen345 Posts: 180 Baller
    I really want a 2018 mint Pro Build
    Heard so much great stuff about it and it's one of the coolest looking skis I've ever seen
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,745 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I have a 2017 Pro Build and like it a lot, got talking to some people, the general concensous from them was, that the 2018 turns a lot better on both sides, but is a little slower across course than the 2017, where as the 2017 is quicker across course but does not turn as well.
    I personally have no problem at all with turning my ski, it turns plenty and I am on stock settings, maybe moving the fin forward would speed the turn up a bit, but for me it is not really a issue.

    "Keep Moving On & Off The Water”

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