Radar vapor 2018 pro build

MikesgoodMikesgood Posts: 2 New Baller
Anyone having trouble getting their vapor to slow down and turn?


  • HockdogHockdog Posts: 160 Baller
    Not at all, wish it were faster on the backside of the ball though. It turns great..
  • APBAPB Posts: 153 Baller
    I’m starting to get mine sorted. Feeling good.
  • jimskijimski Posts: 274 Baller
    What fin setting are people at now ?
    Any big changes
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 906 Crazy Baller
    @Mikesgood It took me about 4 days out adjusting each time before it felt good for me. I couldn’t get my offside to come around. Found one hole back on boot settings and dropping my fin down did the trick. This was after some other fin adjustments were made also. Boot settings really helped a lot tho especially since that ski rides so high in the water. Transition into the turn and getting forward getting forward is really needed. It is a super forgiving ski IMO and predictable once you figure it out.
  • dlradar18dlradar18 Posts: 4 Baller
    I have the 2017 version and left it at stock settings. Best ski I've ever used in 25+ years of skiing. Great design @chrisrossi
    MikesgoodChris Rossiskidawg
  • ShaneShane Posts: 27 Baller
    6th set on my 2018 Pro Build and I ran a 3 buoy PB. The people at Radar have created a wonderful ski. I would always get hung up at [email protected] in the past; on my 2018 I ran the pass on my second attempt. I hope this trend continues!!

    The fin and binding are stock.
    skidawgBill22schaferChris Rossi
  • C5QuestC5Quest Posts: 161 Baller
    Which stock settings? S/D or L/S? Size ski? I’m running Rini’s numbers he gave me and I love my ProBuild
    Chris Rossi
  • ShaneShane Posts: 27 Baller
    @C5Quest I am using long and shallow. My ski size is a 65”. I am about 5’8” 142lbs.
    Yes it is a great ski. I previously had a 2017 65” Pro Build and I am enjoying this one more.
    phauswirthChris Rossi
  • C5QuestC5Quest Posts: 161 Baller
    65? Seems short. Then again you have an inch of height on me, but I have about 30 pounds on you. My 66 fits well and have it dialed in
  • ShaneShane Posts: 27 Baller
    @C5Quest I have skied a 66” Lithium in the past. Tried all sorts of different Fin and binding setting. I just couldn’t get it to turn.
    I am not sure if it is the length, flex or just generally improving my overall technique which allows me to run a shorter ski with more success.
    I have never had issues in the past generating speed so the shorter ski has allowed me to turn with more ease.
    I have always read to ski the longest ski possible that you can turn. Through trial and error it is a 65”.

    I am glad you are having success with your ski. It is great to hear people improving their slalom skiing and loving the sport at the same time. I wish you nothing but the most success this season!
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 906 Crazy Baller
    The new Pro Build is badass! I love mine and it is amazing the difference it has on your skiing. Once it is dialed it is your best friend.
    schaferChris RossiShane
  • ski603ski603 Posts: 14 Baller
    edited June 2018
    Whatever @Chris Rossi and the folks at Radar did with this ski, it works! I'm skiing the best I ever have on this ski
  • Chris RossiChris Rossi Posts: 252 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Thanks for all the great reviews guys and glad you are liking the 18 Pro Build! Its posts like this that help make the countless hours of R&D worth while! Thanks for choosing Radar! @Mikesgood PM me if you are still having trouble.
    schaferBdeckerALPJrBruce_ButterfieldSteven Haines
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,298 Crazy Baller
    Anyone make a direct comparison between the 2018 Pro Build and 2018 Lithium?
    Thoughts? Results?
  • KubaKuba Posts: 6 Baller
    @Chris Rossi I was on the 2017 Pro Build before and I am now on the 19 Model. I set it up to deep and short. The 2019 model is much more stable and forgiving but it does not have the speed and the light feeling of the 2017. Any ideas what I can change to make it more alive?
  • Keith MenardKeith Menard Posts: 404 Crazy Baller
    I will chime in as a 2017 owner...I went from an older 67" Senate to a 66" Pro...this ski will kill you for bad form. On my Senate I could put pressure on the back foot and it would still turn. This 2017? The ski just stops. Now that I have a full season on the ski and am finally getting the pressure on the front I went from not being able to ski the course at 28mph to just getting a PB of 5 balls at 34mph in 59 degree water. The thing I like about the Vapor is that it is a great teaching tool...at least the 2017...it will show you your mistakes so you can improve.

    Build your form and the turn will come.
  • LobonatorLobonator Posts: 45 Baller
    @Zman I own the 18 lithium but have spent quite a few sets on the 18 pro as well. The main difference in construction is the pro has the PMI core vs the PVC in the lithium, and the pro has a different carbon.

    I'm just getting into the course, and was able to improve like crazy this summer on the lithium. Went from never skiing the course to running 15 off @ 34mph.

    At my level the biggest difference I felt was the pro accelerated a bit quicker across course and out of the turn.
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,298 Crazy Baller
    Thanks @Lobonator
    And, I thought the Lithium accelerated fast cross course and out of the turn.
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