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tonytony Posts: 23 Baller
Hi Chris. Tony from MN. We've skied together with John Vangieson.

I have a 67 vapor - love the ski. Weigh 190. Been skiing great (for me) running 35 no problem. I've just changed from animals to vapor boots. 4 set with the new boots. The ski seems doggy now. slow/long turns. Seems like too much ski in the water. Boots are at 29.5 - L 6.88, (just took some fin out) now at 6.82 .750 & 2.46. Suggestions?


  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 500 Crazy Baller
    boots forward to more like 29 3/4 front 17.3/4 rear ish. Also if you are going to run a shallower fin then you'll need some more length. i would suggest 2.475 ish 6.880 ish tips the .750 dft looks good. the ski likes tips pressure. chris
  • Chris RossiChris Rossi Posts: 307 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    I agree with @bigtex2011. If you have vapor boots, then you should be in the middle holes to be at 29 3/4". Go to factory specs and ski it like that. Let me know if I can help you dial it in further.

  • tonytony Posts: 23 Baller
    Thanks Chris. I'll give those setting a try tonight. If the ski (skier) is making long slow turns should i take a little length out?
  • tonytony Posts: 23 Baller
    One more thing - im on a 67" and weight 190.
  • wtrskiorwtrskior Posts: 704 Crazy Baller
    I had slow doggy turns on my 67 vapor as well. A suggestion from a pro that I was skiing with was to increase the spread between the front and back boot (using RS1s). I have always run my boots as tight as possible, until now... If your other changes don't do much, go this route, it really woke up how the ski turns, off side turn especially.
  • tonytony Posts: 23 Baller
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,100
    Tony, in all actuality it probably feels doggy because you're pushing the tail into the water with your setup. You're 1/4-3/8 back with the bindings with smaller fin area. I bet you're getting tailslide coming at the buoy which scrubs off speed. And then you can't get the tip to engage to pull the ski back inbound. With that depth, you need to be in the 6.920 area or longer. Or just put rosscoes setupon it and call good.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,221 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I am on this same ski and size....Get it to spec and it will be super fast.
  • Jörgen JanssonJörgen Jansson Posts: 33 Baller
    Hi Chris
    When you measure fin lenght how do you put caliper tips?

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