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inlandinland Posts: 94 Baller
If given the choice between a 2016 HO VTR and a 2016 Radar Lithium Vapor, which would you chose and why? This is for a relative novice level skier with a PB of -22, 32 MPH working on coming up the line and increasing speed.
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  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,306 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Sorry I can't speak to the HO, but I have a '16 Vapor LE and it's awesome. Fast, stable and very easy to ride. My wife is a 24mph -15 skier and loves it as well. IFor whatever reason, it's also the easiest ski she's ever been on for deep water starts FWIW. I also received fin settings and binding placement direct from Chris Rossi right here on good ol' BOS. That's pretty awesome in itself.
    Scott Calderwood
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,682 Mega Baller
    2016 Lithium Vapor.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,185 Crazy Baller
    When I was on the VTR I thought it was very sensitive to set up. If I had that thing dialed in it was amazing. Ran a 3 buoy PB on it. Fast across the wake, tip stayed down in the turn, carried ample speed through the turn into the buoy. When it wasn’t set up it was a bull to ride. It does not like it when you ride the tail at all. That said I tried a vapor at nationals last year. It was fine, nothing special I didn’t think. Not as fast as the VTR in my opinion and I didn’t trust it coming into the ball it just didn’t feel stable
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,343 Mega Baller
    Lithium Vapor
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,983 Mega Baller

  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 939 Crazy Baller
    Different skis, but I was on a 2015 HO V Type and it rode fine but felt like it was missing that comfortable ride. Just bought a new Vapor Pro build and it is like night and day. Fast, early, and crazy turns. Between the two skis Vapors ride a lot higher in the water also. Go with the Vapor. Like I said tho, my two skis were similar but the Vapor is a different shape. The 2015,16 HO’s just seem to take a lot of adjusting. Just my opinion.
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 978 Mega Baller
    That 16 Vapor was something special for sure. Sure to become an all-time great IMO.
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,380 Mega Baller
    Shut up and ski
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 939 Crazy Baller
    I know someone who has a 16 Vapor that he would sell to you depending on what size you need.
  • inlandinland Posts: 94 Baller
    Thanks for the insight everyone. I'm getting them both and will be selling the one that's less comfortable for me in the next couple of weeks.
    2006 Response LXI
  • Mike GileMike Gile Posts: 324 Crazy Baller
    I like the Vapor. Don't know if you would have a chance to ride a Senate, but it's an awesome ski for anything less than 36mph
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