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Skied The Vapor yesterday!!!!!!

markchilcuttmarkchilcutt Posts: 945 Crazy Baller
edited July 2013 in Skis Fins Bindings
Lets get the disclaimer out of the way i am a die hard Radar guy!! Why? i have loved the product and people since the first Strada and love how Radar backs up their products!
I am on a 2013 67 Strada with strada frnt boot RS1 rear boot. this is my 3rd Strada i weigh 175 34mph skier working on mastering 35off. skied [email protected] 2 out of 3 rounds in my last tournament this is my tournament PB. Practice PB [email protected] So this will be short and not to techy as i am not a real tech guy plus this is only my 7th season of being plugged into slalom course skiing and honestly have tried not to let it consume every waking moment all though finding that hard today after yesterdays ride on Vapor!!.
So went out on my good friend @chrisrossi 67 Vapor! 22, 28, wow uhm should i ski another 28? Rossi no that was a pretty clean 28 ok lets shorten to 32. Boom killed it! Rossi doesnt even ask just shortens to 35!! so off the dock first ride ever [email protected] this ties my best practice skiing off the dock over the last few weeks!! next pass i run 35!! Wow super impressed at this point Im saying to myself i want a Vapor!! missed a few 35's ran another easy 32 and was done! My ski partner and lake owner also got a ride and demands a Vapor after his 3 rd pass on it!!!
The big standout is how well the tip of the ski stays down no matter how out of position i got the tip did great at staying in or on the water! Thanks to the tip staying down i never felt like i had to reset the ski before getting into my pulling position at the finish of the turn. I never felt like the tip wanted to bury itself in the turn!
2nd would have to be my offside turn 135 RFF. When i went from my 11 Strada to 2013 Strada this was huge. Once again 13 Strada to Vapor i can tell with time my offside will only get stronger once again! This must have to do with tip down=more ski in the water?
To sum it up this ski felt better than my 13 Strada everywhere! At no point did it ever feel weird or uncomfortable to me! So this may be a little bias as i am a Radar guy and have not demoed a lot of other brands over the last 3 seasons but i just love how forgiving my Strada is for a guy who gets way out of shape during any given pass.
IMO Radar once again hit the ball out of the park on Vapor! Cant wait to get my own Vapor and start getting down the line @38!
Ski it if you can!!!!


  • Ed_ObermeierEd_Obermeier Posts: 1,339 Crazy Baller
    Sounds like the price for used Strada's just went down...
    Ed Obermeier - owner, EZ-Slalom Course Systems
  • rq0013rq0013 Posts: 557 Baller
    Im jelous! Could your friend be the ski desginer? What other comparisons can you give between the strada and the vapor? Could you feel those little rails in front of your foot on the offside compared to the onside? Give us more!!! Im waiting on hearing if I will be getting mine soon, I can only wait.
    Rob Quetschke
  • markchilcuttmarkchilcutt Posts: 945 Crazy Baller
    @rq0013 yeah that one guy @chrisrossi
    Ski it if you can!!!!
    [Deleted User]
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,583 Mega Baller
    @markchilcutt did it have the see through tip thing? Did Rossi give any reason for that?
  • woolly110woolly110 Posts: 121 Baller
    looks cool is good enough for me .lol
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,098
    Why ask why.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • markchilcuttmarkchilcutt Posts: 945 Crazy Baller
    @gregy if I re call correct its a vent that lets air pass through the tip? pretty sure that is supposed to help keep the tip down?don't quote me on that though
    Ski it if you can!!!!
  • BG1BG1 Posts: 183 Baller
    The hole is a targeting porthole. You should spot the right hand gate for the next buoy through the porthole at the same time your free hand touches the handle at the end of the turn.
  • BG1BG1 Posts: 183 Baller
    It’s for hanging the ski from a hook so you can beat it with a stick like a pinata after a bad set. This new feature will be standard on all manufactures skis in 2014.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,002 Mega Baller
    @markshilcutt that would be just like the Dynastar Omeflow skis from the 80s. They had something on the tip with a hole cut through the ski to create downforce. It never really caught on for your average skier.
    Mark Shaffer
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,229 Mega Baller
    So we should run out and drill 1" holes in the tips of our skis?
  • TheBigHeadTheBigHead Posts: 59 Baller
    I've tried to sleep with my ski before..... now things are going to get interesting
  • E_TE_T Posts: 623 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    The fisher had holes in the tip...
    E.T. phone home!
    I like reese's pieces

    "Leave nothing on the dock"~AM
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,867 Mega Baller
    So does my Razor.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,823 Mega Baller
    Like a glass bottom boat... Run a few sets, while also visually inspecting your buoy anchors and sub-buoys...
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,373 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I love that you remember the Dynastar omeflow! I was sponsored by them during that time frame, and the sad truth was both the hole and the egg didn't do squat. My eggs would pop out quite frequently in fact, from rapid gate impact on the front of the skis, leaving an equally useless hole.
    Scott Calderwood
  • BruceEmeryBruceEmery Posts: 44 Baller
    Fisher Hole Skis, reduced material in the tip and tail let the ski initiate the turn easier. Love my RC4s.
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