We have consistently driven the progression of ski boot design to the next level and continue to push our technology into the future. We build our footwear to stand the test of time and improve your experience on the water, so that your next session is run without limits. The Vapor boot continues on as the benchmark for a competition fit. Our new Profiles redefine the amazing fit our line is known for. The Vector is renowned as the gold standard for comfort and performance compatibility, the Prime and ARTP are solid base models that will improve your sets from the get go.
Our boot designs have driven the industry mind set to approach boot design differently and have created a new apex to where a ski can take us in the years to come. Our design principles and ideals have remained the same from the beginning. Build lighter, stronger, faster, more comfortable products and the progression we all strive for on the water will follow. As they say, “the proof is in the pudding”. Slide into any model in our tried and true boot collective to feel our acclaimed fit and proven performance. A skier can be focused on the ride without constraints from the driving footwear.
THE INDUSTRY’S ONLY COMPLETELY INTERGRATED ORIGINAL BASELESS SKI BOOT Lightweight comfort with maximized ski feel enable effortless sessions. The Feather Frame system is unique to 2011 Radar Slalom skis and newer.
AVAILABLE ON: VECTOR/ LYRIC/ PRIME
Preferred by the pro team, our high-end option plate is available through your local Radar Pro Shop. It mounts both boots to a single plate on the ski and universally attaches to any manufacturer’s hole pattern.
Aluminum plated Vector and Lyric Boots are also available for use on other manufacturer’s skis. This plate system will mount to any manufacturer’s hole pattern..
Most narrow shell with the tallest sidewall creates instant input delivery to the ski.
The Pro Fit Chassis is an asymmetrical race-ready fit designed to secure the foot into a solid position, creating a seamless connection to the ski as if it were an extension of you. It’s the optimal combination of support, stability and balance. Smooth flexibility from the articulating cuff plates gives easy knee movement fore and aft while the internal forefoot stabilizer plates send feedback into the ski.
AVAILABLE ON: VAPOR
Incredible fit never had so much adjust-ability. Footwear gratification for the everyday hard charger.
The Profile Chassis has a structured 3-D base plate for engineered arch support. The predominate contact points of your foot in the ball and heel are dropped through the baseless sections of the plate for the closest contact ever allowed by a ski boot. Spaceframe reinforcement on the bottom of the chassis makes this our most torsionally rigid frame to date, while it’s contoured shape maximizes responsiveness. Our newest chassis also has infinite adjustment in the mounting inserts and has the most available sizes for any model, making a Profile the most customizable boot on the market.
AVAILABLE ON: PROFILE
3-event skiing is in our DNA. It was only a matter of time before we expanded our offering in the tournament arena. Plus trick skiing is rad! If getting upside down and a new challenge behind the boat is up your alley, we invite you to jump on a Graviton and initiate yourself to the wicked world of trick skiing. The inserts and graviton trick plate make switching the ski from right foot forward to left very easy.
High tensile strength, low weight and used for higher-end performance. Every Radar ski is manufactured with carbon fiber for a more dynamic, faster reacting ski with less swing weight. The amount of carbon fiber inside each ski is measured based on the suggested performance level of the rider.
Radar skis have high strength; flush mounted, plated inserts for boot and fin mounting. During pre-production a high density polycarbonate block is located inside the core. This is the foundation of our insert system, ensuring the insert will become an integrated part of the ski. After the ski has been molded, each insert location is drilled via CNC positioning, to find exact location.
A specially formulated polymer resin is used on the base to relieve surface tension, making the ski faster and more efficient.
Our aluminum molds are polished daily during production to keep a constant finish on the base of the skis for a glossy appearance and unchanging performance.CORE OPTIONS
Is the lightest and strongest foam used in ski manufacturing. Its properties add energy to the ride of the ski and dramatically reduce the overall weight. Our PVC cores are machined at the Radar Lab for a precise fit and controlled performance. Expect a ski with this type of core to be more dynamic on the water with a quicker response time to your movements and a powerful hole shot out of turns. Available in: Lithium VaporMACHINED AERO CORE
Our industry exclusive core production combines two technologies for the most consistent polyurethane (PU) core available. By using our CNC machine to cut an Aerocore PU block into shape at the Radar Lab we can monitor the consistency of the foam and get an exact fit, allowing us to hand build skis with more true flex and bomb proof construction. Available in: Graphite Vapor and Alloy Vapors.AERO CORE
Foam formulation makes the core of your ski more than just the skeleton. Our Aerocore PU foam adds strength and consistency to the flex of the ski while reducing the overall weight. Aerocore foam is exclusive to Radar and allows us to build skis with our unmistakable quality. Available in: Senates, Lyric, Theory, P-6’s, and T.R.A.
Is it possible to build a singular ski shape that’s user friendly for any ability level and has the extreme capability of breaking the world record? We believe so. Our ski ideal is based on the evolution of slalom theory and design beliefs rooted in over 50 years of engineering. It ’s about making a ski ride in the water the way we believe to be the most efficient method, regardless of ability level or skiing style. We believe in our theory so much that all of our shapes are derived of an exact framework. The entire Radar ski line shares the same physical features. The bevel configuration, rocker, side cut, and concave radius remain constant throughout the line. These elements define a water ski and its attitude on the water. By holding the design features constant, we can ensure that you are getting the most advanced ski available.
Having a ski ride higher in the water is a positive attribute while skiing in a straight line or during acceleration. However, if not compensated for, a ski’s additional surface area during a turn can make it lose grip or feel slippery. The Radar advantage is our series of concave blending rails in the bottom of the ski. The rails are built to counteract the width while on its turning edge. The rails secure the ski to the water for a solid feel, affording you the confidence to push your ski to the limit. The size of the rail in the bottom of a Radar slalom has been engineered to offer the perfect amount of grip for the amount of total surface area of the ski. As a ski grows in size, the rail gets proportionately larger. It allows us to keep other design attributes constant in every model, assuring you a consistent ride from every ski in our line.
WE’VE REMAINED TRUE TO OUR SKI BUILDING THEORY WITH AN ELEVATED DESIGN.
In general terms, the widest point in the side-cut of a ski is always somewhere right in front of your front foot. That widest spot in the profile is the extent of your ultimate tip support. With Parallel side-cut, we’ve lessened the taper in front of and behind this wide point. This reduces the teetering fore and aft found in other skis. In our improved Vapor Parallel side-cut, adding more width only in front of the wide spot, thus running closer to true parallel lines, has further perfected this theory. The increased support is felt off the second wake through the finish of the turn in stability and the advantage of being able to take more speed into the turn.
Fluid Rocker Design is denoting less radii making up the complete rockerline for smoother waterflow and a ski ride that remains stable from tip to tail, eliminating tip rise and tail blow-out. The Vapor rockerline follows this premise but with a smaller center section flat spot than its predecessor. In creating early rise rocker by reducing the length of the flat spot from both ends, the start of the turn is delayed and the turn radius is shortened.
We are now running boots further forward and new fin settings. Our new design allows us to get more centered on the ski, making balance more automatic.
Edge-to-edge concave skis are going to be freer on the water with more places to stand. The control of direction and edge angle off the second wake is put in the hands of the skier. With more slide through the turn, edge-to-edge skis are generally better on-side turning, where the water break on the ski (during the turn) is further back on the side cut.
More lift and roll into the turn with a more neutral (tip down) riding attitude which is great for off-side turns. These skis track with direction off the second wake in a more automated style.