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.