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Old 01-22-2017, 03:32 PM
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Mystery solved - why the hole in the Vapor tip

At the MN Boat Show I had a chance to talk to Brooks Wilson who is now with Radar. He was familiar with the Vapor design and finally answered my question on the purpose of the hole in the tip of the Vapor.


The hole removes mass from the tip and moves the center of gravity more toward the back of the ski. (hopefully I got that right?)

The ski is so light to begin with that I can believe that removing small amounts of material in the tip would accomplish this.

Thanks to Brooks for taking the time to explain. Maybe will see you on Radar lake sometime.
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Old 01-22-2017, 04:02 PM
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That hole had me wondering too! Sounds reasonable. I suppose some will say it was obvious!! Cheers
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Old 01-22-2017, 04:07 PM
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He wouldn't just admit it's because it looks cool?
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:16 PM
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Dave I still think its a window so you can look at the water on one of your world famous out the fronts
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:38 PM
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Dave I still think its a window so you can look at the water on one of your world famous out the fronts
I resemble that remark ....
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:08 PM
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I think Brooks is telling a fish tale Rossi says it's just for looks. My '16 Vapor Lithium doesn't have a window (or windows, as the '16 was originally shown to have).
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