Fewer nanotubes! Well, we didn’t actually count them. But since it’s a skinnier ski, it’s reasonable to assume there are fewer nanotubes in the new Vapor Svelte as compared to the Nano.
It’s also reasonable to assume the new ski performs as well as its standard-setting elder. The Svelte shares the same impressive-yet-semi-secret manufacturing process that enables La Sportiva to create such lightweight skis with exceptional life. This version features a slimmer profile with a touch less rocker and a touch more camber. This makes it a touch more appropriate for use as an everyday touring or mountaineering ski.
The new Svelte has a 96mm waist and a slightly shorter radius which makes it an even nimbler weapon than the Nano. Perhaps the biggest change is to the skin attachment system: no more tip and tail holes. Feel free to use your favorite (mohair!) skins on the polygonal tip and tails. Also feel free to lap your friends.
- Pre-preg carbon fiber laminates are reinforced with nanotubes somewhere in the USA.
- Kevlar weave core retains its life better than wood while being torsionally stiff and snappy.
- Bases are P-Tex 6000, an expensive and hard material that helps prevent core shots.
|Lengths (cm)||168, 178, 188|
|Weight (pair)||2160g 
|Turn Radius||16.9m 
|Skin Fix||Polygonal tip & tail|
|Profile||60% camber, 20% tip rocker, 20% tail rocker|
|Shape||Medium radius, tapered tip & tail|
|Construction||Top-secret carbon nanotube baking|
|Core||Kevlar weave composite|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Daily powder hunting|
|Notes||Made in USA|
|Bottom Line||Nimbler Nano|
|Compare to other High-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
Crazy light, nice on feet and even nicer on a backpack. Much snappier than what the weight would suggest, not a stiff ski though.
As any no weight ski, gets thrown around a bit. Carves well on the groomers.
Until i got used to them, a bit chattery but that was technique.
Curious about the tip and top layer durability, time will tell.
Loving it equaly paired with LS Syborgs(are you even wearing anything?) and MTN Labs
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