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La Sportiva Vapor Nano


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In the backcountry skiing world "ultralight" means different things to different people. For those crusty folks who have been touring since the last ice age, ultralight is a new jacket that weight 4 pounds less than the bearskin they wore to death. To the randonnee racer, ultralight is a pair of ski boots that weighs less than my nephew's Lego train set. To this end, the average, all around powder hound, should think of the  the La Sportiva Vapor Nano as the definition of ultralight. Weighing in at 1200 grams for a solid 180 cm length, this ski is a robust 103mm underfoot, giving it one of the lightest surface area to weight ratios on the market. When you are craving a powder bath, reach no farther than for the Vapor Nano's as they are so light they will get you to the top in no time. These skis have carbon fiber reinforcement plates so you can even carve a path through the crud at the bottom of the run. To top them off, these skis are constructed right here in the USA.

FEATURES

  • Carbon Nano construction
  • Ultra durable P-Tex 5000 bases with minimal die-cut inlays
  • Unparalleled torsional rigidity
  • Unparalleled durability and lifespan
  • Made in USA

Profile: 130/103/120

Weight: 1200 grams (180 cm)

Size: 164cm, 172cm, 180cm, & 188cm

Radius: 20.7

Rocker: 392mm Tip  /  375mm Tail

Construction Type:  Carbon Torsion Box

Top Sheet:   Polyamide - Digital Printing

Core:  Kevlar Weave Composite

Laminate Layers:  Prepreg Carbon Nanotube

Reinforcement Plates:   Carbon Fiber

Base Material:   P-Tex 6000

    Specs Product Details
    Weight 1200g (180)
    Lengths 164, 172, 180, 188 cm
    Dimensions 130 / 103 / 120 mm
    Profile Tip Rocker (392mm), Camber (2.5mm), Tail Rocker (375mm)
    Construction Carbon Torsion Box, Prepreg Carbon Nanotube
    Core Kevlar Weave Composite
    Recommended Use All Mountain Touring
    Manufactuer Warranty 1 year
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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
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    A Specific Tool for Specific Conditions

    So read reviews below and Lou's info on Wildsnow - I have had these skis for two seasons now. First mount on the ski marks felt - well - weird - too much real estate in back of the boot. So had the bindings re-mounted 2 cm back (I was chicken to trim the ends like Lou did) and with a different set of boots, ended up about 1.5 cm back of the factory mounting position and with first boots - eh viola! These are my go-to powder boards for long long ski trips in backcountry. Lite on the way up and they behave on the way down, for me anyway. Ski'd 'em with both Spectre's and TLT 5/6's and they are so, so nice not having to carry weight on the up. The white topsheet does help also (Lou's right) and gets rid of even more weight compared to other skis in the quiver like Movements or G3's (black topsheets). I must say I'm really happy with these, but they are not a ski for all conditions. But for winter snow, even in trees they're a great option.

    R
    R.I.
    Review of the 3 previous reviews

    How can someone give 5stars to a ski that seems to have serious serious flaws or limitations ie, " they put me in the back seat a lot", "I am afraid to ski them in trees", " powder ok but chop or crust aren't pretty" , really? 5 stars?

    Three stars for a poorly built ski that has been skied? Too generous

    5 stars for a ski that is "amazing in certain conditions"? 5a five star ski should be jwonderful in a wide rage of conditions. Sounds like three stars in a bigger reality. Perhaps four, if it is truly "amazing" in a certain situation.

    Many people seem to be easily "amazed" by the the mundane in our culture these days. Especially if they have spent more than $1000 on a pair of skis. Hype, there is no shortage.

    W
    W.S.
    Vapor nano

    I bought the vapor nano on sale at eBay. I haven't skied them yet but the workmanship is poor. Sloppy machining on edges and the rest of the construction. Full tune before I even think of taking them out. They're getting the marker kingpins and I will be touring out my backyard this winter.

    G
    G.R.
    nano

    These skis require a different style. With light weight boots they put me in the back seat a lot. Feel long. Not snappy turning. I am afraid to ski them in the trees. Ski fresh untracked powder ok but chop or crust aren't pretty. I love them on the uphill. Dynafit bindings- i' having trouble with serious constant ice build up under the heel. I like being able to turn the heel either direction but haven't mastered doing this with my pole. Wish it had a lower rise option for going up hill. Sore calf today. Suggest this set up for long tours or racing but not yoyoing at a bc hut in Canada multiday.
    Given all that i do like the set up & look forwrd to day trips with it.
    Linda

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    75%
    (3)
    25%
    (1)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
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    E
    E.
    A Specific Tool for Specific Conditions

    So read reviews below and Lou's info on Wildsnow - I have had these skis for two seasons now. First mount on the ski marks felt - well - weird - too much real estate in back of the boot. So had the bindings re-mounted 2 cm back (I was chicken to trim the ends like Lou did) and with a different set of boots, ended up about 1.5 cm back of the factory mounting position and with first boots - eh viola! These are my go-to powder boards for long long ski trips in backcountry. Lite on the way up and they behave on the way down, for me anyway. Ski'd 'em with both Spectre's and TLT 5/6's and they are so, so nice not having to carry weight on the up. The white topsheet does help also (Lou's right) and gets rid of even more weight compared to other skis in the quiver like Movements or G3's (black topsheets). I must say I'm really happy with these, but they are not a ski for all conditions. But for winter snow, even in trees they're a great option.

    R
    R.I.
    Review of the 3 previous reviews

    How can someone give 5stars to a ski that seems to have serious serious flaws or limitations ie, " they put me in the back seat a lot", "I am afraid to ski them in trees", " powder ok but chop or crust aren't pretty" , really? 5 stars?

    Three stars for a poorly built ski that has been skied? Too generous

    5 stars for a ski that is "amazing in certain conditions"? 5a five star ski should be jwonderful in a wide rage of conditions. Sounds like three stars in a bigger reality. Perhaps four, if it is truly "amazing" in a certain situation.

    Many people seem to be easily "amazed" by the the mundane in our culture these days. Especially if they have spent more than $1000 on a pair of skis. Hype, there is no shortage.

    W
    W.S.
    Vapor nano

    I bought the vapor nano on sale at eBay. I haven't skied them yet but the workmanship is poor. Sloppy machining on edges and the rest of the construction. Full tune before I even think of taking them out. They're getting the marker kingpins and I will be touring out my backyard this winter.

    G
    G.R.
    nano

    These skis require a different style. With light weight boots they put me in the back seat a lot. Feel long. Not snappy turning. I am afraid to ski them in the trees. Ski fresh untracked powder ok but chop or crust aren't pretty. I love them on the uphill. Dynafit bindings- i' having trouble with serious constant ice build up under the heel. I like being able to turn the heel either direction but haven't mastered doing this with my pole. Wish it had a lower rise option for going up hill. Sore calf today. Suggest this set up for long tours or racing but not yoyoing at a bc hut in Canada multiday.
    Given all that i do like the set up & look forwrd to day trips with it.
    Linda