2017 Radar Katana Water Ski
The Radar Katana is built with an all new Bent Vee Technology. The Bent Vee series of slalom skis was created to take you anywhere any time at any ability level. It’s the easiest,
smoothest ski Radar created with the least amount of drag you could ever imagine. The fundamental aspects such as bevel and rocker line are that of a Vapor. So you ski assured, knowing
you’re riding a high performance rip stick.
Surface area was added behind your feet for lift on deep-water starts and stability when riding
straight ahead. The widest point in the tip is much further forward than a conventional slalom
ski, giving the feeling of a longer wheelbase which gives you stability. When the ski is turned on edge, it creates an
automatic turn based on the inside radius sidecut. The ski just pivots right through both on
and off side turns without effort.
Every ski design actually has 2 rocker lines. The first one is down the center of the concave,
which, in Bent Vee, is identical to the Vapor. The second rocker line is on the bevels (the part
that touches a table), and we’ve made it flat and stable for consistent water flow in any
conditions. By altering the sidewall thickness Radar can create a second “bevel rocker” suitable
for the intended purpose which levels the attitude of the ski in the water. In this case, Radar
made a free skier’s perfect rocker.
The Bent Vee design also innovates with a FLAT SPOT across the middle of the concave. By
putting a straight line across the deepest part of the concave, it shallows the depth of the
base design, creating lift from the loss of depth and the flat line itself. That lift relieves line
tension, making it easier for a skier to get up, hang on and get acceleration while cutting.
To make sure the ski has plenty of grip and edging stability, GRIP RAILS were added to the
base to hold the ski in an efficient edging position.
If you loved the Theory you’ll really dig on the Katana. With a similar surface area quotient, the turning characteristics have been improved with reductions in line tension and drag. The Katana is an aggressive free riders dream.
• All-Terrain Core
• 100% Carbon laminates
• Recommended max speed 32mph
• RST (Radiused Stability Turn) Tail Shape
• Bent Vee fin