The Vector retains the stiffer flex of its portly brother, the Charger, but its smaller dimensions make it more useful for turning in tighter places. Its smallersize also makes the Vector an extremely lightweight ski, and as such, it is an ideal ski for long-distance backcountry tours and ski-mountaineering adventures.
Demanding terrain and uncertain conditions on longer backcountry forays also demand a ski that can easily edge and stick to a dicey slope, if need be. The Vector meets this challenge with verve.
Of course, high-mountain passes and icy couloirs aren't the only places where a skier might encounter hardish snow. The Vector's ability to change edges quickly also make it a solid performer for skiing in-bounds at the resort.
And Vectors hold their own on powder days, too. (No surprise, given where they are made and the odd-sounding company who created them.)
|Tip Width (mm)||115||118||121|
|Tail Width (mm)||104||107||110|
|Pair Weight (lbs.oz./kg)||5lbs.8oz/2.48kg||6lbs/2.72kg||6lbs.14oz./3.12kg|
|Suggested Skier Weight Range (lbs-kg)||90-140