Radar Butter Knife Slalom Water Ski Review

Radar Butter Knife Slalom Water Ski Review

Some of the best water skis come from Radar, a brand focused on developing superior items that allow skiers to stay in control behind the wake. Radar Butter Knife is one of them, a water ski designed with passion and build with high quality materials to make deep water starts easily, provide unrivalled stability and for long slalom skiing sessions.

Radar Butter Knife Men's Slalom Ski

All-Terrain Core

Prime Front Binding & Rear Toe Plate/ARTP Boot

Beginner skill range

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Ski Height 65” / 165 cm | Skier Weight ≤160 lbs / ≤73 kg
Ski Height 67” / 170 cm | Skier Weight 130 – 190 lbs / 59 – 86 kg
Ski Height 69” / 175 cm | Skier Weight 175 – 230 lbs / 79 – 104 kg
Ski Height 71” / 180 cm | Skier Weight ≥220 lbs / ≥100 kg

Pros

Eye-catching design

Wide base

Lightweight

Affordable

Consistent flex 

This water ski features a wide surface with an all-terrain core. Flat channel and grip rails in a shape that will allow you to learn how to ski on water and cut the wake like a knife in butter. It provides maximum stability for beginning male skiers to cross course on a controllable ski, whilst holding its edge in aggressive turns. Should be skied between 20-30 mph.

Key Features

Build Quality

The main feature of the Radar Butter Knife is that it increases stability, thanks to its all-terrain machined PU aero core. Made of polyurethane and paulownia wood, offering automatic turns. This water ski is completely covered in carbon fiber, making it nimble on the water and resistant to long slalom sessions, attacking buoys. It is NFC enabled so you can access ski information from mobile devices.

Design

Radar Butter Knife’s shape is set by a flat spot and inside radius. Its wide construction features multi-level grid rails that accentuate balance by offering large turns for those who are learning. As for the colors, gray and orange give it striking graphics, combined in a simple pattern that will make you look like you know what you are doing.

Bindings

Butter Knife is compatible with Radar Prime Front Bindings. This set provides maximum fit and comfort to the skier and can include Rear Toe Plate or ARTP Boot. The Radar Prime front bindings complement the Radar Butter Knife, creating a smooth slalom experience to practice.

Radar Butter Knife Women's Slalom ski

All-Terrain Core

Lyric BOA/ Prime or Vector binding & ARTP Boot

Beginner skill range

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The Radar Butter Knife for women immediately turns heads, brightly colored, women can be outstanding not just in their ability to ski, but in the equipment they use. Its all-terrain core, carbon construction, and flat spot structure with grip rails make the Butter Knife the most stable and safest choice, which is specially designed for stability and turning.

Ski Height 65” / 165 cm | Skier Weight ≤160 lbs / ≤73 kg
Ski Height 67” / 170 cm | Skier Weight 130 – 190 lbs / 59 – 86 kg

Key Features

Build Quality

A consistent flex and forgiving construction, the Radar Butter Knife is part of the Bent Vee series. The women’s Radar Butter Knife comes with an all-terrain machined PU aero core for lightweight and toughness. This water ski is entirely covered in carbon fiber, and its inner polyurethane and paulownia wood composition offer the best Radar’s drag and performance.

Design

This extra wide ski is able to turn naturally, stay balanced and be easily controlled due to its flat spot which is directly in its center. A wide under foot and inside radius for greater levelling. Its vivid pink and blue eye-catching design highlight its most noticeable attributes, like its grip rails.

Bindings

You can choose between Lyric BOA, Prime or Vector for the front binding. Regardless your choice it will keep you stable and secure in a well dialed fit. With the ARTP Boot you can easily maneuver and stay in control while learning new techniques

Pros

Eye-catching design

Wide base

Lightweight

Affordable

Consistent flex 

Alternative Water Ski

Radar Katana Slalom Ski

Open water ski with all-terrain core

Beginner – Intermediate skill range 

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Another option to cut the water is Radar Katana. A water ski designed for speeds between 24-32 mph, focused towards beginners to intermediate. Made of carbon and foam, the Radar Katana is an open water ski with all-terrain core and grip rails for durability and hold. It is available in three sizes, giving skiers the chance to improve their technique and enjoy water skiing.

Ski Height 65” / 165 cm | Skier Weight ≤160 lbs / ≤73 kg
Ski Height 67” / 170 cm | Skier Weight 130 – 190 lbs / 59 – 86 kg
Ski Height 69” / 175 cm | Skier Weight 175 – 230 lbs / 79 – 104 kg

Final thoughts / Conclusion

Radar Butter Knife skis are designed for low speed rides, allowing beginners to improve their confidence to properly learn slalom techniques. With a reinforced and durable core, PU and carbon fiber, its wide shape with grip rails will keep you conquering each buoy and will allow you to overcome your personal record again and again. Both men’s and women’s Radar Butter Knife skis are built to make water skiing easier and more controllable. Making the ski ideal for skiers who want a ski that is forgiving, but aggressive behind the boat.