Vital 98 - Factory Blems
Vital 98 - Factory Blems
Vital 98 - Factory Blems
Vital 98 - Factory Blems
Vital 98 - Factory Blems

Vital 98 - Factory Blems


Regular price $899.00 Sale price $799.00

“One of my favorite skis of the test. Stiff and damp in all the right places.” - Backcountry Magazine

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Factory blemishes, or what we prefer to call them, birthmarks, are largely due to cosmetic imperfections, such as a shifted top sheet, a dimple in the top sheet or a screen print artwork issue.  These minor imperfections do not hinder the performance or integrity of the ski or board.  We back the warranty on these just as we would on any production A-grade ski or board. All factory blemishes are listed at a significant discount below retail price based on the issue and model year. Explanations are available upon request. 

All-new for 23/24, The Vital 98 pays homage to its predecessor by improving upon its precise, stable, and award-winning platform. We further optimized its strength-to-weight ratio and tightened the turn radius for added engagement when you need it most. By slightly increasing the Vital’s tip stiffness and extending the running surface, stability at speed has been improved. The inclusion of our Spiral Plate creates a more even flex from tip to tail, while the Algal Core and Algal Wall reduce weight and vibration. An updated tail block improves tail clip retention and easily punches through stubborn layers in the snowpack - a massive benefit to anchor building or tail jab kick turns in steep terrain.
  • Lengths: 159, 165, 171, 177, 183, 189 cm
  • Dimensions (Tip-Waist-Tail): 126-98-117 mm
  • Radius: 19.5 m @ 183 cm
  • Weight (per ski): 1750g @ 183 cm
  • Flex: Progressive - The tail begins with a medium to stiff flex, transitioning to stiffer through the mid section and decreasing gradually toward the tip. This flex pattern creates a solid platform for stability in the tail and underfoot while the medium tip flex handles crud and variable conditions with ease. Due to its narrower width, the torsional stiffness of the Vital 98 is the strongest, allowing for optimal edge hold and stability in variable conditions.
  • Profile: Camber - for versatility, greater edge contact on piste and a more traditional feel | Reverse - for the ultimate in playful, off-piste float, charging and pivotability.
  • Intended Use: All Mountain, Boiler Plate to Boot Top Pow
  • Artist: Christian Johansen
  • Designed, developed, tested and assembled in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Customer Reviews

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The customer service was top notch. They were very responsive and happy to answer all my questions. My first time taking these out was on a 3 day trip to summit Mt.Baker in May. These skis performed great, handling the variable conditions encountered in 7k vertical feet impressively well. Couldn't be happier with my purchase!

Josh! So psyched to hear it. Glad we were able to help find a pair of skis for you even after selling through our production grade Vitals this season. Glad they found a good home with you and the summit of Mt. Baker! Keep crushing it, and thanks for joining us on this WNDRful ride!