The Syndicate has one goal: build the world's greatest tournament water ski. Syndicate skis are more than water skis. They represent the pride, determination and passion of the sports' greatest minds and most talented athletes. For 2016, The Syndicate is proud to announce our greatest slalom super-ski to date, the all new Syndicate V-TYPE R. Elliptical Rocker, Matching Ski Width, Carbon Speed Skin and Stability Tuning are the details, but the proof is on the water.
The V-TYPE R rocker line is designed with a progressively changing elliptical arc. The result is a large radius arc in the center of the ski, for improved fore/aft stability and increased velocity, with smaller radii arcs in the tip and the tail for quick, tight radius turns.
When a water ski is rolled onto edge, it is balancing on the arc created by rocker line and ski width. In order to make the world's most balanced water ski, the V-TYPE R's rocker and ski width match! A parallel ski width matches the lower rocker in the center of the ski. Increased tip and tail ski widths match the more curved tip and tail arcs of the elliptical rocker. Matching the V-TYPE R's ski width to its Elliptical Rocker, results in an amazing edge stability and balance.
New for 2016, HO Skis has taken the highly successful laminar textured ski base, SpeedSkin, and applied it directly to the carbon fiber base of the Syndicate skis! This new Carbon SpeedSkin not only reduces ski drag/increases ski speed, it also reduces ski weight by 20% by eliminating the ski base graphic material.
A strategically located tip weight combined with an elastomer damping pad, dampens the natural frequency of the ski's shovel for increased stability. This system reduces tip "chatter" or "feedback", that can be caused by rough water at high speeds, resulting in a more confidence inspiring "quiet" feel for the skier.