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 2017, the Syndicate offers 2 different shapes, the return of the highly successful V-TYPE R aka “VTR” and the all new Syndicate V-TYPE X or “VTX”. Our relentless obsession in mastering the design of the ultimate tournament waterski shows in our teams pro event titles and in happy skiers around the world.
Syndicate VTR Design
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.
MATCHING SKI WIDTH
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.
MADE IN USA
HO Skis is proud to design, test, build and finish all Syndicate Skis in the United States of America. From conception to completion these skis are handcrafted by the Legend/Champion/Expert design team headed by lead engineer and HO VP Dave Wingerter, ski Legend and Master Shaper Bob LaPoint, and the Syndicate pro team including Will Asher and Jon Travers whose constant testing and modifications
VIBRATION DAMPENING SYSTEM
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.
CARBON FIBER SPEEDSKIN
HO Skis has taken the highly successful laminar textured ski base, Speed Skin, and applied it directly to the carbon fiber base of the Syndicate skis! This new Carbon Speed Skin not only reduces ski drag/increases ski speed, it also reduces ski weight by 20% by eliminating the ski base graphic material.
Women’s Syndicate VTR Features
- 30% softer flex under feet to suit more finesse, elegant women skiers
- Stability Tuning: Adjustable vibration dampening system
- Superlite Construction: a proprietary combination of aerospace carbon fiber and Superlite core technology
- Handmade in Seattle, Washington, USA