With every year, we aim to deliver something fresh to the slalom ski market. Whether that’s building off of previous years’ technology or introducing innovative technology, we strive to meet your needs on the water.
This year, we decided to take it up a notch and bring you something bold and brand new.
Introducing, our latest high-end, competition ski for 2021, the DV8. Featuring patent pending VersaTail technology, this is the most customizable ski ever.
Throughout the years, brands have been on a quest to create a ski that checks all the boxes. However, varying styles and skills have the one-shape-fits-all designs falling short.
What if you could choose the shape that best fits you? VersaTail allows you to take your fine tuning to another level. This patent pending technology gives skiers that ability to take a step beyond the standard fin and binding adjustments and choose how they want the water to flow off the tail of the ski. This is made possible through three tail options that come standard with the DV8.
The DV8 is also our most forgiving ski ever built. It’s constructed with an increased rocker, subtle top shape and softened flex pattern that all work in conjunction to allow more room for error and less perfection on the skier’s part.
The DV8 featuring our VersaTail technology is the first and only ski that gives you even more control over how your ski performs.
Connelly DV8 featuring VersaTail — the most customizable, high-performance ski ever.
Learn more at connellyskis.com/dv8
Introducing the all-new 2021 Syndicate PRO. A new shape to take on the impossible.
The new 2021 Syndicate PRO features a Narrower Width, from tip to tail. This allows the ski to roll on to a higher edge angle to drop into the turn more naturally while holding more direction into the wakes. We took the proven, rock solid stable Omega rockerline and increased it’s maneuverability by replacing the flat spot with a Continuous Radius Rocker. The 2021 PRO employs a rounder, larger bevel package that allows the ski to roll on edge better with increased stability. See the video to learn more or come check it out in person in the HO/Syndicate booth at US Nationals.
The HO Venom Boot was a favorite in the early 2000s as a soft compliment to the best-selling Animal Boot Collection. Skiers enjoyed the softer feel of the Venom as a rear boot to compliment a stiff front boot. For 2021, we’ve taken that vision of optimized back boot performance, and developed it further. We employed a Soft Natural Rubber toe and heel and combined it with a Thin Natural Rubber overlay. Furthermore, we designed a Low Drag Wrap Configuration, with tucked away connection points, thereby virtually eliminating where the back boot traditionally catches on the water. The result is a sleek rear slalom boot that doesn’t catch on the water, allowing skiers to better maintain speed in the course.
Width is Lift. Omega Max is a wider variant of the Omega design, created to increase acceleration from turn to wakes allowing for the early, tight line skiing skiers’ dream of. For 2021, we’ve taken the highly successful Syndicate Omega design and increased width, providing more surface area for stability in the course, while retaining quicker turning properties. The Syndicate Omega Max also features an Updated Bevel Package. Its rounder, larger bevel allows ski to roll on edge better with increased stability.
2021 Syndicate Stoke Reel: Sneak a peek at the Syndicate team shreddin' next year's gear!
For 2021 we're introducing 2 all new Syndicate ski models and a new boot, to be unveiled tomorrow at the US Nationals in Louisiana.
The non profit - Worldwaterskiers.com is launching the Water Ski Games. A revolutionary approach to water ski tournaments!
With inspiration from other successful sports such as Crossfit and the pressure to find a way to keep people competing through COVID-19 times, the team has pulled out all the stops to come up with a great way to do this.
Relative to today’s top scores, slalom tolerances are quite lax.
-10 cm for rope and handle
-23 cm for the width of the slalom course
-20 cm for the boat path
-4 cm for the buoy’s diameter
Most people don’t realize it, but a tournament can still follow World Record tolerances and transform a 39 off/10.75m into a 38 off/11.25m!