HO Sports Superlite CX Slalom Ski w/ Fin - 2015
The ultimate in cross-over ski technology, skis designed to deliver maximum performance with unparalleled efficiency. The all-new 2015 Cross-Over Collection marries the high performance design of a Syndicate ski, with the ultra-efficient Clean Edge technology of a Freeride ski. The HO design team began with a record-breaking Syndicate ski design, increased the surface area of the ski by one ski size from the tip of the ski to the just behind the heel of the rear foot. Behind the rear foot the skis transition from traditional to futuristic, as the sidewalls rotate inward like a wakeboard edge and ski bevels disappear in the tail section of the ski.
The combination of these two features allows the water to release cleanly off the bottom of the ski, as opposed to the traditional ski design in which water wraps around the bevel of the ski, up the sidewall and releases of the upper edge of the ski, thereby reducing the drag associated with this portion of the ski by 50%. Clean Edge technology is a step into the modern age of ski design and the lack of physical effort required to ride these skis will forever change a skier's perception of what is possible. Imagine riding a Syndicate ski designed to rip off 60 turns instead of 6 and you will begin to understand the powerful combination of performance and efficiency skiers are tapping into on HO Cross-Over Collection skis.
Intermediate to Advanced
HO is proud to introduce the 2015 Superlite Collection of Cross-Over skis, constructed with the same proprietary combination of aerospace carbon fiber and Superlite PVC foam core technology found on the legendary Syndicate skis, but in Cross-Over specific shapes designed for the ultimate in performance and efficiency. Finally skiers can enjoy the magic feeling only the world's finest water ski materials have to offer on a shape designed specifically for the type of skiing they enjoy.
Carbon Fiber Laminates
Carbon is the strongest material on earth. Its unmatched strength to weight ratio has allowed water skis to cut weight from over 8 pounds, to under 4. However, it is another property, called Springvalue or K-value, that makes a carbon water ski accelerate so quickly. Carbon's inherent stiffness causes it to return to its original shape quicker than any other material. This is why carbon fiber makes a better spring than fiberglass! As a result, your water ski snaps back to its acceleration shape at the finish of a turn lightening fast, providing skiers with the highest performance imaginable. HO is proud to manufacture every slalom ski in our product line with carbon laminates in the quantity and orientation best suited to the type of skiing you choose.
Clean Edge Technology for 50% less drag than conventional skis
Speed Skin: advanced laminar textured ski base for reduced ski drag and increased ski speed
Acceleration Flex: automatic turn initiation for instant acceleration
Handmade in Seattle, Washington, USA