We've found that there are 3 basic types of Slalom Skiers based on their environment and preference.
A Course Skier skis primarily in the slalom course and in the tournament arena. Their ski feature needs include tight angle turns and responsive agility to handle maximum speed and load. Waterski equipment in the Syndicate Collection include the VTR waterski, vMAX waterski bindings, the Legend and Victoria waterski jackets, 41 tail and Legend & Angel waterski gloves and the Syndicate Knotless mainline waterski tow-rope and 41 tail handle.
A Cross Skier skis part time in courses and part time in the open water. This skier aspires to move up to the course arena or often skis at settings where no course is available. Their ski feature needs include efficiency and versatility. Waterski gear in the Crossover Collection include the CX & TX waterskis, xMAX water ski boots, Team life vests, world cup waterski gloves, LTD waterski rope & handle package
A Free skier skis primarily in open water such as big lakes and rivers. Their ski feature needs include carve-ability and range, as their ski needs to cut through the most diverse waters and keep the ride smooth and free. Watersports Equipment in the Freeride Collection include the Freeride water skis, freeMAX waterski bindings, Pursuit life jackets, Pro Grip water ski gloves and Extreme or PowerGrip waterski tow ropes.
For example: if you enjoy slaloming the course, turning buoys, and going for gold at tournaments you'll need a different ski setup than someone who enjoys cruising the big lakes and rivers and ripping turns in the open water. "But I like to do all of those things!" you say? Well, we make skis specific to cross-over types as well. No matter where, when, or how you ski, we make a line specifically tailored for you!