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Syndicate Skis Demo Program

We'll ship a Syndicate ski directly to your door
to try at your lake for 2 weeks with no obligation!

How it works in 3 easy steps

Step 1 - Select

Select the eligible product you'd like to try, enter your deposit info and we'll ship it directly to your door.

Step 2 - Ski it

Ski it for 2 weeks as much as you want and let us know if you need help getting it dialed.

Step 3- Decide

If you love it, keep it! If it's not right for you, simply send it back and get a full refund. You'd just pay for shipping!

After you tested the product
you have three options

Option 1

Keep it

If you keep the Demo ski, your credit card will be charged the remainder of the demo ski price. Your deposit and shipping fee will be automatically applied toward your purchase.

Demo PRO or VTX: $1439 = $500 Deposit + $50 shipping + remaining $889

Demo Omni: $899 = $300 Deposit + $50 shipping + remaining $549

Option 2

Return and get a fresh one

If you want an unused ski, send it back and we will send you a new one from your local dealer. Your card will be charged for the new-ski purchase price of $1599(Syndicate PRO or VTX) or $999(Syndicate Omni), (plus applicable state sales tax) with free shipping. Once we receive the demo ski, we will refund your deposit.

Option 3

Send it back

If you don't like it, give us a call and we'll assist you in getting the ski dialed-in or we can send you a return shipping label so you can pack it up and send it back. Once we receive the demo ski, we will refund your deposit. Your card will only be charged for the $50 shipping fee.

Choose Your Product

SYNDICATE PRO

The Syndicate PRO was built for one purpose; To achieve the most angle and hold possible at incredible speeds and the shortest line lengths for the world's top pro skiers. Will Asher & Jon Travers need a ski that decelerates quickly, turns on a dime and holds the incredible load they generate at 36mph, 41'off as they slingshot into the next buoy. The Syndicate PRO is built with a Full Carbon Jacket, a carbon fiber wrapped top and base adds even more carbon to this skis carbon fiber rich interior. This abundance of high performance aerospace carbon fiber results in a lighter, stiffer ski with more responsiveness than ever before. The Narrow Width Profile with Aggressive Tail Taper turns and rolls on edge easily to generate massive amounts of angle. It's large bevel size in tail results in increased hold at the finish of the turn. This means high angle turns with less blowouts. A deep concave helps control speed by allowing quicker deceleration for tight turns with a tight rope. The PRO's Pre-Flexed Continuous Rockerline allows the skier to turn predictably no matter where they stand on the ski meaning you needn't be perfectly balanced to get the PRO to turn well. Lastly, by giving the PRO a Torsionally Stiff Flex Pattern, it holds its shape in high load situations for great acceleration at the finish of the turn.

Factory Settings and Sizing

DEMO THE SYNDICATE PRO

SYNDICATE VTX

The Syndicate VTX is designed to maximize cross course direction while minimizing rope load. The result is the fastest moving ski HO has ever created. Skiers are accelerated from buoy to wakes more efficiently allowing for ample deceleration and tight line turns. Shaped by Waterski Design Legend and 5-time World Champion/5-time World Record Holder Bob LaPoint, the VTX employs a revisited Syndicate A1 shape that is beloved by many for its large sweet spot and mix of balance and maneuverability. We've minimized material underfoot to maximize torsional and longitudinal flex for increased angle, which we call the Binding Spine. With its long, smooth single radius rockerline and 46 degree bevel angle, the VTX is gives a progressive and forgiving feel throughout edge-changes while it rolls on edge and turns like a narrow ski with the speed & stability of a wide ski.

Factory Settings and Sizing

DEMO THE SYNDICATE VTX

SYNDICATE OMNI

The Syndicate OMNI is where precision meets efficiency. Developed to enhance ski progression in the slalom course at all speeds, this hybrid-width crossover shape is built with our ultra-high performance Carbon Fiber PVC Core Construction. The Syndicate Omni's Flex-Frame provides increased torsional flex for the maneuverable feel of a traditional ski with the added speed & stability of a wideride ski. This allows the ski to twist creating tighter turns while added width provides the stable platform skiers need. The Omni was designed with a Hybrid Waist Width, halfway between those typically found in traditional skis and those in wideride skis. This provides for smooth instinctive turns at a wide range of speeds. Clean Edge Technology reduces drag 50% by allowing water to release cleanly off the bottom of the ski. This differs from conventional edges where water wraps around the bevel, up the sidewall and releases off the upper edge creating suction. The Clean Edge bevel-less tail offered in the Omni designs, Clean Edge 3.0, produces more acceleration with less skier input. In addition, we've enhanced stability by maintaining more bevel between the rear foot and fin. The result is a fast moving highly efficient ski with the handling required for tight line turns. 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 Carbon Fiber SpeedSkin not only reduces ski drag/increases ski speed, it also reduces ski weight by 20% by eliminating the ski base graphic material.

Factory Settings and Sizing

DEMO THE SYNDICATE OMNI

FAQs

Q: What if I live outside the Continental US?

A: The Demo Program is for continental United States customers only. For international skiers, check out our shop locator to see about HO Skis/Syndicate Demo opportunities in your area!

Q: It's Thursday and I am headed to the lake for the weekend!

A: Express shipping is available for an additional charge. Contact HO Skis customer service for express shipping details here. Express shipping charges will not be refunded.

Q: How do I send a ski or boot back?

A: HO Sports will provide a return shipping label and packing instructions. Be sure to retain and not destroy packaging material as it will be needed for return shipping. All demo products shipped will require a signature for delivery. To return, just place included return shipping label over original shipping label and drop off to your nearest UPS location. When returning, make sure all parts are put back in the box. This includes ski, VDS tip weight, fin box, fin and wing for skis, and plate, binding component parts, shell and liner for Hardshell system. If returned, the product will be given a quality/damage inspection to check for any excessive damage. HO Sports reserves the right to withhold up to $250 from the refund of a returned product to cover damage due to negligence (base/fin damage due to running aground, impacts, etc.) If damage is found, our Customer Service department will contact you regarding your refund.

Q: What if I use a boot system that requires Interlock tape and want to use it on a demo ski?

A: We've created an Interlock Adapter Plate that can be sent with your Demo ski upon request.

Q: What if I find I need a different size ski or boot than what I've Demoed?

A: You can simply call Customer Service to communicate your desired size. If you're confident in the new size, you can purchase it outright. If you'd like to Demo another size for 2 more weeks, you can! It will be treated as a separate Demo order.

Q: Oops! I've damaged the demo product beyond reasonable wear and tear! What do I do?

A: Send it back as normal, and our inspectors will determine the best course of action to take. If a ski or boot is damaged beyond further use, the repair expense will be subtracted from your deposit.

Q: What if I want an alternate color ski, like the Women's VTR?

A: Call and tell us! We only send out Black Carbon skis to try, but if you'd like an alternate color new or demo ski, we may be able to accommodate you (depending on availability).

Q: Can I demo other HO products?

A: No, The Syndicate Demo Program includes Syndicate branded skis and boots. This includes the Syndicate PRO & VTX and Syndicate Hardshell. Other HO Skis, boots, soft goods, etc. are not part of this program.

Q: What is the difference between a Demo Ski and a New Ski?

A: A Demo ski is a perfectly good ski with a cosmetic blemish/error. Although these blemishes in no way affect the performance of the ski, we separate them from the skis we sell in stores.

Q: Has the demo ski been used before?

A: Possibly. However, all Demo skis are quality inspected before and after each Demo so you'll know you're on a top quality ski!

Customer Acknowledgements

1. For Syndicate PRO & VTX Skis: Customer acknowledges that HO will charge the customers card for $550.00 representing the $50 fee that is refundable upon purchase and the $500 demo deposit

2. For Syndicate Omni Skis: Customer acknowledges that HO will charge the customers card for $350.00 representing the $50 fee that is refundable upon purchase and the $300 demo deposit

3. For Hardshell Systems: Customer acknowledges that HO will charge the customer's card for $275.00 representing the $25 fee that is refundable upon purchase and the $250 demo deposit.