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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 Syndicate Omega, Syndicate Omega Max, Syndicate PRO, & Syndicate Omni waterski, Syndicate Hardshell & Animal waterski boot & bindings, the Rebel and Syndicate Pro waterski jackets/comp vest, 41 tail, Legend & Angel waterski gloves and the Syndicate Knotless mainline waterski tow-rope with 41 tail handle.

A Crossover 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 but loves to make hard turns with big spray. Their ski feature needs include efficiency and versatility. Waterski gear in the HO Crossover Collection include the Carbon Omni & Omni waterskis, Stance water ski boots, Mission & System USCGA life vests, world cup waterski gloves, LTD waterski rope & handle package.

A Free Skier skis primarily in open waters such as public lakes and rivers. Their ski feature needs include carve-ability and range, as their ski should to cut through the most diverse waters and keep the ride smooth, free & fun. Watersports Equipment in the HO Freeride Collection include Hovercraft & Fusion Freeride water skis, freeMAX waterski bindings, Pursuit & Phoenix USCGA 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 public waters. "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! If you're still unsure, check out our Support for sizing and selection info!