The ultimate in cross-over ski technology, skis designed to deliver maximum performance with unparalleled efficiency. The all-new 2016 Cross-Over Collection marries the high performance design of a Syndicate ski, with the ultra-efficient Clean Edge technology of a Freeride ski. The all new 2016 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
Vibration Dampening System
A strategically located tip weight combined with an elastomer damping pad, dampens the natural frequency of the ski's shovel for increased stability. This system reduces tip "chatter" or "feedback", that can be caused by rough water at high speeds, resulting in a more confidence inspiring "quiet" feel for the skier.
CX & TX Ski Profile Design
CX = Traditional Ski Width For Agressive Edge Angle
TX = Wideride Version of CX, For Less Physical Effort
If you asked Marcus Brown he would tell you something about boundary layer theory and laminar vs turbulent flow, but trust us on this fact, fish have scales and so should your ski! A textured ski base knocks all those pesky water molecules from sticking to your ski and as a result your ski doesn't have to drag them through the water with you. If you don't have to pull around these extra water molecules your ski has less drag and you don't have to expend as much energy to ski. Less Energy to Ski = More Skiing = More Fun!
Syndicate Performance Technology Body, Freeride Clean Edge Technology Tail. Syndicate inspired shape and increased surface area from the tip to the just behind the rear foot for stability and performance. Clean Edge technology behind the rear foot as the sidewalls rotate inward like a wakeboard edge and ski bevels disappear in the tail section of the ski for reduced drag to maximize efficiency