2017 Syndicate Hardshell Boots

HortonHorton Posts: 26,776 Administrator


The Syndicate Hardshell Boot & Binding System is the latest step into the future of competition waterski gear. The top choice of tournament slalom skiers around the world for its reliable performance, this release mechanism employs an adjustable spring loaded heel unit that allows for tension release point modification in relation to skier weight and preference. Hardshell reliability is now paired with top of the line agility by employing a 3D printed outsole. This custom contoured footbed fits precisely with the boot shell. This enables full contact between boot and plate thereby stabilizing the connection by reducing lateral slippage and increasing agility. For maximum comfort and cushioning we’ve employed a heat-moldable liner, allowing for a personalized fit that contours to your foot shape for the best fit and feel in the industry. In addition we’ve added a Velcro ankle strap to keep your liners on your feet. The light weight yet reliable snow ski inspired boot buckles allow for personalized tightening. Use the buckle ladder to tighten or spin the buckle for a more customized fit. The Memory Buckle allows you to get a consistent tightness on the upper cuff every time you ski. Learn more and get yours at here

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  • Looks pretty sweet! Has anyone put this boot to the test yet?

  • LZywicki1LZywicki1 Posts: 359 Crazy Baller
    Looks like the boot thats probably in box from edgewaterski.com/ that needs an unboxing.
    First thing we get rid of the safety equipment
    Horton
  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,776 Administrator
    @skibrain my assumption and this is only assumption is - they found Boots that they really like which were originally intended to have laces on them and then they retrofitted them for buckles.

    No one in the water ski industry is using a completely custom boot design

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,776 Administrator
    edited December 2016
    @skibrain Yes it does look like that shell. I have no knowledge so this is really pure speculation.... a boot order from HO would be big enough that they may have ordered a different stiffness or material or durometer or whatever. What I am suggesting is the the HO boot might come from the same mold but may not function the same as the one you would get off Amazon.

    As far as I know there all boots on the market that are biased on a skate shell.

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    Than_Bogan
  • GaryWilkinsonGaryWilkinson Posts: 298 Baller
    I think who cares where they come from really. They look great. I think the base and boot mating design is a great innovation. Should have great feel and edging ability on the water
    I need to ski back to the handle obviously.
    scotchipman
  • OldboyIIOldboyII Posts: 553 Solid Baller
    This boot would look very cool if HO keeps cuff buckle and use BOA instead of lower buckes.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,776 Administrator
    @OldboyII the buckles that HO are using should make it so you get the exact same fit every time. That is a step forward.

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  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 565 Crazy Baller
    Looks nice. You would think if they did a large custom run of the boots they could have deleted the eyelets. Agree that the footbed-base design looks excellent. Basically a Reflex release with different boot and plate system??
  • DeanoskiDeanoski Posts: 773 Crazy Baller
    Looking forward to trying this new boot!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,776 Administrator
    @RAWSki again this is PURE SPECULATION. I would assume the holes for the eyelets are in the mold. They are there no matter what.

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  • BulldogBulldog Posts: 1,001 Crazy Baller
    Looks like a great setup. I wonder how many $$$????
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  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,748 Mega Baller
    Nice job HO. Great to see the innovation. Looking forward to the @Horton unboxing and review.
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,748 Mega Baller
    edited December 2016
    @Bulldog check PerfSki's website
    Bulldog
  • jpattigrjpattigr Posts: 132 Baller
    Hi All, been in the Alpine ski world for over 30 years in the wholesale end of it. Not so easy to get rid of the eyelets, To develop and build new molds for shell is about $25,000 euro per model / per size. Once a mold is done, they are not able to change the design. As Horton mentions, you can change stiffness, color, even type of plastic used but the molds are fixed.
    Horton
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 565 Crazy Baller
    I think those "top shell drain holes" look really good! B)
    HortonDaveD
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