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Anyone on the Omni?

Anyone on the Omni? What do you think?
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  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,967 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Not yet but have one coming in a few months, excited to try it after talking to Will Asher about it. I'm currently on the Syndicate Pro which I really like.
    - President of the Utah Water Ski Club
    - Owner at Still Water Lake Estates
  • SivotaSivota Posts: 104 Baller
    I have commented here before - still closed season for me, but last season I enjoyed a great improvement on the Syndicate Omni. See these previous posts. Nothing has happened to change my view.
  • thrixthrix Posts: 30 Baller
    Is the Syndicate Omni available to buy anywhere? Both sites I know of sya it is on back order.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,319 Administrator
    edited March 2
    I just spoke to @perfski and they have the Omni in stock

    Try http://www.perfski.com/ or 407.859.7544

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  • Frank_MAFrank_MA Posts: 4 Baller
    edited April 12
    @wettek69 I see you have replaced the stock fin with an adjustable (Syndicate) fin block on your Carbon Omni. Was that easy to replace or do you have to drill extra holes?
  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,967 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited May 6
    I received my 65" Syndicate Omni last week and have now skied 10 sets on it...very easy going and free flowing ski...loving it so far. My current settings are 6.881", 2.500", 0.728" (Slot) 9.0°, 29.00....stock is 6.880", 2.475", 0.730", 7.0°, 29". I skied a few sets at 6.878", 2.486", 0.730", 9.0°, 29" and a few more at 6.836", 2.515", 0.711", 9.0°, 29".


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    - Owner at Still Water Lake Estates
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,599 Crazy Baller
    Nice photo!
  • wettek69wettek69 Posts: 58 Baller
    @Frank_MA no problem at all, pretty much dropped straight on. The damper ski suits my skiing conditions better (not as "noisy", as it's rare I get glaasy water) but still lets me play with settings. Not really needed at my ability level, but nice to have.
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 320 Solid Baller
    @wettek69 is that the Radar feather ART or metal plate one? Of it's the feather, did it match the rear binding holes or did you modify? Thabks.
  • wettek69wettek69 Posts: 58 Baller
    @vtmecheng no it's the metal plate version. The Radar rear feather frame hole pattern will only fit Radar skis, whereas the metal plate version has the industry standard hole pattern.
  • SivotaSivota Posts: 104 Baller



    With the assistance of a local engineering shop I was able to have the carbon sequence plate drilled out to fit the omni. I went with the slightly older Radar Vapor binding to match the ski B)

  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,599 Crazy Baller
    Nice looking set up. Wondering why you had to drill? My sequence and vapors fit perfectly on my HO.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,548 Mega Baller
    @scotchipman I will be interested to hear how the Omni skis when you get in the course. I will likely need something that is easier on my body then my Goode Mid at some point. Although I have learned my lesson and won't get rid of the Mid until I am in love with something else again.
    Mark Shaffer
  • SivotaSivota Posts: 104 Baller
    @ALPJr The Carbon Sequence plate has narrow slots at the rear and needed widening to expose the screw mountings. As there is a centre slot I had the Radar rear bar drilled in the middle so I could use 3 screws.
    From you picture it looks as though the 2 rear most slots are wider in any event.


  • schubaschuba Posts: 2 Baller
    Just test rode a 67" standard Omni with the Hex fin at -28' 34mph last weekend and had the tail and fin break loose from the water twice, bruising ribs on both sides. I am 6' 195lbs and the ski felt amazing otherwise. Just wondering if anyone else has had this experience with the Hex fin or just my operator error. My guess I need to progress to the carbon or syndicate Omni with the more advanced fin arrangements, or I may just be updating my Radar Senate Alloy to 2018.
  • JayproJaypro Posts: 177 Baller
    I have a 67 Syndicate Omni that is absolutely amazing! Went from inconsistently skiing 15' off to skiing 22' off at 28.6 probably 7 times out of 10! Full disclosure, I started watching @twhisper videos and have learned a lot about my body position. There is no doubt the ski helps a lot. Thanks for the demo program HO and the help from @savaiusini for getting it dialed in.
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 320 Solid Baller
    @schuba, I believe the hex fin is not designed for running that short and fast in the course. It is really made for free skiing and slower/longer line course. The comp fin will get you into 34 mph but the Syndicate fin is suggested for shortening the line at 34. I believe @savaiusini could confirm this.
  • savaiusinisavaiusini Posts: 291 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @schuba and @vtmecheng this is generally correct. The hex fin on the Omni is geared more toward reducing drag/adding lift. The Carbon or Syndicate models will both get you well into mid short line and the adjustable fin is an easy upgrade to the Carbon if you so choose.
    Sam Avaiusini - Operations Manager, HO Sports Company, Snoqualmie, WA
  • schubaschuba Posts: 2 Baller
    @vtmecheng and @savaiusini thank you for your confirmation of what I thought. It was a rather painful experiment. Will be comparing the 2018 Radar Senate Alloy and Carbon Omni. Pain has subsided to a 5 out of 10 so ready to rip again this weekend.
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