I've been skiing during the summers for years, and am starting to learn to slalom. While I am comfortable getting up and staying up on one ski, my experience has been with old equipment and a boat with a wake too big to do any high speed crossings.
I am joining my university's water ski team/club with the hopes of learning to run the course. They have a modern boat and equipment, but the team slalom ski is still pretty outdated. I am considering purchasing a ski, and was looking for some input from people that are more familiar with the market and characteristics of slalom skis.
The HO Carbon Omni, as described by reviewers, seems like it would be perfect for me, but is out of my price range, and there aren't really any used units available. I am looking for something in the $350-$400 range that has similar characteristics. While surfing online, I've seen a lot of Syndicate A2s that would fall in that range with bindings. Would this be a good option? I am open to any suggestions and advice you may have!