HO Omega Max vs Radar Senate's

jenksskijenksski Posts: 49 Baller
Very interested to hearing people's views and feedback on the 2021 HO Omega Max.

I currently ski on 2016 Senate Graphite and would like to upgrade my ski. Skiing 30/32mph 16m.

Hard to say, but what Senate line would you compare the Omega Max too? Pro? Lithium?
Omega Max looks a great ski for a more reasonable price.

Thanks in advance


  • ClydesdaleClydesdale Posts: 299 Solid Baller
    I’ve ridden the senate, the omega, and the Omni. Not the omega max. All great skis. I would say the senate is more like the Omni. Omega rides a little deeper and is faster at everything. Omega max looks closer to omega. Your results may vary.
  • ClydesdaleClydesdale Posts: 299 Solid Baller
    But I would also say the two brands ride VERY differently. Ski on it before deciding. HO has a great demo program. That’s how I got my hands on the omega. (Which I intend to buy if you’re looking for my preference!)
  • jenksskijenksski Posts: 49 Baller
    @Clydesdale, Thanks for the info. I agree, won't know until you demo a few.
    I'd like a stable ski which performs well. If my body position or technique aren't great, need a ski which would help me out.
    Hence why I'm leaning towards a higher end ski with more width.

    Some guys say, to ride a high end ski if you have the $$$, as rather than a ski which suits your ability level.
  • ClydesdaleClydesdale Posts: 299 Solid Baller
    @jenksski agree completely. I’m a firm believer in riding a ski suited to ability. Having said that, I find the omega almost as forgiving as the Omni. Faster, but still very predictable/controllable. Good luck-no bad choices really.
  • BS74BS74 Posts: 219 Baller
    Looking for an update on the HO Omega Max, anyone out there skiing on it?
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 340 Crazy Baller
    Mine is over a month late delivery from dealer. Waiting impatiently.
  • JayproJaypro Posts: 379 Crazy Baller
    edited April 20
    Have we heard from anyone who has skied the Max? Besides @savaiusini and the Tower?
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,309 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    @jenksski from experience, if possible Demo all options, buy just the once.

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  • JayproJaypro Posts: 379 Crazy Baller
    @Stevie Boy the Omega Max isn't shown on their Demo page. They are probably having a hard time keeping yup with demand. It would be great if they kept a couple skis for demo, as they are all 67's
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,309 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    @Jaypro I suppose some people have the money to speculate, but with the Ski Prices, now being fairly high, because you have spent big bucks doesn't guarantee that the ski will suit you, it's ok to ask the question, to get a general feeling of peoples thoughts about a ski, but you really do have to ride a ski to determine whether it's a ski you can work with.
    It is so difficult for people, who for one reason or another, do not have access to a variety of skis to demo.
    Typically most of the time for me, it is tied in with a trip to Florida or tho there now appears to be another option in the UK.

    Addicted To Carbon Fibre

  • JayproJaypro Posts: 379 Crazy Baller
    @Stevie Boy not sure what you read into my comment, simply stating that it isn't currently listed on their demo program. Re-read my statement. I totally agree about the demo plan.
  • mike_mapplemike_mapple Posts: 217 Water Ski Industry Professional
    The Omega Max would "compare" (and I use that word very very lightly) to the Senate pro more than the others, however they are different skis design wise. Both have been hard to keep in stock however as we are selling them as fast / faster than we can get them in stock, as everything at ports is backed up, and getting a container to ship in is backed up even further.
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  • savaiusinisavaiusini Posts: 426 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @Jaypro We did keep a few for the demo program, and they were so well-liked, the customers kept them. We are now more than likely out of stock until the 2022 models start arriving. Based on the success this year, for 2022 this ski will be offered in 65, 66, 67 and 68 and in two different build types.

    As @mike_mapple stated, the entire supply chain is still grossly out of whack since demand is roughly triple what it is during "normal times".
    Sam Avaiusini - Operations Manager, HO Sports Company, Snoqualmie, WA
  • ClydesdaleClydesdale Posts: 299 Solid Baller
    I won’t go negative on any other brand. Everyone has their favorite and they’re all good. But.... after trying multiple skis this year I went thru HO to demo a 68 omega. (I’m a little fat for a 67-even the omega max.) Their demo process is painless, and the ski is un-freaking believable. I smile every time I ride it.
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