HO Omni Slalom Ski Review

HO Omni Slalom Ski Review

HO is a renowned name in the water sports industry. It has been here for a while, providing high-quality adventure slalom skis. Whether it is skis or wakeboards, HO offers a wide range of products to select from. This review focuses on the HO Omni Slalom Water Ski for men and women. The Omni is an up-gradation over the crossover skis and is marketed as “The All-Over Ski” for its unique features.
  • It follows a traditional fiberglass polyurethane composite structure. This allows the ski to be sturdy and durable for long.
  • The ski is primarily for basic and intermediate level skiers, with a recommended speed of 28 – 34 mph.

HO Omni Slalom Men’s Water Ski – 2022

HO Omni Slalom Men’s Water Ski – 2022

Traditional Construction 

Hybrid Width

Clean Edge 3.0 Tail

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Omni waterski is widely popular among male skiers for providing all ease into one product. It not only looks appealing virtually but also offers the best skiing experience on the water. It offers a wide platform that gives easy deep water starts and smooth as the butter turns, adding more to water skiing fun. With this water ski, you can master your skiing skills. It is designed with Hybrid Waist Width to provide a rider with smooth instinctive turns at different range speeds. This 2022 Omni water ski model also supports the Clean Edge Technology tail that reduces drag by 50% by allowing water to clean off easily through the bottom of the ski. It enhances stability by maintaining more bevel between the rear foot and fin. This water ski is perfect for your next ride if you ask me.
  • Ski size (in) 65 | Weight range (lbs) Up to 150 Lbs | Max Width (in) 7.02
  • Ski size (in) 67 | Weight range (lbs) 150- 200 Lbs | Max Width (in) 7.12

HO Omni 2021 Men’s Slalom Ski

HO Omni 2021 Men's Slalom Ski

Drag reduction by clean edge technology

“Speedskin” base & 3D fin

Deep Concave

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The HO Omni offers high performance and efficiency. The ski works well with added speed. You will find a high level of stability with this ski. The HO Omni for Men is available in different sizes to accommodate varying users. The sizes available are:
  • Ski size (in) 65 | Weight range (lbs) Up to 150 Lbs | Max Width (in) 7.02
  • Ski size (in) 67 | Weight range (lbs) 150- 200 Lbs | Max Width (in) 7.12
  • Ski size (in) 69 | Weight range (lbs) 200- 250 Lbs | Max Width (in) 7.22

Pros

  • Wider base than traditional skis
  • Drag reduction by clean edge technology
  • “Speedskin” base
  • 3D fin
  • Deep Concave

Key Features

  • Innovative Flex Frame
The flex frame has increased torsional flex. It allows the ski to be easily maneuvered but with added speed. Moreover, the base is wider than a traditional ski, allowing a rider to have added stability when pushing the ski to 34mph. You will notice tighter and sharper turns with this ski without losing your balance. In my opinion, this ski offers the best properties of both traditional and a wide ride ski.
  • Clean Edge Technology
Drag is a hindrance most skiers face, preventing them from having a smooth skiing experience. The clean edge tail in the new HO skis reduces the drag by 50%. The ski has a bevel-less tail that allows water to release from the bottom without suctioning. It is different from the conventional skis with bevels, where the water wraps around them. The clean edge technology allows more acceleration and speed with less effort by the skier.
  • Enhanced Base
The HO Omni ski has a “SpeedSkin” base. It has a texture that is inspired by the fish scale. The laminar structure is useful in breaking up water molecules while skiing, improving the ski’s speed, and reducing drag. The speedskin base provides an enhanced skiing experience.

HO Women’s Omni Slalom Water Ski – 2022

HO Women's Omni Slalom Water Ski -2022

Traditional Construction

Hybrid Width

Clean Edge 3.0 Tail 

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2022 version of HO Women’s Slalom water ski is much improved as it is designed intricately, keeping in mind the needs of female riders. It has Clean Edge 3.0 to produce more acceleration with less skier input. The model 2022 enhances the stability, maintaining more bevel between the rear foot and fin. Not only this, but its traditional Fiberglass Polyurethane core contributes to its strength. Equipped with the best features, this HO Women’s Omni Slalom Water ski is something that will meet a rider’s expectations to a good extent.
  • Ski size (in) 63 | weight range (lbs) Up to 110 | max width (in) 6.93
  • Ski size (in) 65 | weight range (lbs) 110-150 | max width (in) 7.02
  • Ski size (in) 67 | weight range (lbs) over 150 | max width (in) 7.12

HO Omni 2021 Women’s Slalom Ski

The HO Omni for women is certainly going to turn heads with its vibrant colors and striking pattern. The ski has the right amount of feminine touch as well as a strong, durable body structure. The construction is from a fiberglass polyurethane composite structure.
  • Ski size (in) 63 | weight range (lbs) Up to 110 | max width (in) 6.93
  • Ski size (in) 65 | weight range (lbs) 110-150 | max width (in) 7.02
  • Ski size (in) 67 | weight range (lbs) over 150 | max width (in) 7.12

Pros

  • 3D fin
  • Clean edge technology
  • Deep Concave

Key Features

  • Build
The ski has a wide base. Halfway between traditional and wide ride skis. The 2021 updated version comes with clean edge technology to enhance speed, reduce effort, and provide 50% less drag. The speedskin base is an upgraded version that matches the scale of fish. It further reduces the ski drag and increases speed when the ski is on edge.
  • Enhanced Flex
Flex is an important element in women’s skis. Like the men’s version, the flex frame has an increased torsional flex to provide maneuverability and added stability. The HO Omni Slalom Women’s ski has a 30% softer flex that accommodates the requirements of female skiers. It provides a maximum feel for skiers and improves the overall skiing experience.
  • 3 Dimensional Fin
The 3D fin is an improvement over the previous 2-dimensional fin. It allows more stability and gives more lift to the ski while reducing the drag.

Alternative Water Ski

Connelly Concept 2021 Slalom Ski

Connelly Concept 2021 Slalom Ski

Close Cell Polyurethane Resin Core

Durable design

Connelly Advance Profile Technology

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The Connelly Concept Water Ski is similar to the HO Omni Water Ski. Suited for intermediate skiers, with a suggested slalom ski speed of 28-34 mph, it is available for both women and men. It is available in 3 different sizes. The ski has a close cell polyurethane resin core with a glass flex sequence. It follows the Extreme Connelly Advance Profile Technology. The flex pattern of the Connelly ski is forgiving and allows for smoother transitions and better stability.
  • Ski size (in) 64 | weight range (lbs) Up to 140
  • Ski size (in) 66 | weight range (lbs) 140-180
  • Ski size (in) 68 | weight range (lbs) over 180

Pros

  • Close Cell Polyurethane Resin Core
  • Durable design
  • Connelly Advance Profile Technology

Cons

  • Lesser sizes available than Omni

Final thoughts / Conclusion

The HO Omni is a great product for open water skiing in all conditions. Due to its high-end designs and advanced features, you will not regret the purchase. Moreover, the ski is available in many sizes, covering all types of skiers. The continuous rocker line and unique speedskin base make it stand out from the alternatives in its category. It is a great choice for skiers who need one ski for everything. With its resounding improvement over crossover ski, the HO Omni Water Ski will make your skiing experience smooth and fun.