2017 HO Skis CX Slalom Water SkiThe 2017 HO CX Water Ski was designed to give the skier maximum performance with an unparalleled efficiency. The shape shares many characteristics as the V-Type paired with the ultra-efficient Clean Edge Technology seen in many of the other HO Skis. This is allowing the ski to keep its speed and keeping you from getting fatigued. HO increased the surface area of the ski by one ski size from the tip of the ski to the just behind the heel of the rear foot. Behind the rear foot the skis transition from traditional to futuristic, as the sidewalls rotate inward like a wakeboard edge and ski bevels disappear in the tail section of the ski. The combination of these two features allows the water to release cleanly off the bottom of the ski, as opposed to the traditional ski design in which water wraps around the bevel of the ski, up the sidewall and releases of the upper edge of the ski, thereby reducing the drag associated with this portion of the ski by 50%. The recommended ski speed with the HO CX is 30-34 mph. Pair this new ski with either HO freeMAX Bindings or HO xMAX Bindings and save on the package ski!