The Syndicate Hardshell Boot & Binding System is the latest step into the future of competition waterski gear. The top choice of tournament slalom skiers around the world for its reliable performance, this release mechanism employs an adjustable spring loaded heel unit that allows for tension release point modification in relation to skier weight and preference. Hardshell reliability is now paired with top of the line agility by employing our Full Contact Outsole. With added durability to the Full Contact Outsole due to its Injection Molded construction, this contoured heel and toe zone enables full contact between boot and plate thereby stabilizing the connection by reducing lateral slippage and increasing agility. For maximum comfort and cushioning we’ve employed an Ultralon Foam Heat-Moldable Liner with a Protective Outsole, allowing for a personalized fit that contours to your foot shape for the best fit and feel in the industry. This liner has become a top choice of pro skiers due to it’s fit and reinforced hingepoints, allowing for less wear & tear in those spots most likely to breakdown through extended use. In addition, we’ve added a Velcro ankle strap to keep your liners on your feet. The light weight yet reliable snow ski inspired boot buckles allow for personalized tightening. Use the buckle ladder to tighten or spin the buckle for a more customized fit. The Memory Buckle allows you to get a consistent tightness on the upper cuff every time you ski. We’ve added surface area and 50% more thickness to the Protective Coated Stainless Steel Toe Hoop, adding even more reliability to the system. It’s Universal G10 Plate keeps it light weight while working virtually all other ski manufacturer hole patterns. For 2021, We’ve updated the Heel Release Mechanism with a Stainless Steel finish, making it longer lasting even in salt or brackish water. In addition, the new Stainless Steel Release Arms are more vertically angled to better keep the heel solidly connected to the plate. This also provides more room for the backfoot, for those who prefer a narrower stance or those with a taller back boot toe.