The World's most versatile slalom waterski is back for 2013 with a new look and even better technology. The Coefficient X is all about reducing drag for a easier and faster ride. You might be asking yourself "what does this mean?" It means more time on the water because you are reducing the amount of physical effort required to ride your ski. The Coefficient X features the first major departure from traditional concave technology; Step Concave Technology. When a traditional waterski moves across the water the traditional concave base drags a layer of water molecules the stick to the bottom of the ski. The Step Concave introduces a very small amount of turbulence into the concave which helps free the water molecules from the base and it lets the ski move through the water with less drag. The Coefficient X also employs a 7% smaller bevel than the Syndicate A1. This helps to lift the ski out of the water for reduced drag and permits the proper amount of on water slide skiers need to dictate when, where and how aggressively they turn. The Coefficient X achieves its unparallel stability by utilizing a significantly deeper concave, pintail geometry and 5-Stage rocker line. Each of these design elements holds the ski to the water surface, so the step concave and smaller bevel design can dictate the line between carve and slide for the ultimate slalom course of free skiing line. The Syndicate Team was so intrigued by the Coefficient X design, HO decided to offer it in two different constructions. The Superlite X utilizes the polyvinylchloride foam core technology of the Syndicate Program skis and 90/10 Carbon/Fiberglass construction for the most advanced core technology available with just a touch of dampening. The standard Coefficient X is built out of the exact same molds as the SL, but has a more traditional 50/50 carbon/fiberglass construction and a polyurethane core. Each ski is handmade in Seattle, Washington.