The HO Omega was designed to improve the efficiency and stability of the modern tournament slalom ski. Tournament slalom skiers can run radically short line passes, but can they run them the way they want? Can there be a ski that helps skiers do it in a way that is as easy and effortless as they know it can be done? This is Omega's reason for being. Ying and yang, Alpha and Omega, the dualism of the Syndicate design philosophy describes how contrary ski designs compliment the full spectrum of skier needs. The Omega ski shape has increased surface area in the back of the ski in relationship to the forebody. The result is a ski that rides more in-trim or parallel to the water surface. By reducing how much water the Omega is pushing, efficiency is improved and skier turn speed is carried deeper into the cut, helping hide the skier from the speed control. The Omega's 4-stage rocker line with a true flat spot located under the skier's front foot, moves through the wakes and outbound better than any HO Syndicate ski to date. A reduction in concave volume, compared to the Syndicate Pro and Alpha, allows the Omega to maintain skier speed more easily for improved efficiency and less skier effort.