The Syndicate Hardshell boot and 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 the Full Contact Outsole. With added durability to the Full Contact Outsole due to its injection-molded construction, the 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 HO Sports 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 its fit and reinforced hinge points, allowing for less wear and tear in those spots most likely to breakdown through extended use. In addition, there is an added VELCRO ankle strap to keep your liners on your feet. The lightweight, 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 consistent tightness on the upper cuff every time you ski. For 2019 HO Sports added surface area and 50% more thickness to the Protective Coated Stainless Steel Toe Hoop, adding even more reliability to the system. And...its Universal G10 Plate keeps things lightweight while working with virtually all other ski manufacturer hole patterns.