A resounding improvement on crossover skis, the OMNI is optimized for the skier who needs one ski to do everything. Developed for high versatility, the OMNI marries high performance skiing with the efficiency essential for open water skiing. The Omni's Flex-Frame provides increased torsional flex for the maneuverable feel of a traditional ski with the added speed and stability of a wideride ski. This allows the ski to twist creating tighter turns while added width provides the stable platform skiers need. The Omni was designed with a Hybrid Waist Width, halfway between those typically found in traditional skis and those in wideride skis. This provides for smooth instinctive turns at a wide range of speeds. Clean Edge Technology reduces drag 50% by allowing water to release cleanly off the bottom of the ski. This differs from conventional edges where water wraps around the bevel, up the sidewall and releases off the upper edge creating suction. The Clean Edge bevel-less tail offered in the Omni designs, Clean Edge 3.0, produces more acceleration with less skier input. In addition, HO enhanced stability by maintaining more bevel between the rear foot and fin. The result is a fast moving highly efficient ski with the handling required for tight line turns. The Omni also features a SpeedSkin base, fish-scale inspired advanced laminar textured ski base reduces ski drag and increases ski speed by breaking up water molecules during ski to water contact. The HEX fin takes the traditional 2D waterski fin model to the next level by creating a NACA Airfoil inspired 3-dimensional fin for more lift and lower drag. Acting like an airplane wing, this surf style fin enhances ski versatility by increasing glide speed and turning properties. ABOUT THE BOOTS: For 2020 the best selling water ski boot of all time, the Animal, HO Sports added upgrades to improve on it's already proven design. The Animal boot now features a 100% natural rubber overlay, molded to the original Animal Overlay shape. This addition provides a snugger, more comfortable fit than ever before, while still keep the original feel. Heat moldable EVA tongue and heel, so you can get the perfect fit while out on the water.
The Animal Boot
Best Selling Water Ski Boot of All Time
HO gave the best-selling waterski boot of all time, the Animal, upgrades to improve on its performance and functionality. The Animal boot now features a 100% natural rubber overlay, molded to the original Animal Overlay shape. This results in a more snug and comfortable fit than ever before. The Front Animal boot is designed with a THICK rubber overlay for increased front boot control, while the Rear Animal Boot is designed with THIN rubber overlay. Now with a softer durometer, heat moldable EVA tongue and heel, you’ll have the rubber boot feel you want with far less overall weight. Softer, thinner brushed EVA footbed increases comfort and is designed to equalize skiers’ front and rear foot height.
• 100% Natural Rubber Overlay, MOLDED to the Original Animal Overlay Shape
• Front Animal Boot designed with THICK rubber overlay for increased front boot control, Rear Animal Boot designed
with THIN rubber overlay for less back boot control.
• NEW Softer Durometer, Heat Moldable EVA Tongue and Heel for rubber boot feel with less weight.
• NEW Softer, Thinner Brushed EVA Footbed for increased comfort, designed equalize skiers’ feet height.
• Traditional high performance design: winningest waterski boot of all time!
• Rebuildable long lasting design
Men's Sizes: 4-5 (04), 6-7 (06), 8-9 (08), 10-11 (10), 12-13 (12), 14-15 (14)
Note: Animal no longer includes left and right orthotic footbeds.