Slalom Water Skis

Last Updated on December 14, 2022



For those with experience in water skiing on two skis, the world of slalom might be your next step. There are plenty of things to consider when buying your slalom skis. First you need to decide the size of the ski you’re going to use. Boat speed and your weight play a big role in how your slalom skis will perform. There are plenty of charts out there to help you decide on the right one for you.

You also have to take your skill level into consideration. You should choose a slalom water ski based on your level. If you are new to it, don’t pick an aggressive ski that you might end up getting hurt on. You also need to think about the boots/bindings. You want to make sure they’re snug but not too tight for the sake of your health.

All that being said, there are a lot of options out there in terms of slalom skis. This is why we’ve created this list of some of the highest rated and best slalom water skis out there right now for the 2019 season. We will give a description and a list of features of these great products to help you decide on which ones you’d like to buy. We know with all the options out there that the decision might be hard, but we hope this is a beginning guide to help guide you.


CWB Connelly 2018 Concept Women’s Slalom Waterski-64

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The CWB Connelly 2018 Concept Women’s Slalom Waterski are 64” of fun in the water. This brand new ski for 2019 is the next level of ski shaping. It’s got X.C.A.P.T. Variable thickness throughout the ski which gives each part of the ski its own flex value that is made for a less heavy, women’s frame. A stable, rigid section underfoot gives way to section that will get more thin as you head toward the front and back of the ski. What this does is all the tip to drop in so it can smoothly initiate the turn while the tail gives you a clean finish. Don’t wait long before picking this item up.

Features

– Resin core is closed cell polyurethane
– Performance glass flex sequence
– Great performance
– Hot pink look
– Uses Extreme Connelly Advanced Profile Technology


2017 HO Skis Freeride Slalom Water Ski – 71″ – 190 LBS & UP

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The 2017 HO Skis Freeride Slalom Water Ski is still one of the best slalom water skis out there today. The HO Sports Freeride EVO has been built to bring new skiers into the sport and allow them to learn and grow at a rapid pace. At the same time, this ski has been created to give veteran slalom skiers something to play on if they want to have an easy day on the lake. This has a unique combination of having a surf inspired fish shape and a Paulownia wood core that make this ski extremely bendy and able to carve with stability while in the water.

Features

– Clean Edge Technology – edge turned down from the back foot heel areas to reduce drag
– Paulownia wood core for bendy and stable carving
– Speed skin base advanced laminar
– Base is textured to increase speed and reduce drag


CWB Connelly 2019 Concept Slalom Waterski-66

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The CWB Connelly 2019 Concept Slalom Waterski is the level of ski shaping. Each section of this slalom ski has its own flex value because of the variable thickness throughout the entire ski. A stable, ridged part underfoot allows other thinner sections to move toward the ski’s tail and tip. What this does is to allow the tip to drop in for a nice and easy turn initiation while getting a clean finish from the tail flex. This ski is 64 inches and is made for use of up to 160 pounds. For larger people, there are bigger sizes as well.

Features

– Resin core is closed cell polyurethane
– Performance glass flex sequence
– Extreme Connelly Advanced Profile Technology
– 64 inch ski – 160 pounds
– 66 inch ski – 160 to 200 pounds
– 68 inch – over 200


O’Brien Siege Slalom Ski w/Avid Bindings

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The O’Brien Siege Slalom Ski with Avid Bindings is a pricier slalom ski but once you get on it, you’ll see what all the hype is about. The Siege 2.0 has the same shape as the well-known Sixam 2.0. Edge changes are easy and can turn extremely sharp with a tunnel concave. An increased rocker and softer flex made the ski feel really stable right after you pick it up.

The flex is pro and the fin is to carve. The rocker allows for edge to edge transitioning that is easy and the tunnel makes for easy and quick edge changes too. The bevel is defined and small for easier turning. This ski is great for all levels of riders.

Features

– Flex – Pro
– Fin – Carve
– Smooth transitions from edge to edge with this rocker
– Easy and quick changes on the edge with this tunnel
– Defined and small bevel for easy turning


O’Brien Sequence Slalom Ski with X-9 Bindings

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The Obrien Sequence Slalom Ski with X-9 Bindings is a great slalom ski for you and the family to enjoy. Some of the key features of this ski include a heavy rocker profile for low drag and super-fast turning. The transitional concave bottom creates a stable board without losing agility. Another cool feature of this board is that it comes with O’Brien X9 bindings that happen to be designed for performance. This package also includes a transitional concave base which gives the nose a traditional tunnel shape that offers straight tracking and a stable ride. All in all, this is one hell of a slalom ski and you probably won’t need another for a long time after this purchase.

Features

– Comes with X9 Bindings
– Has a transitional concave base
– Heavy rocker profile for minimal drag and quick turn ins