water-ski binding / hard-shell boot
The white upper cuff has more torsion flexibility to release the leg above the ankle providing greater accuracy and comfort. Also, the white cuff allows the skier to move more on the rear before the wake. A flexion brake made out of webbing strap limits the forward flexion and allows the skier to have more power on the tip of the ski.Reflex Black HardshellThe black cuff material is stiffer but its geometry allows to the skier to flex forward as he needs but there is a limitation of the backward flexion. The black cuff is mainly used by trick skiers but it has also been used successfully in slalom. There is no flexion brake strap that’s why it is less expensive than the White Hardshell.What is the difference between Thick and Thin Liners?The two liners are designed especially for water skiing’s wet conditions and are heat-moldable for a personalized fit.Thin LinerThe Reflex thin liner is designed to optimized the stiffness between the foot and the shell. That’s why it is the favorite of top level skiers. The skiers with larger feet will also prefer the thin liners because they will feel less compressed.Thick LinerThe thick liner has been designed for thin feet. This liner focuses on comfort with thick pads at the buckle and and Achilles tendon locations. The thick liner is especially recommended for ladies and juniors.