View Full Version : Opinions on an used Connelly Concept
04-25-2007, 09:18 AM
Trying to decide if this is a good purchase. Considering I don't have a decent ski, I think it might be. I skied on a Connelly (don't remember the model, most likely a Concept), a few years ago and really enjoyed it so have been in search of one. Planning to try some of the INT competitions in northeast this summer so figure this would be a good ski to start out on.
So anyways, this is a 67" (I'm 6', 155lb) ski that was bought new in 2000, the tip looks like it is chipped (possibly delaminating?) and I'm not sure how worried I should be about this. Also the bindings look slightly aged. The price is about $175.
Any opinions are welcome and thanks!
04-25-2007, 09:27 AM
The concept is a pretty good intermediate ski, Connelly still makes one today. It is a fairly soft flexing ski with dual radius tunnel (you can see a narrow tunnel inside the full tunnel). Basically once you set in on edge thats where it is going to go, it doesn't allow you to reset if you are going to be late at the bouy.
The 67" is a hair on the big should work out really well, as you get in the course you will want to slow you speed down a little anyways so the added length will end up being a benefit.
Some two part epoxy should hold the tip together and you can sand the epoxy down to match the shape of the ski so it looks good.
04-25-2007, 12:07 PM
This is the ski I have most of my history on. It is a good int. ski.
For where you are at-Perfect ski. Most people overbuy on skis.
04-25-2007, 02:29 PM
i have a connelly F3 same thing.
liked it, hated the stokers.
Upper Michigan Prostar190
04-25-2007, 03:22 PM
Most people overbuy on skis.
I hear you Tex. I thought that too, until I got my Monza. I have to say that my HO Vengeance is an AWESOME ski! Its all the ski I will most likely ever need. BUT, my Monza is a bit more fun to ski. It gives you a little more IMO. Its fast and fun and really performs. I find it very fun to be on it.
I have heard good things about the Concept, so I am sure it would be good. Certainly priced good!
Other Intermediate level skis I have heard good things on are Obrien Synchros. Never skied one, but never heard one bad remark about them.
Let us know what you decide! Good luck!!!:)
04-25-2007, 07:32 PM
The Concept is a 20 year old design that was at the top of the heap when it first came out! This ski should give you lots of fun & @ $175.00 you could sell it for the same price if you grow out of it!:)
04-25-2007, 09:34 PM
This is a good ski for what you are looking for. Last year I bought a used Connelly F2 which is a bit more agressive than the concept, but just the same I liked it.
04-26-2007, 08:50 AM
Thanks everyone, now I'm psyched!
Even though I'm probably going to get the Connelly, I also found a used 9 year old 67" Kidder KS GRAPHITE for just under $100. No photos, but it has been used hardly at all and has been in basement storage most of its life. Any thoughts?
(Tough finding any reviews of older skis online and this board seem fairly active... even though I do not own a MasterCraft . There is another very active forum here, http://eclipse.nicholls.edu/cgi-bin/BBS/webbbs_config.pl)
Thanks again for the advice.
04-26-2007, 12:38 PM