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russlars
02-21-2012, 03:42 PM
I'm thinking about a new slalom stick and was wondering if anyone has any experience with the Connelly Carbon V or the Connelly V. I am partial to the brand and have loved my F1 that I have been skiing on for several years. I don't ski the course but am a fairly aggressive open water skier. One of the things I love about the F1 is that it rides fairly deep in the water compared to some of the other skis that I have tried, however, the tradeoff with this is I wear out pretty quickly. Are the "V" steps on this new ski just a gimmick or do they really do what they say? Any input or comparisons would be helpful for me before I lay down the $$$. How about the standard Connelly V? Any comparisons of this and the Carbon V?
Here is a link to the manufacturer description: http://connellyskis.com/connelly_slalom_ski_carbon_v.php
And a Pic

ncsone
02-21-2012, 05:05 PM
Check out the reviews on ballofspray.com. I think that they were pretty favorable for what you are asking the ski to do.

bturner2
02-21-2012, 07:26 PM
I ski a Concept but my daughter started skiing the V last summer. She was a fair skier at the beginning of the summer but has really progressed a great deal since getting this ski. She was skiing an old Connelly HP for about three years which apparently didn't do her an favors. Moving to the new ski has really helped her confidence and ability. I was going to switch to one this year but took heat for buying the same ski she has. I'll probably wait until this summer when the new model is out and take one for a demo. Hopefully they'll have changed the graphics so she doesn't throw a fit.....

19_Skier
02-21-2012, 08:14 PM
I know you are partial to Connelly but I would also recommend looking at the Radar Senate/Senate C or the HO Coefficient X/Coefficient XSL. Best thing you could do is find a place that allows you to test before buying and give a few ski's a try.

My understanding is the carbon models in each case is a lighter (obviously) and more aggressive ski then their non-carbon counterparts but don't hanlde as nicely in open/rougher waters.

just my :twocents:

russlars
02-22-2012, 02:58 AM
I ski a Concept but my daughter started skiing the V last summer. She was a fair skier at the beginning of the summer but has really progressed a great deal since getting this ski. She was skiing an old Connelly HP for about three years which apparently didn't do her an favors. Moving to the new ski has really helped her confidence and ability. I was going to switch to one this year but took heat for buying the same ski she has. I'll probably wait until this summer when the new model is out and take one for a demo. Hopefully they'll have changed the graphics so she doesn't throw a fit.....
I started on a Concept and my son still skis on it. That is another great ski! Is your daughter skiing on the standard "V" or the Carbon "V"?

bturner2
02-22-2012, 08:11 AM
V Standard. We're open skiers so the stiffer ski really doesn't fit for us.

After 15 plus years of wakeboarding we decided to get back into skiing. It's really helped us regain our interest in the sport. It started with just three of us on Saturday mornings and has now grown to six and has turned into a three or four session a week thing.

eficalibrator
03-16-2012, 04:01 PM
I just bought one (67") to use this year. I started running the course a lot more last year on a 70" F1 and my coach told me I needed something more reasonable for this year. The combination of his recommendation and the BOS reviews sold me on it. I bought a blank ski and am transferring my Enzo bindings, which were uber-comfortable last year.

russlars
03-18-2012, 01:10 AM
I just bought one (67") to use this year. I started running the course a lot more last year on a 70" F1 and my coach told me I needed something more reasonable for this year. The combination of his recommendation and the BOS reviews sold me on it. I bought a blank ski and am transferring my Enzo bindings, which were uber-comfortable last year.
So did you get the "V" or the "Carbon V"? Let me know how you like it compared to the F1.

eficalibrator
03-28-2012, 03:23 PM
I got the "Carbon V". It's still a bit early in the MI season to get you a report though...

russlars
03-28-2012, 03:33 PM
I got the "Carbon V". It's still a bit early in the MI season to get you a report though...
Thanks.
Any other reports from someone who has skied on the Carbon V?

russlars
04-14-2012, 12:25 AM
Well I pulled the trigger on the Connelly Carbon V. Skied on it today and it is awesome! :D

madcityskier
05-02-2012, 11:57 PM
EFI, where you from in MI? Are you considering selling off the F1?

allycat
05-16-2012, 08:10 AM
Well I pulled the trigger on the Connelly Carbon V. Skied on it today and it is awesome! :Dso do the v s in the sky do what they say they do i ride a connelly outlaw and would like a ski thats more responsive but not to hard on the body was thinking of getting the connelly v

russlars
05-16-2012, 12:31 PM
so do the v s in the sky do what they say they do i ride a connelly outlaw and would like a ski thats more responsive but not to hard on the body was thinking of getting the connelly v
I have no idea. All I know is that I am in love with this ski. It is so much more predictable, forgiving and fun to ski on compared to my F1. Don't get me wrong, the F1 is a great ski, there just isn't any room for error. The Carbon V is easier to get up on, more stable in less than ideal conditions and I can ski longer with less fatigue. It is still very responsive and easy to keep on edge. It is more perfectly matched to my 34 MPH abilities.

allycat
05-16-2012, 06:33 PM
thanks for the reply sounds like a good ski think i may get one.prably not the carbon one but.i used to ski on a connelly f1 or similar in the 90 s loved it .only just started sking last year and miss the performance on the outlaw bit older now and not as fit is the only problem

eficalibrator
05-17-2012, 02:56 PM
Thanks.
Any other reports from someone who has skied on the Carbon V?

So it finally warmed up enough here to get a few sessions in. I ran a couple days on the F1 just to shake the cobwebs out of myself. I also ran a day at LTS ski school in Ft. Lauderdale while I was down there on business. Bobby had me skiing a 67" ski there, I don't remember the brand/model. Anyway, I came home and swapped bindings to the Carbon V and ran it Monday.

The Carbon V is definitely a better match for me. (I'm 6' tall and ~200#) Part of that is likely the 67" size vs. my old F1 at 70". Turns are more controlled and it's definitely quicker from the ball to the wake. The wife says "you just look more effortless on this ski." I'm still working on a lot of fundamentals and running 32mph at 15-22 off, so take it for what it's worth. I also noticed that over ~.75" chop, the ski feels like it "hums" underfoot. It's not a harsh vibration, but it's definitely something. None of this changes the tracking or edging capability, it's just weird. I only got it going across the lake in one direction, so it's definitely the stackup of several things that made the vibration possible and very difficult to replicate.

EFI, where you from in MI? Are you considering selling off the F1?
Sure. I have a set of Connelly Draft (white) bindings that I was going to throw back on it to sell via Craigslist or on here. Shoot me a PM or email if you're interested. I'm near Waterford/Pontiac, MI.

russlars
05-17-2012, 04:52 PM
So it finally warmed up enough here to get a few sessions in. I ran a couple days on the F1 just to shake the cobwebs out of myself. I also ran a day at LTS ski school in Ft. Lauderdale while I was down there on business. Bobby had me skiing a 67" ski there, I don't remember the brand/model. Anyway, I came home and swapped bindings to the Carbon V and ran it Monday.

The Carbon V is definitely a better match for me. (I'm 6' tall and ~200#) Part of that is likely the 67" size vs. my old F1 at 70". Turns are more controlled and it's definitely quicker from the ball to the wake. The wife says "you just look more effortless on this ski." I'm still working on a lot of fundamentals and running 32mph at 15-22 off, so take it for what it's worth. I also noticed that over ~.75" chop, the ski feels like it "hums" underfoot. It's not a harsh vibration, but it's definitely something. None of this changes the tracking or edging capability, it's just weird. I only got it going across the lake in one direction, so it's definitely the stackup of several things that made the vibration possible and very difficult to replicate.


Sure. I have a set of Connelly Draft (white) bindings that I was going to throw back on it to sell via Craigslist or on here. Shoot me a PM or email if you're interested. I'm near Waterford/Pontiac, MI.
Thanks for the report. I have not noticed any "hum" that you speak of. We are similar height and weight (I'm 6' and 188) and I was concerned about going to the 67" since my F1 is a 68" but I am so glad I didn't upsize. This ski feels like it was custom made for me. It just does everything that it is supposed to when it is supposed to. My confidence level has gone way up with this ski. I went with the Connelly Talon bindings on mine and love them also.:D

eficalibrator
05-18-2012, 09:32 AM
I'm running the Connelly Enzo bindings on the Carbon V. They are 100% more comfortable than the Drafts were, but I also went from a "L" to "XL" on the bindings. Perhaps they just run on the small side.

madcityskier
05-18-2012, 12:53 PM
EFI - PM sent.

1990lmtd
05-31-2012, 07:49 PM
I'm running the Connelly Enzo bindings on the Carbon V. They are 100% more comfortable than the Drafts were, but I also went from a "L" to "XL" on the bindings. Perhaps they just run on the small side.

Personal question, what size feet do you have?