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Old 09-26-2014, 10:50 PM
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Connelly V

Anybody have any time on a Connelly V? Curious what you think about it.
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:00 AM
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I've been on it for two seasons. I got it with double Talons. Previously, the most modern ski I had been on was made in 1990, so the transition to the V took a few sets but then I learned to like it a lot. John Horton wrote a good review of it on ballofspray.com. I also now love the Talons -- they are amazingly comfortable. I don't have a bunch of experience with a lot of different skis, so I tend to trust reviewers like Horton who have the ability to distinguish even small differences between skis. It tends to get put into a category with the Radar Senate and HO Coefficient X. The price of the V is hard to beat, especially at Overtons right now (they seem to be offering an extra 10% or 20% off promotion every week or so, which can further reduce their sale price).
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:15 PM
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I have 2 years on this ski and absolutely love it. Bought mine at Wiley's with the Wiley's bindings. I am a course skier. 30-32 mph 15 off.
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Old 09-27-2014, 03:12 PM
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No experience on the "V", but I have been on the "Carbon V" for two seasons and absolutely love it. I ski at 34 MPH which is what this ski was designed for. Previous to this I was on the F1.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:03 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. I got a killer deal on a leftover '14. Excited to try it out.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:58 AM
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I have had a Carbon V with a pair of Enzo bindings for a couple years now too. Great ski at 30-32mph. I had trouble getting it to bite at 34mph, but that might be my settings.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:28 PM
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I finally had a chance to try this ski on Sat. Nice, wind-free day.
The ski delivers on it's positioning and description.

1) Easy.
At first, I was sure we were only going 31 (preferring 34 or 34.2). Like my wife hadn't accelerated fast enough to get perfect pass to grab. The wake looked properly low but the load I was carrying felt easier. I some low expectations the V steps would deliver. Getting up was maybe a little better than my last ski since it's 3/4" wider under the bindings.

2) Fast crossings,
I felt like i could get more cross-wake angle to edge through better than other skis I've tried behind my X1.

3) Turns are... decent.
A little lag when initiating a turn but helps finish the turn and more easily get into a leveraged position to cross the wake. Seems a little behind my thinking and I need to be more intentional. This turning characteristic is another component that made me feel like I was initially skiing at a slow speed. That's probably better for confidence than a ski that make you feel like its the one in control. I felt like I could trust it not to boot me out of the turn but it's unique/different enough that it will take me a several sets to fully adapt.

4) Doesn't love high speed when you're off edge.
I see why they positioned this ski as a 34mph ski. When going wide and flat an outside whip when the boat turns, the ski didn't feel happy going that fast. Not squirmy, just glittery.

5) Talon bindings were awesome!
Surprisingly pleasant to get in without lube.

It's definitely a keeper as a decent upgrade from the Obrien Verdict. Well worth the upgrade since I got the package for $300.
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:54 PM
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I have this ski in a 67 and love it. Stable, easy to turn, and seriously predictable.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:06 PM
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This is a fun ski, for sure.
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