​When searching for natural fibers, flax's mechanical properties made it the natural choice. The tubular structure and low-density offer superb resistance to breakage from tension and compression. Flax is naturally viscoelastic meaning it has an elemental ability to dampen vibrations. Additionally, the fiber’s affinity with epoxy provides an uncompromising fiber matrix construction.


VersaTail is waterskiing’s most revolutionary advancement in decades. Interchangeable tail blocks offer the ability to alter the geometry of your ski. Now you can fine tune the flow of water based on your preference and style, taking a step beyond the standard fin and binding position adjustments.


When it comes to core, PU and PVC are the most prominently applied materials in the water sports industry. PVC, a low density, light weight foam, is typically used in high-end products in tandem with carbon. Because the PVC has little effect on how the ski will function, the carbon fibers can perform at their maximum, ultimately making a ski responsive and reactive.


In the early 90s, we opened a whole new dimension of flex control. Using geometry to influence and control the flex pattern of a ski, we developed our Connelly Advanced Profile Technology (C.A.P.T.). When this technology was first introduced in 1993 on our Attack slalom ski, it set a unique standard for the design process, creating a lighter, quicker and steadier ride.


In the late 90s Connelly announced its "Vert" boot. Boasting the first ever lycra lining it revolutionized comfort in wakeboard bindings. This technology has since been adapted by the entire watersports industry. Making it near impossible to pick up a modern wakeboard binding without this technology present.  

Leather Grip

The simple, yet revolutionary idea of leather grip gave birth to the modern era of handle technology as we know it.​ Although necessary for riding, gloves have always imposed on hand to handle connection and the overall ability to ride efficiently. In 2006, we were the first to change that. Built with leather for optimal adhesion, we crafted a handle that eliminated the need for a middle man (aka pesky gloves).

V Tech

During 2009, Doug Cannon converged with other Connelly masterminds to engineer a ski that boasted reduced drag and increased efficiency. By mimicking the same technology that equips racing boats with grace and speed on the water, Doug and his team innovated a tool that propelled the industry 6 steps into the future…literally.


Honeycomb core construction was a game changer when it first landed on the market in 1996. Because wakeboard specific boats had not yet been engendered at the time and wake size was scant, it was difficult to complete tricks with lack of air time. Consequently, Honeycomb was introduced to provide a more agile board for snappier execution and easier maneuverability. ​


The flip of the lever that altered the entire industry.Thanks to Doug Cannon’s brilliant invention, the pain-staking days of having to load up your binding with slime are long gone. Using a pre-existing concept seen in snowboarding, Cannon ingeniously implemented a clam-like opening into Connelly’s wakeboard bindings. With the just the flip of a lever, the Patented Hinge Tech binding system became an anomaly.


Named the Big Easy, this revolutionary ski was fashioned with a wider body to create effortless starts and more stability on top of the water. The Big Easy took the industry by storm, forging a new era for shaped skis and adding to Connelly’s long list of innovations.


Our pursuit of crafting a comfortable, effective wakeboard binding didn’t end when we formulated our proprietary Lycra Lining in the 90’s. Although we had nailed the comfort part, we were still lacking in control.

Prizm Boot

Only a few years after Connelly revolutionized the industry with Hinge Tech, they created yet another disruptive boot design that furthered functionality and convenience. Featuring the first removable liner, the Prizm Boot emerged after riders began to constantly pull the soles out of their boots to protect their feet while walking around the cable park. To avoid ruined liners and injuries, we created a removable neoprene shoe with outsoles, arch support and orthotic insoles. ​


Skis for real people. A concept unhindered by time. In 1997, we decided to take off the training wheels. The Mid SX and Mid LX were built with a wider tip and tail of the Big Easy but had a slim-mid section, which allowed quick edge changes and easier turns. The Mid SX and Mid LX brought the fun back to water skiing without sacrificing performance.