Ski Construction


Unique fiber reinforcement diagram
Binding reinforcement diagram

The reinforcing fibers used in the ski provide the strength and flex required to get you down the lake, whether you are just cruising or shredding buoys in a slalom course. We use different types, amounts and orientations of carbon and/or fiberglass depending on the skis intended use. Our high performance skis use carbon to provide the precision, control and explosive acceleration demanded by the high end skier. Our recreational skis use fiberglass for a more forgiving, less demanding ride, for those just looking to get out there and have a good time.


At the heart of the ski is the core. Our upper end skis use a lightweight PVC core to provide the ultimate in weight reduction and resilience. Our recreational skis use polyurethane cores, in different densitities depending on desired performance, to provide a stable and durable foundation for the ski.

Core diagram
Wrapped fiberglass diagram


Top graphic sheet

Provides a great looking top and adds a layer of UV protection, increasing the skis longevity.


Base graphic sheet

Not only does the base hold the graphic layer and provide UV protection, it also provides a specific texture to help the ski perform at its best on the water at its intended level, reducing drag and directing flow where it needs to go.


V-Tech water flow diagram

V-Tech is a step base technology that regulates the flow of water along the base of the ski. V-shaped steps run through the tunnel releasing water from the base in these key spots. This decreases the wetted surface area increasing efficient water flow from the front bindings to the fin. The end result is a more maneuverable ski with less drag.


]Our shapes are designed to be the perfect platform for your style of skiing. We achieve this by tuning the ski's width, flex, rocker and bottom features to perform their absolute best within the speed range you ski. Narrow skis sit deeper in the water giving you more contact and control with less surface area. Less width also makes edge transitions faster, requiring less leverage, allowing quick turns, high angles and explosive speed.

​Our top end skis are designed for maximum performance at higher speeds. At slower speeds, more width is necessary to keep the ski in the perfect position in the water so it can perform as intended. We use the same basic features our top end skis use, only tuned for the slower speeds to maximize performance and control. Slower speeds give more control to the skier, providing a more stable and predictable ride.

Narrow vs. wide ski width diagram


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If the Outlaw and Big Daddy do NOT perform better and make slalom skiing more fun, we will apply your purchase toward any other Connelly slalom ski. Guarantee within 30 days of purchase. See your participating Connelly dealer for complete details. Guarantee on 2018 products in North America. EXPIRES AUGUST 31, 2019