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Connelly Pilot Slalom Ski with Adjustable Binding and Rear Toe Strap

Item # 13719
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Key Features

  • For beginner to intermediate skiers

  • Wide tip and tail

  • Enhanced Connelly Tracking System

  • CAPT fiberglass construction w/high-gloss PBT top

  • Aluminum drop-through fin


Our Price  $329.99
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connelly The Pilot lets everyone enjoy a day at the lake, no matter what his or her skill level - beginner to intermediate. Wide tip and tail and enhanced Connelly Tracking System make deep-water starts a breeze. Super sidecut design makes turns easy while skiing at 29 mph or less. CAPT fiberglass construction with high-gloss PBT top and aluminum drop-through fin. Sizes: 425 sq.in.(62"L), 475 sq.in.(66"L).
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Connelly Pilot Slalom Ski with Adjustable Binding and Rear Toe Strap

Connelly Pilot Slalom Ski with Adjustable Binding and Rear Toe Strap

Item # 13719

 $329.99
 $259.99

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Connelly Pilot Slalom Ski with Adjustable Binding and Rear Toe Strap
 
4.0

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth ride (11)
  • Quick turns (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Fast ride (4)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Flat water (7)
  • Speed (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (11), Advanced (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice ski, but picture is not accurate

Bought this because it was getting harder and harder for me to get up on my competition slalom as I age and put on a few pounds. This ski is a breeze to get up...Read complete review

Bought this because it was getting harder and harder for me to get up on my competition slalom as I age and put on a few pounds. This ski is a breeze to get up on, fun to ride, and not at all tiring. I haven't skied so far so easily on a slalom in years. If you are still trying to run the course and cut like crazy, this likely isn't for you, but if you want a fun, leisurely ride that doesn't wear you out, this one fits the bill.

One thing to be aware of, the photo in the catalog and on the web site shows that there is a velcro wrap around the front boot that allows you to get a nice, snug fit, but that is not present on the ski I received. The boot that comes with it is adequate since most users will not be cutting up too much. I do wish the velcro wrap was on it because my old slalom had it, and it really makes for a good fit.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed with bindings

Really like the ski and is nice to ski with. Definately makes it easier to come up! Quick and easy turns as well. I was disappointed that the second time out the front binding...Read complete review

Really like the ski and is nice to ski with. Definately makes it easier to come up! Quick and easy turns as well. I was disappointed that the second time out the front binding came off the ski. I was just putting my foot in to start wasn't a hard crash or anything. For the price and name of the ski I was disappointed with the quality of the binding.

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5.0

Love My New Ski

By 3rd Generation Skier

from Fort Worth, Texas

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Training Ski
  • Quick Turns
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Flat Water
    • Speed

    Comments about Connelly Pilot Slalom Ski with Adjustable Binding and Rear Toe Strap:

    Love this ski. We had the Big Daddy, and loved it. Added the Pilot for some of our smaller family. I weigh 240 and love the performance. Very good turning ability. Taught my ten year olds to slalom this weekend on this ski. Very versitile.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Mission accomplished.

    By DT

    from Madison, WI

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy up
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Flat Water
      • Recreational Fun

      Comments about Connelly Pilot Slalom Ski with Adjustable Binding and Rear Toe Strap:

      At age 65 I was starting to struggle getting up on one ski. I purchased the Pilot to compensate. It has worked great. I pop right out of the water with no strain. The ski rides very nicely, and though it doesn't cut as well as my narrower ski, It still gets the job done.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Good ski for all!

      By Sharon

      from Lake Mary Ronan, MT

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Flat Water

        Comments about Connelly Pilot Slalom Ski with Adjustable Binding and Rear Toe Strap:

        I bought this ski when kids and grandkids were all coming to visit us on the lake. The width of it made it easy for the younger ones to learn on. The older and more experienced ones enjoyed it as well. It proved to be a good all-around ski for our beginner, intermediate group.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great little ski

        By Lake Cumberland

        from Lake Cumberland KY

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast Ride
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Connelly Pilot Slalom Ski with Adjustable Binding and Rear Toe Strap:

            Bought the shorter version for my wife and she liked it so much that she bought the bigger one for me... Good ride for me, I am able to stand right up and ride without getting tired, but I'm 50!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Performs as Advertised

            By Yooper2

            from Midwest

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Connelly Pilot Slalom Ski with Adjustable Binding and Rear Toe Strap:

                  This ski allows you to come out of the water very easy in both deep and shallow water starts. It is very easy to ski on and doesn't tire you out. Probably doesn't cut as well as the narrow competition skis, but is adequate and the ease of use far outweighs. I would recommend this ski to anyone having trouble getting out on one.

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                  • Q:

                    I am thinking of purchasing this ski, i am a size 11 and my son is a size 9, we are both 6'1" and around 170lbs, what would be the best size ski and bindings for us?
                    Asked on 1/11/2011 by Paul from Australia

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Ski size 425 and L/XL bindings

                      Answered on 2/15/2011 by Bryant from Tech
                  • Q:

                    Can this ski be used by people that weigh about 170 lbs, are between 5 ft 5inches and 6' 2'' tall and have feet sizes between women's size 10 and men's 12? If not can you recommen any other that can be used by our family?
                    Asked on 7/28/2009 by Anonymous

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                      A:

                      Pilot 425 Under 180 lbs. 22 – 28 mph
                      Pilot 475 Over 180 lbs. 22 – 28 mph
                      Bindings SM(5-11)

                      Answered on 8/3/2009 by Ike from Overtons
                  • Q:

                    My wife and I are interrested in buying waterskis and are looking into either the Big Daddy for me and the Pilot for her or perhaps just the Pilot for each of us at the different lengths. I am 6'6, 215lbs, she is 5'10, 170lbs. Can you help me understand the lengths we would need, and the advantages of either the Big Daddy, or Pilot for me. My wife has some back problems, but is quite good at skiing. Thank you.
                    Asked on 7/25/2009 by Steve from Napa CA

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                      A:

                      Both the Connelly Pilot and Big Daddy are great for consumers that want to put fun back into waterskiing. Connelly was the first company to start making shaped skis. The difference between the Pilot and Big Daddy is really only size. Otherwise the shapes are similar. The Pilot in the 475 size is what I would recommend for your wife, she is on the boardline between the sizes, but make it easier for her with the longer length for easier starts and less strain. For you, the Big Daddy would be the best choice (the size of the skis is a measure of square inches. The Pilot is 475 square inches and the Big Daddy is 550 square inches, so you can see the difference in surface area). The Pilot would be quicker turning, but harder to get out of the water and would have less surface area, so more drag behind the boat. The choice is a matter of how athletic and agressive a skier you are. The Big Daddy would be much easier for your size. Enjoy.

                      Answered on 8/3/2009 by The Crew from Overtons
                  • Q:

                    How long is this ski? 475 sq in vs 425 sq in doesn't tell me much.
                    Asked on 7/20/2009 by kansasdeb

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Connelly lists all there shaped skis square inches not length.
                      They advise a 425 for under 180 lbs and the 475 for over 180lbs. Hope this helps

                      Answered on 1/21/2010 by overtons tech from greenville
                  • Q:

                    Im am 5'10", 225 lbs. Have slalom skied for over 20 years and enjoy hard cutting and skiing at about 32 mph. I see there are a couple of "big" skis out there. Please advise as to what ski would be best between the "Pilot", or the "Big Daddy". Are there any others out there that would work better?
                    Asked on 7/7/2009 by WYO Smitty from Gillette, WY

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                      A:

                      If your skiing 32 mph and cutting hard the Pilot would be the best of the 2 skis you have mentioned, in the bigger size. Another option is the biggest size in the Outlaw for even better performance. However if you have trouble getting up out of the water or back problems then go with the Pilot. Lots of fun.

                      Answered on 7/13/2009 by The Crew from Overtons
                  • Q:

                    Will the bindings fit a man's size 13W foot?
                    Asked on 7/3/2009 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      There is a good chance the binding will fit, it just depends on how wide your foot is. Make sure you wet your foot and the binding before trying it on. thanks and this is a fun ski!

                      Answered on 7/14/2009 by The Crew from Overtons
                  • Q:

                    Which do you think would be better for easiest deep water starts.. the connelly pilot or fx? I've skiied all my life, but it's getting harder every year... I'm 53 year old woman, 140 lbs. Also my daughter-in-laws are just learning so it will be for them also.
                    Asked on 5/27/2009 by Lisa from Lake Kiowa, TX

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      The Pilot

                      Answered on 5/28/2009 by Ike from Overtons
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