I was at the Indianapolis boat show last winter and spoke with an HO rep
about problems that I was having with the Connelly Shortline ski that I
have. I was told that it was the wrong ski for the weight that I am and
the boat speed that I ski the course. He suggested the HO VTR ski which
my wife got me this week for a surprise birthday present.
Looking at the ski, the boot has forward and backward adjustments and
the fin not only moves up, down, forward and backward but it also has an
I am surprised for as much as the ski costs, there isn't one piece of
literature explaning what the correct settings are or how changing the
settings will change how the ski performs. I don't even know if the ski
has a warranty!
I called HO and was advised by customer service that their skis are
"perfect" from the factory and will NEVER need adjustment. If that were
true, why all the adjustments? How do I know that someone didn't buy it,
play around with the adjustments and then return it? I could see that
the conversation was going nowhere so I thanked her and hung up.
I skied the course for the first time last summer with my Connelly 67"
and even though I can make all six balls half of the time, the ski sinks
in the turn a lot and strains my body. I ski at 28mph, 15 off and weigh
190lbs. Is there a web site or a book that would tell me where the spray
should break along with how changing the fin adjustments changes the
performance of the ski? And what is the wing for anyway?
I was told by HO that the source of my frustration with the course was
due to the Connelly ski. My new frustration is with HO customer service.
Are there any factory reps out there who want a sale in exchange for a