Connelly Aspect Slalom Water Ski Review

Connelly Aspect Slalom Water Ski Review


Connelly has long been one of the best choices for skiers around the globe. The Connelly Aspect is no exception. The model continues the brands’ tradition of delivering high quality, durable water skis. It comes with sharp bevels on a broad body that improves the efficiency of water flow. This improved efficiency, in turn, results in less drag.

Connelly Aspect Slalom Water Ski (Men’s)

  • Closed-cell polyurethane resin core
  • Hinge Tech Binding
  • Ski Height 65″ / 165cm | Skier Weight ≤180lbs / 82kg | Binding position 28.125″
  • Ski Height 67″ / 170cm | Skier Weight 180-220lbs / 82–100kg | Binding position 29.125″
  • Ski Height 69″ / 175cm | Skier Weight ≥220lbs / 100kg | Binding position 30.0625″
  • Intermediate skill range

Key Features

  • Build Quality

Comes with a closed-cell polyurethane resin core and aluminum fin type. This combination feels great on the water and is built to last you for a long time.

  • Design

Eye-catching. Apart from the nice graphics, the overall design is for your comfort. The Aspect comes with a broader base, which is great for intermediate skiers as it improves their stability. It features a concave bottom that pushes you higher on the water while giving you more control of the water ski. The soft flex pattern also gives you a performance boost and more forgiveness as you slow down into the buoy for a turn.

  • Bindings

Connelly Aspect comes with Shadow bindings that feel comfortable on the feet and are even easier to use. Shadow bindings are by design allow for a wider variety of foot sizes while maintaining an excellent fit. The binding consists of Lycra-lined toe and heel wrap that comfortably wraps around the feet without added pressure on your foot.

  • Pros:


    – Wide base
    – Lightweight construction
    – Durable
    – Appealing design
    – Easy to use

 

Connelly Aspect Slalom Water Ski (Women’s)

As with the Men’s model above, the Connelly Aspect for women comes with a durable build and features that result in an easy to ride ski. Feels light and nimble under your feet, whilst designed for slower speeds.

  • Swerve / RTS Binding
  • Ski Height 65″ / 165cm | Skier Weight ≤180lbs / 82kg | Binding position 28.125″
  • Intermediate skill range

Key Features

  • Design

Sports sharp bevels on a relatively wide body that results in raising the skier higher on the water. With this design, users can deploy swift or aggressive sharp turns without any problems. As with the Men’s Aspect above, this model also comes with V-Tech step technology to reduce drag and make it easier to control the ski.

  • Bindings

Swerve bindings come with lace-up design, offering ease and comfort for all skiers. EVA heel and Lycra lined floating toe, making it easy to slip on and off.

  • Pros:

    Stable base
    Lightweight
    Appealing appearance

Connelly Aspect Slalom Water Ski – 2019

Designed for faster speeds whilst maintaining comfort on the water. The bindings utilize Hinge Tech, a unique technology from the manufacturer that allows you easy entry and exit. This technology also keeps your feet locked down as you carve on the water. Like the Connelly Aspect 2020, this model comes with a closed cell polyurethane resin core. Traditional ski width this ski is aimed at intermediate to advanced skiers.

  • Ski Height 67″ / 170cm | Skier Weight 180-220lbs / 82–100kg | Binding position 29.125″
Pros:
  • Broad base
  • Durable
  • Excellent design

Alternative Water Ski

Connelly Outlaw Slalom Water Ski – 2021

Connelly Outlaw is a great alternative for skiers who are just starting and want to learn to slalom water ski. A wide tip makes it effortless to come out of the water and you have a good mix between stability and holding the ski on the edge.

  • Ski Height 67″ / 170cm | Skier Weight 180-220lbs / 82–100kg | Binding position 29.125″
  • Ski Height 69″ / 175cm | Skier Weight ≥220lbs / 100kg | Binding position 30.0625″
  • Closed Cell Polyurethane Resin Core
  • C.A.P.T (Connelly Advanced Profile Technology)
  • Beginner Slalom Skier
Final Thoughts / Conclusion

If you are an intermediate water skier looking to improve your slalom skiing chose the Connelly Aspect Slalom Ski with Swerve/RTS Bindings. It has a large enough base to provide you with stability and balance whilst allowing you to place the ski on edge for cutting the wake. If you are new to slalom skiing, we would recommend you look at the Connelly Outlaw. It has a larger tip and tail to pull you out of the water easily and provide greater balance while you get to grips with the slalom course.