As I write this I have not yet skied on the GT. I just put my bindings on it and set the fin. A few things strike me as I get this ski ready to ride.
Connelly makes a beautiful product. They have always been a quality manufacturer and this ski is no exception. I am picky. I know where to look for sloppy workmanship. The test GT appears to be a very well made ski.
The second thing is the fin clamp. It is fine. It does its job in an old school sort of way. It clamps the fin as well as any clamp can. The thing is that it does not have set screws. Once upon a time no one had set screws just like once upon a time there was no such thing as color TV or the internet. I did manage to get the fin set but now I have to refill my anger management prescription.
Time to find a driver and go skiing.