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Connelly V Made in the USA?

ShaunTShaunT Posts: 42 Baller
Ok maybe this is a silly question, cause I know Connelly make their skis in the USA, but I just picked up a New Connelly V and no where does it say made in the USA. But under the warning sticker printerd on the base it does have Made in Taiwan??? :#


  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 1,244 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Interesting because I was under the same impression....
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 690 Crazy Baller
    I just saw a Connelly commercial where they say the skies are USA made. Guess they only mean the high end skies, like everyone else these days.
  • ShaunTShaunT Posts: 42 Baller
    very interesting. This Carbon V straight off of their website has Made in China.
    While the GT is the only one branded Made in the USA.

    well I learnt something.
  • ShaunTShaunT Posts: 42 Baller
    edited June 2018
    "I just saw a Connelly commercial where they say the skies are USA made. Guess they only mean the high end skies, like everyone else these days."
    Bit misleading though dont you think? Not that I'm having a dig, I've basically always skiied Connelly and been a while since I bought a new one. But I must say I totally assumed they where all made in the USA.
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,678
    I've heard Radar get skis made out of China, not the high end stuff. Everything is made in China these days, soon it will be "Made In North Korea"
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  • Connelly_Skis_IncConnelly_Skis_Inc Posts: 43 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @ShaunT not all Connelly skis are made in the U.S. (only our high-end GT is made in Washington), but Connelly is the only company making compression molded wakeboards, skis and wake-surfers in the U.S.
  • ShaunTShaunT Posts: 42 Baller
    edited June 2018
    Thanks for the clarification @Connelly_Skis_Inc!
  • Spatch17Spatch17 Posts: 12 Baller
    How can you charge over $1000 for a ski made in Taiwan? The GT is $500 more than the Carbon V, so how much could it possibly cost if it were made here? Companies have products made overseas to save on production costs. Would the Carbon V be more expensive than the GT if it were built here? I would pay more for an American made ski, the overseas aspect makes it seem cheap.
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,716 Mega Baller
    Consider capacity.
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  • Spatch17Spatch17 Posts: 12 Baller
    Production capacity could be increased here in the US, perhaps making the cost of the ski higher. I personally would pay 25% more if the ski was made here.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,938 Administrator
    @Spatch17 currently there's not a ski manufacturer that makes anything besides absolute top of the line (short line) skis the United States.
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  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,593 Mega Baller
    @Spatch17 Since you would rather have Made in USA, maybe trade up to the GT (seen it for $1200), or GT-R for $1600.
    Although, bet you are anxious to get the new V out on the water.
  • Spatch17Spatch17 Posts: 12 Baller
    Yeah, that’s too bad. I’d like to see that change. The markets will dictate the actions of the companies, meanwhile, we can let them know our thoughts. Consumers dictate the markets, it starts with us.
  • Spatch17Spatch17 Posts: 12 Baller
    Perhaps trading up is the way to go. However, I only ski open water, there aren’t any slalom courses out here in western Nebraska, but we still have fun carving up the big lake, 25 miles long and 4 miles across.
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,186 Crazy Baller
    @Spatch17 cost of a ski is a lot more than just materials and labor
  • Spatch17Spatch17 Posts: 12 Baller
    I would guess that research, developing, and testing is done here.
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,716 Mega Baller
    @Spatch17 Download the Virtual Slalom Skiing app. It’s designed for open water skiers and will enhance your skiing experience. The app is free and perhaps best of all: Made in America!

    Oddly, I have had three conversations about skiing in Nebraska in the last month, and as recently as this past Sunday night.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • RINLERINLE Posts: 62 Baller
    Not sure when it changed. Mine says made in USA but its a few years old.
  • Spatch17Spatch17 Posts: 12 Baller
    Thanks Ipskier, I’ll check it out. We’re running out of time out here to be on the water.
  • wtrskier197wtrskier197 Posts: 22 Baller
    edited August 2018
    @Spatch17 I don't know anything about this lake or course other than it's there, but there is one just north of the west bound road scale at North Platte or due west of Fremont slough state wildlife area just north of i-80, looks like there is a jump there also. Might be worth a shot looking into or talking to them if you want to find some course time.

    @lpskier that is interesting you have had multiple conversations about skiing in Nebraska lately. For the little amount of water this state has hopefully the sport is getting a little more popular in this state. I see very few waterskiing, but I am not on any private lakes.

    Sorry, not trying to get off thread topic.
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,588 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Lots of prime highway dig lakes along i80 that stretch from LNK to the Co boarder has lots of nice size lakes
    Shut up and ski
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