I was intrigued with the 2013 Connelly Prophecy after spending 9 days with Horton on our tour of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Everyone along the 1700 miles commented on how well the ski was working for him. So I got my hands on one Thursday. Had a 3 round tournament yesterday so after the 2nd round, I pulled the bindings off my regular ski, mounted em to the Connelly, and took a practice set on the north lake. Horton isn't kidding. This thing is WAY under rated. Ran right up to my practice average on first set. Then went over to the slalom lake for my 3rd round and proceeded to match my earlier round score on my regular ski. I'm really impressed with it. The boat judge immediately keyed in on how well it came under the rope on my offside. It just changes direction and moves through under the rope with a LOT of angle, but not a lot of load. I'll have to work on not overdoing my counter on my onside, as when I did the tip dove in and turned 90 degrees. But for me to jump on it and feel that confident says something. I honestly feel like I can set a new personal best on it right now.
I ran it with the following settings for a 67:
Front Binding 29 3/8
The interesting thing I heard from people whenever Horton would ski and yesterday when I pulled the ski out was "Connelly used to be the leader. Other ski companies weren't even close back in the day." They'd then go on to tell of when they got their first Concept or Rocket back in the 80s and early 90s. I'd venture to say that the '13 Prophecy has the ability to return Connelly to that lofty position.
Shane "Crash" Hill