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All-Mountain Wide Skis

Elan Black Edition Ripstick 106 (2020)

2020 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski Review

Brand: Elan

Model: Black Edition Ripstick 106

Overall Score: 3.72 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

140/106/122

Lengths (cm)

167, 174, 181, 188

Radius (m)

18.1

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.8 / 5

Playfulness

3.8 / 5

Forgiveness

3.5 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.5 / 5

Crud Performance

3.95 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.4 / 5

Flotation

4.05 / 5


2020 Elan Ripstick 106 Black Edition
The 2020 Elan Black Edition Ripstick 106.Photo courtesy of Elan

The widest member of the Black Edition family, Elan’s asymmetrical Ripstick 106 gets a power injection from a layer of sleek black carbon, which also reduces chatter at higher speeds. The result is a well-tamed ski that excelled at a variety of turn shapes and speeds. Tester’s loved the smoothness during turn transitions, but a number commented that the Ripstick punished bad form. Tired testers noticed it would ski them if they were in the backseat. 

STRENGTHS: Flotation, Stability at Speed

WEAKNESS: Hard Snow