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 Rating: 3.72


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

140/106/122

Lengths (cm)

167, 174, 181, 188

Radius (m)

18.1

Flotation

4.05 / 5

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

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced


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