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Elan Ibex 84W Carbon (2020)

2020 Backcountry Ski Review

Brand: Elan

Model: Ibex 84W Carbon


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

120-84-105

Lengths (cm)

149, 156, 163, 170, 177

Radius (m)

19

Gender

Female

Level

Advanced

  • Weight: 1,270g per ski

The lightest ski in the backcountry test, Elan’s new women’s-specific Ibex model is ideal for women who want nothing but the easiest uphills possible. Featuring the brand’s proprietary TubeLite wood core, this ski has two hollow carbon rods that run tip-to-tail providing liveliness while reducing weight. Testers found the Ibex 84W’s descending capabilities smeary and fun, but a little chattery at high speeds. In the skin track, their weight was hardly noticeable, making them a nice pick for long tours.