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Elan Ripstick 102 W (2018)

2018 Deep Snow Ski

Brand: Elan

Model: Ripstick 102 W

Overall Score: 3.72 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

136-102-115

Lengths (cm)

156, 163, 170, 177

Radius (m)

17

Waist Width (mm)

105-120

Gender

Female

Level

Advanced

Symmetrical

Yes

Rocker Technology

Yes

The new Ripstick line got a 102 (and an 86) waist this year, and testers loved its no-nonsense bomber feel. It’s not nimble—it scored lowest in the category for Quickness—but it sure is stable, plowing through crud with tank-like ease. It has a dedicated right and left ski—rockered edge on the outside, cambered on the inside—and hollow carbon tubes in the core to add stability and save weight. “Big, bold, and strong,” Lovell said.

Strengths: Stability at Speed, Crud