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Elan Ripstick 102 W (2019)

2019 Women's Deep Snow Ski

Brand: Elan

Model: Ripstick 102 W

Overall Score: 4 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

143-102-120

Lengths (cm)

156, 163, 170, 177

Radius (m)

17

Gender

Female

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.3 / 5

Playfulness

4.1 / 5

Forgiveness

3.9 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.02 / 5

Crud Performance

3.9 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.25 / 5

Flotation

4.35 / 5


Elan RipStick 102 W women's powder ski
Photo courtesy of Elan

It’s ticking with whiz-bang tech, like Vapor Tip inserts and Tubelight wood core, but all you need to know is that the Ripstick 102 is a lively shredder. This ski can weave through the trees, carve perfect arcs on groomers, and float above the crud. A few testers dinged the shorter length for Stability at Speed, but those who skied the longer length had no quibbles. 

Strength: Quickness, Balance of Skills 

Weakness: Stability at Speed     

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