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Elan Ripstick 102 W (2020)

2020 Women's All-Mountain Wide Ski

Brand: Elan

Model: Ripstick 102 W


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

143-105-120

Lengths (cm)

156, 163, 170, 177

Radius (m)

15.8

Gender

Female

Level

Advanced

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.22 / 5

Playfulness

4.22 / 5

Forgiveness

3.83 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.72 / 5

Crud Performance

4.17 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.94 / 5

Flotation

4.06 / 5

 

2020 Elan Ripstick 102 W
The 2020 Elan Ripstick 102 W.Photo courtesy of Elan

“Dressed for success and dialed to impress,” as one tester noted. Despite a wide waist, the Ripstick 102 W performs in all types of snow conditions, not just in pow. And though it’s designed for hard-charging ladies who prefer to arc supersized turns and blast through crud, this ski can be persuaded to switch gears and zip through bumps and zag through trees. It does require steering—there’s no auto-pilot option.

STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Quickness

WEAKNESS: Hard Snow