All-Mountain Wide Skis

Elan Ripstick 102 W

2021 Women's All-Mountain Wide Ski Review

Overall Rating: 4.11


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

143-104-120

Lengths (cm)

154, 162, 170, 178

Radius (m)

15.8

Flotation

3.86 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.09 / 5

Playfulness

4.18 / 5

Forgiveness

4.09 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.91 / 5

Crud Performance

4.18 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.09 / 5

Gender

Female


2021 Elan Ripstick 102 W Women's All-Mountain Wide Ski
The 2021 Elan Ripstick 102 W Women’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Elan

The widest model in the women’s Ripstick line is also the most serious, designed to tackle the whole mountain at speed. Like her smaller sisters, the new Ripstick 102 W features additional carbon reinforcement along the inside edge of each ski, which adds a beefiness that translates to stability at speed and a desire to crush crud. Some testers complained the carbon makes the ski less responsive and quick, but others loved how unflappable it was on steeps and in crud. 

STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Crud Performance

WEAKNESSES: Hard-Snow Integrity, Versatility