Elan Ripstick 94 W (2019)

2019 Women's All-Mountain Wide Ski

Overall Rating: 4.16


Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)


Lengths (cm)

156, 163, 170, 177

Radius (m)



3.72 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.33 / 5


4.06 / 5


4 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.06 / 5

Crud Performance

4.22 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.39 / 5




Gear of the Year 2019

Gear of the Year Logo 2019

Everything from this ski’s bold color to what’s under the hood is exciting: the Ripstick 94 W features Elan’s TNT technology, a combination of TubeLite Woodcore reinforced with carbon tubes running vertically through the ski, and advanced composite materials in the tip and tail for extra damping, energy, and responsiveness. A seriously quick ski, and not just on the groomers. Though it excels on hard snow, early-rise rocker and a moderately wide waist make the Ripstick 94 W a versatile all-mountain ski.

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Gear Guide 2019

First, we love the uniform name for both genders’ models—less confusing and we don’t have to suffer names European dudes think American women like. Second, the Ripstick is the most aptly named of them all. No. 1 in Quickness, this ski lives to be on edge—just think about turning and it instantly lays over. Thanks to an innovative Tubelight Wood Core and Vapor Tip inserts, it’s lightweight and forgiving, yet the ski has plenty of backbone to stand on and give ’er. 

Strength: Quickness, Hard-Snow Integrity 

Weakness: Flotation 

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