Gear

Elan Ripstick 96

2018 All Mountain Ski

Overall Rating: 3.32


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

135-96-110

Lengths (cm)

167, 174, 181, 188

Radius (m)

18

Symmetrical

Yes

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced

Waist Width (mm)

90-105

The innovators at Elan are always tinkering, and the Ripstick is packed with proprietary technologies. Full-length, pre-cambered carbon-fiber tubes buried in the core make the Ripsticks lighter and poppier. Camber on the working edge combined with rocker on the feathering edge enhances ease. And airy tip inserts reduce swing weight. But testers who liked it best just admired its overall quickness from edge to edge. “Light and fast and doesn’t require huge energy,” said Rogan.

Strengths: Quickness/Maneuverability, Versatility, Playfulness

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