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Elan Ripstick 96 (2018)

2018 All Mountain Ski

Brand: Elan

Model: Ripstick 96

Overall Score: 3.32 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

135-96-110

Lengths (cm)

167, 174, 181, 188

Radius (m)

18

Waist Width (mm)

90-105

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced

Symmetrical

Yes

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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