All-Mountain Skis

Elan Black Edition Ripstick 96 (2020)

2020 Men's All-Mountain Ski Review

Brand: Elan

Model: Black Edition Ripstick 96


Overall Rating: 3.95


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

134/96/113

Lengths (cm)

167, 174, 181, 188

Radius (m)

18

Flotation

3.86 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.93 / 5

Playfulness

3.57 / 5

Forgiveness

4.14 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4 / 5

Crud Performance

3.93 / 5

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced


2020 elan ripstick 96 black edition
The Elan Black Edition Ripstick 96.Photo courtesy of Elan

Building off the success of the Ripstick line, the Slovenian brand added a layer of black carbon to the Black Edition Ripstick that gives the ski a unique level of smoothness throughout the turn, and provides even more stability at speed. Testers gave it highest marks in forgiveness, indicating that this Ripstick won’t punish you for being a little less than perfect at the end of a ski day. 

STRENGTHS: Forgiveness, Stability at Speed

WEAKNESS: Playfulness