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Elan Wildcat 86 CX (2021)

2021 Women's Frontside Ski Review

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Brand: Elan

Model: Wildcat 86 CX


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

127-86-113

Lengths (cm)

152, 158, 164, 170

Radius (m)

14.7

Gender

Female

Symmetrical

Yes

Rocker Technology

Yes

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.5 / 5

Playfulness

4.33 / 5

Forgiveness

4 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.17 / 5

Crud Performance

4.17 / 5

Balance of Skills

4 / 5

Binding Included

Yes

 

The 2021 Elan Wildcat 86 CX Women's Frontside Ski
The 2021 Elan Wildcat 86 CX Women’s Frontside SkiPhoto courtesy of Elan

This ski made our ladies meow for more—more speed, more turns, more fun. The new Wildcat was designed with Elan’s Amphibio TrueLine tech to optimize tip-to-tail edge engagement, and the resulting ski’s affinity for quick little edge transfers and high-speed carving was right up our ex-racers’ alleys. More piste-oriented than the wider-waisted Ripsticks, the Wildcat inspires confidence on hardpack and is an ideal choice for ladies who spend the majority of their days on the groomed.

STRENGTHS: Quickness, Stability at Speed

WEAKNESSES: Versatility, Forgiveness