Gear

Elan Wildcat 86 CX

2021 Women's Frontside Ski Review

Brand: Elan

Model: Wildcat 86 CX


Overall Rating: 4.22


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

127-86-113

Lengths (cm)

152, 158, 164, 170

Radius (m)

14.7

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

Gender

Female


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