Elan Wingman 86 CTi

2021 Men's Frontside Ski Review

Brand: Elan

Model: Wingman 86 CTi

Overall Score: 3.98 / 5


Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)


Lengths (cm)

160, 166, 172, 178, 184

Radius (m)




Quickness / Maneuverability

4.15 / 5


3.95 / 5


3.8 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.1 / 5

Crud Performance

3.55 / 5

2021 Elan Wingman 86 CTi Men's Frontside Ski
The 2021 Elan Wingman CTi Men’s Frontside SkiPhoto courtesy of Elan

Elan has been quietly raising the bar in the frontside performance category over the past few years. The Wingman 86 CTi combines the best elements of the brand’s carving-specific Amphibio lines with the all-mountain prowess of the better-known Ripsticks. The result is a delightful carver that is comfortable in moguls, steeps, and beyond. The Wingman is stable enough to handle strong experts, but can also help intermediates learn how to carve and break through on all terrain. 

STRENGTHS: Hard-Snow Integrity, Stability at Speed

WEAKNESSES: Forgiveness, Crud Performance

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