Frontside Skis

Elan Wingman 86Cti (2020)

2020 Men's frontside ski review.

Brand: Elan

Model: Wingman 86Cti


Overall Rating: 3.67


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

130/86/115

Lengths (cm)

160, 166, 170, 178, 184

Radius (m)

16.5

Flotation

3.36 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.86 / 5

Playfulness

3.79 / 5

Forgiveness

3.5 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.5 / 5

Crud Performance

3.79 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.57 / 5

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced


2020 Elan Wingman 86Cti
The 2020 Elan Wingman 86Cti men’s frontside ski.Photo courtesy of Elan

The new Wingman line bridges the gap between Elan’s piste-specific Amphibio line and the hard-charging Ripstick family. The 86CTi is packed with tech, including specially cut Titanal sheets that increase power transfer to the inside edge, and carbon rods integrated to provide energy throughout the turn. Testers marked the Wingman 86CTi as the best of the bunch on crud. 

STRENGTHS: Crud, Quickness

WEAKNESS: Flotation