Elan 888 (2009) - Ski Mag

Elan 888 (2009)

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Elan 888

Rating: / 5
Price: $1050.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 127/88/108

Stability at speed: 3.34 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.78 / 5
Crud performance: 3.02 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.70 / 5


2011 Elan Apex

Elan Apex (2011)

In a category where versatility is prized above all else, the Apex gets the job done with a pleasing blend of power and forgiveness. Testers gave it high marks for its hard-snow performance. Yet with plenty of taper (i.e., relatively narrow tail in relation to tip), it releases readily at the end of each arc, so you’ll never feel overmatched. It’s a no-gimmicks, unrockered, wood-core, vertical-sidewall, metal-reinforced construction with a smooth, supple feel—plenty of fun at speed. “Direction changes are quick, stability is super high—it does everything well,” said Preston.