Elan Apex (2012)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $750.00
Year: 2012
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 88
Tip/Tail/Waist: 128-88-108
Lengths: 159

The narrowest of the Summit series skis the Apes is 88 in the waist, has Elan's moderate rocker, a thin flexible topsheet and a channel wood core. Elan says it's designed to be skied both on and off piste.


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.