Elan Black Edition Ripstick 106 - 2020 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski Review - Ski Mag

Elan Black Edition Ripstick 106 (2020)

2020 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski Review
Black Edition Ripstick 106
Price $1050.00

Specs

Overall Rating 3.72 / 5
Tip / Waist / Tail (in Millimeters) 140/106/122
Lengths (in Centimeters) 167, 174, 181, 188
Radius (in Meters) 18.1
Flotation 4.05 / 5
Quickness / Maneuverability 3.8 / 5
Playfulness 3.8 / 5

 

Forgiveness 3.5 / 5
Hard Snow Performance 3.5 / 5
Crud Performance 3.95 / 5
Balance of Skills 3.4 / 5
Level Advanced
2020 Elan Ripstick 106 Black Edition

The 2020 Elan Black Edition Ripstick 106.

The widest member of the Black Edition family, Elan’s asymmetrical Ripstick 106 gets a power injection from a layer of sleek black carbon, which also reduces chatter at higher speeds. The result is a well-tamed ski that excelled at a variety of turn shapes and speeds. Tester’s loved the smoothness during turn transitions, but a number commented that the Ripstick punished bad form. Tired testers noticed it would ski them if they were in the backseat. 

STRENGTHS: Flotation, Stability at Speed

WEAKNESS: Hard Snow

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