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Rating: 0.67 / 5
Waist Width: 122
Tip/Tail/Waist: 135-106-122 (@ 155)
Lengths: 155, 165, 175
Stability at speed: 0.76 / 5
Hard snow performance: 0.60 / 5
Crud performance: 0.60 / 5
Flotation: 0.60 / 5
Forgiveness: 0.60 / 5
Overall: 0.67 / 5
The Bliss is fat twin-tip with waist widths ranging from 106 to 112 mm depending on length (Elan varies the width to keep performance consistent from length to length.). It’s a deep-snow surfer with tip and tail rocker and directional (rather than symmetrical) sidecut (ie, it’s not optimized for switch riding). A full wood core is used to give it responsiveness and durability. Moderately edgy SST sidewalls are angled, rather than vertical, so they aren’t overly grabby and resist damage. It’s the fattest women’s ski Elan makes. The W Studio Free collection includes women’s versions of the men’s slopestyle-oriented twintips. All are metal-free, fiberglass-reinforced for light and lively performance. Waist widths range from a powder-optimized 112 mm down to a more park-specific 82. All are sold flat (no binding).