Elan Boomerang TBT (2014)


Rating: 1.13 / 5
Price: $850.00
Year: 2014
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 138
Tip/Tail/Waist: 138-119-138
Lengths: 180, 190

Stability at speed: 1.12 / 5
Hard snow performance: 0.81 / 5
Crud performance: 1.28 / 5
Flotation: 2.43 / 5
Forgiveness: 0.88 / 5
Overall: 1.13 / 5

With a generous waist (120 mm) and Triple Base Technology (see below), the Boomerang TBT is a powder-jib twin-tip and the fattest ski Elan makes. Its sidecut is fully symmetrical (same width tip and tail), and it's designed to be center-mounted for optimized performance in either direction in deep snow. It's a metal-free, glass-reinforced construction with durable, medium-edgy SST sidewalls (which are angled, rather than vertical, so as not to be overly grippy). The men's Freestyle collection comprises seven models of mostly park-oriented twin-tips. All are built on full wood cores for responsiveness and durability (except the value-priced Pinball, which has wood stringers surrounded by lightweight foam). The Boomerang offers a powder-ready waist width for backside jibbing; the others range from 80 to 85 mm in width and are more traditionally park-oriented. All models have either symmetrical or near-symmetrical sidecuts for optimized switch-riding performance. Three key models (Boomerang, Puzzle and Slingshot TBT) feature Elan's unique Triple Base Technology, in which the outside edges are raised off the snow at the tip and tail, while the center portion of the base stays flat. This is designed to make them easier to pivot without risk of catching an edge.