Elan Speed Magic Fusion (2016)


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Price: $
Year: 2016
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 67
Tip/Tail/Waist: 117-67-98
Lengths: 145,150,155,160,165

The Speed Magic is a slalom-style, carving-focused ski intended for expert women skiers. It has a short, 10.9 - 12.4 m radius range (depending on length) and a skinny, 67 mm waist. It's also packed with technology. Amphibio technology optimizes skis to be right- and left-foot specific, designed so that they'll always be edgier on the outside/downhill ski, where power and solidity is most needed, looser and easier to feather on the inside ski, for easy line adjustment. The inside edge of each ski is fully cambered, for maximum effective edge length when it's the outside ski in a turn. The outside edge is tip-rockered, so it's more buoyant and easier to pivot, with a shorter effective edge, when it's the inside ski. Power Spine technology integrates a layer of carbon into the ski, serving as a backbone and designed to stabilize the ski without sacrificing weight. RST sidewall technology orients sidewalls vertically, designed to allow the ski to roll up on edge with ease. Laminated Woodcore combines various types of wood, designed for a smooth flex pattern that's durable and responsive. Mono Ti construction integrates a layer of titanium on top of the woodcore, designed for responsiveness and stability. For something similar in the All Mountain Women series, check out the Insomnia and the Inspire. The All Mountain Women series is made up of 12 models with a variety of purposes. Some are more carving-focused, some are more off-piste-focused, but they all share an overarching intention to ski well thanks to a plethora of technology Elan has developed over the years. Elan, based in Begunje na Gorenjskem, Slovenia, was founded in 1945. Its U.S. headquarters are in West Lebanon, N.H.