The Ripstick 106 doesn't get the fanfare it deserves. Like a stealth fighter jet it flies under the radar of the ski industry, but if you happen upon it the ski will reward you with powerful and confidence inspiring performance in every condition across the entire mountain. Elan uses their TNT technology to keep the weight down and the flex supportive by utilizing full length carbon tubes and vapor tip inserts. The rockered tip lends float and the flatter tail gives the ski a smooth and confident exit to turns. The radius strikes a sweet spot between straight line stability and corduroy ripping agility. Elan's Amphibio technology means that these skis are designed to work as left and right specific skis. The rocker profile is oriented specifically on each ski to allow for better float, but also easier turn initiation and a more intuitive ride. The Ripstick line of skis is a favorite of Powder7 staffers, and we feel confident saying it will be a favorite of yours this season. You know you've always wanted a stealth fighter jet.