In Depth Staff Reviews:
Elan Skis, Back in Black.
2020 is coming in hot with Elan's new lineup. Over the past few seasons, the Ripsticks have been a wild success, and Elan harnesses that momentum in 2020 with some big advances. We're most excited for Elan's carbon-driven Black Edition skis and their brand new Wingman Series. Check out what's in store for 2020 Elan Skis.
2020 Elan Skis Highlights
Elan's new Wingman series will take off in 2020. The Wingmans provide a hot new take on the tried-and-true Ripsticks. The Wingmans have the power, rebound, and spirit of the Ripsticks in a narrower package. Plus, they have Elan's asymmetrical Amphibio shape, which gives the skis a long effective inside edge for carving, and a rockered outside edge to enable tighter turns. What's not to love?
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By: Matt McDonald
Check out our preview of 2020 Elan skis.
Highlights from the 2019 Elan skis lineup:
Special Edition Ripstick
Elan's Ripstick series, an ultra-versatile all-mountain/big-mountain line that incorporates their Amphibio technology, have been met with widespread approval over the last couple years. They're light, skiable, fast, stable, and just plain fun.
To celebrate the line, they introduce a limited-release Black Edition Ripstick 96 this year that features more carbon and profiles as a harder charging version of its cousins.
Light Touring Skis, New Amphibios
Elan brings back their line of carbon-happy, lightweight touring skis for 2019. The possibilities for a Ripstick/Ibex quiver are pretty enticing.
That said, Elan also brings two new faces to ... Continue Reading
2019 Elan Ripstick 96 Description:
The Ripstick 96 knows how to make you a better skier. A world beating 96mm waist ensures you are never outmatched for the days conditions, and the radius of the ski exists in the perfect zone of backbowl stability while maintaining frontside carvability. The lightweight TNT construction features carbon tubes extending the length of the ski for strong and responsive flex while keeping the weight low. Elan's Amphibio rocker profile means you do have to pay attention to which ski is on which foot, but if you get it right you will be rewarded with intuitive skiing and and a ski that responds to your movements faster than what you thought possible. The Black Edition of this ski takes everything you already love about the ripstick, and turns it up to 11 with a carbon construction that adds pop and reduces weight. This is probably the ski James Bond would ride.
2019 Elan Ripstick 96 Specs: