Waist width is how wide skis are underfoot - directly under the binding at their narrowest point.
Playful skis are easy to maneuver, and are generally more flexible and forgiving. They excel in trees, bumps, and on side hits. For some skiers, they may leave something to be desired when making big fast turns.
These skis bridge the gap between playful and demanding. They have enough backbone to carve at speed yet can make short quick turns when needed.
Demanding skis are confidence inspiring at speed, especially when carving bigger turns. They excel at hard snow carving and big mountain ripping. For some skiers, they may leave something to be desired when making short quick turns.
A demo ski is a used ski that comes with a mounted binding that can be adjusted to any boot size. Demo skis typically come from demo fleets or programs, whether on the mountain, in a mountain town shop, or from the manufacturer.
A new ski is brand new and has never been on snow. New skis can come either with or without bindings. If a ski is referred to as "flat" it means the ski does not come with bindings.
Some skis are paired with bindings while others are not. If a ski does not come with bindings, they must be purchased separately, as bindings are required to use a ski. We have a large selection of bindings available. When you select a ski you will see compatible bindings.
If a ski is referred to as "flat" it means the ski does not come with bindings.
Elan has been growing its presence in the USA for the past few seasons thanks to the quality of their skis and their well known brand ambassador Glen Plake. The Amphibio series has right and left specific skis, with rockered outside edges and cambered inside edges, making for the easiest turning skis out there. Don't let the ease of use fool you, Elan makes high-performance gear. Founded by a ski jumper in Slovenia in 1945, the company has a large following in Europe, and continues to innovate and grow their brand worldwide.