Elan Ripstick (2007)

Elan Ripstick (2007)
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Elan Ripstick (2007)
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Rating: / 5
Price: $999.00
Year: 2007
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 107/66/95
Lengths: 164, 170, 178

Stability at speed: 3.21 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.58 / 5
Crud performance: 3.40 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.47 / 5

These quick and responsive carvers yield a smooth zing out of turns without bucking. Look for top-shelf edge hold underfoot—without a blocky feel. You can ski them from tip to tail. gripes: They’re lackluster in short turns. props: They’re so damp on edge, they track through turns regardless of junk in their path. tester’s take: "They want to go fast! Perfect for skiers who only stop at the bottom." —Georgie Bremner