Elan Delight Prime

2019

Women's All-Mountain
Elan
Price: £400.00 (with binding )
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 126-76-103
Turn radius 14.1m (164cm)
Lengths 146, 152, 158, 164
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Light wood core
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Light, agile and easy. Surprisingly grippy on the piste
Weaknesses Too narrow for deeper conditions off piste

They say

Get rid of the baggage with the Delight Prime, simply the lightest weight women’s ski on the planet. The Delight Prime is the complete all mountain ski that makes skiing effortless, with less fatigue and saves your legs to dance all over the mountain.

We say

The Delight is an incredibly light ski. This was one of the lightest skis we tested in this group. This light construction is matched up to a relatively narrow 76mm underfoot, this makes it effortless to turn and quick onto the edge when making turns on the piste. Particularly in short turns it feels lively and good fun. Although it is light, the amount of grip that it produces is surprisingly high, it’s a ski that can deliver solid edge hold in both long and short turns. In conditions away from the groomed runs on softer snow the light helps keep it agile, but that lack of width takes away the flotation needed for off piste skiing.

Tester Comments

Natasha Edwards
An incredibly light ski that still feels stable and grippy on piste. Feels more like a piste ski than something designed for all mountain.
Lynn Mill
It skied smoothly and with power on the piste but isn’t designed for off piste use, it’s too skinny.