Elan Ripstick 96

2019

Top Performer
Men's Freeride
Elan
Price: £490.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 134-96-113
Turn radius 18m (181cm)
Lengths 167, 174, 181, 188
Construction Sidewall
carbon, composite & lightweight wood core
Side specific (left/right) tip & tail rocker
Strengths Huge range of abilities, great freeride ski
Weaknesses Hard to fault

They say

The modern shape and taper design makes the Rupstick 96 an incredibly versatile ski for skiers who want the best balance of width and agility in a freeride ski

We say

This is the first time we have tested Elan skis on this test, and it was a pleasure to see such an inspirational comeback! The Ripstick was the real star of the show, first of all it wows you with its amazing graphics and overall look, and then follows it up with a mindblowing performance. There are so many strong points with this ski, it’s difficult to know where to start. Initially it feels really easy to use, then you notice how the ride is exceptionally smooth, and then it hits you with really strong edge grip and an incredible well connected feeling to the snow. This is a truly inspirational ski, which hits another level both on looks and performance.

Tester Comments

James Allen
Smoking hot Slovenian Ripstick! Makes the off piste and chop a breeze for any skier. Comes alive even more so on piste and shreds like a piste.
Pete Davison
Wow, what a ski. Rips on piste with ease and floats like a dream in powder.