Elan Ripstick 96

2020

Men's Freeride
Elan
Price: £525.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 134-96-113
Turn radius 16.2 (174)
Lengths 167, 174, 181, 188
Construction TNT Technology
SST Sidewall
Vapor Tip
Strengths Cool design, reactive shape, good sensitive feel underfoot
Weaknesses Has a limit to its top end

They say

The ultimate freeride ski of choice for skiers looking for skiers looking for a lightweight and versatile stick for smooth skiing in all snow conditions

We say

The Ripstick did really well in last year’s tests, this winter it proved again that it’s a brilliant all round freeride ski. On the piste it feels very easy to use, with the Asymetric tips making their presence felt in how the shape guides you into the turn, the inner ski always helping to steer a tighter arc. It’s a reactive shape which loves arcing out medium turns at a fast pace. The flex and shape work a great balance of ease of use, yet having enough heft to keep a good connection with the snow. At rapid speeds on harder snow, it does have its limits, but overall a great ski

Tester Comments

Dougie Mill
Really strong in deep snow, tip shape hinders performance on steep, hard slopes
Peter Davison
Amazingly easy on piste. Asymetric tip is very forgiving on firm snow. Easy turn initiation and good edge grip