Elan Ripstick 94W

2020

Women's Freeride
Elan
Price: £500.00 (Bindings)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Upper Expert Upper Advanced Lower Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 135-94-110
Turn radius 16.2 (170)
Lengths 156, 163, 170, 177
Construction SST Sidewalls
TNT Technology
TubeLite Wood Core
Strengths Really good in deeper conditions, well balanced. Smooth ride. Shovel rises up easily
Weaknesses Feels a bit less sure on hardpack

They say

Created by women, the Ripstick 94 W is perfect for any adventure; frontside, backside, chutes, steeps and trees. You can trust this ski is the right choice, no matter what the conditions

We say

The Ripstick feels properly geared up for backcountry riding. The wide tip moves up to the surface instantly. The specific left and right ski can really be felt, the inner ski likes to steer a tighter arc and helps bring the whole rig through the turn. The light construction helps keep it up and running in tricky conditions and it just generally feels really comfortable in powder and variable conditions. On the groomers the ski feels a bit hollow and lacking in heft, but works well enough for longer arcs.

Tester Comments

Llyn Mill
Another more off piste ski due to a wide tip ready to float. It sounds pretty hollow on piste but will still respond nicely on piste
Rowena Phillips
It felt eager and balanced in shorts and quite strong in longs on piste and arguably one of the smoothest skis off piste