Elan Ripstick 116
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Elan made some improvements to the Elan Ripstick 116 this year, most notably slimming down the tip shape to reduce chatter and any potential tip catch, while rounding off the tail shape to improve its versatility in variable snow. Carbon reinforcements placed on the inside edge of the front two-thirds of each ski keep this wide plank solid at high speed without adding notable weight. The Elan Ripstick 116 is playful and surfy on deep powder days, yet incredibly stable and finely tuned to ensure full-throttle capabilities down the steepest big mountain lines.
FREESKIER tester thoughts:
“This ski feels light, precise and energetic. Maneuvering in tight terrain is effortless, but it maintains a stable, damp ride in wide open, higher speed situations.”