Elan Ripstick 116

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Elan Ripstick 116

MSRP: $950.00

8.86/10

Freeskier Rating

Ski Lengths: 177 cm, 185 cm, 193 cm

Turn Radius: 20.4 m @ 185 cm

Ski Dimensions:

Tail
Tip
132
116
146

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What’s wild about the Ripstick series is that when you go up in waist width, the main thing that changes is the float. The Elan Ripstick 116 might not be quite as quick as its 96-mm brethren, but it’s damn close. The low weight and slick carbon layup make it insanely versatile, and it can carve up groomers like a much narrower ski. That said, this is a powder tool, and once you get it into the sweet stuff it becomes a whole ‘nother animal. Super smooth and carvey in deep snow, the carbon tube tech delivers amazing pop from turn to turn and at the lip of natural features. No wonder it’s Josh Bibby’s go-to ski, the freestyle legend is known for building skis with smooth flexes and massive float-ability, and the Elan Ripstick 116 fits the bill perfectly.

FREESKIER tester thoughts:

“Has the responsiveness and reaction of a narrower ski with amazing float, surf and glide in powder.”

“Easy skiing 116. Pivots quick, lightweight yet powerful.”

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