Elan Ripstick 116 Skis 2017-2018
If you’re lucky enough to ski deep pow on a regular basis and you’re the type of skier who tends to ski like a Bugatti, the Ripstick 116 might be for you. “Confidence- inspiring ski that can handle anything you throw at it,” said one tester. Another called it “a high-end crud carving machine… a full blown charger that will eat everything in its way.” Like its slimmer Ripstick brethren, the 116 features a cambered inside edge for carving and a rockered outside edge to up the maneuverability factor—meaning you have a designated left and right ski. Two carbon tubes running the length of the ski add torsional rigidity without tacking on weight and a special composite material in the tip and tail eliminates chatter.