Elan Ripstick 96 Black Edition

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Elan Ripstick 96 Black Edition

MSRP: $1,000.00

8.40/10

Freeskier Rating

Ski Lengths: 164 cm, 172 cm, 180 cm, 188 cm

Turn Radius: 18 m @ 180 cm

Ski Dimensions:

Tail
Tip
110
96
136

Buy Now — $1,000.00

Elan took one of the most intuitive and best-performing all-mountain skis we’ve tried and gave it some serious juice. The Ripstick 96 Black Edition has all of what we love in the original—the massive shovel, giving it unrivaled float for a ski of its width; the shape which pulls you into a turn; and the lightness that delivers unparalleled versatility—and cranks up the power with what the brand calls QuadRod reinforcement. Just to clarify, that’s neither a Pit Viper product or a sex toy. It’s double the carbon rods of the original ski for astounding rebound and pop. With this construction update, Elan turned a ripping yet super approachable ski into a full-throttle piste cannon. Black is the new black.

FREESKIER tester thoughts:

“These skis make a self taught monkey of a skier, like me, feel like Ted Ligety. Absolute charger. Grip it and rip it.”

“Rippin’ carver. Responsive out of the turn. Stable and insanely fun on groomers. Three core rods? Better make it four.”

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