Elan 999 WOOD

Elan 999 WOOD
Category: All mountain
Level: Advanced
Brand: Elan
Modelyear: 2009
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 129/99/119 mm Turning radius: 27.00 m (174 cm)
Sizes: 174,185,193 cm
(Official information from Elan)


What do you think about Elan 999 WOOD?
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Paavo Heikkinen
Paavo Heikkinen (Guest)
15/02/2009
Strenghts:
999 has the looks for powder ski. Great alternative solution to all the flashy and colorful fatties from other suppliers. What suprised me was the skis capability in maintainced slopes. Even if there were pumps on the road the ski just crashed trought them. Able to trust in the ski to take my hips as near to the curtain as possible after just few turns was amazing.

Weaknesses:
In deep snow I didn't have the same feeling as with the other pure powder skis. It wasn't bad at all but the ski didn't manouver as I wanted it to do in slower speed. All in all it didn't let me down but the great feeling just weren't there.

Summary:
I can recommend the ski to anyone who wants just one ski to hit both slopes and offpistes. It has great ability in longer and steeper slopes but at the same time it loses alot to regular all-mountain skis in smaller resorts.

I have also tested 999s with R8 binding (telemark) and it was alot of fun aswell. For beginners the ski is bit too stiff but if you have at least a bit of experience it's good choice for all-around telemark ski.

(Sorry for my english as it's not my native language there might be few mistakes here and there. :p)

Model year: 2008
Riding style: Piste / powder.
Length on the ski: 193 cm
Riders weight: 83 kg
Riders length: 173 cm

(Guest)
11/02/2009
Strenghts:
185 cm Great powder ski with lots of float, and great edge to edge. Drives like a 4x4 and plows through anything that gets in its way at high speeds.. very stable... you will be waiting at the chair for your friends. This ski is great because of its edge to edge ability that keeps this eastern skier happy on various terrian . Fritche freeride bindings make it a good BC ski but is not the lightest set up... but a great trade off for its surfy feel.

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Summary:
185 cm Great powder ski with lots of float, and great edge to edge. Drives like a 4x4

Model year: 2008
Dominic Travers
Dominic Travers (Guest)
05/01/2009
Strenghts:
All out stability at speed on and off piste. These are totally bomber thanks to a traditional GS side cut and turn radius. The width is just right for good floatation in powder and still being able to carve great turns on the piste. The progressive flex gives awesome edge hold in icy conditions. These skis are real all rounders that are at their best charging off piste lines in any conditions.They'll cut through wind slab and crud like a hot knife through butter. Let's face it, most people don't get to spend every day in fresh powder, this ski will carry you though new adventures every day. If you are lucky enough to see Glen Plake having an easy day and taking lifts up the mountain you'll see just how quick the M999 goes.

Weaknesses:
These are not for the faint hearted. They have limited manouverability for short turns unless you are truly an expert skier due to the long turn radius.

Summary:
A proper ski for proper skiers that don't get helicopter rides paid for by sponsors.

Length on the ski: 193 cm
Riders weight: 92 kg
Riders length: 194 cm