Elan RIPSTICK 96

Elan RIPSTICK 96
Category: All mountain
Level: Advanced
Brand: Elan
Modelyear: 2021
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 136/96/110 mm Turning radius: 18.00 m Weight: 1610 gram (180 cm)
Sizes: 164,172,180,188 cm
Manufacturers description
If a smoothness indicator existed for skis, the Ripstick 96 would be off the charts! It is a true freeride ski that doubles as an all-mountain ski for those who want ultimate versatility on the mountain. It utilizes Amphibio Carbon Line Technology for dynamic power and precision and a re-shaped tip and tail taper design make it a perfect choice for every day, every turn shape, on any surface. It's wide enough to handle powder, yet narrow enough in the waist to grip and rip on the front side. With Amphibio profile for exceptional maneuverability and edge grip, SST sidewalls for direct power transmission, and Amphibio Carbon Line technology for stability and ease at any speed, the second generation of this multiple award winning ski provides a silky smooth ride no matter where your mountain exploration takes you.

(Official information from Elan)


What do you think about Elan RIPSTICK 96?
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6 reviews
TM16
26/03/2020
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Strenghts:
Fairly safe skiing, responds quickly when forced and compliant with large turns in piste.

Weaknesses:
Thought it didn't float completely beside the piste when it was a little deeper snow but totally ok.
The ice grip was like that in my opinion but works with regard to what kind of skiing is.

Summary:
Have now test run this ski for 5 months and can summarize that despite a couple of deviations it is a very good ski in this segment.
If you just have to choose a ski, I must say that this is a first choice.

Model year: 2020
Riding style: Pillows, Pist
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 87 kg
Riders length: 173 cm

Freeride
12/03/2020
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About the ski: New updated Ripstick with carbon fiber reinforcement on the inner edges and different types of rocker on each edge, which means a right and a left ski. An exciting innovation, remember to just put the skis on the right foot. A freeride ski for skiers looking for a light and versatile ski for all snow conditions.

Moa: - Interesting skiing! It works well in the piste today and has good ice grip. It's hard to say if I feel any difference on the right and left skis. I might be a bit skeptical of this with right and left skis too, you want to save on one edge so you can change the place on the skis if you get a notch on one of the edges. Rating: 4.

Fredrik: - A nice ski! It feels like there is a lot of hype around the technology on this ski. It is difficult to confirm whether it works or not, but it is clearly a ski that can be relied upon when edged. They are not that playful, feel built for an older generation in some way. I would probably say that for older riders looking for a stable freeride ski, Elan Ripstick can be a good alternative. A well thought out and good ski, I could still recommend it. Rating: 3.5.

Olle: - They work well today when it's a little softer than it was yesterday. I don't have much to say. But this technology with different rocker, extra carbon fiber and so ... I don't know. Maybe a better rider would feel some difference. Rating: 4.

Johan: - Definitely a good ski! Easy to go from edge to edge, I like it. It becomes playful carving. There's a lot of technology talk about what's inside the ski and so on, but it's hard to have an opinion about it. It would be fun to explore it more, in off-piste for example. A good ski but it doesn't give a wow feeling ... it's just a good ski. Rating: 4.

Average grade: 3.88

Model year: 2021
Length on the ski: 180 cm


FredrikNilsson
11/02/2020 (Modified: 01/04/2020)
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Strenghts:
Soft before
Powder
Upside down slush

Weaknesses:
Icy surface

Summary:
A classic all mountain with focus on snow.

Ripstick is a versatile ski with many different strengths.
After testing it in every possible bow from ice-hard piste to rain-soaked slush and 30 cm of powder, I have nothing but good things to say about skiing.
On icy ground, it does not show from its strongest side. The softness of the ski makes it feel "flattering" even though you are pushing with proper pressure, but at the same time it may not be where it should perform best.
However, just give it a slightly softer surface and it will be playful and quick. Raised messy ground is no problem with soft knees.
However, where it shines and really shows the front feet is in the loose snow. Witty, playful and with good flow despite his moderate waist for a powder ski. The wide nose, the taper and the softness create a nice surfing feeling.

Model year: 2020
Riding style: Ski / powder
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 93 kg
Riders length: 193 cm


Staffan
Staffan (Guest)
16/12/2019
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Strenghts:
It's good at everything

Weaknesses:
Are no

Summary:
The best ski I have ever ridden, I can only choose one ski for the rest of my life it will be this one.

Riding style: All
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 87 kg
Riders length: 179 cm




Ulf Peder Johansson
Ulf Peder Johansson (Guest)
04/11/2019
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Very good and easy skiing both inside and outside the piste

Model year: 2018
Length on the ski: 174 cm
Riders weight: 94 kg
Riders length: 177 cm

staffanottosson
07/02/2018 (Modified: 07/02/2018)
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Strenghts:
It can handle everything, speed in the piste and beyond.

Weaknesses:
None I noticed

Summary:
If I only choose a ski, it will be this one

Riding style: Ski / powder
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 90 kg
Riders length: 179 cm