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Elan Wildcat 86 CX ski test

ski test Elan Wildcat

SKI TEST 2021 ELAN WILDCAT 86 CX * ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN BEST FOR: A one-ski, all-mountain solution particularly for Easterners. The advantage of an asymmetric ski (i.e., a designated left and right ski) is efficiency. For instance, in the Wildcat, Elan’s new all-mountain line, structural material is strategically applied along the inside of the ski … More »

Elan Ripstick 106 ski test

SKI TEST 2021 ELAN RIPSTICK 106 * FREERIDE * EDITORS’ CHOICE * Best for: A western skier looking for a do-it-all workhorse. A 106mm waist is at the top end of what we consider an all-mountain width, but the Ripstick encouraged us to keep an open mind. This is a sequel and looks and feels … More »

Test 2020: Elan Wingman 86CTi

Test 2020: Elan Wingman 86CTi BEST FOR: Those searching for a classic do-everything all-mountain ski. LENGTHS:              160, 166, 172, 178, 184 DIMENSIONS:         127/86/113 RADIUS:                 17@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700 OTHER MODELS:    86Ti, 82Cti, 82Ti, 78T, 78C  Everyone needs a good wingman. The 86Cti is a great one, which was the nearly unanimous feedback from the testers. … More »

Test 2020 – Elan Black Edition Insomnia

Fast As A Porsche     Porsche builds fast, refined cars. Elan builds skis that make our sport more fun. And when the two companies work together on a product, we get excited about the potential. The Porsche Design Elan Amphibio takes all the premium on-piste technology Elan’s got and adds Porsche’s panache for style and … More »

Do skiers owe snowboarders?

Have you ever zipped past snowboarders who couldn’t get enough speed on the flats in deep snow? If you love off-piste skiing as much as I do, I’m sure you’ve encountered this more than once. Snowboarders’ lack of poles and inability to freely move their legs lead them to sink in deep snow as soon … More »

Test 2019 women – Elan Delight Black Edition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SWAROVSKI ON THE SLOPES Inlaid into the topsheet of the Elan Delight Black Edition are actual Swarovski crystals. While they don’t add anything to the performance, they do set off the black topsheet with a bit of bling. For the Black Edition model, Elan took its already excellent Delight … More »

Test 2019 – Elan Amphibio Black Edition

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews TAKE IT TO THE BLACK Like it did with its Ripstick freeride ski and Delight women’s carver, Elan designers upped the performance on its Amphibio frontside and all-mountain skis by adding extra carbon. Where they were intermediate to advanced sticks before, they’re now pumped for higher speeds, harder … More »

RYAN REPORT – Highlights from the snow show

Over four days at the end of January the ski industry unveiled the future of skiing. I checked it all out at the annual retail buying show in Denver, previewing winter 2018-2019 skis, boots, jackets, layers, and accessories from dozens of brands. Once the note taking hand cramps wore off a few wicked looking products … More »

RYAN REPORT – Elan Ripstick 106

As a gear reviewer I see products long before they make it to stores. I see a lot of new gear. Through all the noise of new skis, jackets, helmets and the rest a couple pieces usually stand out. My gut tells me they’ll be successful. Sometimes my picks are bang on. Sometimes I’m surprised. … More »

Test 2018 – Freeride Women Specific Models

by RYAN STUART in the Fall 2017 issue VÖLKL 100EIGHT W BEST FOR: Power skiers in deep snow   *   LENGTHS:  157, 165, 173   *   RADIUS:  16.7@165   *   SIDECUT:  141-108-124   *   $799   The first thing every tester noticed about the 100Eight W was its weight. For a 108mm-waisted ski, it only weighs 1.7 kg per ski. That’s … More »

Elan

Elan Wildcat 86 CX ski test

ski test Elan Wildcat

SKI TEST 2021 ELAN WILDCAT 86 CX * ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN BEST FOR: A one-ski, all-mountain solution particularly for Easterners. The advantage of an asymmetric ski (i.e., a designated left and right ski) is efficiency. For instance, in the Wildcat, Elan’s new all-mountain line, structural material is strategically applied along the inside of the ski … More »

Elan Ripstick 106 ski test

SKI TEST 2021 ELAN RIPSTICK 106 * FREERIDE * EDITORS’ CHOICE * Best for: A western skier looking for a do-it-all workhorse. A 106mm waist is at the top end of what we consider an all-mountain width, but the Ripstick encouraged us to keep an open mind. This is a sequel and looks and feels … More »

Test 2020: Elan Wingman 86CTi

Test 2020: Elan Wingman 86CTi BEST FOR: Those searching for a classic do-everything all-mountain ski. LENGTHS:              160, 166, 172, 178, 184 DIMENSIONS:         127/86/113 RADIUS:                 17@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700 OTHER MODELS:    86Ti, 82Cti, 82Ti, 78T, 78C  Everyone needs a good wingman. The 86Cti is a great one, which was the nearly unanimous feedback from the testers. … More »

Test 2020 – Elan Black Edition Insomnia

Fast As A Porsche     Porsche builds fast, refined cars. Elan builds skis that make our sport more fun. And when the two companies work together on a product, we get excited about the potential. The Porsche Design Elan Amphibio takes all the premium on-piste technology Elan’s got and adds Porsche’s panache for style and … More »

Do skiers owe snowboarders?

Have you ever zipped past snowboarders who couldn’t get enough speed on the flats in deep snow? If you love off-piste skiing as much as I do, I’m sure you’ve encountered this more than once. Snowboarders’ lack of poles and inability to freely move their legs lead them to sink in deep snow as soon … More »

Test 2019 women – Elan Delight Black Edition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SWAROVSKI ON THE SLOPES Inlaid into the topsheet of the Elan Delight Black Edition are actual Swarovski crystals. While they don’t add anything to the performance, they do set off the black topsheet with a bit of bling. For the Black Edition model, Elan took its already excellent Delight … More »

Test 2019 – Elan Amphibio Black Edition

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews TAKE IT TO THE BLACK Like it did with its Ripstick freeride ski and Delight women’s carver, Elan designers upped the performance on its Amphibio frontside and all-mountain skis by adding extra carbon. Where they were intermediate to advanced sticks before, they’re now pumped for higher speeds, harder … More »

RYAN REPORT – Highlights from the snow show

Over four days at the end of January the ski industry unveiled the future of skiing. I checked it all out at the annual retail buying show in Denver, previewing winter 2018-2019 skis, boots, jackets, layers, and accessories from dozens of brands. Once the note taking hand cramps wore off a few wicked looking products … More »

RYAN REPORT – Elan Ripstick 106

As a gear reviewer I see products long before they make it to stores. I see a lot of new gear. Through all the noise of new skis, jackets, helmets and the rest a couple pieces usually stand out. My gut tells me they’ll be successful. Sometimes my picks are bang on. Sometimes I’m surprised. … More »

Test 2018 – Freeride Women Specific Models

by RYAN STUART in the Fall 2017 issue VÖLKL 100EIGHT W BEST FOR: Power skiers in deep snow   *   LENGTHS:  157, 165, 173   *   RADIUS:  16.7@165   *   SIDECUT:  141-108-124   *   $799   The first thing every tester noticed about the 100Eight W was its weight. For a 108mm-waisted ski, it only weighs 1.7 kg per ski. That’s … More »

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