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Elan Ripstick 96 Skis · 2022 · 188 cm

Elan Ripstick 96 Skis · 2022 · 188 cm

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188 cm
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Praised by magazine testers and professional skiers alike for it's unique blend of lightweight performance, the Ripstick 96 is proven to be the ultimate freeride ski in all snow conditions.

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.

Age Group
Includes bindings
Model year
Ski Type
All Mountain, Freeride
Skill level
Intermediate, Advanced
Rocker profile
Tail profile
Tail width (mm)
Tip width (mm)
Turning radius (m)
Waist width (mm)
All mountain
Carbon, Wood
Expert Q&A
Quick, accurate answers from Curated experts to the frequently asked questions
How much does the Elan Ripstick weigh?
The Elan Ripstick is an all-mountain ski that has various weights dependent on the length and underfoot of the ski. The Ripstick 88 has a weight range of 1500-1600 grams per ski. The Ripstick 96 has a weight range of 1600-1700 grams per ski. The Ripstick 106 has a weight range of 1780-1880 grams per ski. While the Ripstick 116 has is the heaviest in the collection with a weight range of 1850-1950 grams per ski.
Snowboard Expert Ethan RudykSki Expert Rob G.
by Ethan Rudyk on July 11, 2022 · view 1 other answer
What size is an Elan Ripstick?
The Elan Ripstick is an all-mountain ski that comes in various sizes. The Ripstick 88 comes in a 148cm, 156cm, 164cm, 172cm, 180cm, and 188cm lengths. The Ripstick 96 and Ripstick 106 come in 164cm, 172cm, 180cm, and 188cm lengths. While the Ripstick 116 comes in a 177cm, 185cm and 193cm sizes.
Snowboard Expert Ethan RudykSki Expert Rob G.
by Ethan Rudyk on July 11, 2022 · view 1 other answer
Elan Ripstick 96 Skis · 2022 · 188 cm
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Mark Chapman
Mark Chapman
Verified ski expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

The RipStick 96 is another good option for handling a good variety of terrain. It still has some rocker in the tip and tail to help when you're in soft snow, but the shape of this ski makes it really easy to turn - it actually likes turning more than not turning, which is a lot of fun, it just requires a little more caution if you want to just point your skis down the hill. Shorter radius turns, lightweight design makes it nice for hiking. A lot of people use this ski to put a touring binding on.

Grayson Nichols
Grayson Nichols
Verified ski expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

The tip-to-tail length on these skis is actually about 4mm shorter than advertised so they would be a solid fitting ski for you. A bit on the heavier side compared to say a Head Kore 93, but these skis are still great sticks that will rip, no matter where you are. A traditional poplar wood core comes together with Fiberglass and carbon tubing for some torsional stiffness, making this a true all-mountain ski that can handle some powder and whatever else you want to take it through. Elan's unique "Amphibio" rocker profile to provide better edge grip and precise, dialed in turning.

Jordan Rowell
Jordan Rowell
Verified ski expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

An approachable and fun ski that is just as happy in the deep powder stashes as it is on the first lap of the day on fresh corduroy. The ski has a big rockered tip to allow for surprisingly good float for a 96mm ski, but keeps the tail flat to allow for enhanced edge hold in firm conditions.

Tim Scialabba
Tim Scialabba
Verified ski expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

Carving, charging, destroying everything in your path, leaving behind a wake of frozen trenches. Powerful yet super lightweight and versatile to accommodate any conditions all over the mountain. 96 mm waist is perfect to take all over the mountain and truly is a one ski quiver. Handles well on ice and powder.