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Elan Ripstick 96 Black Edition Skis · 2023 · 188 cm

ID #6538080

$849.95

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This product is great for the skier who wants one ski to do it all! Wide enough to float when there is some powder, yet narrow enough to carve easily on the slopes. It is a pretty light ski, and the extra carbon rods in the Black edition help to eliminate any chatter in the tip. I would recommend this to skiers who want a ski that can do it all for the east coast, or a mid-fat ski for the west coast as part of a quiver of skis. This ski is so nice for me in the trees and can handle just about anything! I took these to Jay Peak in Vermont after some fresh snow and they performed really well!

Ideal for
  • Extremely versatile for almost any skiing conditions
  • Easy turning making it very nimble
  • Stiff enough not to chatter at higher speeds
Not ideal for
  • Not the best for very icy conditions

A perennial favorite of magazine testers and professional skiers alike and known for its stable, powerful feel, the new Ripstick 96 Black Edition is ready to over-deliver on their promise to skiers looking for the ultimate, all-condition freeride ski.

Ripstick 96 Black Edition exhibits an uncanny blend of versatility and stability to conquer any conditions the mountain has to offer. On hardpack, it performs smooth and confident like an all-mountain ski, while in soft snow, it floats and slashes like a big-mountain ski. The Tubelite Woodcore, featuring, two carbon rods following the sidecut has been enhanced with new QuadRod Technology; two additional carbon rods located in the tip and tail, for elite power transmission with a balanced feel. Carbon Line, a mesh carbon weave located along the inside edges of the tip and tail is bonded by an additional layer of carbon under the binding for superior smoothness and promotes a natural flex pattern for intuitive power transfer with ease. Both technologies amplify our asymmetrical Amphibio profile to bring exceptional edge grip and maneuverability to our most versatile shape. All the tech is wrapped in a tactical looking black-on-black camo wrap, giving this all-terrain weapon a sophisticated, stealthy, look and feel.

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4.98 average rating

Ski length (cm)188 cm
Age GroupAdult
GenderMen's
Includes bindingsNo
Model year2023
Ski typeAll Mountain, Big Mountain
Skill levelAdvanced, Expert
Rocker profileRocker/Camber/Rocker
Tail profileFlat
Tail width (mm)110
Tip width (mm)136
Turning radius (m)19.5
Waist width (mm)96
Core/LaminatesCarbon, Wood

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Andrew McFarland owns this product
This product is great for the skier who wants one ski to do it all! Wide enough to float when there is some powder, yet narrow enough to carve easily on the slopes. It is a pretty light ski, and the extra carbon rods in the Black edition help to eliminate any chatter in the tip. I would... Read more
Ideal for
  • Extremely versatile for almost any skiing conditions
  • Easy turning making it very nimble
  • Stiff enough not to chatter at higher speeds
Not ideal for
  • Not the best for very icy conditions
Reviewed by:
Andrew McFarland
Ski Expert

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