Description The Elan Ripstick 106 Skis are one of the most versatile all mountain tools we've come across in years. Adept at both short and long radius turns, on anything from ice to boot top pow, the Ripstick 106 simply did it all, and wasn't picky about balance point (it worked best if skied from a centered stance, but responded well to tip pressure and seldom lost its composure even when skied "backseat"). The Amphibio profile may sound like something out of Bladerunner, but we assure you it works like a charm. If a do-it-all freeride ski is in your future, you'd be making a mistake not to consider the Ripstick 106.
Rocker Type Amphibio Profile: The Amphibio profile is a revolutionary ski design that integrates both rocker and camber profiles into dedicated left and right skis. Amphibio skis feature a cambered inside edge assuring precision, edge grip, and stability while a rockered outside edge provides forgiveness, turning ease and smooth transitions.
Core - TNT Technology: Elan’s unique TNT technology is a combination of innovations that provides the best balance of light weight construction with power and performance. The core of the TNT Technology is the Tubelite Wood Core with carbon rods along the edges of the ski, combined with Vapor Tip Inserts. The end result is an extremely lightweight high performance ski with exceptional power, cushioning and stability. - Tubelite Wood Core: To create the TubeLite Wood Core, two super lightweight Carbon tubes are inserted into a lightweight laminated wood core. Measuring 5mm in diameter and hollow in their construction, these tubes run along the length of the ski following the arc of the side cut. They provide torsional stability and powerful rebound while allowing for material reduction of the core. The result is incredible lightweight response and stability.
Laminates - Vapor Tip Inserts: Vapor Tip inserts are advanced composites that are integrated into the tip and tail area of the ski‘s core. These inserts reduce weight and vibration, dramatically improving stability and ensuring a smooth ride even in the most demanding conditions. - Fiberglass: Fiberglass reinforcement optimizes the ?ex pattern and enhances torsional rigidity of the ski. The fibers are positioned either above or below the ski core and improve the ski’s structural integrity.
Sidewalls SST Sidewall Construction: The SST Sidewall Construction provides quick, nimble and direct power transmission from the ski to snow as well as providing exceptional torsional rigidity.
Base Sintered UHMW Base
Additional Features Climbing Skin Notch at Tail
Binding Compatibility A brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width is ideal.
Specs - Terrain: All Mountain, Big Mountain - Ability Level: Advanced/Expert - Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker - Turning Radius: Medium - Core Laminates: Carbon, Composite, Wood - Tail Type: Flat