Elan Ripstick 96 Skis

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Elan Ripstick 96 Skis and summarize the results below:

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Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 88 (out of 100) 
User Rating: 4.5 stars   
Expert Rating: 4.1 stars
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 6

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Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • A great mix of on-trail and off-piste performance.
  • Holds an edge, super stable and lots of pop on the groomer.
  • Can still float and smear nicely off-trail.
  • Easily maneuverable in bumps, crud and light powder.
  • A very lightweight ski so it is not hard to drive it.
  • A dream to ski on the groomers and still smooth and easy off-piste.
  • The “Ripsticks” should really be called the “Funsticks”.

Expert Reviews

  • The amphibio technology, which provides a left and right ski that has rocker on the outside of the tip and camber on the inside, makes turning almost automatic.
  • Strong edge grip when turning.
  • Powerful ski with pop.
  • Designed with input from Glen Plake
  • Playful, fun and forgiving.
  • These are a perfect one-ski quiver ski.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Good off-piste but not the best.

Expert Reviews

  • Not super floaty.
  • Loses some performance at very high speed.
  • Doesn’t prefer long radius turns.
  • Not the most stability off-piste.
  • You can overpower this ski at high speeds.

Summary:

The Elan Ripstick 96 skis are fun, playful and makes turning so easy it feels “automatic.” While the ski performs well on and off-trail, it really shines on the groomers. For those looking for the highest on-trail performance without losing the ability to go off-piste, the Ripstick 96 is a great choice.

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Note: User rankings were reviewed across the web and expert rankings were reviewed on gearinstitute, onthesnow, skiessentials.

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