2022 Elan Ripstick 106 Skis w/ Tyrolia Attack2 14 GW Bindings
Elan Ripstick 106 Skis with Tyrolia Attack2 13 Bindings
The Elan Ripstick 106 skis with bindings have a new twist on an already impressive design. Featuring more carbon and a fun-loving shape, the Ripstick 106 skis with bindings represent a pretty nice improvement over the skis of yesteryear. In that 106 mm waist, there are a lot of hard-chargers, but there aren't as many that are as nimble and fun-loving as the Ripstick. It's incredible how much energy Elan squeezes out of these skis, so anything from fresh corduroy to a healthy dumping of snow will be no problem for these sweet sticks. Built with a wood core and carbon reinforcements, the skis are light, snappy, and energetic. The light tips are mostly due to the vapor tip technology, and these do a great job at deflecting crud and chop, keeping the ride smooth and predictable. There's a lot to like about the soft-snow performance and a lot of it comes down to shape and profile. The Amphibio rocker profile ensures that the ski is smooth from edge to edge by rockering the outside of the ski and cambering the inside. For fresh snow, this allows for a more cohesive unit as the skis function dependently on one another rather than two separate skis. The right/left specific setup is ideal for skiers who are looking for a totally and completely unique feel in their skis. As effective as it is in the narrower skis, it's equally as impressive in the wider portion of the line as well.
- Sidecut: 143/106/120
- Turn Radius: 18.1 meters at 180 cm length
- Carbon Line Technology
- Tubelite Wood Core
- Amphibio Rocker Profile
- Vapor Tip
- Carbon Rods
- Weight: 1790 Grams per Ski
- Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers
All-Mountain • Big Mountain • Powder
Would the elan ripstick 106 be a good choice? or the black edition 106?
How would the ripsticks compare to the Nordica unlimited 104 or Hustler 11?
Am also thinking of a longer pair possibly in the 188 or 180+ range to challenge myself.
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Probably 106 black given your stats and application. They're about the same weight as the regular 106 so it just makes sense to me to go for more stability. The 106 Black is considerably more stable than the Unlimited or Hustle, but not as round a turner as the Unlimited, nor as bouncy in the powder as the Hustle. Since the Ripsticks measure about 1.5 cm short, I see no reason not to go 188. Have fun!