2022 Elan Ripstick 106 Skis

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Elan Ripstick 106 Skis

The Ripstick line has undergone some nice upgrades for 2022 and the Ripstick 106 model is a prime example of a modern freeride ski. Built for skiers looking for fun and excitement in softer snow conditions, the Elan Ripstick 106 skis are a perfect choice. These models are all about having fun and using the mountain as your playground. The 106 benefits from a new tip and tail shape that makes turning, smearing, and carving easier and more enjoyable. This new shape makes it easier to slide into turns while the tail is a bit straighter to accommodate a more linear finish to the turn. They're not hooky or grabby, so playfulness is certainly at a premium here with these 106's. Elan has added Carbon Reinforcement to the skis, and in true Elan form, this only takes place on the inside portions of the ski from the midpoint to the tip. They're keeping the skis asymmetrical, and this is a good thing as far as we're concerned. It makes the ski function as more of a cohesive unit rather than two independent sticks. The roundness of the overall shape and build of the ski really sets it apart from the competition. Like years past, the carbon rods and tubelite wood core carry through, and again, this is a good thing. The carbon tubes that run the length of the skis are able to do a good amount of heavy lifting in terms of energy, without weighing much themselves.


  • Sidecut: 143/106/120 mm
  • 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

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Preferred Terrain
 All-Mountain •  Big Mountain •  Powder 

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Hi there. I ski mainly in VT and have Enforcer 93s as my everyday skis. I'm looking to add a new pair of skis to my quiver that can handle powder and soft snow for trips out to Utah and for those rare powder days here on the East coast. I'm an advanced skier, but not super aggressive. Looking for a fun ski that's can float in powder, turn easily in the trees and still hold an edge on groomers. Would the Ripstick 106 be a good choice? Are there other skis you would recommend?
Question by: Alex D on Oct 16, 2020, 5:26 PM
The Ripstick 106 would be an excellent choice as a soft snow oriented ski as a compliment to your Enforcer 93. The Ripstick 106 is a very light and energetic ski that will offer great stability and float.
Answer by: Pat Kerwawycz on Oct 17, 2020, 1:43 PM
Hi guys, I am 5’10” and 200 lbs. Live in Whistler, BC and ski at an expert, aggressive level (no big airs tho :). Had a chance to try the ‘19 Ripstick 106 Black Edition in the 181cm length yesterday in conditions ranging from tight trees to semi-soft, steep bumps and loved the maneuverability and light feel with surprising stability and edge grip, particularly when initiating turns. I want to make the new ‘20 Ripstick 106 my daily driver for inbounds with a pair of Shifts to tour occasionally. Is there a huge difference between last year’s Black Edition and this year’s standard model? Would you recommend going to the 188 length in either ski? Thanks for your help!
Question by: KP on Jan 30, 2021, 12:09 PM
Hi KP,

Thank you for reaching out. The major difference in the two has to do with the carbon rods in the Black Edition that are not in the standard ripstick. That being said, Elon added more metal to the 2021 version of this ski so you end up with actually a very very similar skiing ski between the two.

Regarding sizing, I would say the ski skis a bit short however, use your opinion of the 181 you skied to dictate which size is best. If you liked the 181 than the 180 might be best for you here.

Have Fun!
Answer by: Josh Wolfgang on Jan 30, 2021, 2:37 PM
Hi SE crew,
I am a 49yo 5'9" 165 West coast skier that is currently skiing Volkl Kanjo's that are 168mm in length. I am looking to add a ski to compliment the Kanjos that will better suited for soft snow/powder, trees and all around more versatile over the entire mountain (I will be keeping the Kanjos). I was originally thinking the Ripstick 96 but then started looking at the Ripstick 106, what are your thoughts on the 96 vs 106 for my situation? And what are your recommendations on the length?
Question by: Darren S on Oct 20, 2021, 1:22 AM
Hi Darren

Both the Ripstick 96 and 106 could work well for you as a powder ski. You'll get superior float with the 106 and with the 96, you get a somewhat quicker and more maneuverable ski but with slightly worse powder performance. Either ski would be a great compliment to your Kanjos. Sticking close to the length you're used to is the way to go, and the 172cm Ripstick should suit you well. Have fun out there!
Answer by: Reuben jalbert on Oct 20, 2021, 10:35 AM
What adjustable bindings is available to fit these skis? I want both the front and back adjustable.
Question by: Wesley Wei Ye on Mar 23, 2022, 1:17 AM
HI Wesley!
We don't sell demo bindings or a system for this ski, unfortunately.
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 23, 2022, 4:36 PM
Hi guys, I am looking at the Ripstick 106 for a soft snow ski. I’m not sure about the length. I’m 66, 5’ 9” and 160 pounds. I ski at an upper-advanced level and I ski almost always at Whitefish Mountain Resort in the Flathead Valley of Montana. I am not sure between the 172 and the 180. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Question by: Dale on Jun 27, 2022, 6:39 PM
Thanks for your inquiry! Sounds good, we can help with your decision. Keep in mind, the Elan skis do tend to be about a few (cm) shorter than the listed length in comparison to other brands because of the way the rocker design is incorporated into the construction. With that being said, you are in between our sizing range suggestions at 5'9" on our sizing chart. It is recommended to consider yourself a 5'10" advanced skier on our sizing chart. The 172cm falls in the middle of the advanced category, whereas the longer 180cm falls in the middle of the export category and will provide more stability at speeds as well as float in comparison. The decision depends on your performance preference, ease of use with maneuverability or stability & float. We look forward to your order!
Answer by: Mike Aidala (Admin) on Jul 28, 2022, 10:55 AM
Hi guys! I’m looking to purchase the Ripstick 106 but I am having trouble deciding on the proper length. I’m 5’ 9”, 155 lbs and 66 years old. I ski between advanced and expert. I’m trying to decide between the 172 and 180. I like to ski fast, but not crazy fast. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Question by: Dale Butchart on Jul 9, 2022, 2:39 PM
HI Dale!
I'd lean to the 172. The skis are wide enough and stable enough to offer the proper amount of agility and flotation. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert (Admin) on Jul 12, 2022, 12:07 PM

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