2022 Elan Ripstick 96 Skis w/ Tyrolia Attack2 14 GW Bindings
Elan Ripstick 96 Skis with Tyrolia Attack2 13 GW Bindings
The Elan Ripstick 96 skis with bindings are a fantastic choice for skiers who are looking for a light weight, high performance setup to take them all around the mountain and beyond. For advanced and expert skiers who are looking for a ridiculously fun and versatile ski, the Ripstick 96 offers premium carving performance as well as floaty, smeary, and fun-loving attitude. For whatever type of turns you can imagine, you can likely do it on a Ripstick. Sitting in the middle of the Ripstick line, the skis boast a 96 mm waist which is about as versatile as it gets-narrow enough to get some good edge grip while remaining wide enough to float through a decent amount of fresh snow. Elan has made some nice changes for this year, including the Carbon Line Technology that bolsters the inside edge stiffness and response of the skis. Feel free to stand right on this thing, as the right/left-specific build makes it so the inside edge of the ski is stiffer and more stable than the outside. This gives the ski an incredibly smooth and round shape to them that makes the transition between turns really stand out. There's a lot to like about the asymmetry of these skis, and it happens to be that it makes a lot of sense. When paired with these bindings, you're good to go. There's a high-performance type of feel to them that most advanced and expert skiers will enjoy.
- Sidecut: 136/96/110 mm
- Turn Radius: 18 meters at 180 cm length
- Tubelite Wood Core
- Amphibio Rocker Profile
- Carbon Line Technology
- Vapor Tip
- Carbon Rods
- Weight: 1650 Grams Per Ski
- Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers
All-Mountain • Groomers
I wouldn't go against your experience on the Ripstick in favor for an unknown. I certainly liked that Unlimited 94, but the Ripstick is more versatile in an all-mountain format. The Enforcer Unlimited 94 is stiffer overall than the Ripstick, and also lighter, so that can make it a bit chatty on firmer snow, while the Ripstick remains more composed. The Elan will work great in all conditions and terrain, I'd go that route.
Unfortunately, we are sold out of all other sizes. the 188cm length is all we have left in stock.
It's doing that because we only do have the 188 in stock right now.
Between your 80 and your 104, I think the low 90's ski like a Rustler 9 makes a lot of sense. Black Crows Serpo also comes to mind--very grippy and energetic but still has enough rocker to make it fun in the trees and bumps. If you like the QST 98 look, the 2023 QST 92 is similar but narrower. Have fun!
We offer mounting as a complimentary service as part of your order. All we need to get a ski mounted is the BSL (boot sole length) of the boot being used. Once you receive the skis the bindings will need to be tested at either a local shop or resort and at that time the DIN and forward pressure will be set.
What length would you recommend for me?
Since you consider yourself advanced I would recommend the Black edition. It has a more robust build and can handle more speed and aggression than the regular 96. The regular 96 is a bit soft and you might find yourself over flexing the ski if you push it too hard.