2023 Elan Ripstick Tour 88 Skis
Elan Ripstick Tour 88 Skis
The Elan Ripstick Tour 88 skis are built to go farther, faster and lighter that one could ever imagine. Specifically designed for the earn your turns crowd, they tip the scales at an impressive 1330 grams at the 177-centimeter length. With skin notches in both the tip and tail, of the ski the Tour 88 matches perfectly with Elans Tour 88 skin. With Carbon Bridge technology, additional strips of Carbon run along the inside edges of the ski, providing a great deal power and grip. In additional to providing great edge hold, the Carbon and woodcore livens up the ski underfoot, and helps keep its weight feathery light. At 88 millimeters underfoot, these skis will hold their own on firmer surfaces. A Amphibio Profile is technology that integrates both rocker and camber profiles into dedicated left and right skis. Amphibio features a cambered inside edge assuring precision, edge grip and stability, while the rockered outside edge provides forgiveness, turning ease and smooth transitions. The Ripstick Tour 88 would be an ideal touring ski for New England region which does not receive hefty amounts of snow, but receives 1-3" on a semi- regular basis. The Elan Tour 88 skis will provide a versatile shape and a lightweight build for intermediate to expert skiers looking for superior performance of a freeride ski at the fraction of the weight for uphill efficiency.
- Turn radius: 14.8 meters at 156 cm, 15.6 meters at 163 cm, 6.8 meters at 170 cm, 7.6 meters at 177 cm, & 8.8 meters at 184 cm length
- Weight: 1330 grams at 177 cm
- Woodcore, Carbon Reinforcement, Fiberglass
- Carbon Bridge Technology
- Amphibio Profile
- 360 Sidewall Laminated
- Ability level: Intermediate to Expert Skiers
I would recommend going with the Regular Ripstick 88 over the tour. The 88 tour really is a touring only ski and isn't going to hold up to regular resort use as well as a regular Ripstick 88 or some of the other options you have here. For an easy turning carver I would actually recommend the Maverick 88 Ti. The thinner metal they use for the laminates cuts a ton of weight from the ski and the HRZN tips do a lot to keep things playful and nimble at slower speeds and off trail.