2023 Elan Ripstick Tour 94 Skis
Elan Ripstick Tour 94 Skis
The Elan Ripstick Tour 94 skis fall in the middle of the Ripstick Tour line up, with a 94-millimeter waist providing a great width for all- mountain touring versatility. We like to think that the mid-90's waist width achieves "Goldilocks" levels of a one ski quiver, and Elan nailed this category in the 94. These skis has great width for both floating and carving. And thanks to its lightweight, (1490 grams at a 178-centimeter length) these skis will fly up the skin track by allowing you to use minimal effort and save your energy for the run down. With skin notches located in the tip and tail of the ski, Elan designed specific skins to match the Tour 94 dimensions, so just peel, paste and go. No cutting or trimming needed. Carbon Bridge technology has been added to Elans Amphibio profile for a smooth ride and superior edge grip on hard pack, while the tip and tail rocker provide a surfy feel in soft snow and tight spaces. The Elan Ripstick Tour 94 skis really blur the line between the Ripstick powerhouse of last season to a backcountry ninja of all trades that is equally impressive on the ascent as it is on the descent.
- Turn radius: 12.0 meters at 157 cm, 13.7 meters at 164 cm, 15.6 meters at 171 cm, 17.4 meters at 178cm, & 19.4 meters at 184 cm length
- Weight: 1490 grams at 178 cm
- Woodcore, Carbon Reinforcement, Fiberglass
- Carbon Bridge Technology
- Amphibio Profile
- 360 Sidewall Laminated
- Ability level: Intermediate to Expert Skiers
Earned backside turns then into the resort for some big ,fast, GS turns maybe even on corduroy.
Guess the new Elan RS tour maybe a good choice. At 5-6 ,120lbs with boots …what do you suggest ?
Any other ski recs…
Thanks for your inquiry.
The Elan Ripstick Tour 94 would be a fantastic choice for touring, and can be a capable ski for the resort as well. But keep in mind, any touring ski will not replace a resort ski for ripping GS turns on Cord. At your weight and height, we would recommend the 164 cm length. But something to think about... The Elan Ripstick 94 is only 80 grams more in weight that the touring version, and will offer more stability and groomer performance than the tour. This is not much of a weight difference and is also a very capable touring ski. Throw a Salomon Shift or a Marker Kingpin binding on there and you can anything you want to. The Nordica Unlimited 93 would be another suggestion as well.
As far as boots go, that a tough call because you need to buy a boot based on what fits your foot the best first, not an easy thing to just recommend on line. , That being said there are plenty of resort boots that have gone on a diet that lightweight, offer nice walk modes and blur the line between resort/BC boots. Lange, Atomic, Salomon, Technica, Dalbello just to name a few.
Hope this helps and think snow!
Ripstick 96 green vs black vs 94 tour?
Looking for a lightweight ski I can use to tour but also have a great time at resorts. Love carving and bumps, along with the steep. Probably 60% resort, 40% tour.
For some reference, I currently have the 186 brahma for ripping and 196 nordica helldarado for the deep days. 6ft 170lbs. Skied the gen one head Kore and loved the nimbleness, but felt it was lacking energy. Ski the northern rockies, storms aren't the deepest, snow is usually super light.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
I think I just answered your question, but to reiterate, I do think the 96 Green offers better stability at speed, and isn't much of a slouch when it comes to quicker turns, bumps and trees. I don't think the 188 is too long, as they tend to measure about 1.5 cm short. Have fun!