2023 Elan Ripstick 88 Skis

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Elan Ripstick 88 Skis

The Elan Ripstick 88 Skis are the narrowest offering waist wise in the Ripstick line up. At 88-millimeters underfoot, that quick, agile and light. Built with a tubelite wood core, Elan uses carbon rods that run the length of the sides of the ski, and these energize the ski when it's in a turn, giving a ton of feedback into the next turn. The tube/rod design is a very successful use of carbon, but they do not stop there. Carbon Line technology boosts the stiffness and response of the inside edges of the ski, allowing for better grip on the groomers without adding weight. The Ripstick 88 also uses Elan's Amphibio rocker profile, placing more rocker on the outside edges and more camber on the inside edges. This creates an incredibly smooth transition between turns, with seamless maneuverability and endless fun. If you're looking for a ski that's equally at home in the bumps and trees as it is on the steeps and groomers, the Elan Ripstick 88 should certainly be on the list. You can make a huge number of different turn shapes and styles, all while keeping control and having fun. If you live and ski regularly in the Northeast and are looking for a great one ski quiver, the Elan Ripstick 88 Skis will deliver unparalleled performance time and time again.


  • Sidecut: 130/88/105 mm
  • Turn Radius: 15.4 meters at 172 cm length
  • Weight: 1550 grams at 180 cm length
  • Tubelite Wood Core
  • Amphibio Rocker Profile
  • Carbon Line Technology
  • Carbon Rods
  • Vapor Tips
  • Ability Level: Advanced Skiers
2023 Elan Ripstick 88 Skis
Are there any changes, other than graphics, to the 2023 Elan Ripstick 88? Or would I be better off to just purchase the 2022 Ripstick 88?
Question by: Dale Butchart on May 4, 2022, 8:07 PM
Hi Dale!

The only change they made for 2023 was the topsheet graphic so if you wanted to save a little money you could get the 21-22 model while it's still available.

Answer by: Chris McClelland on May 5, 2022, 3:32 PM
Hi Jeff & Bob
I am 5’9’ 170lbs and 42 years old advanced skier.. and am looking to get my first pair of skis this year ( I have always rented or borrowed).

I enjoy skiing in groomers, powder, and trees too.. hence I am looking for a very versatile pair of skis. I ski in Colorado, French Alps and South America (the benefits of having siblings living all around).

My cousin is a ski instructor in Austria, suggested to look for Elan’s products. I have always skied Salomon, Dynastar and Heads (rentals/friends), never tried Elan.
Reading reviews (great reviews from you too), I am paying attention to the Ripstick 88 and 96 (green and black).. A Wingman 86 is not as versatile as Ripstick, as its intended to be for great carving, and not so good on soft powder snow, correct?

After paying a visit to Surefooot last April 2022, and studying my stance and foot pressure, they suggested I should use 120 / 130 boots. (yes I am also shopping for boots too).

According to the above, would the Ripstick tick all the boxes? if yes, which width & high should I go to?. If not, which other brands would you suggest?

Many thanks, and looking forward to hearing from you.

Question by: Fran on Jul 26, 2022, 1:14 PM
Hi Fran!

Its going to depend on how aggressively ski on your average ski day. If you're out slashing turns and digging trenches run after run I would suggest checking out the Ripstick 96 Black Edition. Its the same shape as the standard Ripstick 96, but with extra carbon to up the performance factor. On the other hand if you don't need to keep the pedal to the metal the Ripstick 96 is a well balanced ski with a lot to offer. It certainly has a speed limit, but maneuverability, comfort, and edge hold are not lacking in the slightest with this lightweight ski. If you want a faster transition for groomers I would recommend the 88, but for all mountain performance the 96 is the way to go. For length I would recommend going a little longer with the 172's since Elans tend to be 2-4 cm shorter than advertised. If you have anymore questions feel free to give our customer service team a ring at (877) 812-6710!

Answer by: Chris McClelland (Admin) on Jul 26, 2022, 4:23 PM

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