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Elan Ripstick Tour 88 W (Backcountry Touring Ski 2021/2022)

Product Summary

The Elan Ripstick Tour 88 W is the perfect tool during both downhill rides and steep ascents. Thanks to its low weight, the ski is easy to master even on longer trips. The Elan Ripstick Tour 88 W's full retail price is €599.95. The Ski costs roughly €30 more than the average price of all Backcountry Touring Skis, making it an upper mid-range model. Skilled skiers will enjoy both relaxed cruising and pushing the ski to its limit. The Backcountry Touring Ski prefers perfectly groomed runs over fresh powder. However due to its medium-width waist, this ski is also a good shout for riders who like to venture off piste from time to time. Available lengths for the ski are ranging between 156 and 177cm.

The ski in details

Lightweight, floaty, fast, stable, strong, and versatile - all at the same time.

Designed by Female freeride athletes and guides demanding perfection everywhere they go, it's ground-breaking construction has allowed Elan to drop the weight to a minimum and push performance to the maximum, while maintaining a playful feel for all aspects of the journey. This 88 mm waisted ski is very light and easy to maneuver, yet deftly capable, making it a true modern touring ski.

The touring segment is the trend in alpinism; combining light equipment that performs in powder and remains stable in variable conditions found in the backcountry is essential. The Ripstick 88 Tour W is the perfect waist width to feel confident on descents and narrow enough for comfortable, long uphill ascents, making it the sweet spot for touring skis. At approximately 1170 g per ski, we've targeted the optimal weight for women's touring skis, without sacrificing downhill stability and performance. With carefully designed CARBON BRIDGE TECHNOLOGY, we implemented a carbon rod reinforcement to connect the energy of the ski for a smooth feel with playful rebound. The length of the reinforcement is designed to exact measures to reduce vibration and tip chatter. A reduced sidewall shape gives the ski a unique look with functional weight reduction, while full sidewalls increase edge pressure and contact. With a freeride profile and shape, Elan has assured this is the perfect combination of weight to performance ratio for all skiers, in any conditions found in the backcountry.

Technologies

  • Amphibio Profile
  • Carbon
  • Fiberglass
  • Tubelite Woodcore
  • Carbon Bridge Technology
  • 360° Sidewall

Ski review Elan Ripstick Tour 88 W

At the 2021/2022 ski test the skis in the category „Touring Skis Ladies“ were closely evaluated on the Mölltal Glacier. Tester's opinion: "The “Elan” was unbeatable this year, with sensational ratings in all areas he made the leap to the top. The handling of the skins and the perfect skiing characteristics, especially with short turns, left an excellent overall impression. A casual touring ski!" >> Click here for the detailed review with all tested models!

Handling, skins8.8 / 10
Long turns8.3 / 10
Short turns8.7 / 10
Running smoothness8.3 / 10
Physical effort8.3 / 10
Overall impression8.8 / 10
Total51.2 / 60

Rating: excellent

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Facts

Season 2021/2022
Season start: 2021
Season end: 2022
Category Backcountry Touring Ski
Suggested Retail Price 599.95 €
Lady Ski

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Terrain

Slope
60%
Powder
40%

Skill Level

1 = Newbie, 10 = Pro
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Available lengths

Length (cm)Radius (m)Sidecut (mm)
156
48.56 ft
127
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88
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105
163
51.18 ft
127
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88
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106
170
55.12 ft
128
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88
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107
177
57.74 ft
128
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88
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108