A perennial favorite of magazine testers and professional skiers alike and known for its stable, powerful feel, the new Ripstick 96 Black Edition from Elan is ready to over-deliver on its promise to skiers looking for the ultimate, all-condition freeride ski. Get ready for a tactical freeride.
Ripstick 96 Black Edition exhibits an uncanny blend of versatility and stability to conquer any conditions the mountain has to offer. On hardpack, it performs smooth and confident like an all-mountain ski, while in soft snow, it floats and slashes like a big-mountain ski.
The Tubelite Woodcore, featuring, two carbon rods following the sidecut has been enhanced with new QuadRod Technology; two additional carbon rods located in the tip and tail, for elite power transmission with a balanced feel.
Carbon Line, a mesh carbon weave located along the inside edges of the tip and tail are bonded by an additional layer of carbon under the binding for superior smoothness and promotes a natural flex pattern for intuitive power transfer with ease.
Both technologies amplify our asymmetrical Amphibio profile to bring exceptional edge grip and maneuverability to our most versatile shape. All the tech is wrapped in a tactical-looking black-on-black camo wrap, giving this all-terrain weapon a sophisticated, stealthy, look and feel.
- All-mountain footprint
- Best combination of flotation and edge grip
- Most versatile performance in any conditions
- Premium materials and technology
- Expert skiers that ski wherever the snow is best
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