The Elan Ripstick Tour 88 W is the ski that the touring world has been waiting for. 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 us 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, we’ve assured this is the perfect combination of weight to performance ratio for all skiers, in any conditions found in the backcountry.
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