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Elan Ripstick 116 2020
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FLOAT AND SLASH
Our widest big mountain slayer is back! Designed by our athletes and pushed by the world’s best, the Ripstick 116 floats and slashes down the world’s steepest and deepest lines.
Ripstick 116 has a tough job as Elan’s freeride flagship. It’s a hard charging big mountain freeride ski that’s sturdy, yet responsive, for top-to-bottom mountain exploring. With Amphibio profile for exceptional maneuverability and confidence at speed, the Ripstick 116 is designed for the deep pow days we all seek. These skis cut through windblown snow and crud with ease thanks to the direct power transmission of SST sidewall technology. The addition of TNT technology combines woodcore from tip-to-tail, with carbon rods along each rail and Vapor tip inserts in the tip and tail to reduce swing weight and chatter. Designed for the biggest and deepest in the backcountry, the Ripstick 116 is all about good times!
CONFIDENCE BUILDING PERFORMANCE FOR ANY SITUATION ON THE MOUNTAIN.
TNT technology is a combination of innovations that provide the best balance of lightweight construction with power and performance. TNT Technology integrates Vapor Tip Inserts into a TubeLite Woodcore. The end result is an extremely lightweight high performance ski with exceptional power, dampness and stability.
Amphibio technology is a revolutionary ski design that integrates both rocker and camber profiles into dedicated left and right skis. Amphibio skis feature a cambered inside edge assuring precision, edge grip and stability – while a rockered outside edge provides forgiveness, turning ease and smooth transitions.
The SST Construction provides quick, nimble and direct power transmission from the ski to snow as well as providing exceptional torsional rigidity.
To create the TubeLite Woodcore, two super lightweight Carbon tubes are inserted into a lightweight laminated wood core. These tubes run the length of the ski following the arc of the side cut. They provide torsional stability and powerful rebound while allowing for material reduction of the core. The result is incredible lightweight response and stability.
Vapor inserts are advanced composites integrated into the tip and tail area of the ski‘s core. These inserts reduce weight and vibration, dramatically improving stability and ensuring a smooth ride even in the most demanding conditions.
Fiberglass reinforcement optimizes the flex pattern and enhances torsional rigidity of the ski. The fiberglass is positioned either above or below the ski core and improves a skis structural integrity.