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Elan Amphibio16 ti2 Fusion reviews 2017

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PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

Once you've understood that this model, like many of Elan's skis, is asymmetric (you need to remember that there's a right ski and a left ski), the Amphibio 16 has many qualities.

It's first and foremost a very user-friendly ski, including for riders who don't yet master carving techniques. In effect, the ski enters turns very easily, skids very well and is smooth and comfortable in skid and slide turns (between the carve and the skid), and it forgives potential positioning faults coming out of turns.

Carving is fine. The ski is well placed on the snow and holds the turn remarkably well, mainly due to its very good grip. It's especially efficient in long-radius turns when its stability is astonishing. It can go fast as long as you don't push it too far.

To conclude, it's a very enjoyable ski, ideal for intermediate to good riders looking, above all, for facility and smoothness.

Review: Pros

  • Very user-friendly
  • Good turn performance
  • Stable
  • Good ski/snow contact
  • Does well in long-radius turns

Review: Cons

  • More limited at high speeds on hard pack

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
13.7
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
16.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
14.3
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.7
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
15.0
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8

Who's it for?

Intermediate → Good+

Manufacturer's remarks

The Amphibio 16 TI2 Fusion is the best bet for advanced to expert riders who adore radical carving on the piste as much as linking short and long-radius turns. Combining the Amphibio technology (a camber and a rocker) with the Dual Shaped Ti revolution (the skis are convex in front and concave behind), this ski makes turn entry easy and also offers better edge grip. Riders will finally be able to reach new highs but with less effort. The RST sidewalls and the Force Woodcore increase responsiveness and facilitate edge to edge, while the light DualTi (dual titanal plate) offers explosive carving.

Features of the Amphibio16 ti2 Fusion

Brand : Elan
Model : Amphibio16 ti2 Fusion
Year : 2017
Family : Cruisers
Size tested : 178 cm
Tip size : 121 mm
Waist size : 73 mm
Tail size : 104 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : Not available

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2016