The GSX Fusion from Elan, out-distanced by the Speedzone Master, Hero Master and Dobermann in terms of pure performance, is not the most efficient ski in our review. However, a clever combination of responsiveness, fluidity and user-friendliness makes it a very engaging and enjoyable ski. It's easy to handle and intuitive, and you only need a few minutes to get to grips with it. The ski is great in all types of turn.... Read on
We’ve been reviewing Elan's SLX and GSX for several years now and each time it’s always just as enjoyable. That’s because the brand has managed to get not only the right dose of sportiness and performance in its products, but also enough friskiness to make the skis great fun to use. Like the GSX in the Giant category, the SLX stands out for its incisive and playful character. You’ll get great performance, with fast turn initiation, excellent hold in turns, good grip and powerful momentum. A short-turn ski, it’s... Read on
Elan’s Ripstick 96 is very impressive in this "All Mountain light - back" category, and just missed the top of the podium. Good (no more, no less) weight distribution, versatile, happy on all terrains, it scored well for its great responsiveness that makes it incredibly playful underfoot and great fun in the powder and soft snow. The ski is remarkably accessible, especially off-piste where its flotation,... Read on
Elan's Amphibio 16 Ti2 compensates for a slight lack of performance by its great consistency and remarkable user-friendliness. The reviewers liked the fact that they were instantly in control and that the ski was so docile. "It’s simple, the ski does everything very easily" one of the reviewers said during the PROSKILAB feedback meeting. Its behavior is very consistent at all times, including at high speeds when the Amphibio is extremely reassuring. The testers also appreciated the ski’s consistency which was "enjoyable... Read on
The Amphibio 80 Ti deserves its place in this selection of the best skis on the market. The reviewers came back enthusiastic, particularly impressed by the model’s overall accessibility and easy rotation. The ski is simple to use, enjoyable and its overdrive feature is reassuring for less experienced riders. Behaviour is globally good and consistent with really smooth carves that are very easy to initiate. There was just one small criticism; some reviewers felt that it lacked comfort and consistency in skid turns. The Amphibio 80 Ti is a ski... Read on
Elan’s Insomnia is certainly not a model you’ll fall asleep on. The ski is globally efficient, especially in long turns, where its lively and precise. The reviewers loved its strong and relatively high-strung character. In terms of comfort, there’s nothing more to say: the ski cushions the terrain well and doesn’t need much physical effort. The stiff tail makes it quite demanding though and requires careful positioning, which makes it less accessible and stopped it from getting to the top of the podium. The Insomnia well... Read on
Elan’s Ripstick 86 puts the focus on accessibility. Overall behavior is consistent and reassuring. The ski behaves well on the piste, is happy in both skid turns and carving until you reach intermediary speeds. It's easy, user-friendly and extremely forgiving. Off-piste, the Ripstick 86 will go anywhere and adores soft snow and powder. However, it's a little too flexible, hampering behavior at high speed on groomed runs and through choppy snow off-piste. This model is recommended for intermediary to good riders looking for an easy,... Read on
Incredibly accessible, easy to handle and to enter turns, very happy in skid turns, the Ripstick 86 W is a model that requires little physical engagement or technical prowess. Its behavior off-trail is very good. The ski is docile and easy to manage, even in choppy snow. On groomed runs, it’s a bit more challenging at high speed as the stiff tail tends to hamper it to some extent. It’s the ideal ski to discover the joys of milk runs with little experience and to begin exploring off-trail.