As a true all-mountain ski, the Ripstick 86 is the missing link between off- and on-piste and adresses the needs of riders who prefer a more buttery feel in a ski, compared to the Amphibio all-mountain series. Inheriting the tech pedigree from its larger brothers, it's confident off-piste, but can handle the piste in all snow conditions, especially at the end of the day, when it can get bumpy out there. With Elan's unique tech - Amphibio and mountain rocker profile, this narrower Ripstick is super agile, but still smooth and comfortable. The secret lies in the innovative TNT Technology for a snappy and lively feel, while the SST sidewalls complement the core for a direct transmission of power to the edge. The Ripstick 86 is the ultimate resort SUV from off-piste to on.
Elan’s unique TNT technology is a combination of innovations that provides the best balance of light weight construction with power and performance. The core of the TNT Technology is the Tubelite Wood Core with carbon rods along the edges of the ski, combined with Vapor Tip Inserts. The end result is an extremely lightweight high performance ski with exceptional power, cushioning and stability.
The Amphibio profile 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 Sidewall Construction provides quick, nimble and direct power transmission from the ski to snow as well as providing exceptional torsional rigidity.
Tubular Wood Core
To create the TubeLite Wood Core, two super lightweight Carbon tubes are inserted into a lightweight laminated wood core. Measuring 5mm in diameter and hollow in their construction, these tubes run along 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.