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Ripstick 96 BLACK EDITION

Description:
The award-winning Ripstick series is known for being the best of both worlds: dreamy in powder and rips on the hard pack. When the state-of-the-art Black Edition carbon construction meets the Ripstick, it’s out of both worlds. The feature-loaded, cutting-edge technology found in the Ripsticks just took it up a notch in versatility and responsiveness on the new Ripstick Black Edition. The Ripstick blends the precision characteristics of all-mountain skis with a big-mountain construction. The perfect chassis wide enough to handle powder yet narrow enough to rip up the front side, just upgraded with the lightest materials, latest technology and hottest carbon reinforcement seen in a modern-shaped ski design, making it the perfect choice for any day on the mountain. By adopting the all-mountain Amphibio profile, the skis have exceptional maneuverability and edge grip on a wider platform, while the SST sidewall and TNT Technology allows for dynamic power transmission with a silky smooth ride in all conditions with playfulness and responsiveness.

Core Technologies:
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.

Profile:
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.

Construction:
The SST Sidewall Construction provides quick, nimble and direct power transmission from the ski to snow as well as providing exceptional torsional rigidity

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.

Reinforcement:
Carbon Layers provide torsional stability and powerful rebound for skiers looking for a dynamic, powerful performance that can handle the whole mountain.Vapor Tip inserts are advanced composites that are 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.

Length (cm) Radius (m) Tip (mm) Waist (mm) Tail (mm)
167 14.9 134 96 113
174 16.2 134 96 113
181 18.0 134 96 113
188 19.5 134 96 113

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