Boomerang

Elan Boomerang

Brand
Elan
Model
Boomerang
Category
Freeride
Manufacturer
Elan
Weight
2410 gr
Waist
119.5 mm
Tested length
190 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

3
3
5
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Elan Boomerang:

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
6 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
The first edition of Boomerang was the predecessor to many of today's powder skis, with rocker and taper combined with moderate mid waist and traditional setback. Elan is now relaunching it as a symmetric twintip ski. In addition, you get the Norwegian invention “Triple Base Technology”: The base is folded up on the sides at both tip and tail. The effect is equivalent to having long rocker along the edges and short rocker at the waist, which is why we give two different rocker values. It has shorter radius in the back ski in order to implement the 5 cm setback on a symmetrical ski. The back ski is soft and the camber is traditional.

On snow:
The new Boomerang is a pretty large ski, but not as much of a big mountain ski as its predecessor. It turns effortlessly down the trail, but we would have liked to see easier skidding in powder compared with the other skis in the test. After all, the TBT technology is partly there to prevent that the skis get caught up. We didn’t notice this. Boomerang has some new measurements, but we would have liked to see even more float, speed and maneuverability.


Boomerang

Technical data:

Measured length
190 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 33544
Brand
Elan
Model
Boomerang
Produced
Slovenia
Available lengths
180
Contact length
82 cm
Rocker tail
50 cm
Rocker nose
58 cm
Side cut
120 cm
Taper tail
35 cm
Taper tip
35 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
4.5 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
2.5 cm
Max tail width
141 mm
Min waist width
119.5 mm
Max nose width
141.3 mm
Side cut radius
23.3 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
0.3 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2387 cm2
Weight
2410 gr
Relative weight
1.01 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
57 mm
Hight nose tip
59 mm
Angle tail tip
22°
Angle nose tip
21°
Height of camber
6 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.