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18cm 12cm 8cm 128.9mm 97.3mm 114.3mm 32.5mR 52° 71mm 21mm 26° 28cm 184cm 131cm 25cm

Elan Himalaya

Brand
Elan
Model
Himalaya
Category
Touring
Weight
1584 gr
Waist
97.3 mm
Tested length
184 cm
Year
2013

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
6
5
3
1
Fri Flyt overall rating of Elan Himalaya:

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
6 / 10
Stability at speed:
9 / 10
Technical info:
Himalaya has two very distinctive features - low weight and very soft tips. We've never actually measured softer tips, and in combination with a bit of rocker, this should give good absorption. On the other hand, the steep tips can lead to sudden stops in powder if you end up leaning over too much. The shape is quite traditional, with little taper, but the turning radius is relatively long.

On snow:
This ski is nice and smooth to turn with. In hard conditions it lacks the edge grip of some of it’s competitors, but otherwise it feels stable. It floats quite well, as long as the powder doesn’t get too deep. The soft front ski does provide buoyancy, but the well-built and hard riding skier is hereby warned. Now that is a soft front ski! For lighter skiers the Elan Himalaya is a ski touring model that is less aggressive in the turns than many of its competitors.


Himalaya

Technical data:

Measured length
184 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 56531
Brand
Elan
Model
Himalaya
Produced
Slovenia
Available lengths
163, 170, 177
Contact length
131 cm
Rocker tail
28 cm
Rocker nose
25 cm
Side cut
158 cm
Taper tail
8 cm
Taper tip
18 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
12 cm
Max tail width
114.3 mm
Min waist width
97.3 mm
Max nose width
128.9 mm
Side cut radius
32.5 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
14.6 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1948 cm2
Weight
1584 gr
Relative weight
0.81 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
21 mm
Hight nose tip
71 mm
Angle tail tip
26°
Angle nose tip
52°
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.