Template - Technical data
16cm 3cm 16cm 122.7mm 87.5mm 115mm 21.5mR 38° 59mm 53mm 38° 15cm 181cm 149cm 17cm
Test winner

Elan Puzzle TBT

Brand
Elan
Model
Puzzle TBT
Category
Park
Weight
2011 gr
Waist
87.5 mm
Tested length
181 cm
Year
2013

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
5
5
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Elan Puzzle TBT:

9 / 10

Riding:
8 / 10
Jumps:
9 / 10
Jibs:
9 / 10
Playfull:
9 / 10
Technical info:
Elan has added Triple Base Technology (TBT) to its Puzzle model, which in theory is supposed to give catch-free rides. The Puzzle has the highest weight in the test, but it is not the heaviest in proportion to surface area. Sandwich construction and wood core.

On snow:
Elan Puzzle TBT convinces at once! Whether or not it is the Triple Base Tecnology that makes the difference; these skis are easy to maneuver, they always feel secure and turn well in varied conditions. Moreover, they perform great in the ski park.

Pros:
+ Overbeviser i hele parken

Cons:
– Ved svært høy fart og kompressjon kan skien gli litt ut


Puzzle TBT

Technical data:

Measured length
181 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 45555
Brand
Elan
Model
Puzzle TBT
Produced
Slovenia
Available lengths
166, 171, 176
Contact length
149 cm
Rocker tail
15 cm
Rocker nose
17 cm
Side cut
149 cm
Taper tail
16 cm
Taper tip
16 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
3 cm
Max tail width
115 mm
Min waist width
87.5 mm
Max nose width
122.7 mm
Side cut radius
21.5 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
7.7 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1793 cm2
Weight
2011 gr
Relative weight
1.12 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
53 mm
Hight nose tip
59 mm
Angle tail tip
38°
Angle nose tip
38°
Height of camber
9 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.