Ripstick 116

Elan Ripstick 116

Brand
Elan
Model
Ripstick 116
Category
Freeride
Weight
1840 gr
Waist
114 mm
Tested length
185 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
5
5
3
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Elan Ripstick 116:

6 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
6 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
Ripstick 116 is the lightest ski in the test. Elan calls it a TNT construction with carbon strings. This is also the only model in the test that has a defined left and right ski. Our test ski was mounted quite far in front (6 cm behind the midpoint). Consider mounting the bindings 3 cm behind what is recommended (9 cm behind the midpoint). Ripstick 116 combines a large and soft front ski with a lot of rocker.

On snow:
Ripstick 116 really wants to turn, bordering on the neurotic. The mounting on the ski we tested made it a little difficult to maneuver at high speed. We also think that the weight contributed to the shaky feeling. The construction is very light in this company. Ski touring bindings might be an alternative as the ski comes with skin fasteners at the back. But it works fine once you find its ideal speed, both on and off the groomed trail.


Ripstick 116

Technical data:

Measured length
184 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 45533
Brand
Elan
Model
Ripstick 116
Produced
Slovenia
Available lengths
193
Contact length
88 cm
Rocker tail
36 cm
Rocker nose
60 cm
Side cut
127 cm
Taper tail
28 cm
Taper tip
29 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
10 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
6 cm
Max tail width
131 mm
Min waist width
114 mm
Max nose width
146 mm
Side cut radius
21 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
15 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2242 cm2
Weight
1840 gr
Relative weight
0.82 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
32 mm
Hight nose tip
65 mm
Angle tail tip
17°
Angle nose tip
23°
Height of camber
2 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.