Slingshot

Elan Slingshot

Brand
Elan
Model
Slingshot
Category
Park
Weight
1455 gr
Waist
84.8 mm
Tested length
171 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
6
6
5
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Elan Slingshot:

3 / 10

Riding:
3 / 10
Jumps:
2 / 10
Jibs:
5 / 10
Playfull:
5 / 10
Technical info:
Slingshot is a lightweight cap ski with TBT sections at tip and tail. This can be explained by that the skis have a little rocker along the steel edges and a flat waist. Short turning radius and very light. It´s stiff from the back to the waist, with soft tips. The skis have a short setback, they are almost symmetrical, and have a lot of camber in the back.

On snow:
This is supposed to be the younger brother of last year’s test winner, but they are actually quite different. Where last year's winner was solid and playful, Slingshot does´t really excel in anything. It can work on rails, but as a park ski it doesn´t preform well.

Pros:
Lett å dra med i rotasjoner.

Cons:
Her finnes det ikke stabilitet, den blir fort svært aggresiv på skjæret og håndterer slag, ujevnheter og slusj dårlig.


Slingshot

Technical data:

Measured length
171 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 46654
Brand
Elan
Model
Slingshot
Produced
Slovenia
Contact length
142 cm
Rocker tail
15 cm
Rocker nose
14 cm
Side cut
141 cm
Taper tail
15 cm
Taper tip
15 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
3 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
3 cm
Max tail width
115 mm
Min waist width
84.8 mm
Max nose width
117.8 mm
Side cut radius
18.5 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
2.8 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1650 cm2
Weight
1455 gr
Relative weight
0.88 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
39 mm
Hight nose tip
39 mm
Angle tail tip
29°
Angle nose tip
29°
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.