Spectrum 115

Elan Spectrum 115

Brand
Elan
Model
Spectrum 115
Category
Freeride
Manufacturer
Elan
Weight
2610 gr
Waist
114.5 mm
Tested length
193 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

8
7
6
5
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Elan Spectrum 115:

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
From time to time a super wide model with the construction of a a trail ski appears on the market. Elan Spectrum 115 is one of them. The construction is also asymmetrical, with an aluminum sandwich on the inner edge and a fibreglass construction in the upward-tilted parts. The right and left skis are therefore different. The metal construction makes this the heaviest ski in the test. Spectrum has a very stiff back ski and a traditional camber.

On snow:
A freeride ski with a touch of giant slalom. This is a Sedan among SUVs. It´s not playful and not that quick on the turn. However, it is stable enough to please the cruising enthusiast who is looking for a good time on the mountain rather than chasing deep powder and high cliffs. Spectrum 115 lies completely flat on the snow and handles unevenness well. It is important to put on the correct ski (right and left). Because it´s so predictable and safe, the Spectrum might be a little bit boring. This ski will take you safely down the mountain, but perhaps without being thrilled.


Spectrum 115

Technical data:

Measured length
193 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 87653
Brand
Elan
Model
Spectrum 115
Produced
Slovenia
Available lengths
185
Contact length
103 cm
Rocker tail
40 cm
Rocker nose
50 cm
Side cut
136 cm
Taper tail
24 cm
Taper tip
33 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
10 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
131.4 mm
Min waist width
114.5 mm
Max nose width
145.9 mm
Side cut radius
26.1 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
14.5 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2364 cm2
Weight
2610 gr
Relative weight
1.1 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
26 mm
Hight nose tip
59 mm
Angle tail tip
14°
Angle nose tip
22°
Height of camber
5 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.