If powder is what you are looking for, the Elan Ripstick 106 21/22 will serve you well in the backcountry! The Ripstick 106 21/22 is 100% freeride and floats superbly in the deep powder. But if you occasionally make some turns on the piste that is no problem for the Ripstick 106 21/22. The Ripstick 106 21/22 will deliver nice round, wider carved turns on piste and makes sideslipping turns just as easily.
Speeding through tracked snow is what little skis do better than the Ripstick 106 21/22. The Ripstick 106 21/22 has lots of stability and excellent absorption of irregularities in the terrain, a nice rocker construction and a very nice flex. The Elan Ripstick 106 21/22 will bring maximum fun off piste and solid performance on piste.
Elan says about the Ripstick 106 21/22
The Ripstick 106 is the ultimate freeride ski for any terrain. From boundary line to base lodge, peak to parking lot, and trailhead to tailgate this ski excels in all conditions. No wonder it's Glen's favorite ski from the Elan collection!
There's a fine line to walk when building your freeride quiver - the widest skis lack performance on hardpack, while narrower skis don't offer enough floatation, causing you fall behind your buddies on deep days. The Ripstick 106 with Amphibio Carbon Line Technology is the solution, as it's the perfect width for a one-ski quiver and offers an unmatched duo of grip and floatation. It's built for skiers seeking exceptional performance while exploring the entire mountain. It's a smooth ride no matter where you take it - front side, steeps, trees, or exploring untouched terrain, this lightweight versatile ski is up for any challenge. Amphibio profile, Carbon Rods, and SST Sidewall supply the perfect blend of power, smoothness, maneuverability, and precision. It's hard to argue with Plake: “This is the one ski I can take anywhere in the world and trust it in any condition.”