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Elan Unveils The New Ripstick Ski and TNT Technology for 2016/2017 Season

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Elan, an icon of innovation, technology, and top-of-the-line design, today unveils its latest masterpiece, The Ripstick.

Ripstick was created to help all skiers excel on the toughest terrain and in the most challenging conditions. This unique ski utilizes TNT technology, which combines a TubeLite Woodcore with VaporTip inserts.

“We’ve been making skis for more than seventy years and I believe that the Ripstick will make history as one the best performing skis for the most demanding terrain,” said Melanja Šober, Elan Head of Product Management. “Building off of our patented Amphibio technology, we’ve built a ski that utilizes the most forward-thinking technology, TNT, that allows skiers to take on the toughest terrain with ease.”

Designed and built with a passion for fun, Ripstick is extremely maneuverable, smooth & light and includes the following technologies:

  1. TNT TECHNOLOGY – A combination of VaporTip inserts and TubeLite Woodcore
  • VAPORTIP INSERTS: Are advanced composites integrated into the tip and tail of the ski’s core. These inserts reduce weight and vibration, dramatically improving stability and ensuring a smooth ride; even in the most demanding conditions.
  • TUBELITE WOODCORE: Tip-to-tail carbon tubes run the length of the ski’s woodcore, following the arc of the side cut providing torsional stability and powerful rebound, reducing weight without sacrificing performance.
  1. AMPHIBIO: Thanks to the Amphibio® Profile, there’s no compromise between extreme maneuverability and amazing edge grip. The result is “energy efficient” performance that encourages a proper parallel position that enhances technique and the ability of a wide range of skiers, even in the most demanding conditions.
  1. SST SIDEWALL: Skiers experience the thrill of direct power transmission from the foot to the edge thanks to vertically placed ABS sidewall material above the edges from the tip to the tail of the ski.

The Ripstick series will be available in September 2016.

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Awards: Elan has a long history of creating award winning products and technology. The Ripstick, featuring TNT technology, continues that tradition. This year Elan is pleased and honored that the Ripstick received the following prestigious accolades: Ski Magazine’s Show Stopper award (USA), Skiing Magazine’s Hot gear award (USA), ISPO Award Winner (Germany).

INFO: Elan