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  1. S

    Elan Wingman or Other East Coast Skis for Heavyweight Adult

    Hi! I have read posts on Pugski for over a month, and have seen some Pugskis stickers on lift towers, but this is my first thread here. I'm 26, 5' 10" and now 240 lbs. I consider myself to be an East Coast expert skier and an advanced skier at Jackson Hole. I ski glades, moguls, and groomers...
  2. Marin

    Powder skis

    What would be better for Powder , Elan ripstick 86 or Head Monster 83? I am not big fan of Powder ,but like to have second pair of the skis for one of those days and do not need anything wider then 86 . Thank you .
  3. AlpedHuez

    Dedicated Left Ski and Right Ski

    I see quite a few criticisms around of skis like the Ripsticks, where reviewers wish Elan would drop the Amphibio left ski / right ski scheme. So it has me wondering if it just a criticism of the ski construction itself as needlessly gimmicky, or more generally, about forcing skiers to put a...
  4. T

    Ripstick + Depleted Uranium

    I love my new Ripstick 88s (179): very playful, light weight, soft flex, but can still somehow hold an edge and arc turns. I had an interesting day at Baker last time up. Conditions were a thin layer of refrozen melt on top of 4 inches of new snow on top of hard chalk. I started the day on my...
  5. Tricia

    Reports from the Floor Outdoor Retailer 2020

    @Philpug and I arrived in Denver last night, picked up our credentials and took a sneak peek while exhibitors were setting up. We're hitting the ground running this morning and will be reporting from the floor. Stay tuned. *when this thread is opens this morning, the other two threads will...
  6. Philpug

    Individual Review Sneak Peek: 2021 Elan Ripstick RC ProtoType

    We are starting to see some of the 2021 gear trickle out either in the consumer graphics or in this case a "prototype" graphic that is supposed to create some buzz. Well, advertiser Elan just sent me one such pair. Elan is sticking to its guns with the Amphibio construction with these new...
  7. Philpug

    Elan and Pugski.com Contest!

    The sport of skiing is something the entire family can enjoy, and the team at Elan wants to help your kids ski better, faster! This winter, you have a chance to win FREE SKIS from Elan for the junior skier or skiers in your family. All you need to do is capture a photo that depicts what skiing...
  8. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison Elan Wingman 82 CTi vs Wingman 86 CTi

    More than a few testers and readers have demoed these new halo skis from Elan’s Wingman collection and returned very impressed. I was wondering how to do Cage Matches with them, which skis I wanted them to go against and which skis people would be comparing them against, and then it hit me...
  9. Tricia

    Extreme Alpinist Davo Karničar Passes in a Tree Cutting Accident

    Elan skis produced this article just days before Davo met an untimely death in a work related accident Down the Mountain on His Skis August 14, 2019 ^^^This is a really interesting read ^^^ Just days later he was involved in a tree cutting incident and succumbed to his injuries. Davo was...
  10. Ron

    Comparison Review Ron’s 2020 Reviews 89mm and Narrower: The Way I Ski It

    Augment All Mountain 88 Dimensions: 126.5-88-112.5 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 163, 171, 179, 187 Size tested: 179 Design: All New Move over, Stöckli -- yep, I said it! The brand formerly known as Croc is now Augment, but its skis are still made in Austria. This a skier's' ski: superb, exacting...
  11. Philpug

    Press Release: Glen Plake Signs with Elan for Another Three Years

    Elan on Instagram: We're excited to announce that "Always Good Times" will continue with Glen Plake and Elan Skis for another 3 years! For 12 seasons, Glen has been an integral part of Elan's success, helping innovate world class skis and serving as the best ambassador to the sport of skiing...
  12. Tony S

    Comparison Review Thumbnail Reviews from the Not-on-Mother's-Day Gathering at A-Basin

    It appears that all the insider Pugs have been given the green light by the Powers That Be to let loose with their reviews of 2020 model year skis, so I figured I'd pile on with some quick notes on skis Phil and Tricia were nice enough to lay out in Colorado a few weeks ago. Conditions: I would...
  13. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 Elan Ripstick 88 Review featuring Glen Plake

    This week on Chairlift Chat we review the Elan Ripstick 88 with Glen Plake! Super fun ski, we had a blast skiing and chatting with Glen.
  14. Dwight

    Business simulation

    You have an opportunity to sell brand new skis and ski boots to the beginner market. In the past you have sold Elan, Fischer and Alpina. Going forward Elan probably still makes good business sense, maybe even Fischer of skis too. What would you do for boots? How many brands would you carry...
  15. Dwight

    Name the manufacturer

    Anyone know who makes the Traverse skis?
  16. Dwight

    Glen Plake Brings Back the Down Home Tour

    YESSSSSSSSSSS! https://www.snewsnet.com/press-release/glen-plake-brings-back-the-down-home-tour-to-small-ski-areas-in-the-us Begunje, Slovenia (Nov. 13, 2018) – Elan Skis, handcrafted skis 100% made in the Alps for over 70 years, is thrilled to announce that long time Elan athlete and ski...
  17. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2019 Head Kore 105 vs 2019 Elan Ripstick 106

    Here is a Cage Match that could have happened last year, but no one requested it. It is hard to argue with what Head is doing right now. It is hitting on all cylinders, and the Kores are no exception. Head has been able to produce a light yet powerful ski with the Kore, and it’s a winner ... but...
  18. G

    Elan Black Edition Ripsticks Skis

    It looks like Elan has a Black Edition 96 Ripstick coming out for this ski season. Has anyone had a chance to try it out yet? I have been curious if Black Edition is going to be available on Ripstick 106 in future. I really enjoyed the Ripstick 96 and 106 on Demo day last year. The Ripstick...
  19. Philpug

    Welcome Elan Skis as a sponsor

    We were smitten with the SLX and GSX last year at SIA and had them as Best in Show; that enthusiasm carried over this year with those also being Tester's Choice winners for this coming season. Look for their ads and contact @dawgcatching, who is an Elan dealer and will be able to help you with...
  20. Pugski Test Team

    2019 Elan

    Elan SLX SL Dimensions: 121-68-104 Radius: 14/[email protected] Sizes: 155, 160, 165, 170 Size tested: 165 Design: Carryover/NGT Drahtguy Kevin: (From last year) A dual-radius ski (14/12m) with tons of personality, the Elan SLX was super easy to turn with energy to burn in about any shape you want...