Elan 888 ALU Skis

SKU: 37603

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The Elan 888 is a beefy directional free ride ski (not a twin tip) for advanced to expert skiers. At 88mm underfoot, on the west coast (here in utah) this would be an all mountain (sometimes powder but mostly groomed) ski, but it will definitely haul pretty darn fast on anything. Its got a great shape for carving and is pretty stiff for stability and confidence nuking down the front side and tip rocker for floating down the back side.

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Ski Sizing
       
Height (in) Beginner (cm) Intermediate (cm) Advanced (cm)
3'-3'1" 65-74 - -
3'2"-3'3" 75-79 - -
3'4"-3'6" 80-84 - -
3'7"-3'8" 85-94 - -
3'9"-3'10" 95-104 105-109 -
3'11"-4' 105-109 110-114 115-119
4'1"-4'2" 110-114 115-119 120-124
4'3"-4'4" 115-119 120-124 125-129
4'5"-4'6" 120-124 125-129 130-134
4'7"-4'8" 125-129 130-134 135-139
4'9"-4'11" 130-134 135-139 140-144
5'-5'1" 135-139 140-144 145-149
5'2"-5'3" 140-144 145-149 150-159
5'4"-5'5" 145-149 150-154 155-165
5'6"-5'7" 150-154 155-159 160-169
5'8"-5'9" 155-159 160-164 165-175
5'10"-6' 160-164 165-169 170-185
6'1"-6'2" 165-169 170-174 180-195
6'3"-6'4" 170-174 175-185 190-200
6'6" + 180 + 185 + 200 +

This chart provides a range of sizes suffice for skiers based on their height and ability level. Remember, there are lots of different styles of skis these days, so even though the ski fits into your size range, it may not be the ski for you. Use our Ski Selector if you have any doubts or questions, for a more catered list of skis that will make you the best skier on the mountain.

Elan 888 ALU Skis 159cm   +$199.00
Elan 888 ALU Skis 159cm
    Your Height: 5'4, 5'6, 5'8
  • Ski Size: 159cm
  • Ski Turn Radius: 16.8m
  • Ski Sidecut: 128-88-108mm
  • SKU: 37604
  • Weight (lbs): 7.30
 


Price as configured: $0.00-2

Description

Details

Wood Core: The standard core which has throughout time provided the best performance and durability. Each model may have it's own density level to help define flex and maximum speed but every wood core ski will be solid.

Ideal Target Skier: Weekend Warrior/Charger: These skiers were once upon a time ski bums, or very proficient skiers in college, then landed an internship that led to a 70 hour work week and a spouse and 2.5 kids. They are still great skiers, and ski hard every chance they get on steeps, moguls, powder... whatever they can get their hands on.

Tip Rocker: This refers to the early rising of the tip to get the ski on top of the soft snow, rather than pushing through it. When the skis are held with the bases together, it will look like the tips are bent, and spread away from eachother. Tip rocker also helps skiers pivot the skis, making tight trees remarkably easy, and gives the ski a surf-like feel.

Speed: Very Fast: Skiing at this speed means keeping up with the best skiers on the mountain, while still maintaining control.

Tail Rocker: Just like Tip rocker, but in the tail, this feature allows the tails of the skis to release easier from the turn to give the skier the ability to turn the skis quicker in tight spots. It also allows skiers to dump speed by forcing the tails out and sliding sideways. The effective edge is reduced because of the tail rocker, so the skis will also be easier to control when forced to ski on the groomed slopes.

Sandwich Construction (SW): SW means that the sides of the skis are a vertical wall rather the the rounded Cap construction forund on most skis. Since none of the skis material needs to be exerting force maintaining shape at the edges, SW skis are stiffer than their Cap counterparts. Most people find SW skis to be damper, that is more glued to the snow, superior at high speed GS turns and top notch at busting through crud or choppy snow.

Expert Binding Choices: Some of the binding options (i.e. the Head GTO 15) available for this ski have high din ranges that start at 8 or 9. A very small percentage of skiers will be suitable for these bindings. If you know that you usually set your din at 8 or above, you are in the clear for a high din binding. Otherwise, those bindings are for EXPERT SKIERS ONLY!

Additional Info

Ability Level Advanced, Expert
Gender Men's
Terrain Type All Mountain
Model Year 2013
Waist Width Range 80-89mm
Includes Ski Bindings No
Twin Tip No
International Availability-Prices USD United States, Canada, Australia/New Zealand/Chile/Argentina, UK, Ireland, Japan
Core Wood
Construction Sandwich
Base Sintered
SKU 37603
Country of Manufacturer Slovenia
Warranty Manufacturers one year standard warranty

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