• Elan M02 2006

      • Review by Pippin on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        If your a beginner you have every reason to get this ski, not at the price i bought it at but cheaper. It a little on the heavy side and has little/no buttering capabilities but rides pretty much anywhere and survives to ride the next day, unlike many other skis.

        Performance

        Great performance on jumps and rails. Not your butter ski, and not for use in a powder country. Yet this as my only ski: cat skied in Copper, pow in Vermont, and pow in Quebec and of course ONTARIO ICE. Powder not being ideal for this ski, and it sinks.

        Design

        The rail built strip of metal might be a bit gimmicky, but thinking about it, it would make the slide smoother and thus less ski damage of rails. Having never slid another rail with different twins restricts my opinion to say that yes the metal strips are gimmicks, but if you've learned anything in physics, the coefficient of metal to metal is higher than ski base plastic, so in theory it should help, and hey i am riding rails perfectly fine.

        Value

        Not worth the retail price i paid, more than $600, but i wasn't paying for them and my ski shop was limited on selection. But hey they've lasted at least 2 seasons.

        Fit

        I 5'8 and riding the 171's and they feel a bit heavy, so if your using them for urban i would suggest getting the shorter size.

        Characteristics

        A bit of a stiffer ski, definitely a go for jumps. Not your butter ski, but give you a snappy stiffer flex.

        Durability

        Great durability, same pop as the first day i slapped them on. Only con is the severe chipping on the top sheet, which has no negative effect on how the ski performs or rides, and I've seen people have just spay painted over and taking off all the top sheet chips.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • M02
    • Manufacturer:
    • Elan
    • Year:
    • 2006
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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