Most of Elan’s 20/20 collection is comprised of returning veterans, with one notable exception. Wingman is a new series that blends design features from both Elan’s Ripstick and Amphibio collections to create a niche clan of narrow all-terrain skis. The premise behind Wingman is that too many skiers choose too wide a ski as their everyday ride, considering that they still spend the bulk of their time on trail.
Our testers found a lot to admire about the new Wingman group, which hits a variety of price points, starting at the Wingman 82 Ti, which at only $399 offers the best cost/value relationship on the current market.
Also new for 2020 is the Ripstick 88, which replaces the Ripstick 86 with the richer design of the wider Ripsticks. The Ripstick 88 provides another stellar example of an off-trail design that continues to shine even when it’s skinny enough to serve as an everyday carver.