Power: A+
Finesse: A+
129/82/112
15.5m @ 178cm
160,166,172,178,184
1720g @ 178cm
$500

Elan Wingman 82 Ti

Elan created the Wingman series to bridge the worlds of on-trail and off-trail skiing, planting a flagship model in both the All-Mountain East and Frontside genres. The top of the latter ladder is the Wingman 82 Cti, a strong ski with such a gentle disposition we classified as a Finesse model. Based on the TNT Technology that originated with the off-trail Ripstick series, the Wingman 82 Cti is reinforced both with a central topsheet of Titanal and twin carbon rods near the base, which mirror the shape of the sidecut. To create a step-down model, Elan eliminated the expense of the carbon rods and the cost of carving out their CNC-created channels, resulting in the Wingman 82 Ti. Drum roll, please. The Wingman 82 Ti will most likely sell for $399. That’s without a binding, but still, $399. Does it ski as well as the Wingman Cti? No, and if you’re an already skilled skier you shouldn’t spare the shekels when buying a ski you may have tor the next decade. But if you’re buying your first pair of skis after having served your time on rentals and hand-me-downs, the Wingman 82 Ti is one of the best deals you will ever find.

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    Find this ski at the following Realskiers Test Centers

  • ASPEN SKI & BOARD CO.
    1170 E. POWELL RD.
    LEWIS CENTER, OH 43035

    https://www.aspenskiandboard.com/

  • Peter Glenn Ski & Sports
    2901 W. Oakland Pk. Blvd.
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

    http://www.peterglenn.com/

  • Willi's Ski and Board
    3738 Liberty Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234

    http://www.willisSkiAndBoard.com

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