2006-2007 Ski Reviews

Elan Magfire 12 & Elan Speedwave 14

Oct 5, 2006
Outside Magazine

Elan Magfire 12
Sidecut: 116/76/102
This wood core ski proved versatile and responsive. Our testers liked its medium-stiff feel and appreciated the way it absorbed bumps and crud. $829 (with bindings); elanskis.com

Elan Speedwave 14
Sidecut: 118/69/105
A corrugated titanium layer makes this wood-core ski torsionally stiff, but still soft enough longitudinally to make the ski flex. Maybe even too soft. While our testers liked the way the ski held, most thought it felt sloppy during initiation and lacked power at the end of the turn. $899 (with binding); elanskis.com

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