When Elan engineers finished their project and the Voyager skis were ready to get their first taste of snow, they had to pass one last stress test. First they had to travel to the resort town of Zermatt in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn. That part was no problem since the skis were made for traveling. But the next test would be much more demanding. At 3000 meters above the sea, the skis were given to Filip Flisar, one of the world’s best ski cross racers, to thoroughly test their resilience, functionality, and reliability. The former World Champion and World Cup champion is known for being hard on his ski gear and for being a perfectionist who leaves nothing to chance. He was more than a little surprised when he got a pair of skis that fold in the middle, but when he heard that confident click that marks the skis folding out to their full length, he could not help smiling at the coming challenge. And then it begun.
Short turns extended into longer ones, the speed went up, the jumps kept getting bigger, and the forces kept increasing. Filip shows no mercy for his sports equipment and always expects the best, and the Voyager held true, without a hitch. “I am very surprised with the ride and performance of the Voyager. In fact I can’t feel any difference with classic skis,” reported Filip. As a last test Filip thought up the ultimate test of power and resilience. He put on the skis and stepped onto two wooden blocks, one under the tips and one under the tails, with the middle of the skis suspended in mid-air. And then he started furiously jumping up and down as only he can. The skis passed this test without a problem. The results of the test can be summarized into a single sentence: “If Filip Flisar can’t destroy the Voyager, nobody can!”