This custom, limited edition Ripstick 94 W designed by Lauren Salko, an athlete living with type 1 diabetes, is the perfect freeride tool for any adventure. 100% of the profit of each pair of her custom ski sold goes to benefit the Ohio based 501(c)(3) non-profit Children with Diabetes organization.
For this year's annual We Create skis with people who inspire, Elan designed a unique pair of skis with ski cross racer and Elan ambassador, Lauren Salko, who is an athlete living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The design emphasizes Lauren's journey with diabetes. As serious as this disease is, Lauren's life is filled with joy and adventure. Together with Lauren, we're donating 100% of the profit of each pair of her custom ski sold goes to benefit the Ohio based 501(c)(3) non-profit Children with Diabetes organization.
Performance wise, the Ripstick 94 W is the ultimate freeride set up for the softest, deepest conditions to the most variable, mixed terrain found on the mountain. With a versatile 94 mm waist, it’s wide enough to handle powder, yet narrow enough to lay trenches on the groomers. Upgraded with Elan’s most advanced asymmetrical technology, Amphibio Carbon Line, carbon rods are inserted into the extremely lightweight wood core for an exceptionally damp and stable platform that is amplified with strategically placed carbon reinforcements over the edges of the skis to power every turn with precision and perfection. Get ready for silky smooth performance across the entire mountain.
I'm excited to be part of Elan's We Create campaign for a few reasons. First, I've been racing on Elan's for the past few seasons, so I know they make mazing skis. More importantly it's a great opportunity to design a ski with a brand and people I know, that helps create awareness for two things I'm so passionate about; diabetes education and skiing. Donating the profits from the sale of my ski, helps tie both these parts of my life together and does so for a good cause.
162-172cm | 5'7” - 5'9”
170-180cm | 5'9” - 6'0”
178-188cm | 6'0” - 6'2”
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Amphibio Carbon Line Technology
Confidence Building Performance For Any Situation On The
Amphibio Carbon Line technology is a combination of innovations that provide the best balance of lightweight construction with power and performance. Amphibio Carbon Line technology elevates the asymmetrical ski design to the next level by strategically locating carbon reinforcement over the inside edges of the skis providing more power in the turn, while carbon rods inserted into the woodcore maximize weight savings and overall stability. The end result is an extremely lightweight high performance ski with uncompromised versatility and smooth performance.
Amphibio technology is a revolutionary ski design that integrates both rocker and camber profiles into dedicated left and right skis. Amphibio skis feature a cambered inside edge assuring precision, edge grip and stability - while a rockered outside edge provides forgiveness, turning ease and smooth transitions.
The SST Construction provides quick, nimble and direct power transmission from the ski to snow as well as providing exceptional torsional rigidity.
To create the TubeLite Woodcore, two super lightweight Carbon tubes are inserted into a lightweight laminated wood core. These tubes run the length of the ski following the arc of the side cut. They provide torsional stability and powerful rebound while allowing for material reduction of the core. The result is incredible lightweight response and stability.
Carbon Rods Reinforcement
Lightweight Carbon tubes inserted into the ski and run the length of the ski following the arc of the side cut. The carbon tubes provide torsional stability and powerful rebound while allowing for material reduction of the core. The result is incredible lightweight response and stability.
Vapor inserts are advanced composites integrated into the tip and tail area of the ski‘s core. These inserts reduce weight and vibration, dramatically improving stability and ensuring a smooth ride even in the most demanding conditions.
Fiberglass reinforcement optimizes the flex pattern and enhances torsional rigidity of the ski. The fiberglass is positioned either above or below the ski core and improves a skis structual integrity.