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Elan Spectrum 105 ALU

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Freeriding the Elan Spectrum 105 ALU skis 2016

Dimensions:

Length (cm): 173, 180, 187
Sidecut (mm): 142-105-120
Radius (m): 16.5, 18.1, 20.3


Characteristics:

Terrain: 20% piste - 80% off piste
Discipline: freeride
Skier level: advanced - expert
Stability: very good
Floatation: excellent
Profile: rocker - camber

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Freeride ski Elan Spectrum 105 ALU 2016

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€ 630.00

 

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Heyman's review: Advanced freeride skier

Advanced level skier
Heyman's rating of this ski:

4 stars


 Considering his skiers profile:

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Reviewer Heyman

"What I look for in my ultimate freeride ski is plenty of float, maneuverability and playfulness. And you should be able to lay some trenches on the slopes as well. Weight reduction is all important for easy turning in difficult circumstances."

 SkillsLevel 13
 FitnessLevel 7
 SpeedLevel 12
 Length:178 cm
 Weight:85 kg

 


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1. Liberty Double Helix
Freeride ski Liberty Double Helix 2015

 

2. DPS Wailer 112 RP2 Pure3
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3. Line Mr. Pollard's Opus
Freeride ski Line Mr. Pollard's Opus

 

To all my reviews

 

Very good flat tail freeride ski


The Elan Spectrum 105 Alu is a freeride ski that performs well anywhere on the mountain. Whether you want to ski next to the piste, plunge into powder snow, swerve through the trees or make big carve turns on-piste, it all suits the Spectrum 105 Alu very nicely. The flat tail ensures stability at high speed and a good on-piste performance. Most skis that have a shovel this wide, are susceptible to heavy tip vibrations. Not the Spectrum 105 Alu. You would think that the flat tail would make it difficult to turn in deep snow, but it's not. Therefore this ski deserves a 4 star rating.

Different left and right ski

Elan has put its celebrated Amphibio technique in the Spectrum series as well. That means that the left and right ski are different in shape. The tip and tail have rocker on the outside and camber on the inside of the ski. That makes the ski very easy to turn whithout loosing edge grip. That must be the reason why the Spectrum 105 Alu carves so well on piste and at the same time is easy to steer in powder snow.

Elan about the Spectrum 105 Alu

"Skiing in deep fresh snow is the ultimate skiing pleasure. It is skiing at is roots. The Spectrum 105 Alu is the choice for these kinds of conditions. Alu Blade technology provides lightweight, responsive stability. Functioning like an arrow with its Diamond tip technology this ski easily floats through powder. And Amphibio® profile, with its cambered inside edge and rockered outside edge ensures effortless turns and handling. This ski can be used with fixed or heel flexible binding systems. Spectrum 105 Alu is a responsive and dynamic ski created for pure big mountain adventure.", says Elan. This certainly is a great top to bottom ski. Also a ski, with the exception of icy conditions, you might enjoy every day. A one ski quiver.

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