Black Diamond Helio 116 vs Elan Ripstick 96 Black Edition

  • Great for all-mountain skiing
  • Light and easy to ski
  • Good edge control
  • Chip easily on top sheet
  • Float well in powder
  • Great for intermediate skiers
  • Excellent control on groomers and in the trees
  • Good for powder skiing
  • Needs a partner to ski backcountry safely
  • Backcountry skiing can be challenging without local knowledge


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