Elan Amphibio 88 Xti

3.72 / 5
Rating
Aug 15, 2013
Editors' Picks
“It won’t take a lot out of your legs to ski this light-feeling ski,” Flickinger said. “It’s really quick and forgiving in the bumps,” added Dittmar. Multiple testers noted their surprise by the Amphibio 88 XTI’s performance. At first glance, you can tell there’s something unique about this ski, thanks to two key technologies: Amphibio creates a cambered inside edge and a rockered outside edge (and a right and left ski) for better grip and control, while the visible waves in the Waveflex absorb vibration. An 88-millimeter waist along with sidewall construction, a layer of titanium and longitudinal carbon fibers in the wood core help make “the ski feel light but hold like a big ski,” according to Bristow. “It’s a little nervous at speed,” Attridge noted. “It’s a great carver at slower speeds and is easy getting into the turn,” Schlopy said. “It’s also very nimble in crud.”

Amphibio 88 Xti Specs

  • Category ALL MOUNTAIN
  • Editors' Picks
  • MSRP $ 1250
  • Price flat?
  • Gender Men's
  • Core Laminated woodcore
  • Turning radius (in m) 17.2m at 178cm
  • Lengths (in cm) 170-178-186
  • Sidecut 136-88-116
  • Rating
    3.72
  • Carving
    4.00
  • Playfulness
    4.00
  • Versatility
    3.83
  • Stability
    3.50
  • Float
    3.25
Amphibio 88 Xti - Elan
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