2015 Elan Amphibio 88 XTI ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its Frontside Category.
What sets the Amphibio 88 apart from other skis is that a cambered inside edge and a rockered outside edge creates a right and left ski. “I attribute this unique rocker to making the ski both easy to turn and get on edge,” says Attridge. Elan says this technology offers edge grip and control, while the visible waves in Waveflex absorb vibration. Testers scored it highest for carving and stability. “Here’s an excellent turning ski,” says Phillips. “It starts turns with very little effort and holds solid from beginning to the end of the turn.” Other details include a more all-mountain skiing oriented 88-mm waist along with a sidewall construction, a layer of titanium and longitudinal carbon fibers in the wood core for torsional rigidity.