The Ripstick 96 is a special ski. Few sticks can offer the same range of versatility. It's powerful, precise, charges hard through choppy snow and icy groomers alike, yet can be relaxed and non-demanding enough for everyday riding. The Elan Ripstick 96 Black Edition Skis keeps that same core philosophy, but turns up the volume a little bit. In addition to the more serious topsheet, the Black Edition features an extra dose of carbon for added stiffness and top-end speed. It's a powerful all-mountain machine for demanding skiers to pick up any day in any conditions. And it's so lightweight you wouldn't be bummed at all if you tossed a pair of hybrid touring bindings on to craft a do-it-all weapon for technical backcountry lines.