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2008 Elan Magfire 12


Pros: Great all around ski

Cons: More Speed

I picked these up prior to the 2009 season and have not been disappointed.  They handle all East Coast Skiing with ease.  Great on the curd, powder, and glades.  On the front side of things they carve well and have superior edge hold.  Speed would be the only draw back.........if they had any!

Me:  5'6" 190lbs

Other Skis:  Elan Speedwave 14 WhiteFusion
Boots: Nordica Speedmachine 130


Pros: very good edge hold, floats well, wave flex really does work!

Cons: HEAVY! top layer started peeling


Pros: Great on and off piste

Cons: Could do with a little more width in the waist for the powder

Bought these after a ski test last year. Couldnt give them back I loved them that much. For deep powder they could probably do with a little more width in the waist but god they are great for everything else. Highly reccomend them to any one and the sidecut is genorous enough to allow for a great carving ski


Pros: Waveflex really works, Edge grip, Stability, Incredible Rebound, Super Versatile

Cons: Can go off piste in bounds, but will sink in a rock in deep powder

An all-mountain carver with hard snow bias. 82 underfoot. Incredible edge grip, crudbuster, versatility abound. PNW ice+crud ripper.

The Magfire is easily my favorite on non-powder days. The amount of edge grip and stability on this thing is incredible. Railing massive GS turns on a 45 degree ice slope with nearly vertical edge angles (not bad for a ski this wide), I pushed these skis as hard as possible without finding a reasonable speed limit... which also makes one hell of a straightline rocket; they simply won't chatter. Despite being super-burly in design, they are quick and flexy enough that I was able to have fun on bumps; the waveflex technology really does work, as suspicious as I was in the beginning, I'm now sold. In addition to railing the hard and variable stuff, these Magfires are wide enough to provide some off-piste fun inbounds with loose snow and crud. The only limitation I could find of these rippers is that they sink like a rock in waist-deep powder... but on those days I'd bring something else out...


If I had a two-ski quiver, I'd take the Obsethed (powder), and this Magfire (all other conditions).


About me: 167cm 125lbs, instructor, Snoqualmie/Alpental


Other skis I've tried: Dynastar NTB '08, Salomon XW Fury '08, Scott Punisher '08, Salomon Gun '08

2008 Elan Magfire 12

The '08 Elan Fusion Magfire 12 Ski promises to be a firm favorite among adventurous skiers looking for a top performer. Crammed with all the latest technology, including Elan’s patented WaveFlex Technology, this ski delivers the ultimate skiing experience for skiers of advanced to expert ability. Characterized by the waved profile, WaveFlex technology combines a softer ski flex with enhanced torsional stiffness. This allows skiers to enjoy all the benefits of high performance precision skiing, and the smoothest ride around. Maximum versatility on and off the slopes. Features: - Fusion integrated binding system transmits the skiers energy directly to the core of the ski, enabling effortless edge hold and smooth turning - Racing sidewall construction delivers optimum edge hold from tip to tail, and direct transfer of power to the edges at high speed - Laminated woodcore delivers supreme edge-to-edge power transmission - Mono Titanium Reinforcement - Waveflex technology - Premium EL Base

Lengths160, 168, 176, 184
Turn Radius13.4 (160), 15.4 (168), 17.2 (176), 19.0 (184)
ConstructionSandwich, Sidewall
Core Material1 Layer Titanium, Woodcore
Binding SystemTyrolia Fusion Integrated ELD 12 System
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Additional InfoGeometry: 126-82-109
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Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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