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2009 Elan SLX Waveflex Slalom Ski


Pros: Optimum flex with torsional rigidity

Cons: None

This ski is nothing short of amazing.  It's abilty to carve tight lines on icy courses while still allowing you to execute long sweeping GS turns makes it one versatile ski.  I wrote an article on it over a year ago before the Waveflex feature was added.  I'm even more enthusiastic about it now.  The 2009 model made a great ski even better.  Can't wait for the 2010 model!


Even if you're not into bashing gates, take these babies out on a groomed cruiser and lay 'em over.  You'll be astounded at the performance they deliver.


Pros: grip, smoothness, maneuverability

Cons: not much rebound, loses best touch on softer snow

Awesome maneuverability and grip but still surprisingly easy and forgiving to ski. Somebody said that skiing these is like "listening to smooth music" - that is totally correct! Very, very accurate and balanced on hardpack and ice, but the ski loses its greatest touch when the snow softens. Works also with smooth edging, if skied carefully.
Compared to others I've tried:
Much smoother and less exhausting than Atomic SL 12, more accurate and better on ice than Head Supershape. Less rebound than in those, though.
Length and radius I use:
160cm, 12.1m
My weight and length:
70kg, 171cm
2009 Elan SLX Waveflex Slalom Ski

The SLX WaveFlex™ Fusion RS is the king of slalom skis, and is supported by a wealth of technology including WaveFlex™, RST sidewall construction and a Response Frame Woodcore. Stiffer race-specific Dual Ti technology produces superior edge control and responsiveness for extraordinary precision skiing. An Isocrome topsheet rounds off the aesthetic look of the ski.

Lengths155, 160, 165, 170
Turn Radius12.9 in the 165 length
ConstructionWaveFlex™, RST sidewall construction
Core Material Response Frame Woodcore.
Binding SystemYes
Binding IncludedYes
Recommended UseSlalom racing and FUN on the groomers
Recommended BindingElan system binding
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2009
Binding Type
Recommended use
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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