Pros: Traditional Camber, Torsional Rigidity, Adjustable Bindings
Cons: SInks in powder
Elan holds a unique position in the ski industry. They're too big to be small and too small to be big. This forces them to be highly innovative.
This ski has a number of features which make it an awesome frontside carver. First, the ski is traditionally cambered with no tip/tail rocker whatsoever. This results in super edge hold, but may make turn initiation harder for less than intermediate skiers. This is not a ski for beginners or tentative intermediates.
The waveflex technology makes this ski torsionally rigid. This means that at high speed, the ski does not warp when turning. As a result, you can ski this ski very fast.
The single layer of titanium gives the ski some stiffness, but not overly so. Moguls are a breeze with its 78mm waist.
The integrated bindings (Fusion technology) mean the bindings are adjustable for different boot lengths.
The main downside to this ski is that it is too skinny for powder. It is strictly a hardpack/groomed run ski.
For 2012/13, Elan has upgraded this ski to its amphibio series. This technology combines traditional camber with rocker in a very innovative way. Essentially, the outside edge of the ski is traditionally cambered whilst the inside edge is rockered. Obviously this means the skis are asymmetrical with a left and right ski.