Pros: Initiation, edge grip
Cons: Long turns, energy
Ski: Elan Amphibio Waveflex 82 Xti Dimensions: 128/82/109 Tested Length: 176 Turn Radius: 17.4 meters Price w/binding: $999.00 The Good: Initiation, edge grip The Bad: Long turns, energy Verdict: The amphibio technology that is the main feature of this ski—which uses an asymmetrical design with rocker on the inside edge of the shovel, and traditional camber on the outside—makes it remarkably easy to turn at slow and moderate speeds. Go a little faster though, and the chatter picks up. Good on-piste performer.