Pros: Nice Topsheet
Just got them in the mail...haven't skied them yet. I will update through the season. Starting out with 5 stars I will subtract as I find reasons to.
Product: 2013 Elan Amphibio Waveflex 88 XTi Fusion
Length Tested: 178
Dimensions/Turn Radius: 136 / 88 / 116 r17.2
Camber (select one, delete the rest): Amphibio (outside edge has early rise tip and tail)
Binding: ELX 12 integrated binding system
Mount point: Suggested
Location of Test: Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish MT
Height/Weight: 6' 225
Ski Days/Season: 0 (generally 100-120 days per season)
Years Skiing: 21
Home Area: Whitefish Mountain Resort MT
Preferred Terrain : race course, groomers, bumps, off-piste, trees, powder
I bought these without having skied them, which is not how i usually buy skis. I skied the waveflex 12's last year and loved them. They made a lot of sense for skiing in the alps. This year I'm in Whitefish MT and 74 under the foot is just too narrow. So I pulled the trigger on the 88xti's.
Nice clean design, sourcing the topsheet to Porsche Designs was a good choice for Elan. I love the green and it matches my ski pants. (i swear this was unintentional)
Huge improvement in ease of use from last year, very easy to install and adjust system bindings. I love the solid "Click" you get from Tyrolia bindings.