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Just Pulled the trigger on a pair of Elan SLX 170cms for a song. any thoughts on these?

post #1 of 11
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Was looking for a good hard snow ski for beer league night racing this winter. saw these on Moday for $314.00 with bindings and thought why not? Anybody using these that cares to share their thoughts on them? They review pretty well on the few reviews I found and I see alot of masters guys using them in NH for slalom. I did not get the FIS version..

Thanks for any feedback in advance.

post #2 of 11

I have an older pair that I got nearly free. Great fun and my first camp pmts ski. You should like them a lot.  If you haven't experienced the feeling of the tail being nailed to the snow it may take a little adjustment. 

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That is good to hear. I bought them primarily to work on PMTS movements when I am not freeskiing or night racing. I am guessing that a 170cm is an ideal length.

post #4 of 11

Mine are 165 but I can't see 170 being a problem. 

post #5 of 11
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Skis arrived today.  Skis.com is a great source for equipment. 2 Thumbs up! They are a nice fairly stiff slalom set up with a small lifter plate under the binding. Can;t wait to get out on them, hopefully next week.!!!

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Had these puppies all out weekend at Cannon this weekend and they did not disappoint! They felt short at first, but after  the 2nd run, I felt quite at home on them. Great edge hold and a smooth, nice rebound. Not the nervous slalom ski I was expecting at all. Pretty easy to ski at slow speeds and very stable at higher speeds. Preferred short and medium sized turns for sure. Quick edge to edge without a ton of work. Lot's of fun. Good hard snow short turner!

post #7 of 11

That is a crazy price!  

 

This is, if not the very best hard snow carver on the market, at least in the top 3. An amazing ski.  

 

I think I was on either the SLX or WF14 in this picture (basically the same ski, just a different width). 

 

post #8 of 11
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Nice Angles Dawg!!!

post #9 of 11

You are a brave man to bring out a new pair of skis at Cannon at this time of year (or at any time of the season, for that matter).

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Mac View Post
 

You are a brave man to bring out a new pair of skis at Cannon at this time of year (or at any time of the season, for that matter).

Conditions were actually fantastic and there is not a mark or scratch on my bases or edges. Cannon is my home mountain so I have to deal with it:)They have been blowing snow like crazy over the last week.

post #11 of 11
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I have 10 days on these now and they feel better every time I go out and ski. Fantastic feel, and edge-hold, excellent in the bumps, boilerplate and even soft snow, as long as it is not deeper than say 3-4"otherwise the thin waist submarines a bit. I think what makes this ski so great is the big shovel and perfect side cut for a recreational slalom ski. I never skied Elan before owning this, and now I rarely even bother with my speed courses or motives. They both now feel overly damp compared to the snappy feel of the SLX. Highly, highly recommended east coast hard snow ski. absolutely LOVE IT!

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