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Reviews on the Elan olympus mons

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi guys I just joined. Anyone have any info on the Elan olympus mons ski. I'm a heavier skier at 230. Looking for a good powder ski, but also a ski I can take on the groomers. I know there are many option but right now I'm looking at this specific ski. Thanx
post #2 of 10

Google is your friend.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
I looked them up, but not many reviews.
post #4 of 10

That's because Elan doesn't get a lot of love in the US.  My son loves his Elan Apexes from a few seasons back.  I personally think the Amphibio 88XTi is one of the very best ~90mm skis made.  But the few reviews there are on Google is what there is.

post #5 of 10
I have the Olympus. Two sheets of metal mean this ski is great on groomed runs as well as a crud buster.

At 140mm-110mm-130mm it performs well in powder but is not a dedicated powder ski.

Overall it's a great ski that is surpprisingly manouverable.

I have mounted with Elan (Tyrolia) Adrennaline bindings for Side Country excursions.

I'm surprised the ski is available ( second hand I guess); but make sure you get the right length. The 190cm is a big ski.
post #6 of 10

Google the Elan 1010.  Same ski. I wrote a review awhile back.  It is very versatile, a great resort pow and soft snow ski.  I still have customers skiing them, 6 years later. 

post #7 of 10
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Yes, theres more on the 1010's, looks like a great ski. My main concern is that i may be too heavy for the ski at 230. What do you think?
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by hudanibs View Post

Yes, theres more on the 1010's, looks like a great ski. My main concern is that i may be too heavy for the ski at 230. What do you think?

 

it's a softer ski.  May not be suitable: depends a lot on your skiing speed.  If you ski fast, you probably will overpower it

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Exactly.  It's the softest ski I've ever been on.   So you can ski it in a longer length than other models, which allows a smoother ride in rough snow off piste.  Nice and metal damp.

 

 

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post #10 of 10
If you want an Elan pow ski, look at the Boomerang. I'm 195, and I picked up my second and third pairs of 190s ths winter.
Great on groomers, tons of float, and enough beef to blast through crud.
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