17.0 /20
Summary
Publisher NeveItalia
Review Skis 2020
Publisher's category Allround Tourism
Brand Elan
Model Amphibio 18
Score 17.0 / 20

Testers' Ratings

The new Elan Amphibio 18 proves to be a really easy ski with versatility as its strong point. It adapts well to the different types of sliding, offers a "good response on all snow types" (Valeria Poncet), "its entry into turns is easy and shows good stability when sliding" (Andrea Mattasoglio). It is "fun, versatile, intuitive," says Alessandra Merlin. This ski is a good ally on the slopes – not necessarily completely smoothed over – and on multiple curve radii, especially medium to large ones. This ski is for an advanced skier who, after putting their skis on, doesn't want to have to think about what they've got under their feet. It has a rather supple structure (Christian Aldegheri), fundamentally stable (Riccardo Nardelli), which suffers when the speed increases. On too hard terrain, or at the end of the day, if the speed is increased, the ski transmits too much vibration to the foot and becomes unstable. The Slovenian product reproduces the profile described by the equipment manufacturer. It is recommended to those who are already doing cut turns and want to improve their technique using the ski's structure and edge lines.

Behavior

Fits the Profile
4.6 / 5
Stability
4.4 / 5
Edge Grip
4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.4 / 5
Control
4.4 / 5
Short Turns
4.6 / 5
Medium Turns
4.2 / 5
Large Turns
3.9 / 5
Manoeuvrability
4.4 / 5
Impulse
3.6 / 5

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