Elan M888 (2008)
Hidden under the tape that covers test skis was one of the 888’s coolest features, an indestructible aluminum topsheet. Appropriate, since the all-mountain model in the M Pro series, like its cousins, is bombproof top to bottom. It’s the most forgiving in a trio of mountain-crushers that prize strength over finesse or forgiveness. With a tail 20 mm narrower than its tip, it’ll never overfinish a turn. That’s nice in tight spots or for powder-GSing. "A lot of ski, and it likes to be worked," said Sabanosh.
Crushing 24/7. It’s a lot of ski.
Round arcs on groomers.
|Lengths||159, 168, 177, 186|
|Rating: Powder Performance||2.86 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.30 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.24 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.02 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||2.81 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||2.75 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||2.88 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||2.86 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.27 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||3.14 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||2.70 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||2.78 / 5|