Elan Strider 16-17
Splitboard Test Results
Ascent: Well balanced and stable on the edge. With the Strider you can make your way up on almost every mountain.
Descent: The Elan Strider is well suited for powder, carving and freestyle oriented backcountry endeavours. This year the flex is a bit softer but still hard enough for all kinds of variable snow conditions. It requires good board control but when properly riden it provides good edge hold, floats quite well in powder and also manges hard pack or wind-pressed snow.
With a traditional twintip shape and camber profile, the Strider split board is designed for the freestyle oriented shredders in mind that want to translate their creativity and skils into the backcountry. Everything goes with this board, from ripping pow and creative cliff drops, to letting it all go wild on backcountry kickers. The Strider is built using the Control Wood Core with Carbon Pow Beam reinforcement. For additional weight reduction it is combined with Elans DG Top Technology that will make the ascent enjoyable without sacrificing stability when charging back down the mountain. S1 sidewalls provide this board with durability and dampening while a tough SuperGlide Base gives the Strider maximum glide. The Strider will let you get creative on the mountain without your chances of reaching new peaks. But, as always when you're riding off the groomed stuff - remember to wear a transceiver, use the buddy system, and always stay safe!
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For maximum edge to edge performance and stability through the rough stuff there is no substitute for traditional camber. This most versatile of our contact profiles will never go out of style.
DG Top Technology allows Elan to produce the lightest snowboards on the market year after year while giving them increased pop and reduced weight for added support and maneuverability.
This unique graphic application technique allows us to print directly onto the board’s top laminate layer without using additional top surface materials. By providing up to 12% in weight reduction compared to standard constructions, Advanced DG Top Technology is the foundation for building the world’s lightest boards.
Reduces weight and creates a softer flex on tip to tip wood cores for increased maneuverability and complete performance enhancement.
GruvLite is a linear reduction technology that is applied to a traditional wood core. By reducing the core’s material volume through this innovative technique we are able to reduce weight and increase flex, without sacrificing pop, or the board’s tip to tail strength.
An easy to maintain stone Ground extruded base with excellent gliding properties
Built using Poplar for a lightweight smooth flex with beech stringers for increased stability and response. A very versatile core for great all around performance.
30° ABS Sidewalls optimize the transfer of energy from the binding to the board’s edge and increase the overall durability of the board.