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Old 12-07-2011, 12:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2011 Elan Inverse 155 quick review

My stats: 175 lbs? I may be fatter... / 5'10"

Board: 2011 Elan Inverse 155
Bindings: '11 Cartel baseplate/'10 highbacks
Boots: '11 Burton Imperials

Conditions: Mid '30s, fresh machine made snow

First look:

Snatched this from Steep n Cheap for $200. Regular price on BC seems to be at $260. MSRP is a ridiculous $650. Elan claims this board is light as the Vapor. Who knows. Anyway... board is pretty good for the price. Board is a twin tip blunt, traditional camber, sintered base. Very light! Medium flex all around. It's no noodle. I think I'm at the upper limits of its weight limit (Elan doesn't specify) but still handled really well. Good edge hold... a fair amount of pop, but boards kinda short so not much tail to load up, at least the way I know how. Board is really light so you'll get a marginal improvement in amplitude... No chatter at speed. Overall, a pretty solid ride if you're into general freestyle riding (and prefer traditional camber). It's a steal at $200 I think. Cannot comment on the durability though. Elan makes a big deal about its weight savings tech... dunno what compromises have been made... Would look elsewhere for a jibs.

I think I'll update this review with more time on the board... (and back to a healthy weight)

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Old 12-07-2011, 11:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Actually you're absolutely right. It is quite stiff. About as stiff as my Slayblade. All-mountain it is, then.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've got a 159 in the classifieds, great board.
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