I have an Elan El Grande 171. Awesome all mountain board that rides like it's a lot smaller than it is. My only complaint about it is that I've only got about 45 days on it and the top sheet is starting to peel up in multiple spots on the edges. I fixed it with epoxy, but it definately seems to be a lesser quality top sheet than my previous Burton and Ride boards.
Last I heard Elan went bankrupt and isn't making boards anymore. Can you give me a little more info on the source you have. I'd be interested in picking up another El Grande as a back-up for next season if they are still making them, but despite all my searching I couldn't find a single one for sale on the internet.