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Elan Ripstick Hybrid Skins


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Hybrid is all the rage these days. Hybrid cars, hybrid dog breeds, hybrid wines. Ok, maybe I made two of those up, but in the skin world Hybrid is hot. Elan is using Contour's Hybrid Mix skins as their go-to option for your Elan Ripsticks. 70% mohair, 30% nylon - 100% fast and durable. Mohair is the fast, nylon helps to increase durability so the two working together means you have to do less work. The Hybrid glue formula is easier to rip, yet still stays in place on your bases for lap after lap of Elan sponsored awesome sauce. The tip attachment is made especially for your skis creating a secure front anchor point. Find your skis match made in snow filled heaven with Elan's Ripstick Tour skins.

  • 70% mohair / 30% Nylon mix is quick and durable at the same time.
  • Specific tip attachment matches with your skis like peas and carrots.
  • Hybrid glue formula is easy to rip while still supplying plenty of adhesion for all day skinning bliss.

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Questions & Reviews

Question from ALEXEY MAYKOV
May I buy just this triangular tip specific to Elan ski anywhere?
Answer from Jeff
We don't know of it available anywhere.
The Ace tip attachment is similar.
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Question from Jack
Do these fit the elan ibex as well?
Answer from Gabriel I
Hi Jack, they do! The tip and tail notches are the same shape between the Ibex and Ripstick Tour, though the Ibex accepts a traditional race tip rip as well.

Make sure you get a skin within the length range and with enough width, and know you may need to do a little trimming.
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Question from Mary Clare Gormley
Hi - I have elan skins and just lost the thin plastic backing for one skin on the mountain whilst packing up. How do you suggest storing the skins? I am looking at protective backing but some seem to suggest glue in glue. Would welcome your advice. Thanks
Answer from jbo
Hi Mary, it is fine to store these skins glue-to-glue.
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Question from Andy
I have a funny question: the skins for the RipStick Tour 104 come almost to the end of the ski, leaving very little room to tension the skin. Do you think I could use shorter skins for longer skis i.e. use the 173 skins for the 180 skis?
Answer from Julian K
Hi Andy,
The skins that come to the end will work just fine, you don't need to get shorter skins for the 180cm skis.
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Question from Brian
I think I understand that for Contour “Hybrid” skins - hybrid refers to the glue that Contour uses. Correct?
Meanwhile, on Elan’s tour skin web page there is a video that says Elan’s skins use a silicone base to adhere to the ski. Can you clear up this apparent discrepancy?
I guess maybe the video is suggesting that there’s silicone in the glue and they aren’t true silicone only glueless bases?
Answer from jbo
Hi Brian, good question. The skin companies are quite secretive about their formulas, and the ski brands that delegate their skin-making are sometimes un-or-misinformed about the construction details. In this case, yes, Elan is using the Hybrid formula which refers to Contour's multi-layer glue. I would defer to Contour about the ingredients, but this is not a typical silicone adhesive which have historically struggled in cold weather.
Answer from Werner K
Correct! But ski companies are neither uninformed nor mis-informed but sometimes the information given to the buyers doesn't reach the marketing department...
Werner - contourskins
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Model: Ripstick Tour Skins

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